(Closed) Let's hear your music selections for your big day!

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Post # 16
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Ceremony processional: “Miss Brown to You” by Billie Holiday 

Recessional: “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

Bride and Groom Introduction Music: “Walking On A Dream” by Empire of the Sun

Cake Cutting: “I Was Made to Love Her” by Stevie Wonder

First “Duet” (we had karaoke at our wedding so a first duet instead of first dance): “Ebony and Ivory” by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

Father solo (again, karaoke so instead of a dad/daughter dance, my dad sang a solo): “Ain’t to Proud to Beg” by The Temptations

Last Song: I sang a song to my new hubby, “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker

clarebeemarried :  To your question: I was going to have two songs for the processional but realized that my aisle was super short (only about 30 feet) and my wedding party isn’t very big either. So I just played one song for the processional. The song I chose has a one minute instrumental lead in so that gave time for the wedding party to process and when the singer starts actually singing, that was my cue to start walking down the aisle. It worked perfectly. 

Post # 18
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Families being seated: Canon in D on piano

Bridal party processional: River Flows in You by Yiruma (piano)

Bridal processional: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri (piano)

Recessional: Wedding march (piano)

First dance: Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett

Father/Daughter dance: My Little Girl by Tim McGraw (I feel like everyone uses this song, but every time my daddy hears it, he cries, so I couldn’t not pick it!)

Mother/Son: They haven’t decided yet

As far as songs we’ve requested at the reception: More Than Anyone (Gavin DeGraw), Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran), Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran), All Of The Stars (Ed Sheeran), Iris (Goo Goo Dolls), and I’m sure there will be more too!

Post # 19
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Cambridge Mill

pinkprincess88 :  

Processional (song wedding party and then myself walked down to): Sol Solis by Moving Mountains

Our Entrance Song: Feel so Close by Calvin Harris – this bled into our first dance which was a slow acoustic cover by Nelly Furtado (It’s so beautiful and worth checking out!!!)

Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance: Acoustic cover of Sweet Child O’ Mine

Post # 20
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Commenting to follow. Looking forward to listening to these suggestions later after work! 

Post # 21
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Processional: I Choose You – Sara Bareilles (acoustic)

Recessional: Better Together – Jack Johnson

First Dance: At Last – Beyoncé (cover of Etta James)

Post # 22
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

thirdwoman :  Is part of your wedding theme Fallout?!?!


My favorite song was the one I walked into. No one really knew what it was except for the two of us, but it sounded beautiful on acoustic guitar in the little, elaborate chapel. 

Bridal Processional: “Life in Technicolor II” Coldplay

Our theme was travel, so we tried to play nothing but songs about that.

First dance: “You & Me” DMB

Anniversary dance: “Fly Me to the Moon” Frank Sinatra

Cake cutting: “Such Great Heights” Postal Service


You ladies made some awesome selections!


Post # 23
227 posts
Helper bee

JackiBean :  we don’t have a theme but Fallout is one of my partner’s favourite game series, and it’s one we both enjoy, so it made sense to include it a lot! I love all things 50s as well. 

Post # 24
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Talus Rock Retreat

When people were first getting seated it was only Disney love songs that played. 

Entire processional: Turning Page (Instrumental)- Sleeping at Last

Recessional- From Now On – The Features

i honestly don’t remember what song played when we entered when we were announced

First Dance- I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz

Father/Daughter Dance- The Girl You Think I Am- Carrie Underwood

Mother/Son Dance – Baby Mine – Dumbo soundtrack

Cake cutting – Be Our Guest- Beauty and the Beast soundtrack

Post # 25
3 posts

pinkprincess88, I used the traditional “here comes the bride” instrumental when I walked out for my wedding. With the father/daughter dance I believe it was “dance with my father” by Luther Vandross. Even though my father is still alive, the song is such a beautiful song. My “first dance” song with my husband was ” here and now” by Luther Vandross  as well. I’m an 80’s baby, so the majority of my music was music from the 90’s – present that I enjoyed listening to. Remember its YOUR DAY, listen to the music that you and your future husband enjoy. Thats is all that matters.

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