(Closed) wedding songs (no cliche songs please)

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am a little sad that this song has gained poupularity recently but our first dance will be to the Lumineers Ho Hey. Whenever we hear it we just can’t stop smiling.

We are also walking down the isle to something a little diffrent, Married Life from the Pixar movie UP.

We have lots of Soundtrack instrumentals as ambient music during dinner, we are big nerds so we have selections from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and even Star wars. I like that they are little nods to our nerdiness but others wont even know..they just sounds like classical arrangments!

Post # 5
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our first dance song was from the Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler “Grow Old with You”. It was fun, sweet, and nice and short since we can’t dance 🙂

Post # 6
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Tmcg77:  Dad and I danced to “When You Come Back Down” by Nickle Creek – it’s appropriate and I haven’t heard it in a wedding.  I like your first dance songs 🙂  I wouldn’t sweat the cake-cutting song – it’s a very short clip used.  I like the Beatles song “When I’m 64” for cake cuttings, but perhaps it’s overused.

Post # 7
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Walking down the aisle to Vitamin String Quartet’s cover of Alanis Morrisette’s Head Over Feet – wedding appopriate, and I’m a child of the 90’s, so I love me some Alanis.

Recessional to Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder

First Dance – Some Kind of Wonderful by Grand Funk Railroad

Cake Cutting – Sweet Pea by Amos Lee

Parent Dance – Nothin’ Can Change This Love by Sam Cooke

Check out songs by Ben Rector for nice stuff that isn’t too indie.

Post # 8
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a line on the RSVP card where people could write in song requests – we got a lot of classic/jazz requests (Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, etc.) so we used those, and our indie faves, for cocktail hour and over dinner time.

Post # 9
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’ve only officially picked two songs and one is pretty cliche (George Strait – I cross my heart for our first dance) but the recessional song is going to be Barry Polisar – All I Want is You. This was one of those things that was decided in my head long before I ever met FH, haha. I just love it, it’s so upbeat and happy. 🙂

Post # 10
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have LOTS of songs. . . I’m all about the music at my wedding:

Mom’s entrance – Mama by Spice Girls

Guy’s entrance – Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake

Girl’s entrance – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

Ring Bearer’s entrance – Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO

Bride’s Entrance – I Wanna Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler


Recessional – Good Life by OneRepublic


First Dance – A Thousand Years pt. 2 by Christina Perri

Father/Daughter dance – I Loved Her First by Heartland


Bouquet Toss – Single Ladies by Beyonce

Garter Removal – Hot in Herre by Nelly

Garter Toss – 99 Problems by Jay Z


Cake Cutting – Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast

Post # 13
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

we are have Love is an arrow by Aberfeldy as our entrance song and forever my friend by Ray la montagne as first dance.

Post # 14
25 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

Commenting for future reference

Post # 15
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

One of my favorite songs is ‘Take a Look’ by Irma Thomas:

Classic – ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ by The Drifters

Jill Barber ‘Never Quit Loving You’

‘Sea of Love’ by Robert Plant

The Ramones ‘Baby I Love You’

Awesome cheese – ‘Sharing the Night Together’ by Dr. Hook

I walked down the aisle to this Lady Gaga/Journey mashup:

Our first dance was The Zombies’ “This Will be Our Year” covered by Foo Fighters:

And I love this Louis Prima song and think it would be adorable for cake cutting:


Post # 16
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I will definitely be coming back to this thread!

Edit: I will also add Dashboard Confessional “Stolen my heart” if you’re into that kind of music! (I am!)

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