100 of the best wedding songs to play on your big day

That aren't cheesy. Much.

You've got your groom and/or bride, the venue is booked and the invitations have been sent out. Among the many other things you have to tick off your "to do" list (e.g. bridal party outfits, floral arrangements and centrepieces) there is the wedding music.

It accompanies basically everything from the bridal walk down the aisle and the register signing to the bride and groom's first dance together and the reception party afterwards and should not be overlooked. It's an attraction of the wedding and something that guests and yourself can take home and remember about the day.

So to inspire, here are some the most beautiful, romantic and wedding-worthy songs that have been released over the past years. They're no brainers, really. Most importantly, it doesn't matter what song you have played at your wedding, whether it be the sappiest of the lot or the most left-of-centre track you can think of, rules don't apply anymore because it's YOUR wedding and you get to cater it to whatever your tastes. Simply follow your heart, and choose songs that speak of your relationship or that you personally love and you won't go wrong.

Top Wedding Songs

Our Top 100 for Wedding Day music, in alphabetic order and as inspired by the people at finder.com.au and Spotify's analysation of over 400,000 wedding-themed playlists. Because Spotify knows music.

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What next?

Other things to consider when organising your wedding playlist

Hiring a professional wedding planner and DJ can help reduce the stress of picking songs for your wedding playlist, but for those who prefer that more "personalised" touch, choosing your own music is a must. You can either have it played overhead or request that the band you've chosen learn and play it especially for you..

  • Consider the entire ceremony and divide it into sections. Each section will require a particular wedding song that would fit for that part. Remember, for your entrance, you can adjust the number of songs or the length for which these songs will be played according to the number of guests who would arrive.
  • Decide whether you would hire a live band or have it recorded. Coordinate with your wedding planner and programme adviser on this. If you are having a band, make sure you have agreed how many hours you are booking them for. Don't over extend the time to avoid high fees. You can also take advantage of wedding packages to save.
  • Keep a running list of what you want and do not want to be played. Consider both your personality and recall events that highlight milestones in your relationship, as this should be the basis of choosing songs. There are songs that may remind you of hard times or just don't suit you as a couple, so it's best to avoid these ones. Be sure to give them a list of what you do not want to be played to keep the wedding ceremony fulfilling.
  • Practice your music's timing. Walking down the aisle gracefully has a great impact on your wedding. Save yourself from stress as you practice your timing and pace as the music is played for the bridal march most especially. At the reception, a good mix of music is necessary during your first dance and for your guests when they hit the dance floor. Guests would surely love to groove and move to the beat.

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