• Tracy Fink

Wedding Day Songs for the Perfect Background Music

There's nothing quite like a sweet melody to showcase the beautiful love a couple shares. That's why it's important that the music you play at your wedding day ceremony not only uplifts everyone's mood, but also accurately portrays the bond you have with your partner.


With so many tunes to choose from, selecting the right songs for your special day can feel like a hassle, but it doesn't have to be a stressful process. Keep reading to discover some of the best songs to play in the background at your wedding!

Here Comes the Bride
For those wanting to keep a traditional theme, “Here Comes the Bride” is a must. Initially composed by Richard Wagner, there are dozens of different renditions of this classic tune to choose from. You can play this tune in the background or when the bride walks down the aisle.


Canon in D Major
Another classic tune is Johann Pachelbel's “Canon in D Major.” Even though this song was not originally intended for weddings, it has become one of the most popular selections for many couples. The melody is customarily arranged with violins, but many other renditions include other instruments like the piano or the organ.



Air on the G String
Light, airy, and easy on the ears, Bach's “Air on the G String” is a traditional piece of music played at many weddings. Keep this tune on repeat as guests arrive, mingle, and find their seats.



L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole
Keep spirits high while guests eat dinner and mingle at cocktail hour with this uplifting tune.




Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Younger couples are sure to fall in love with this famous love song. An award-winning tune with a tender melody, “Perfect” is an excellent selection for those wanting a more modern wedding playlist.


At Last by Etta James
"At Last" is a timeless tune that speaks to the two people finally finding their lifelong partner. It's also a sweet selection for LGBTQ+ weddings!



Stay with You by John Legend
Another excellent choice for those looking for more modern songs, “Stay with You” speaks about lifetime lovers and finding a beautiful love.

No matter what you choose, be sure to find the song that portrays the special bond you have with your partner. Instrumentals and songs with soft lyrics are excellent choices and can be great additions to your wedding day atmosphere.

If you don't have a designated DJ, create a playlist of your favorite love songs and enjoy a successful wedding day full of tender memories to have for a lifetime!

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