Ideas for Your Wedding Music

There are many different songs that you can choose for your wedding music. They will determine the overall tone that you want to set for your wedding.

There are a number of important moments throughout the night that you may want a song for. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:


The Processional is the classic wedding music that is played as the wedding party and the bride walk down the aisle. Some popular choices for processional music include:

  • “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles


This is the music that is played as the newlyweds and wedding party exit the ceremony. Some popular choices for recessional music include:

  • “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
  • “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder

First dance

This is the song that the newlyweds dance to immediately following the ceremony. Some popular choices for first dance songs include:

  • “At Last” by Etta James
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

Father-daughter dance

This is the song that the bride dances with her father during the reception. Some popular choices for father-daughter dance songs include:

  • “My Girl” by The Temptations
  • “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
  • “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

Mother-son dance

This is the song that the groom dances with his mother during the reception. Some popular choices for mother-son dance songs include:

  • “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  • “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor
  • “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men

Reception dance music

This is the music that is played during the reception for guests to dance to. Some popular choices for reception dance music include:

  • “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston

Remember, these are just a few ideas to get you started. You should choose the songs that are meaningful to you and that fit the style and atmosphere of your wedding. If you’d like to talk more with a professional? Reach out to us directly! DJ Cody is always happy to personally answer any questions you may have. Whether you choose to use Scout & Companies services or not we want to ensure you have the best wedding possible.

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