Your Wedding Starts with Cocktail Music. This is the time of night when I begin to work your crowd and get them in the mood for the dancing to come. This time frame is somewhat critical to the success of your evening as it let’s me begin to establish some rapport musically with your guests. It’s a time to get people feeling good about the night to come.

Consider what you want for a cocktail hour “vibe”. Are you looking for more of what I call Pottery Barn Jazz; Bobby Darrin, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong or a mix of that with some more contemporary stuff like Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Buble, Mraz, Jack Johnson, Bedingfield, Cake, Pearl Jam OR even all of that with some fun 80’s or 90’s and indie stuff laced in? Consider this when we discuss your event. Of course you can not even worry about it and let me run with it based on my feel for your crowd as well.

Below is a music list from a National Mobile DJ/Bridal Survey. Supposedly this is real time. Remember it is national, not regional.

Beside the PINK LINK of the top 200, below is a listing of top picked Bridal Dance, Father / Daughter, Mother / Son, ceremony music and so forth. Not picked by me but by surveys nationally

Mobile Beat Magazine in conjunction with DJ Intelligence is pleased to publish the Top 200 Most Requested Songs. This unique list is systematically calculated by analyzing actual client requests made through the DJ Intelligence music request system over the course of the past 12 months. Over two hundred thousand requests are made each month. These requests are compiled and tallied in real time to create this dynamic list.

LASTLY – here are some Spotify lists from brides and grooms I’ve worked with over the last couple years. It’s fun as you’ll note the variety of tastes from client to client.

Note I used to post a top 200 here but people thought it was “all” i had or my favorites. So, click the pink link above to see what is a nationally picked top 200 list.

Top Bride Groom Dance Requests

Most of my clients choose a special song from their Pandora or Spotify lists. Often they are unknown artists. If however you do want some help, here is a list I copied off a popular wedding site.

Title / Artist

  1. Van Morrison – Crazy Love
  2. At Last – Etta James
  3. Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  4. Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
  5. Then – Brad Paisley
  6. Everything – Michael Buble
  7. You Are The Best Thing – R. Lamontagne
  8. You And Me – Dave Matthews Band
  9. My Best Friend – Tim Mcgraw
  10. Me And You – Kenny Chesney
  11. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  12. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  13. It’s Your Love – Time Mcgraw/Faith Hill
  14. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  15. Making Memories Of Us – Keith Urban
  16. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  17. The Way You Look Tonight – Sinatra
  18. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  19. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  20. What A Wonderful World – L. Armstrong
  21. Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
  22. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  23. By Your Side – Sade
  24. Someone Like You – Van Morrison
  25. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  26. She’s Everything – Brad Paisley
  27. When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
  28. I Could Not Ask For More – Edwin Mccain
  29. The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
  30. Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band
  31. Faithfully – Journey
  32. Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
  33. Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  34. Love Of A Lifetime – Firehouse
  35. Hold On – Michael Buble

Top "Bridal Party Dance" Requests

Most of my clients choose NOT to do a Bridal Party Dance. However if you do, here is a list I copied off a popular wedding site.

  1. With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
  2. Find Out Who Your Friends Are – Tracy Lawrence
  3. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  4. Forever – Chris Brown
  5. Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
  6. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  7. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  8. Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
  9. Everything – Michael Buble
  10. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  11. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  12. In My Life – Beatles
  13. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  14. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  15. Time Of My Life – David Cook
  16. Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper
  17. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  18. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  19. Just Dance – Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’donis
  20. Amazed – Lonestar
  21. You And Me – Dave Mathews Band
  22. Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
  23. I’ll Be There For You – Rembrandts
  24. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
  25. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  26. The Twist – Chubby Checker
  27. Over The Rainbow – Iz
  28. At Last – Etta James
  29. Jump On It – Sir Mix-A-Lot
  30. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C+C Music Factory Featuring Freedom Williams
  31. Anytime You Need A Friend – Mariah Carey
  32. Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & The Boyz
  33. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  34. It’s Your Love – Time Mcgraw With Faith Hill
  35. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  36. Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison
  37. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Top Father Daughter Requests

