100+ Best Romantic Songs to Sing at a Wedding | TakeLessons (2023)

As a wedding singer, you have a big task ahead of you. You need to choose the best songs to sing at a wedding!

As a performer on their special day, you are responsible for choosing songs to sing at their wedding ceremony that represents the couple and their love story. And that can feel like a lot of pressure! You might already know how fun (and let’s face it: lucrative) it can be to offer wedding gigs, but part of being a successful wedding singer involves knowing just the right songs to perform.

Sometimes, the happy couple knows exactly what they want as far as the song goes.

Some couples will provide you with a carefully curated list of romantic wedding love songs they want you to perform, while others may provide you with a certain music genre or theme to follow. But often, they are certainly open to suggestions from the professional!

As you’re working with the bride and groom, it’s a good idea to ask about their preferences and style. Do they want you to perform lively, danceable tunes or more slow and sappy ones?

Once you get a feel for the couple and their wedding theme, check out our list of some of the best love songs for weddings. You can’t go wrong when you perform these romantic wedding songs!

What Are the Top 10 Romantic Wedding Songs?

In this post, we’ll tell you all about the 10 most popular classic wedding songs for ceremony to sing. However, here are some of the 10 most popular songs for wedding singing at a wedding over the years:

  • Ray Lamontagne – You are the Best Thing
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Tom Odell – Grow Old with Me
  • Ed Sheeran – Thinking out Loud
  • Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
  • John Legend – All of Me
  • The One – Kodaline
  • Bruno Mars – Marry You
  • Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  • Elvis – Can’t Help Falling in Love

But stop! Before you add any of these wedding songs to your big day playlist, make sure you take the time to master different musical styles as a singer. As you can see from the list of songs above, there’s a lot of variation in the songs that are sung at a wedding. Some brides and grooms might prefer pop while others like jazz.

Here’s a quick video to acquaint you with the many different musical styles you might encounter as a wedding singer:

100+ Best Songs to Sing at a Wedding Reception

Looking for some of the best classy wedding songs to sing at a wedding ceremony or reception? This list should serve as an excellent starting point.

While you will, of course, want to tailor the songs you choose to the preferences of the bride and groom, these are good songs to sing at a wedding reception for most people!

Traditional/Classical Songs to Sing at a Wedding

Beautiful and melodic? It’s no wonder so many many wedding singers turn to these tried-and-true numbers. Choose from any of these traditional and classic wedding songs, and the happy couple will be pleased you did.

1. “Let the Bright Seraphim” – Handel

2. “Panis Angelicus” – César Franck
3. “Ave Maria” – Bach/Gounod
4. “Bist du bei mir” (If you are with me) – Bach
5. “Irish Wedding Song” (Traditional)
6. “Ich Liebe Dich” (I Love You) – Beethoven
7. “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban

And here are a few more great songs to sing at a wedding:

  • “Amazing Grace” (Traditional)
  • “Ave Maria” by Schubert
  • “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
  • “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
  • “I Will” by The Beatles
  • “If Not For You” by George Harrison
  • “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder
  • “We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters
  • “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss

Pop Songs(Old and New) to Sing at a Wedding

If you want everyone out on the dancefloor, then you’ll definitely want to belt out some of these iconic sing-alongs. These romantic wedding songs will have everyone slow dancing and singing along.

1. “We’ve Only Just Begun” – The Carpenters

2. “At Last” – Etta James
3. “Just the Way You Are”- Billy Joel
4. “I Can’t Wait” – Ben LaRue
5. “All of Me”- John Legend
6. “Could I Have This Dance” – Anne Murray
7. “Here and Now” – Luther Vandross
8. “Here, There and Everywhere” – The Beatles
9. “Thinking Out Loud”- Ed Sheeran
10. “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain

Broadway and Movie Songs for Weddings

No one can resist a good Broadway tune! These fun show tunes are a great addition to any wedding party. Ask the couple about their favorite musicals and surprise them with one of these on their special day.

