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Happily Ever After: 100 Wedding Songs for Your Ceremony and Reception

Love is in the air this time of year, and the right music can make your big day all the more memorable. We’ve pulled together 100 popular wedding songs for your ceremony and reception. Simply click on a song title to preview and listen to each of the sheet music options. You can also view all available arrangements of each song, if available, by clicking the ‘See other arrangements of this song’ link.

Not only are these great suggestions for you to choose for your own wedding day, learning to play any of them for the bride and groom makes a one-of-a-kind, heartfelt wedding gift as well!

Traditional Ceremony Wedding Songs

  1. Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
  2. Air on the G String by Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
  4. Wedding March by Felix Medelssohn
  5. Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner
  6. Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke
  7. Spring from the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
  8. I Was Glad by Hubert Parry
  9. Alla Hornpipe from Water Music by George Frederick Handel
  10. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach

Modern/Less-Traditional Ceremony Wedding Songs

  1. A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys
  2. Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland
  3. All You Need Is Love by The Beatles
  4. The Prayer by Josh Groban
  5. You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
  6. Sea of Love by Phil Phillips
  7. When I Say I Do by Matthew West
  8. Fairytale by Enya
  9. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
  10. Bittersweet Symphony (music only) by The Verve

Grand Entrance Songs

  1. Beautiful Day by U2
  2. Viva La Vida by Coldplay
  3. Feel This Moment by Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera
  4. Celebration by Kool and the Gang
  5. We Will Rock You by Queen
  6. The Final Countdown by Europe
  7. Summer by Calvin Harris
  8. The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson
  9. Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
  10. Get the Party Started by Pink

First Dance Songs-Traditional

  1. At Last by Etta James
  2. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
  3. Amazed by Lonestar
  4. The Wedding Song (There is Love) by Paul Stookey
  5. When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole
  6. Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
  7. It Had To Be You by Tony Bennett
  8. Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers
  9. From This Moment On by Shania Twain
  10. I’ll Stand by You by The Pretenders

More First Dance Songs

  1. All of Me by John Legend
  2. Who You Love by John Mayer feat. Katy Perry
  3. Moon Song by Karen O
  4. Treasure by Bruno Mars
  5. Wanted by Hunter Hayes
  6. God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
  7. Such Great Heights by Iron and Wine
  8. Like a Star by Corinne Bailey Rae
  9. To Make You Feel My Love by Adele
  10. The First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes

Father-Daughter Dance Songs

  1. I Loved Her First by Heartland
  2. Gracie by Ben Folds
  3. Kind & Generous by Natalie Merchant
  4. My Girl by The Temptations
  5. Wildflowers by Tom Petty
  6. Daughters by John Mayer
  7. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
  8. You’re the Inspiration by Chicago
  9. Walk With You by Edwin McCain
  10. Your Song by Elton John

Mother-Son Dance Songs

  1. In My Life by The Beatles
  2. Sweet Child O’ Mine by Taken By Trees
  3. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  4. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
  5. I’ll Be There by Jackson 5
  6. Forever Young by Bob Dylan
  7. Across the Universe by The Beatles
  8. Stand By Me by Ben E. King
  9. You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
  10. Days Like This by Van Morrison

Songs for the Cake Cutting

  1. Sugar, Sugar by The Archies
  2. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by The Four Tops
  3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye
  4. Recipe for Love by Harry Connick Jr.
  5. Ice Cream by Sara McLachlan
  6. Better Together by Jack Johnson
  7. 1,2,3,4 by Plain White T’s
  8. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole
  9. That’s Amore by Dean Martin
  10. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz

More Wedding Song Suggestions for Your Reception or Dance

  1. Safe and Sound by Capital Cities
  2. Happy by Pharrell Williams
  3. XO by Beyoncé
  4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder
  5. Ho Hey by The Lumineers
  6. When the Stars Go Blue by Ryan Adams
  7. Today Was a Fairytale by Taylor Swift
  8. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
  9. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
  10. Shout by The Isley Brothers
  11. I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
  12. Glad You Came by The Wanted
  13. In The Mood by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
  14. Marry You by Bruno Mars
  15. Harlem Shake by Baauer
  16. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye
  17. Royals by Lorde
  18. Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson
  19. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
  20. Love Shack by The B-52’s

Of course, there are limitless musical options to choose from for your wedding day. This is just a small sampling of our wedding song sheet music arrangements, you can find even more in our wedding song sheet music store. Or, if you have a different special piece in mind, you can browse our entire sheet music assortment and find the perfect music to celebrate your (or someone else’s) love!

Are you getting married soon? Do you have your songs all picked out? Any other great suggestions for your fellow readers? Share your suggestions in our comments below!

 

 

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  1. ttfk1

    One song that I think fits weddings very well, but never seems to get any play is Waylon Jenning’s “Just Watch Your Momma And Me”, especially as a parents-dance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nezxnTsB9pQ

    You are my children, my gifts to the world
    You are the lights of my life
    You all have your good hearts, you have your own strength
    So I know you’ll all do alright

    As I look to the future from this day in time
    The truth is, I don’t have a clue
    There are modern day wonders I don’t understand
    So I’ll leave that all up to you

    But if you wanna learn how to dance
    Just watch your mama and me

    Just a good ole boy and his lady
    Nothing too fancy to see
    If you want to be happy
    Just watch your mama and me

    There are so many changes, changing too fast
    Things I know nothing about
    But somethings remain, just stay the same
    And that’s where I might help you out

    So if you wanna learn how to dance
    Just watch your mama and me

    Just a good ole boy and his lady
    Nothing too fancy to see
    If you want to be happy
    Just watch your mama and me

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