Get Your Groove On: The Ultimate Wedding Dances Playlist
April 29, 2023
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The “hard” part is over. You’ve made it down the aisle, exchanged vows, sealed it with a kiss, and now you’re officially wed to your beloved! It’s time to bring on the celebrations with your closest friends and family by your side with a reception full of great food, dancing and toasts that you’ll cherish forever. But don’t forget the essential element that ties it all together – the music! Many couples tend to put so much pressure on the ceremony sounds but can often forget about those key moments during the reception. While there are plenty of ballads to choose from, we’ve got you covered with popular song choices that pair beautifully with the memorable moments you’ll never forget. Keep reading for our ultimate wedding playlists for the important moments of your reception, complete with additional songs compiled into our Luxe Spotify playlists.
Make an Entrance
After an action-packed day of getting ready, crossing the t’s, dotting the i’s, and making sure all the details are set, it’s time to cut loose at the party where you’re the guest of honor! Set the tone for the second act by bursting through the reception doors dancing to an upbeat melody that’ll have everyone (of all generations!) cheering for the newly wedded couple.
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
- This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
- L–O–V-E – Nat King Cole
- Love On Top – Beyoncé
- Footloose – Kenny Loggins (a classic!)
Ultimate Wedding Playlists – Grand Entrance Songs – Luxe Spotify Playlist:
Spotlight! Classic songs for your first dance
One of the most important dances of the evening, if not the most important, is the first dance you’ll share with your new spouse. All eyes will be on you (not to mention all cameras), so selecting the right song that’s romantic and symbolic of your relationship is a decision you can’t make lightly. With the perfect melody, tempo, and lyrics that suit every move, this dance will be a moment you’ll remember for the rest of your lives.
- At Last – Etta James
- Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
- Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
- All of Me – John Legend
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
- Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Ultimate Wedding Playlists – First Dance – Luxe Full Spotify Playlist:
A Family Affair, an ode to your biggest supporters
In a day that’s all about the couple, a dance dedicated to the people who helped to raise and guide them through life is a special moment that any parent or guardian will cherish. It’s an emotional experience to see the next generation begin the next chapter of their lives, potentially building a family of their own, so carving out a dance with the perfect song is a sweet tribute to the people you couldn’t have made it so far without. We guarantee there won’t be a dry eye in the house.
- You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins
- Child of Mine – Carole King
- My Wish – Rascal Flatts
- Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
- Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
A Family Affair – Songs for dances with your parents full Luxe spotify List:
Seal it with a final dance
There’s always time for one last hurrah, so make it count with a song that’ll send everyone off with a lasting memory of your perfect wedding. In the final number of the night, after the party has wound down, choose a song that’ll bring in some good luck as you kickstart life as a married couple. Hot tip: Wait until your guests have left so you have the venue to yourself. What’s more intimate than your focus only being on each other?
- How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
- (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
- Your Song – Elton John
- Lifetime – Justin Bieber
- Stand by Me – Ben E. King
The Grand Finale – Songs for your private final dance – Luxe Spotify Playlist:
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