1. “Sunrise, Sunset” from “Fiddler on the Roof”

2. “Someone Like You” from “Jekyll and Hyde”
3. “Till There Was You” from “The Music Man”
4. “One Hand, One Heart” from “West Side Story”
5. “A Thousand Years” – Sung by Christina Perri, from “Twilight”
6. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Elvis Presley, from “Blue Hawaii”
7. “Evergreen”- Barbra Streisand, from “A Star is Born”
8. “There You’ll Be” – Faith Hill, from “Pearl Harbor”

Duets to Sing at Weddings

If you’re performing with a band or a partner, wow the wedding crowd with one of these legendary duets. Whip out your best Lionel Richie and Diana Ross performance or channel Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Duets promise double the fun!

1. “Endless Love” – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

2. “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
3. “The Closer I Get to You” – Roberta Flack and Donnie Hathaway
4. “E Più Ti Penso” (The More I Think of You) – Andrea Bocelli and Ariana Grande
5. “Lucky” – Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Best Songs to Sing While Getting Ready at a Wedding

Have you been asked to jazz things up while the bride and her bridesmaids are getting dolled up? Here are some of the top tunes to sing!

  • “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” by Fergie, GoonRock and QbyTip
  • “Angel” by Shaggy ft. Rayvon
  • “Can’t Hurry Love” by Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups
  • “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor
  • “Glamorous” by Fergie ft. Ludacris
  • “High Horse” by Kacey Musgraves
  • “I Want You To Want Me” by Letters to Cleo
  • “Raise Your Glass” by Pink
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé
  • “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
  • “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles
  • “Your Love” by Nicki Minaj

Wedding Reception Cake Cutting Songs

Here are some songs that can be sung while the newlyweds are cutting the cake by you’re sure to make the occasion even sweeter with these songs!

  • “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE
  • “Candyman” by Christina Aguilera
  • “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
  • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by The Four Tops
  • “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard
  • “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
  • “Sugar” by Flo Rida ft. Wynter
  • “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  • “Sweetest Thing” by U2

Wedding Songs for the Dances

Whehter it’s the father daughter dance, the mother son dance, or the first dance (aw!) these are some of the best songs to sing at a wedding during the major dances:

  • “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  • “93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz
  • “A Song For Mama” by Boyz 2 Men
  • “All of Me” by John Legend
  • “At Last” by Etta James
  • “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “Days Like This” by Van Morrison
  • “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan
  • “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
  • “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
  • “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
  • “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  • “In My Life” by The Beatles
  • “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
  • “It’s For My Dad” by Nancy Sinatra
  • “My Girl” by The Temptations
  • “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  • “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth
  • “Sea of Love” by Cat Power
  • “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King
  • “That’s My Daughter in the Water” by Loudon Wainwright
  • “The Book of Love” by Peter Gabriel
  • “The First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
  • ” Power of Love” by Céline Dion
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Tupelo Honey” by Van Morrison
  • “What a Wonderful World” by Louie Armstrong
  • “You Are The Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  • “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman
  • “Your Song” by Elton Joh

Funny Songs to Sing at a Wedding

Get everyone giggling with these top funny songs to sing at a wedding!

  • “#Selfie” by The Chainsmokers
  • “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
  • “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid
  • “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks
  • “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Laupe
  • “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
  • “I Wanna Grow Old With You” Adam Sandler
  • “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice
  • “In the Name of Love” by Bebe Rexha and Martin Garrix
  • “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  • “Love on Top” by Beyoncé
  • “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO
  • “Shake Your Booty” by KC & The Sunshine Band
  • “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
  • “The Twist” by Chubby Checker
  • “U Can’t Touch This” by M.C. Hammer
  • “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
  • “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó
  • “Wobble” by V.I.C.
  • “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

Country Western Wedding Songs

Although country might not be everyone’s favorite genre, there are certainly some diehards out there. These country wedding songs are some of the best songs to sing at a wedding.

  • “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
  • “Amazed” by Lonestar
  • “Any Man of Mine” by Shania Twain
  • “Butterflies” by Kacey Musgraves
  • “Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Dixie Chicks
  • “Crazy” by Patsy Cline
  • “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
  • “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait
  • “Making Memories of Us” by Keith Urban
  • “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw
  • “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash

Top Wedding Processional Songs

Here are some of the best romantic songs to sing at a wedding as the bride is walking in. You’re sure to inspire some tears!

