4500 Best Wedding Songs For Ceremony And Reception (2024)

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Trying to choose the best wedding songs for each part of the wedding day can feel a bit overwhelming.

We have put together our favorite music ideas for each part of the day (and made a separate article for each list).

Here are the 4500 best wedding songs for ceremony and reception dances and moments throughout your special day.

Use the links below to go to the music section you are looking for:

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The blog post below includes the best wedding reception dance songs!

200+ Dance Songs For your Wedding Reception

Check out the following post for over 200 awesome songs to use for your wedding reception dance floor.

In this post, we cover the newest most popular hits, classic songs for your older guests, fun group songs to fill up your dance floor, and more!

Wedding Reception Dance Songs

150 Songs for The Father-Daughter Dance

Check out the following post for 150 song ideas for your father-daughter dance.

In this post, we cover the most popular songs, upbeat music ideas, country songs, acoustic, and more!

Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

200 Perfect Songs For The Mother-Son Dance

Check out the following post for 200 music/song ideas to use for the mother-son dance.

In this post, we cover popular song choices, country music ideas, classic rock, funny songs, unique ideas, and more.

Mother-Son Dance Songs

150+ First Dance Songs

Check out the following post for over 150 first dance song ideas for your big day.

In this post, we cover songs from the 80s and 90s, classic songs, modern and popular songs, country, rock, r&b, and more!

First Dance Songs

A bride and groom dancing their first dance together at a wedding
Check out the article above for the best first dance songs.

50+ Songs For The Parents Reception Entrance

Check out these fun songs to use for the parent’s wedding reception entrance.

In this post, we cover funny songs to use, popular music choices, songs for each decade starting with the 1950s, and songs for just mom or just dad.

Songs For The Parent’s Reception Entrance

150 Songs To Use For The Bridal Party/Wedding Party Reception Entrance

Check out this collection of 150 songs to use when your wedding party/bridal enters the reception.

In this post, we cover modern and popular songs in all genres, funny music ideas, classic rock/hard rock, and country.

Plus we give great tips on making it the perfect entrance.

Bridal Party/Wedding Party Entrance Songs For The Reception

Songs For Combined Parent Dances

Check out these songs that are perfect for a combined parent dance.

This is for couples who don’t love being the center of attention. The father-daughter dance and the mother-son dance are done together using the same music.

Music For Combined Parent Dances

100 Group Dance (Line Dance) Songs

Check out these group dance songs that are perfect for getting everyone on the dance floor.

In this post, we cover all of your favorite group/line dance songs.

100 Group Dance Songs For Your Wedding

100+ Wedding Songs For The Bridal Processional

Check out these songs that are perfect for the bride walking down the aisle.

In this post, we cover traditional/classic songs, instrumental music, popular/modern songs, fun songs from your favorite movies and tv shows, country, rock, acoustic, and funny song ideas.

100 Bridal Processional Songs

450+ Country Songs For Your Wedding Day

If you are a fan of country music, you are going to love this post!

We cover country songs to use for every single part of your special day (first dance, getting ready, parent dances, wedding ceremony, reception, line dances, grand exit, and more!

The Best Country Songs For Your Wedding Day

200+ Ceremony Recessional Songs

You just finished saying “I Do” and now it’s time to walk back up the aisle.

In this post, we cover the best wedding recessional songs (upbeat, slow, instrumental, piano, non-traditional, Disney, rock, modern/popular, r&b, country, and more!)

Wedding Ceremony Recessional Songs

100+ Dollar Dance Songs

If you are doing a dollar dance/money dance at your wedding, this article is perfect for you.

We cover funny dollar dance songs, traditional/common songs to use, country ideas, upbeat music, and non-traditional songs).

Wedding Dollar Dance/Money Dance Songs

Over 100 Cake Cutting Songs

In this post, we cover the best cake-cutting songs.

Included are funny songs, rock, country, and the most popular songs to use.

Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

150 Last Dance Songs (Final Dance Of The Night)

In this post, we cover the top 10 last dance wedding songs, fun and upbeat music ideas, slow final dance songs, rock, country, sing-a-longs, and so much more!

Last Dance Songs For Your Wedding Reception

A bride and groom doing a last dance of the night at their wedding reception. They are dancing to their favorite song.
Choosing the perfect song for the last dance of the night is easy using our article above. (Photo credit: Thomas Beaman Photography)

150+ Songs For Your Wedding Dinner

In this post, we cover a huge variety of song ideas to play while eating dinner at your reception.

