Creating the Perfect Wedding Playlist

Ask anyone to list their top five most important aspects of a wedding and music is sure to be up there. Nothing sets the mood for a party like a great DJ and a great playlist. Its always a great idea to personalize your playlist if you have a favorite song or something you heard on the first date. But if you don’t have any special songs, coming up with a  playlist is no easy task. You want your guests to be entertained, keep the party going, and make all the different personalities in the room happy. So I’ve listed some of my favorites from over the years to help get your list going. 


Oldies but Goodies

If you want to go old school for a first dance or walk down the aisle, here are some classics that never get old in my book.

At last, Etta James

Always and Forever- Luther Vandross

Unchained Melody, Righteous Brother (You know the seen from the movie Ghost, right?)

The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Elvis Presley

Stand By Me, Ben E King


Dance With Parents

The Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances are always such a sweet moment, it deserves a great soundtrack! Here are some that set the tone

Dance With My Father, Luther Vandross

Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion

My Girl, The Temptations

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Stevie Wonder

A Song For Mama, Boyz II Men


First Dance 

That beautiful moment with your new spouse when its all eyes on you. A beautiful song helps to brighten the moment and brings you closer to your sweetheart. 

Perfect, Ed Sheeran (It wouldn’t be a wedding playlist without a little Ed Sheeran)

Marry Me, Train

Best Part, Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R.

You and I, John legend

A Thousand Years


Recessional Songs 

You’ve tied the knot, now exit your ceremony in style.

I think I Wanna Marry You, Bruno Mars

This Will Be An Everlasting Love, Natalie Cole

Signed Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder 

Love On Top, Beyonce

No One, Alicia Keys



Let’s get this party started!  These tunes will get your guests out of their seats and on the dance floor for sure. 

Before I Let Go, Frankie Beverly and Maze

Wobble, V.I.C.

Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Lets Get Married Remix, Jagged Edge

Nice for What, Drake



Here are some sweet songs for your cake cutting.

Sugar- Maroon 5

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, Marvin Gaye

Just The Way You Are, Bruno mars


Credits: Thanks to Press Play Productions for helping us compile our Dance list!


Kaycia Rhone