Our Favorite Wedding Songs


As Wedding Planners AND music lovers we get asked A LOT what our recommendations would be for Wedding Music. This includes Ceremony (The Processional & Recessional), First Dance Songs, and Parent Songs. 

We have made a list of our top choices! (Keep in mind we are big Indie/Alternative Fans, so it may not be for everyone!) 

The Ceremony: 

Ceremony Playlist: Click to listen in Spotify


Can’t Help Falling In Love- Ingrid Michaelson

I Will Be There-Odessa

River Flows In You-Sungha Jung

Flightless Bird (wedding version)-Iron & Wine

Turning Page-Sleeping at Last

Hoppipolla-Sigur Ros

Swept Away-The Avett Brothers

The One-Kodaline

Hearts Content-Brandi Carlile

XO-John Mayer

Only Love-Ben Howard

Future Days-Pearl Jam

Make You Feel My Love-Adele

I Choose You-Sara Bareilles

Heartlines (Acoustic)-Broods

Such Great Heights-Iron & Wine

Lucky Now-Ryan Adams

Stay With Me-Vitamin String Quartet

Ave Maria-Johann Sebastian Bach

Such Great Heights-The Section Quartet


All of Me-John Legend

Longing to Belong-Eddie Vedder

I Will Follow You-Toulouse

Love Like a Sunset II-Phoenix


Hymn For the Weekend-Coldplay, Seeb

Sticky Thread-Local Natives

Revolution-Catey Shaw

First Day of My Life-Bright Eyes

All We Ever Knew-The Head and the Heart

Love Will Take You-Angus and Julia Stone

Marry You-Bruno Mars

We Found Love-Rihanna, Calvin Harris

I Do-Colbie Caillat

San Francisco-The Mowglis

Welcome to Your Life-Grouplove

Crazy in Love-Beyonce, Jay Z


On Top of the World-Imagine Dragons

Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)-Stevie Wonder

Rest of My Life-Nickel Creek

Stubborn Love-The Lumineers

Tonight I have to Leave It-Shout Out Louds


Love on Top- Beyonce

Sugar-Maroon 5

Love Never Felt So Good-Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake

Can’t Stop the Feeling-Justin Timberlake

You are the Best Thing-Ray Lamontagne

Boom Clap-Charli XCX

Safe and Sound-Capital Cities



FIRST DANCE Playlist: Click to listen in Spotify

Maybe I’m Amazed-Paul McCartney or JEM

Infinite Arms-Band of Horses

XO-John Mayer or Beyonce

I Choose You-Sara Bareilles

Even Though-Norah Jones

River-Leon Bridges

The Night We Met-Lord Huron

Lucky Now-Ryan Adams

In My Life-Beatles

Still Falling For You-Ellie Goulding

The Luckiest-Ben Folds

Thinking Outloud-Ed Sheeran

Let it Go-James Bay

Fire and the Flood-Vance Joy


Roses-Then Chainsmokers

Love on the Brain-Rihanna

I Won’t Give Up-Jason Mraz

Let it Be Me-Ray LaMontagne

It Had to Be You-Frank Sinatra

Love and Some Verses-Iron & Wine

No One’s Gonna Love You-Band of Horses


You and I-Ingrid Michaelson

Swept Away (Sentimental Version)-The Avett Brothers

Crazy In Love-Daniela Andrade

Marry Song-Band of Horses

Only You-Joshua Radin

Time After Time-Iron & Wine

The One-Kodaline

parent dances: 

PARENT DANCES Playlist: Click to listen in Spotify

Father and Daughter-Paul Simon

Forever Young-Audra Mae & The Forest Rangers

Only One-Kanye West

The Story-Brandi Carlile

Wild World-Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Sweet Child O'Mine-Taken By Trees

A Father's First Spring-The Avett Brothers

Daughters-John Mayer

I Will Be There- Odessa

Daughter- Loudon Wainwright III

Blue Eyes-Cary Brothers


Sweet Pea-Amos Lee

Across the Universe-The Beatles

In My Life-The Beatles

Over the Rainbow-Israel Kamakwiwo’ole

Emmylou-First Aid Kit

Song For Zula-Phosphorescent

Girls Just Want To Have Fun-Greg Laswell

You Are The Best Thing-Ray LaMontagne

What a Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong

Child of Mine-Carole King

93 Million Ways-Jason Mraz

I'll Stand By You-The Pretenders

Make You Feel My Love-Adele

Fix You-Coldplay


What are your favorite wedding songs?? We'd LOVE to hear them!