Having Trouble Deciding on Your Wedding Playlist?

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When couples start thinking about hiring DJs, they are often faced with this dilemma, be it general direction or choosing those often troublesome but crucial ceremonial picks — first dance, parent and child dance, the bouquet toss and so on.

With that in mind, here is a list of some great options to use in your soundtrack for this monumental occasion. Enjoy and congratulations!

The Processional:

  • Beach Boys: “God Only Knows”
  • Townes Van Zandt: “If I Needed You” (acoustic version)
  • Wagner: “Bridal Chorus” (nothing wrong with a classic!)

Father-Daughter Dance:

  • Loudon Wainwright III: “Daughter”
  • Perry Como: “Thank Heaven for Little Girls”
  • Paul Simon: “Father and Daughter”

Mother-Son Dance:

  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: “Mama”
  • The Pretenders: “I’ll Stand By You”
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young: “Teach Your Children”

First Dance:

  • Bobby Darin: “If I Were a Carpenter”
  • Otis Redding: “Nothing Can Change This Love”
  • Beach House: “Take Care”

Cut the Cake:

  • Marvin Gaye: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)”

Bouquet Toss:

  • Beyoncé: “All the Single Ladies”

Garter Toss:

  • Justin Timberlake: “Sexyback”

Party:

  • Major Lazer – “Leon On”
  • Michael Jackson – “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’
  • Icona Pop – “I Love It”
  • Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”
  • Harry Belafonte: “Jump in the Line”
  • Empire of the Sun: “Walking on a Dream”
  • Earth, Wind & Fire: “September”
  • Deee-Lite: “Groove in the Heart”
  • Fleetwood Mac: “Dreams”
  • Robyn: “Dancing on My Own”
  • Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know”

Closer:

  • R. Kelly: “Bump N’ Grind”
  • Lionel Richie: “All Night Long (All Night)”
  • LCD Soundsystem: “All My Friends”
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