  1. I Loved Her First – Heartland
  2. My Little Girl – Tim Mcgraw
  3. My Girl – Temptations
  4. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  5. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  6. My Wish – Rascall Flatts
  7. Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
  8. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  9. Unforgettable – Natalie Cole With Nat King Cole
  10. Father And Daughter – Paul Simon
  11. In My Life – Beatles
  12. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  13. Because You Loved Me (Theme From Up Close And Personal) – Celine Dion
  14. It Won’t Be Like This For Long – Darius Rucker
  15. Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks
  16. Over The Rainbow – Iz
  17. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  18. Daughters – John Mayer
  19. Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
  20. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
  21. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel
  22. Daddy’s Little Girl – Al Martino
  23. Walk With You – Edwin Mccain
  24. Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
  25. The Way You Look Tonight (From Father Of The Bride) – Steve Tyrell
  26. Daughter – Loudon Wainwright Iii
  27. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  28. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  29. There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  30. I’ll Always Be Your Baby – Natalie Grant
  31. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
  32. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
  33. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  34. He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley
  35. Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
  36. Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  37. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  38. Then They Do – Trace Adkins
  39. In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina Mcbride
  40. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  41. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
  42. Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
  43. Kind & Generous – Natalie Merchant
  44. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  45. Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
  46. Hero – Mariah Carey
  47. The Best Day – Taylor Swift
  48. Tough Little Boys – Gary Allan
  49. Here Comes The Sun – Beatles
  50. Find Your Wings – Mark Harris

Top Mother Son Requests

  1. My Wish (Rascal Flatts)
  2. What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  3. A Song For Mama (Boyz II Men)
  4. Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  5. In My Life (Beatles)
  6. I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)
  7. You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
  8. Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
  9. Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
  10. Do I Make You Proud (Taylor Hicks)
  11. Don’t Blink (Kenny Chesney)
  12. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
  13. Unforgettable (Natalie Cole With Nat King Cole)
  14. Over The Rainbow (Iz)
  15. Through The Years (Kenny Rogers)
  16. Forever Young (Rod Stewart)
  17. Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
  18. Find Your Wings (Mark Harris)
  19. Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
  20. It’s Your Song (Garth Brooks)
  21. Memories (Elvis Presley)
  22. The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
  23. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
  24. You’ve Got A Friend (James Taylor)
  25. Blessed (Elton John)
  26. Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  27. I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
  28. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
  29. The Wonder Of You (Elvis Presley)
  30. Let It Be (Beatles)
  31. The Dance (Garth Brooks)
  32. He Gets That From Me (Reba Mcentire)
  33. Loves Me Like A Rock (Paul Simon)
  34. Never Alone (Jim Brickman Featuring Lady Antebellum With Hillary Scott)
  35. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (James Taylor)
  36. Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
  37. Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) (Neil Diamond)
  38. Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
  39. Then They Do (Trace Adkins)
  40. You’re Gonna Miss This (Trace Adkins)
  41. Hey Jude (Beatles)
  42. (They Long To Be) Close To You (Carpenters)
  43. At Last (Etta James)
  44. I’ll Stand By You (Pretenders)
  45. I Just Called To Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
  46. Hero (Mariah Carey)
  47. Your Song (Elton John)

