Did you know that it’s a good idea to you provide your wedding DJ with a Song Playlist before the wedding?
Give your DJ (or live entertainer) a list of the songs you would like played at the wedding for the significant parts of the reception such as the entrance of the bridal Party, the bride and groom, the cutting of the cake, the first dance and if you intend to have one, for the parents’ dance; mother/son; father/daughter dance.
If you wish you can also suggest songs for the throwing of the bouquet, the garter removal and the throwing of the garter. But most times, the DJ can select something appropriate and fun for these.
Marriage & Bliss has compiled a list of wedding songs, based on the most popular songs used at weddings which Amber Media Productions has been to over the years. Click on each one to hear the song and read the lyrics. Enjoy!
Bridal Party / Bride & Groom Entrance
Happy by Pharrel
From this Moment by Shania Twain
Step in the Name of Love by R. Kelly
At two recent weddings, the bride and groom were Trinidadians who live abroad but came home for their wedding and decided to remind their guests where they are from by walking in to Benjai’s popular 2011 hit, Trini.
Cutting of the Cake
All of Me by John Legend
If you only knew by Patti La Belle
You by Jesse Powell
For you I will by Monica
Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran
She’s Royal by Taurus Riley
Giving you the best by Anita Baker
For you by Kenny Latimore
Amazed by Lonestar
Kenny G songs are quite popular for the first dance and sticking of the cake.
Father/Daughter or Parents’ Dance
Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlysle
My Girl by The Temptations
Dance with my father by Luther Vandross
A Song for Mama by Boyz II Men
Because you loved me by Celine Dion
It seems as if a lot of the popular songs are “Oldies” which never seem to leave our minds, but quite a number of recent songs are making it to the playlist. Some of these include:
A thousand years by Christina Perri
Marry Me by Train
Give Me Everything by Pitbull feat. Ne-yo
Marry You by Bruno Mars
We found love by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Just the way you are by Bruno Mars
Tonight (The Best you ever had) by John Legend
Soul Provider by Romain Virgo
All of Me Remixes by M&N Pro and Jah Cure
And here are some popular Bollywood tunes:
Pehli Nazar Mein by Atif Aslam
Surili Akhiyon Wale by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Sunidhi Chauhan & Suzanne D’ Mello
Sajde [Khatta Meetha] by KK & Sunidhi Chauhan
Aaj Hai Saagai by Alka Yagniki & Udit Narayan
Tum Ho by Mohit Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello
Tere Mast Do Nain by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal
And don't forget to check out our recommended Entertainment vendors on our Online Wedding Vendors Directory to make your Wedding entertainment memorable.
Adapted from Marriage & Bliss June 2012