The perfect wedding is not complete without the perfect wedding playlist. Creating a personalized list of songs that rings true to your love, your story, and your day is a great way to set the soundtrack to your event. Music creates connections and memories in a way that in unparalleled. Plus, creating a playlist will leave you with a gift to enjoy long after the wedding is over! Listening to your wedding playlist post wedding will bring back all of those memories and special moments.


“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” –Victor Hugo.


(Above, Rachael and Cameron danced their first dance to Si Tu Vois Ma Mere, played by their French Jazz band. Photo by Mary Claire Photography)


There’s something about weddings making them “impossible to be silent” during such an exciting time. Music truly does define feelings and emotions in a way that we couldn’t define alone. Whether prepping, getting ready for the wedding day, or having a lovely playlist as your guests arrive, the correct type of music will set the mood for your perfect wedding day!


(Mikyla and Kyston danced to an acoustic version of Miguel’s song Sure Thing for their first dance. Photo by Eden Strader)


One of our favorite tasks while planning is helping our clients curate the perfect song list for their band or DJ to play. From some of the classics to hidden treasures, this wedding playlist covers a broad range of the emotions and feelings we get during wedding season. So, as William Shakespeare once said, “If music be the food of love, play on.”


(Lindsey and Steve danced under the lights to Say You Won’t Let Go. Photo by Kenzie Victory)


Check out some of our top picks for songs to add to your Wedding Playlist!


Wedding Playlist:

I Like You — Ben Rector

Two Little Words ( I Do) — Reuben Koops

A Good Night — John Legend

Perfect / Can’t Help Falling in Love — Joey Stamper

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) — Natalie Cole

Paradise — George Ezra

Stay With You — John Legend

I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You — Imaginary Future

You Are The Best Thing — Ray LaMontagne

Hold Me — The Sweeplings

Come Away With Me — Norah Jones

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You — Frankie Valli

Only Love — Ben Howard

Fly Me To The Moon — Frank Sinatra

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)


Say You Won’t Let Go — James Arthur

Team — Noah Cyrus, MAX

I Knew This Would Be Love — Imaginary Future

For You — James TW

The Simple Things — Michael Carreon

I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Whitney Houston 


A few more of our favorite first dance moments…


(Nicole and Nate dancing in front of draped florals at their summer celebration)


(Cassidy and Andrew sharing their first dance at their destination celebration on the beaches of the Dominican Republic. Photo by Mary Claire Photography)


(Caroline and Oliver celebrating with a first dance as husband and wife at their hidden garden ceremony and celebration. Photo by Kenzie Victory)


(Lexi and Garrett sharing their love at their classic backyard reception surrounded by friends and family)


(Joe and Jordan celebrating their love with a dance to Magic by Coldplay at their destination Park City wedding. Photo by India Earl)


Every wedding and love story has a style, a feel, and a mood. What will the soundtrack to your day be?


Written by Annie Orr for Rachael Ellen Events






The Perfect Wedding Playlist

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