Top Bouquet Toss Requests

  1. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
  2. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  3. It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
  4. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  5. This One’s For The Girls – Martina Mcbride
  6. Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
  7. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  8. Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crue
  9. Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink
  10. Maneater – Nelly Furtado
  11. One Way Or Another – Blondie
  12. Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups
  13. Wishin’ And Hopin’ – Dusty Springfield
  14. Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain
  15. Move B***H – Ludacris Featuring Mystikal
  16. Just A Girl – No Doubt
  17. Girls – Beastie Boys
  18. Glamorous – Fergie Featuring Ludacris
  19. Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
  20. Milkshake – Kelis
  21. You Can’t Hurry Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes
  22. Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Benatar
  23. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  24. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  25. Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  26. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  27. Hey Ladies – Beastie Boys
  28. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
  29. Clumsy – Fergie
  30. Material Girl – Madonna
  31. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  32. California Girls – Katy Perry
  33. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
  34. Gold Digger – Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx
  35. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  36. Crazy In Love – Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z
  37. American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
  38. Jump (For My Love) – Pointer Sisters
  39. Girlfight – Brooke Valentine Featuring Big Boi & Lil’ Jon
  40. Where My Girls At? – 702
  41. Diva – Beyonce
  42. My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
  43. Brick House – Commodores
  44. Little White Church – Little Big Town
  45. Like A Virgin – Madonna
  46. Any Man Of Mine – Shania Twain
  47. Oh Yeah – Yello
  48. Dirrty – Christina Aguilera
  49. Single – Natasha Bedingfield

Top Garter Removal/Toss Requests

  1. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  2. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  3. Legs – ZZ Top
  4. Hot In Herre – Nelly
  5. Oh Yeah – Yello
  6. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
  7. Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
  8. Theme From Mission: Impossible – Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen
  9. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  10. Cherry Pie – Warrant
  11. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
  12. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  13. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  14. U Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer
  15. Hot For Teacher – Van Halen
  16. Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
  17. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
  18. Right Round – Flo Rida Featuring Keisha
  19. The Stripper – David Rose And His Orchestra
  20. Whatta Man – Salt-N-Pepa
  21. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  22. Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites
  23. Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z Featuring Ugk
  24. Wild Thing – Tone Loc
  25. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
  26. The Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini
  27. Bad Boys (Theme From Cops) – Inner Circle
  28. I’m Still A Guy – Brad Paisley
  29. Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men
  30. It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
  31. Business Time – Flight Of The Conchords
  32. Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crue
  33. Stripper – David Rose And His Orchestra
  34. A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
  35. Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  36. Girls – Beastie Boys
  37. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
  38. Brick House – Commodores
  39. American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
  40. Milkshake – Kelis
  41. Fever – Peggy Lee
  42. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Barry White
  43. Super Freak (Part 1) – Rick James
  44. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Rod Stewart
  45. Hot Legs – Rod Stewart
  46. Macho Man – Village People
  47. Ridin’ Solo – Jason Derulo
  48. Kiss – Prince
  49. Womanizer – Britney Spears
  50. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Top Cake Cutting Requests

Indie Tunes – here again lots of my brides pick special artists they’ve discovered online. If not here is a list I copied off a wedding website.

  1. Sugar, Sugar – Archies
  2. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
  3. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  4. Sweetest Thing – U2
  5. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  6. Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  7. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  8. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops
  9. When I’m Sixty-Four – Beatles
  10. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  11. 1,2,3,4 (I Love You) – Plain White T’s
  12. Cut The Cake – Average White Band
  13. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  14. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  15. Love And Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  16. Love You Madly – Cake
  17. Smile – Uncle Kracker
  18. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  19. All You Need Is Love – Beatles
  20. That’s Amore – Dean Martin
  21. Over The Rainbow – Iz
  22. How Sweet It Is – Michael Buble
  23. Everything – Michael Buble
  24. The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
  25. Happy Together – Turtles
  26. Ice Cream – Sarah Mclachlan
  27. I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
  28. At Last – Etta James
  29. Candyman – Christina Aguilera
  30. Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
  31. Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
  32. Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows
  33. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne
  34. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  35. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  36. Recipe For Love – Harry Connick, Jr.
  37. Amazed – Lonestar
  38. Is This Love? – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  39. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  40. My Best Friend – Tim Mcgraw
  41. Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
  42. All My Life – K-Ci & Jojo
  43. Love Story – Taylor Swift
  44. Beautiful Day – U2
  45. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  46. It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
  47. Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
  48. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  49. You And Me – Dave Matthews Band
  50. Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups

Top Wedding Introduction Requests

Here I’d recommend going with something pop that everyone will know. It makes it easier for them to get into it. Here is a list I copied from a popular wedding website.