  • “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart
  • “Halo” by Beyoncé
  • “Heartbeats” by José González
  • “I’m Kissing You” by Des’ree
  • “La Vie En Rose” by Ingrid Mapson
  • “Moon River” by Audrey Hepburn
  • “Part of Your World” by Jodi Benson (from The Little Mermaid)
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  • “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
  • “Wildest Dreams” by Duomo

Great Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

Not all of these are songs to sing at a wedding (several are instrumental). However, if you plan on arranging the rest of the wedding day music, it’s a good idea to have these tucked in your back pocket just in case!

  • “Air” from “The Water Music” by Handel
  • “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles
  • “Canon in D” by Pachelbel
  • “Clarity” by Evan Duffy
  • “Hoppípolla” by Sigur Rós
  • “I’m Yours” by Vitamin String Quartet
  • “If I Could Fly” by One Direction
  • “Jurassic Park Theme” by Thomas Oliver (from Jurassic Park)
  • “Married Life” by Michael Giacchino (from Up)
  • “Neville’s Waltz” by Patrick Doyle (from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
  • “Reign of Love” by Coldplays

Best Wedding Recessional Songs

As the wedding party is leaving the ceremony, you’ll need to have some good songs on hand to sing to highlight their departure. Here are some popular choices:

  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli
  • “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine
  • “Everything is Awesome” by Tegan and Sara (from The Lego Movie)
  • “Happy Together” by The Turtles
  • “Home” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • “I Got You (At The End of the Century)” by Wilco
  • “Life’s a Happy Song” by Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper (from The Muppets)
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Wouldn’t it Be Nice” by The Beach Boys

Songs to Sing When the Wedding Party Enters

Once the wedding party rolls into the reception, you’ll need to get the guests fired up! Here are some great songs to sing when the wedding party enters so you can get everyone excited:

  • “Beautiful Day” by U2
  • “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida ft. David Guetta
  • “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé ft. JaybyZ
  • “Dynamite” Taio Cruz
  • “First Date” by Blink 182
  • “Forever” by Chris Brown
  • “Good Life” by Kanye West ft. TbyPain
  • “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  • “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
  • “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars”Heroes (We Could Be)” by Alesso ft. Tove Lo
  • “Levels” by Avicii
  • “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons
  • “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon
  • “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

Unusual Songs to Sing at a Wedding

Ready to “sing” outside the box? Here are some unique songs to sing at a wedding that are sure to surprise everyone there!

  • “1234” by Feist
  • “5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale
  • “500 Miles” by Sleeping at Last
  • “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande
  • “Another Sunny Day” by Belle and Sebastian
  • “California Stars” by Wilco and Billy Bragg
  • “Call on Me” by Eric Prydz
  • “Closer” by Tegan and Sara
  • “Cuz I Love You” by Lizzo
  • “Do You Realize??” by The Flaming Lips
  • “E.I.” by Nelly
  • “Earth Angel” by Death Cab for Cutie
  • “Fresh Feeling” by Eels
  • “Here Comes Your Man” by The Pixies
  • “Hey Ya” by Outkast
  • “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
  • “I And Love And You” by The Avett Brothers
  • “I Love It” by Icona Pop
  • “I Never” by Rilo Kiley

We aren’t finished yet! Here are a few more unique wedding songs:

  • “ily (i love you baby)” by Surf Mesa ft. Emilee
  • “Imaginary Love” by Rufus Wainwright
  • “It’s Oh So Quiet” by Björk
  • “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam
  • “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure
  • “Just Like Honey” by The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • “Let Me Go” by Cake
  • “Little Romance” by Ingrid Michaelson
  • “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men
  • “Live Your Life” by T.I. and Rihanna
  • “Love You For a Long Time” by Maggie Rogers
  • “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • “Midnight City” by M83
  • “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G.
  • “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga
  • “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
  • “Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris and Florence and the Machine
  • “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths
  • “There She Goes” by The La’s

…and some more!

  • “Till the World Ends” by Britney Spears
  • “Timber” by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  • “Today Was a Fairytale” by Taylor Swift
  • “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars
  • “Us” by Regina Spektor
  • “Walking After You” by Foo Fighters
  • “Years (Acoustic)” by Matthew Koma
  • “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson
  • “Your Love” The Outfield

Religious Songs to Sing at a Wedding Ceremony

Looking for some of the best Christian songs to sing at a wedding ceremony? Here are some of the best choices.

