The wedding song, for some people, is one of the most important decisions they can make in the planning of their wedding. The song is meant to encapsulate the relationship of the betrothed and that’s not easy, is it? What choice would you make from the many songs you love and which one best represents your relationship?
While it is an intensely personal decision, many often receive inspiration from, or use as a starting point, the more popular selections for wedding songs. The list of songs described below are some of the most popular songs played at weddings. They’re loved in the mainstream and they all come from different genres of music, so there’s something for every couple. If these aren’t your preferred choices, don’t fret, as some easy research on Google will return some answers that will be similar to the songs you like.
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Originally a song by Bob Dylan, Adele performede a fantastic cover of this moving song that quickly took over weddings and inflamed couples all over the world. Slow, soulful and inspiring a never-say-die attitude, ‘Make You Feel My Love’ is an excellent choice for any couple looking for a song that is a blend of the old and the new.
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Forever a favourite, we don’t think there will ever be a time when ‘Dancing Queen’ will not be played at some wedding somewhere. Upbeat, pacey and nostalgic, it’s particularly popular with older couples, but nonetheless remains quite common among younger ones – such is its catchiness.
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Among newer songs, ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars is no doubt a front-runner as a common wedding song. Perhaps it’s a little heavy on the spontaneity and carefree attitude, but that is exactly what many couple enjoy so much about the song. Give it a listen and see if it doesn’t suit your relationship.
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
A timeless classic that is described by many to be one of the greatest love songs written, ‘Wonderful Tonight’ resonates with both the old and the young. Written from the perspective of the man, it’s hard to find any man in love who hasn’t identified with the lyrics of the song.
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
If ‘Wonderful Tonight’ is from the man’s perspective, it could be said that that ‘Come Away With Me’ is from the woman’s. The song is tender, peaceful and reassuring, and many a woman has decided that this is the song that should be played at their wedding.
Of course, this is far from an exhaustive list of songs that are perfect for a wedding, but they have something about them that is timeless and universal. There are also bands working in many genres to decide from, as Wedding Bands Manchester has proven. Love comes in many different forms and is expressed in many different ways, so deciding on a song is a very intuitive process. Hopefully, these songs will help you get started.