  1. Gotta Good Feelin’ – Flo Rida
  2. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  3. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  4. Beautiful Day – U2
  5. Forever – Chris Brown
  6. Bring ‘Em Out – T.I. Featuring Jay-Z
  7. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  8. Get The Party Started – Pink
  9. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  10. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  11. Crazy In Love – Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z
  12. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
  13. All You Need Is Love – Beatles
  14. Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  15. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  16. I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys Featuring The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  17. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  18. Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited
  19. The Final Countdown – Europe
  20. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  21. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
  22. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
  23. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
  24. Tik Tok – Ke$Ha
  25. Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  26. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  27. Bitter Sweet Symphony – Verve
  28. Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
  29. Omg – Usher Featuring Will.I.Am
  30. Yeah – Usher Featuring Ludacris & Lil’ Jon
  31. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
  32. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  33. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
  34. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  35. Right Round – Flo Rida Featuring Keisha
  36. Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & The Boyz
  37. I’m A Believer – Smash Mouth
  38. One More Time – Daft Punk
  39. Glamorous – Fergie Featuring Ludacris
  40. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  41. With A Little Help From My Friends – Beatles
  42. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  43. Back in Black – AC/DC
  44. It Takes Two – Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock
  45. Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis

Top Last Dances

  1. FYI – I MOSTLY DISAGREE WITH THIS LIST. I’VE USED #49 SEVERAL TIMES. BUT BEYOND THAT IT CHANGES A LOT DEPENDING ON THE GROUP.
  2. Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Buble
  3. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  4. Last Dance – Donna Summer
  5. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  6. Closing Time – Semisonic
  7. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  8. Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
  9. At Last – Etta James
  10. Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day
  11. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  12. New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
  13. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  14. Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) – Neil Diamond
  15. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  16. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  17. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  18. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne
  19. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  20. Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
  21. Then – Brad Paisley
  22. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  23. Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
  24. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  25. Forever – Chris Brown
  26. Goodnight Sweetheart – Spaniels
  27. One More Time – Daft Punk
  28. You And Me – Dave Mathews Band
  29. American Pie – Don Mclean
  30. Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
  31. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  32. Over The Rainbow – Iz
  33. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  34. From This Moment On – Shania Twain
  35. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  36. Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) – Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli
  37. Faithfully – Journey
  38. Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
  39. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  40. I Cross My Heart – George Strait
  41. Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
  42. Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root
  43. I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  44. Young Forever – Jay-Z Featuring Mr. Hudson
  45. All You Need Is Love – Beatles
  46. Evacuate The Dancefloor – Cascada
  47. I Could Not Ask For More – Edwin Mccain
  48. Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
  49. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  50. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  51. Amazed – Lonestar

Ceremony Music – YES, we can DJ/manage your Michigan Wedding Ceremony when you get married at the same facility as the reception.