  • “God Gave Me You” by Dave Barnes
  • “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe
  • “I Will Be Here” by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “Love Never Fails” by Brandon Heath
  • “Oh Happy Day” by Aretha Franklin
  • “The Prayer” by Charlotte Church & Josh Groban
  • “Unfailing Love” by Jimmy Needham
  • “Wedding Day” by Casting Crowns
  • “When God Made You” by Newsong ft. Natalie Grant
  • “When I Say I Do” by Matthew West
  • “Beautiful” by Micah Tyler
  • “Believe in Love” by Charlie Worsham
  • “Come What May” by Caleb and Kelsey
  • “God Made You Just For Me” by Chad Lee
  • “Good God Almighty” by Crowder
  • “My God” by Jor’dan Armstrong
  • “My Jesus” by Anne Wilson
  • “Next to Me” by Jordan Feliz
  • “Right One” by Chante Moore
  • “The Distance” by Gary LaVox

Tips for Choosing the Best Songs to Sing at a Wedding Ceremony

If you’re still having a hard time choosing whichsongs to sing at a wedding, think about the following:

Consider the couple.

Begin by getting to know the couple. Are they die-hard country fans or jazz fanatics? Understanding their music preferences can help guide you when choosing what songs to sing at a wedding ceremony. If the couple is young and hip, they may prefer current hits and contemporary music. Alternatively, if it’s an older couple, they may want an old standard or to go with the classics. If you know the couple personally, you might already know what kind of music they like.

Consider the ceremony.

Another important thing to consider is whether the event is super formal or more casual. For example, if the wedding is a small and intimate gathering in a tiny venue, you may decide to go with an acoustic set or choose wedding songs that are more light and airy. But if it’s a larger wedding in a bigger space, you can get away with songs with fuller sounds. Meanwhile, a beautiful classical song is ideal for a formal wedding in a church, but you may want a more current love song for a backyard wedding with a more laid back vibe.

Consider your own strengths.

The final thing to consider is… YOU! When selecting any song, you have to think about your voice type, vocal ability, range, and styles that you sing comfortably in. A Handel aria would be out of some pop singers’ ability, and likewise, an opera singer may sound completely awkward singing the Beatles. It’s also a good idea to go with songs that you are already familiar with. You don’t want to choose a song that makes you nervous or one that you have a difficult time hitting the high notes or nailing a certain part.

You can also check in with a voice teacher for more advice on which songs to sing. Brainstorm together, keeping your vocal strengths in mind, to really come up with something that’ll impress the couple! Your teacher can also help you prepare for the big event, so you feel confident.

What is the Number 1 Popular Wedding Song?

The number 1 most popular wedding song? The Bridal Chorus, of course! This is the tune that brides walk down the aisle to by and while it’s purely an instrumental song, it’s a good one to have on the playlist if you’re arranging the rest of the music for the event (and not just the songs you’ll be singing).

Ultimately, finding the best songs to sing at a wedding will come down to understanding the personalities of the bride and groom. You also need to keep your personal strengths in mind as a singer.

You can also check in with a voice teacher for more advice on which songs to sing. Brainstorm together, keeping your vocal strengths in mind, to really come up with something that’ll impress the couple! Your teacher can also help you prepare for the big event, so you feel confident.

You can even take advantage of our online singing lessons, which let you receive instruction where and when works best for you. As long as you have internet access, you can connect with your private teacher whenever is most convenient for you!

At the end of the day, choosing and performing which wedding singer song to perform should be a fun and exciting task. Weddings are beautiful, and it’s such a great feeling knowing you’re contributing to the experience of both the bridal party and the guests. Follow our list of the best love songs for weddings, and you’ll be stage ready before you know it!

Post Author:Molly R.
Molly R. teaches online and in-person singing lessons in Hayward, CA. Her specialties include teaching beginner vocalists, shy singers, children, teens, lapsed singers, and older beginners. She joined TakeLessons in November 2013.Learn more about Mollyhere!

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