150 Wedding Dinner Music Ideas (2022 Reception Songs)

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Are you looking for the best wedding dinner music ideas? We’ve got you covered!

We have put together an awesome wedding dinner playlist that includes many different styles of music that would be perfect background music for the dinner reception.

Go through the playlists below and let your DJ know which wedding dinner songs you want to use for your special day.

Here is what we cover:

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A well-planned wedding dinner music playlist can really add to the dining experience at your wedding reception

Unique Wedding Dinner Music (Songs Your Guests Will Love!)

These unique wedding dinner songs are perfect for your big day! These are acoustic versions of some of your favorite popular songs.

A wedding reception ser up with long tables and candles.
When choosing your wedding dinner music playlist, consider the scene you want to set. This couple chose long family-style tables, candles, and soft music in the background.

Classic Wedding Dinner Songs and Easy Listening Dinner Music for a Wedding Reception

This is the perfect dinner playlist for you if you are looking for those popular songs that everyone will love (including parents, grandparents, and your younger guests):

A group of wedding guests raising their glasses for a toast during dinner at the reception
The bride and some of the wedding guests do a toast at the reception.

Modern Wedding Dinner Songs

These modern wedding dinner songs are perfect for your cocktail hour or dinner playlist:

Classic Rock, Soft Rock, and Alternative Songs To Play During Dinner

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Candles and soft dinner music really set the scene for this beautiful wedding reception.

Country Wedding Dinner Music

These country wedding dinner songs would be perfect to add to your playlist if you are a fan of country music:

For more country songs to use for your wedding day, check out this article: Over 400 awesome country songs to use on your wedding day.

Instrumental Dinner Songs For Your Wedding or Party

These instrumental wedding dinner songs are perfect for your cocktail hour or reception:

We think you’ll love this article:

150 Best Acoustic Wedding Songs

A scene at a wedding reception with the guests eating dinner
Wedding guests listen to a fun wedding dinner playlist as they wait for the fun to begin.

Wedding Dinner Music FAQ

There are a few common questions about choosing the perfect wedding dinner music.

Some common questions are:

  • What kind of music is played during dinner at a wedding reception?
  • Do you play music during dinner at a wedding?
  • How many songs do you need for the wedding dinner?

What kind of music is played during dinner at a wedding reception?

You can choose any style of music you like for your wedding dinner, but we recommend choosing songs that are appropriate for all ages.

You will want to pick songs that both your grandma and your little cousin or niece can listen to.

Medium or slow-tempo songs are typically best for your wedding dinner.

Do you play music during dinner at a wedding?

Yes, most wedding receptions have music playing during dinner.

You will want to have the music played at a comfortable volume. You want the dinner music to be played softly in the background so people can still have conversations with each other.

How many songs do you need for the wedding dinner?

We recommend picking out 30-40 songs for your dinner party. you probably won’t have time to play all of these songs, but it’s better to have more than you need.

Ask your DJ to play all of your favorites first (consider making an A-list and then a B-list with 15-20 songs in each).

More Wedding Reception Ideas and Planning Resources

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