Weddings – love them or hate them, some of the best wedding moments revolve around music. From the ceremony, to the processional, to the first dance, this list of the best weddings songs covers it all. While many more songs could have made this list, we tried to choose great wedding songs from different genres of music.
Take a look through our list, and if you used one of these songs at your own wedding, or have a great suggestion of your own, comment below!
A country music classic, “Making Memories of Us” hits all the wedding notes. Some of the more apropos lyrics include, “And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you and I’ll earn your trust making memories of us. I’m gonna be here for you from now on, this you know somehow. You’ve been stretched to the limits but it’s all right now”
One of the last songs written by John Lennon, “Grow Old with Me” is a classic wedding song. Lyrics include, “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be. Spending our lives together, man and wife together, world without end.”
Folksy and acoustic, Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up” is an emotional wedding song. Some of the song lyrics consist of, “Well, I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough. I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up…[and] I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily, I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make.”
A pop and R&B ballad, “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake has seen great popularity in recent years. Lyrics include, “Cause I don’t wanna lose you now, I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me.The vacancy that sat in my heart is a space that now you hold.”
Written by Van Morrison in the 1980s, Stewart’s 1993 version of “Have I Told You Lately?” saw great popularity. Today, it is a popular wedding song because of lyrics like, “Have I told you lately that I love you, Have I told you there’s no one else above you? Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness, ease my troubles, that’s what you do… There’s a love that’s divine and it’s yours and it’s mine like the sun”
“I Do (Cherish You)” was originally released as a country music song, boy band pop group 98 Degrees popularized the song in 1999. Lyrics include, “I do cherish you, for the rest of my life – you don’t have to think twice. I will love you still, from the depths of my soul, it’s beyond my control. I’ve waited so long to say this to you, if you’re asking do I love you this much, I do.”
An emotional ballad released the same year as “I Do (Cherish You)”, “I Knew I loved You” by Savage Garden was an instant hit. Wedding apropos lyrics consist of “I knew I loved you before I met you, I have been waiting all my life. There’s just no rhyme or reason, only this sense of completion and in your eyes I see the missing pieces I’m searching for.”
Recorded by several country music artists, the Rascal Flatts version of “Bless the Broken Road” has gained the most popularity. Lyrics include, “I think about the years I spent just passing through. I’d like to have the time I lost and give it back to you. But you just smile and take my hand, you’ve been there you understand – it’s all part of a grander plan that is coming true…This much I know is true, that God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.”
A popular ballad by boy band NSYNC, “This I Promise You” has classic wedding lyrics: “I’ve loved you forever, in lifetimes before, and I promise you never will you hurt anymore. I give you my word, I give you my heart. This is a battle we’ve won. And with this vow, forever has now begun.”
A prime example of what Bon Jovi does best; “Thank You for Loving Me” is a heartfelt and emotional wedding song. Lyrics include, “Thank you for loving me, for being my eyes when I couldn’t see, for parting my lips when I couldn’t breathe – Thank you for loving me, thank you for loving me… I never knew I had a dream until that dream was you.”
Best Wedding Songs Conclusion
We hope that this list has provided you with some great songs to get your wedding reception going and the dance floor moving. Our goal with this list was to keep it on the shorter side with songs we believe are a must for any wedding. Hopefully helping save you some sorting time.