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The Best Wedding Songs: A List of Recommendations

So you have the date set, venue booked, invitations sent, and dress all set. Now it is time to figure out your color scheme, menu, and let’s not forget the music! During your ceremony and reception, there will be many moments where your song choice is everything. Here are ten important wedding moments with a mix of the top classic and modern song

ideas San Diego Life Events recommends for your special day:

1. Processional

  • A Thousand Years - The Piano Guys

  • Canon D - Pachebel

  • Marry Me - Train

  • Hymne - The O’Neill Brothers Group

  • Can’t Help Falling in Love - Haley Reinhart

2. Recessional

  • This Will Be - Natalie Cole

  • You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates

  • Happy Together - Turtles

  • Beautiful Day - U2

  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

3. Grand Entrance Songs

  • I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

  • Celebration - Kool & The Gang

  • Crazy In Love - Beyoncé (ft. JAY Z)

  • Best of My Love - The Emotions

  • The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

4. First Dance Song

  • Better Together- Jack Johnson

  • L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

  • You And Me - Lifehouse

  • At Last - Etta James

  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

5. Father/Daughter Dance

  • Daughters - John Mayer

  • My Little Girl - Tim McGraw

  • I Loved Her First - Heartland

  • What A Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

  • My Girl - The Temptations

6. Mother/Son Dance

  • A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men

  • Stand By Me - Ben E King

  • Thank You Mom - Good Charlotte

  • You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

  • Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood

7. Group Dances

  • The Cha Cha Slide - DJ Casper

  • The Hustle - Van McCoy

  • Cupid Shuffle - Cupid

  • Jump On It - Sugarhill Gang Apache

  • Macarena - Los Del Rio

8. Cake Cutting

  • Best Day of My Life - American Authors

  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor

  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

  • You're My Best Friend - Queen

  • Sugar - Maroon 5

9. Bouquet Toss

  • Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyoncé

  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

  • Where Them Girls At -David Guetta (ft. Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida)

  • Wannabe - Spice Girls

  • Run the World (Girls) - Beyoncé

10. Last Dance Song

  • Don't Stop Believing Lyrics - Journey

  • You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

  • Closing Time - Semisonic

  • (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

  • Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

If you want the best wedding song recommendations, choose from the list above. With classic wedding songs and modern wedding songs, you really can't go wrong. Let us know what your favorites are, and reach out to your San Diego Wedding Coordinator and San Diego Life Events for more ideas!

Blog post by Intern Coordinator Danielle Hendricks, edited by Rachel Weinshanker, exclusively for San Diego Life Events

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