You’ve put so much effort into planning the dress, the cake, the venue, so don’t forget about planning the playlist! Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and every detail needs to be perfect. One important aspect is the music playlist that will set the tone and keep the party going all night long. With so many different genres and styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick the perfect songs. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 32 wedding playlist ideas that will help inspire you to create the perfect playlist for your special day. From old-school romance to modern-day EDM, we’ve got you covered.
As one of the most important days in your life, your wedding day needs the perfect playlist to set the tone and get everyone in the mood. Here are some ideas on how to create a playlist that’s perfect for your big day.
1. Have a Theme
Think about the theme of your wedding – is it an intimate rustic wedding or a glamorous extravaganza? Having a playlist that matches the theme of your wedding will help set the mood and really make your wedding feel like your dream day.
2. Have Your Guests add Their Favourite Songs
If you want a playlist that includes something for everyone, let your guests help you pick. Have your guests include their favourite song along with their RSVP. When it comes time to hit the dance floor everyone will be able to let loose to their favourite song.
3. A Playlist For Those Moments In Between
Of course you’ve already chosen the music for the bride’s entrance, the recessional song and your first dance, but you might not have thought about those moments in between. To prevent a lull, have a playlist of classic songs ready to play so you don’t lose the magic in those transitional moments.
4. Have a Dedicated Dance Playlist
When the formalities are over and everyone is looking to let their hair down, a playlist specifically for dancing is a must. Include your favourite songs for dancing the night away – think upbeat and fun!
5. Use One of Spotify’s Dedicated Wedding Playlists
If creating playlists just isn’t something that interests you don’t despair- use one of Spotify’s carefully curated wedding songs playlists. Whether it’s popular wedding songs or classic romantic songs, you’re sure to find one that suits your special day.
6. Create a Playlist for Each Part of the Day
Consider creating a separate playlist for each part of the wedding day, from the ceremony to the reception. This way you can ensure that the music matches the mood and tone of each specific part of the day, and creates a seamless transition between each section.
7. Include a Mix of Genres and Eras
Don’t be afraid to mix it up with your playlist! Include a variety of genres and eras to cater to different musical tastes and age groups. This will keep everyone entertained and ensure that the dance floor is always full.
8. Personalize Your Playlist with Special Songs
Include songs that have special meaning to you and your partner, such as songs from when you first met, or songs that you have shared special memories with. This will make the playlist even more meaningful and personal to you both.
9. Consider the Volume and Sound Quality
Make sure to consider the volume and sound quality of your playlist. The last thing you want is for the music to be too loud or too soft, or for the sound quality to be poor. Check the acoustics of the venue and adjust the volume accordingly.
10. Hire a DJ or Band
If creating a playlist is not your forte, or you simply don’t have the time, consider hiring a professional DJ or band. They will have the experience and expertise to create the perfect playlist for your special day, and will ensure
11. Add Some Old-School Romance
If you want to add some classic romance to your wedding playlist, include songs from the golden era of music. Think Frank Sinatra, Etta James, and Nat King Cole. These timeless tunes will have everyone feeling the love in the air.
12. Bring On the Bollywood Beats
If you’re looking for something unique and upbeat, Bollywood music is a great choice. Whether it’s a classic romantic ballad or a high-energy dance number, Bollywood music is sure to get everyone moving and grooving.
13. Embrace the 80s and 90s
If you and your partner are 80s and 90s kids, why not add some nostalgia to your wedding playlist? Include hits from the era like “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi or “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys for a fun and nostalgic vibe.
14. Keep It Country
If you’re having a rustic or outdoor wedding, country music is a perfect fit. Include some classic country songs like “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash or modern hits like “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton for a boot-stompin’ good time.
15. Get Everyone Singing Along
Add some classic sing-alongs to your playlist that everyone knows the words to. Whether it’s “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond or “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey, these songs are sure to get everyone belting out the lyrics together.