We include classic dinner songs, unique music ideas, country, classic rock, modern songs, and instrumental songs.

Wedding Dinner Songs

70 Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Wedding Songs

This post is absolutely perfect for you if you love heavy metal or hard rock music.

We have found some awesome songs that would be fun and appropriate to be used on the wedding day.

Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Wedding Songs

Bouquet Toss and Garter Removal/Toss Songs

In this post, we give 150 fun song ideas for the bouquet toss and garter toss.

Bouquet Toss and Garter Removal/Toss Songs

Acoustic Songs For Your Wedding Ceremony or Reception

In this post, we cover acoustic songs to use for your walk down the aisle, the first dance, cocktail hour, and more.

Acoustic Songs For Your Wedding Day

Disney Songs For Your Wedding Day

This post is a favorite of our readers.

We cover the best Disney songs to use for your first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, wedding ceremony, cake cutting, and so much more.

Disney Songs To Play On Your Wedding Day

200 Getting Ready For your Wedding Songs

Making a fun playlist to play while getting ready for your wedding is a must!

In this post, we cover popular and modern songs, country, rock, hip-hop, boy bands, songs from the 80s and 90s, and so much more!

Getting Ready (Pre-Wedding) Songs

135 Wedding Anniversary Dance Songs

In this post, we include over 100 songs to use for the anniversary dance (longest married couple dance).

Some of the styles we cover are classic songs, modern, song ideas, upbeat, and the top 10 most popular songs).

Anniversary Dance Song Ideas For Your Wedding Reception

A bride and groom entering their wedding reception to hit music.
Choose music from your favorite decade below to use for your grand entrance and first dance.

Wedding Songs From The 2000s Decade

In this article, we cover all of the best weddings to use from the 2000s.

We go over the top 100 songs of the 2000s, the most popular dance hits, first dance songs, rock songs, country songs, and so much more!

Wedding Dance Songs From The 2000s

Best 90s Dance Songs For Your Wedding

In this post, we go over all of the best songs from the 90s to use for your wedding.

We cover the top 10 hits of each 1990s year (100 songs), boy band songs, rap, hip-hop, r&b, rock, slow songs, country, and so much more!

Awesome 90s Songs To Play At your Wedding

Amazing 80s Songs To Play On Your Wedding Day

In this article, we go over all of the best songs from the 80s to use on your wedding day.

We cover the top 100 hits of the 1980s (top 10 for each year), the best rap songs, rock, hip-hop, r&b, country songs, dance songs, and more.

Songs From The 80s For Your Wedding

70s Dance Songs To Use For Your Wedding

In this post, we go over the best songs of the 1970s to use on your wedding day.

We cover the best dance songs, first dance songs, disco, classic rock, parent dance songs, and more!

The Best Dance Songs From The 70s For Your Wedding Day

70 Songs To Use For A Brother-Sister Wedding Dance

We were asked by a few couples to put together this list. If you ever have a special request, please do not hesitate to reach out.

In this post, we cover some amazing songs that work perfectly for the relationship between siblings.

Best Songs For A Brother And Sister Dance At A Wedding

50 Modern Instrumental Songs For Your Wedding Ceremony

One way to use popular songs for your wedding ceremony is to use the instrumental version of the song.

In this post, we cover instrumental versions of some of today’s biggest hits. We also include many classics.

Modern Instrumental Wedding Songs

A bridal party entering the wedding reception. This is for the article called best wedding songs for ceremony and reception.
Choose fun songs that reflect the personality of the wedding party when picking music for the introductions.

40 Pop-Punk Wedding Songs

If you love the pop-punk sounds of bands like Blink 182, Avril Lavigne, and Green Day, this article is for you.

We cover 40+ awesome pop-punk songs to use for different parts of your wedding day.

The Best Pop-Punk Wedding Songs

330 Romantic Love Song For Her

In this post, we include romantic songs for her that you might want to include on your wedding day (every style and genre are covered)

Best Romantic Love Songs For Her

220 Perfect Love Songs For Him

In this post, we include some of our favorite love songs for him to use on a wedding day.

Amazing Love Songs For Him

Wedding Songs From Single Artists or Bands

Below are some articles that we have put together that cover songs from single artists and bands that would be perfect to include on your wedding day:

Don’t see your favorite singer, band, or category above?

Leave a comment with a list you would like us to put together down below (or send up a DM on our Instagram account.

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