Wedding Reception Music

The wedding reception music you select for your big event can make all the difference in creating the atmosphere you want. If it is a party atmosphere you want, with everyone up and dancing, then you will need to carefully select songs that everyone will enjoy dancing too. That means picking songs for the older and younger generations, not just your own preferences. You also need to pick songs for some of the key moments of the reception, including your grand entrance, first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss and garter toss. Here are a few suggestions of popular songs for each:

Grand Entrance: Pick a song that you love and which fits the mood you want to create from the start. It could be upbeat, romantic, rock 'n roll, or even humorous. 

Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Get the Party Started - Pink
Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Let it Tock - Kevin Rudolf
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor

First Dance: This should be a song that both of you really love and which has special meaning to you. If you don't have a special song, go through some of your favorite musicians and enjoy listening and picking out someting that you both love.

I Do - Colbie Callait
At last - Etta James
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Just the Way you are - Billy Joel
Everything - Michael Buble
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
From This Moment - Shania Twain
All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones

Father/Daughter Dance:

My Girl - The Temptations
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Daddy - Beyonce
Daddy's Little Girl - Al Martino
Daughters - John Mayer
In My Daugthers Eyes - Martina McBride
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
I hope you dance - LeeAnn Womack
A Song For My Daughter - Ray Allaire
Father and Daughter - Paul Simon

Mother/Son Dance:

What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
In my life - The Beatles
Have I told you lately - Rod Stewart
You raise me up - Josh Groban
A song for mama - Boyz II Men
You'll be in my heart - Phil Collins
You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder
Tough little boys - Gary Allen
In your eyes - Peter Gabriel

Cake Cutting:

Hit me with your best shot - Pat Benetar
Happy Together - Turtles
How Sweet it is - Basix
Recipe for Love - Harry Connick Jr.
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Sugar Sugar - Archies

Bouquet Toss:

All the Single Ladies - Beyonce
Man I feel like a woman - Shania Twain
Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
This one’s for the girls - Martina McBride
Single White Female - Chely Wright
Just a girl - No Doubt
All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

Garter Toss - Not everyone does the garter toss anymore. If you are, pick something fun and a little sexy. After all, that's what it's all about:

Bad to the bone - George Thorogood
I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Mission Impossible Theme - Movie Theme
Oh Yeah - Yello
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Hot Legs - Rod Stewart

Last Dance:

Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters


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