16. Have Some Fun with Disney Classics
If you’re a fan of Disney, why not include some of your favorite Disney songs in your wedding playlist? Songs like “A Whole New World” from Aladdin or “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King will bring a touch of magic to your special day.
17. Take It to the Beach
If you’re having a beach wedding, include some tropical tunes that will transport you and your guests to a paradise island. Think “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys or “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes.
18. Get Jazzy
If you’re a fan of jazz music, why not add some classic jazz tunes to your wedding playlist? Songs like “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra or “Take Five” by Dave Brubeck will add a touch of sophistication to your special day.
19. Add Some Soul
If you want to add some soulful tunes to your wedding playlist, include songs by artists like Marvin Gaye or Aretha Franklin. These classic songs are sure to get everyone swaying to the rhythm.
20. Rock Out
If you and your partner are rock fans, don’t be afraid to add some classic rock tunes to your wedding playlist. Songs like “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin or “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey are sure to get everyone head-banging and air-guitaring.
21. Jazz Up Your Playlist
If you want to add some sophistication and elegance to your wedding playlist, include some jazz tunes. Think Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington. These classics will create a timeless atmosphere for your special day.
22. Get Your Groove On with Funk and Soul
If you’re looking for something funky and soulful, consider adding some tunes from the funk and soul era. Think James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye. These upbeat songs will have everyone dancing and grooving to the beat.
23. Pump Up the Energy with EDM
If you and your partner are fans of electronic dance music (EDM), consider adding some high-energy tracks to your playlist. Think Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and The Chainsmokers. These dancefloor fillers will get everyone in the mood to party.
24. Keep It Classic with Rock and Roll
For a timeless and classic sound, add some rock and roll to your wedding playlist. Think The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. These iconic songs will have everyone rocking out and singing along.
25. Show Your Latin Side
If you’re a fan of Latin music, consider adding some salsa, merengue, or reggaeton to your wedding playlist. Think Marc Anthony, Shakira, and Daddy Yankee. These energetic songs will get everyone moving and shaking their hips.
26. Go Indie
If you’re a fan of indie music, consider adding some indie pop or rock tracks to your wedding playlist. Think The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, and Arctic Monkeys. These cool and laid-back tunes will set the tone for a chill and relaxed wedding day.
27. Bring On the Disco
If you want to add some fun and funky vibes to your wedding playlist, include some disco classics. Think Bee Gees, Donna Summer, and KC and the Sunshine Band. These upbeat tunes will get everyone grooving and singing along.
28. Add Some Reggae Rhythms
For a laid-back and relaxing vibe, consider adding some reggae to your wedding playlist. Think Bob Marley, UB40, and Shaggy. These chill and happy tunes will create a carefree and relaxed atmosphere.
29. Bring on the Opera
If you’re looking for something dramatic and romantic, consider adding some opera classics to your wedding playlist. Think Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart. These timeless and beautiful songs will create an unforgettable moment for your special day.
30. Show Your Hip Hop Side
If you’re a fan of hip hop and R&B, consider adding some modern tracks to your wedding playlist. Think Beyonce, Drake, and Jay-Z. These catchy and upbeat songs will have everyone dancing and singing along.
31. Add Some Alternative Tunes
If you want to add a bit of edge to your wedding playlist, consider adding some alternative rock or punk tracks. Think Green Day, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters. These songs will create a fun and rebellious atmosphere for your big day.
32. Keep It Acoustic
If you’re looking for something more intimate and romantic, consider adding some acoustic tracks to your playlist.
Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life, and having the perfect playlist to set the mood is essential. From classic romance to upbeat party tunes, there are so many different types of music that you can include in your wedding playlist. By incorporating a variety of genres and styles, you can create a playlist that truly reflects your personality and style as a couple. With these ideas in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating a wedding playlist that’s perfect for your big day. So turn up the volume, grab your dancing shoes, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories on the dance floor!