20 Wedding Day Songs Perfect For Your Big Day


A couple’s wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most exciting days in their relationship. All their time together has culminated into this forever-bonding moment that they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives together. There’s a lot more that goes into a wedding than just excitement, however. This big day requires a lot of planning and forethought. One of the most fun things to plan about the wedding is the playlist. You don’t want to use grossly overplayed wedding day songs (I’m looking at you, “Marry Me” by Train), but you want some songs that people will know and can dance to. To get you started, here are 20 wedding day songs that are perfect for your big day and some lyrics that show why they work.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

1. “Love Story” Taylor Swift

He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said…
Marry me, Juliet, you’ll never have to be alone.
I love you, and that’s all I really know.
I talked to your dad – go pick out a white dress.
It’s a love story, baby, just say “Yes.”

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

2. “Shut Up and Dance” Walk the Moon

A backless dress and some beat up sneaks,
My discothèque, Juliet teenage dream.
I felt it in my chest as she looked at me.
I knew we were bound to be together,
Bound to be together.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

3. “Marry You” Bruno Mars

Oh, it’s a beautiful night,
We’re looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna marry you.
Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna marry you.

(Side note: I know this is one of those classic wedding day songs. But I had to add at least one, especially one that ranks in my Top Five Wedding Day Songs Of All Time.)

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

4. “Better Together” Jack Johnson

Love is the answer.
It’s not always easy,
And sometimes life can be deceiving.
I’ll tell you one thing:
It’s always better when we’re together.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

5. “Say You Won’t Let Go” James Arthur

I knew I loved you then,
But you’d never know
‘Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go.
I knew I needed you,
But I never showed.
But I wanna stay with you
Until we’re grey and old.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

6. “I’m Yours” Jason Mraz

But I won’t hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I’m yours.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

7. “Home” Lady Antebellum

You feel like home,
You’re the steady through whatever.
The shelter from the storm.
You feel like home.
You’re the promise of forever.
The place where I belong.
You feel like home.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

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8. “I Hope You Dance” Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance.
Never settle for the path of least resistance.
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances but they’re worth takin’.
Lovin’ might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

9. “All-American Girl” Carrie Underwood

But now he’s wrapped around her finger,
She’s the center of his whole world.
And his heart belongs to that sweet, little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect
All-American girl.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

10. “A Thousand Years” Christina Perri

I have died every day waiting for you.
Darling, don’t be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years,
I’ll love you for a thousand more.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

11. “The Cure” Lady Gaga

If I can’t find the cure, I’ll
I’ll fix you with my love
No matter what you know, I’ll
I’ll fix you with my love
And if you say you’re okay
I’m gonna heal you anyway
Promise I’ll always be there.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

12. “We Found Love” Rihanna 

Turn away ’cause I need you more.
Feel the heartbeat in my mind,
It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny,
But I’ve gotta let it go.
We found love in a hopeless place.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

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13. “I’ll Be Your Mirror” Velvet Underground

I find it hard to believe you don’t know
The beauty that you are,
But if you don’t let me be your eyes.
A hand in your darkness, so you won’t be afraid.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

14. “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” Shawn Mendes 

If you were by my side
And we stumbled in the dark
I know we’d be alright,
I know we would be alright.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

15. “One Call Away” Charlie Puth

Call me, baby, if you need a friend.
I just wanna give you love
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon.
Reaching out to you, so take a chance
No matter where you go,
Know you’re not alone.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

16. “Hey There Delilah” Plain White T’s

I’m a thousand miles away,
But girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do.
Times Square can’t shine as bright as you,
I swear it’s true.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

17. “Lovebug” Jonas Brothers

I can’t get your smile out of my mind,
I think about your eyes all the time.
You’re beautiful but you don’t even try,
Modesty is just so hard to find.
Now I’m speechless
Over the edge, I’m just breathless,
I never thought that I’d catch this love bug again.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

18. “She Will Be Loved” Maroon 5

I don’t mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain.
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile,
And she will be loved.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

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19. “Everything” Michael Buble

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing.
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

20. “Safe and Sound” Capital Cities

I could show you love
In a tidal wave of mystery
You’ll still be standing next to me.
You could be my luck
Even if we’re six feet underground
I know that we’ll be safe and sound.

Here are the sweetest not-overplayed wedding day songs you should play.

What are your favorite wedding day songs? Share them in the comments!

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