DJ DAN INPUT – I USE A HUGE VARIETY NOT JUST INSTRUMENTAL FOR CEREMONIES. BUT ONE USED A TON FOR THOSE ELECTING “INSTRUMENTAL STUFF”  IS VITAMIN STRING QUARTET. THEY DO DO INSTRUMENTALS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC. ASK ME AND I’LL MAKE A COOL CUSTOM LIST FOR YOUR CEREMONY. THE STUFF BELOW AMIDST ALL THE CEREMONY MUSIC CHOICES IS NICE BUT VERY EXPECTED AND NORMAL. GREAT IF THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE AFTER BUT IT DOESN’T BECOME UNIQUE OR DIFFERENT WHEN IT’S JUST “GOOD”. WITH THAT SAID – MANY CLIENTS ARE PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE WITH “NORMAL/TRADITIONAL AND EXPECTED. 
Prelude music: Played prior to the ceremony, while guests are arriving. This list is super “traditional” and not necessarily a great sample of what I typically play. Again, ceremony is a great time to get creative. No need to “go normal” here. I am happy to share lots of ideas with you about how to make this different.
  1. Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  2. Isn’t It Romantic (Glenn Miller)
  3. Water Music (Handel)
  4. Ave Maria (Schubert / Gounod)
  5. The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
  6. Greensleeves (Traditional)
  7. Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin)
  8. God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)
  9. As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) (Tony Bennett)
  10. Arioso (Bach)
  11. Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
  12. Brandenburg Concerto #2 (Bach)
  13. Gloria (Vivaldi)
  14. Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Processional & Bridal music: Played during the time the family, wedding party, and the bride walk down the aisle. Generally there are 2 songs. One for the bridal party members and then the brides “processional” (walking down the aisle) song. MOST of my brides choose their own stuff here as well but I am happy to help. Here again is a list from a popular wedding website. HERE (the ceremony) IS REALLY A GREAT PLACE TO SHARE YOUR DIFFERENT MUSICAL TASTES AND APPLY YOUR OWN SIGNATURE TO YOUR WEDDING DAY. More so here than during the guest/family/friends dancing later.
  1. PLEASE READ MY INFO
  2. Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) from “Lohengrin” (Wagner) MOST COMMON FOR BRIDE’S ENTRY
  3. Trumpet Voluntary in D (The Prince of Denmark’s March) (Clarke or Purcell)
  4. Canon in D (Pachelbel) MOST COMMON FOR BRIDAL PARTY
  5. The Four Seasons (Handel)
  6. Water Music (Handel)
  7. What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  8. Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  9. I Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
  10. When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge)
  11. In My Life (The Beatles)
  12. March From Lohengrin (Wagner)
Interlude music (optional): The songs played during the ceremony possibly for candle lighting, ritual blessings etc…
  1. Ave Maria (Schubert)
  2. Amazing Grace (Traditional)
  3. La Traviata (Verdi)
  4. Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
  5. And I Love Her (The Beatles)
  6. Primavera: First Movement, Allegro (Vivaldi)
  7. Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
  8. Für Elise (Beethoven)
  9. We’ve Only Just Begun (The Carpenters)
  10. Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Recessional music: Music played as the new husband and wife walk up the aisle together after being pronounced husband and wife.
  1. Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates (really popular)
  2. Wedding March (from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) (Mendelssohn)
  3. Ode To Joy (from The Ninth Symphony) (Beethoven)
  4. Hallelujah Chorus (from “The Messiah”) (Handel)
  5. Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
  6. Magnificat In D (Bach)
  7. The Long And Winding Road (The Beatles)
  8. I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
  9. How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
  10. Then He Kissed Me (The Crystals)
  11. I Got You Babe (Sonny and Cher)
  12. Love is in the Air (this rocks)
  13. I Got You Babe (Sonny and Cher)
  14. Love is in the Air – cool way to end the ceremony…
  15. 99 Red Love Balloons – also a cool way…
  16. Chapel of Love Moonlighters
  17. Love Me Tender Philharmonic Wedding Ensemble
  18. Siman Tov Mazel Tov
  19. The Wedding March Mendelsson
  20. Traditional Wedding March Doug Betschart & Dave Fuller
  21. Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
  22. Wedding March Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra
UNITY CANDLE SONGS
  1. Always – Atlantic Starr
  2. Always and Forever – Heatwave
  3. Amazing Grace – Lari White
  4. Ave Maria – Celine Dion (and many others)
  5. Because You Loved Me -Celine Dion
  6. Coming Home – Kimaya Seward
  7. Endless Love – Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey
  8. From This Moment -Shania Twain
  9. Grow Old with Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  10. Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  11. I Believe in You and Me – Whitney Houston
  12. I Live My Life for You – Firehouse
  13. I’ll Always be Right There – Bryan Adams
  14. It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  15. Lord’s Prayer – Mallote
  16. The Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd
  17. The Power of Love – Celine Dion
  18. The Wedding Song – Kenny G
  19. You Light Up My Life – LeAnn Rimes
  20. Yours, Mine & Ours – David Chamberlin & Teresa James