Junebug Weddings have written an article on 80 Bridal Waltz Songs by Genre.

In planning your wedding you have to make many decisions, one of those decisions that is usually left to the last minute is your wedding playlist.

Apart from having to choose music for the below, you will have to choose music for your bridal waltz.

  • bride walking down the aisle
  • during the signing of the marriage certificate
  • the bride and groom walking back down the aisle as newlyweds
  • mingling with guests while being congratulated
  • cocktail hour while the bridal party are off having photos, and
  • throughout the reception – background music through dinner and upbeat music for the dance floor



Whether you have an all time favourite song picked out from the time you got together as a couple, your first dance song will hold meaning and a special place in your heart for the remainder of your life. There are plenty of lists out there with recommendations of first dance songs to consider, but Junebug Weddings have narrowed down the choices by genre to suit the style of your wedding.



You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
When You’re Smiling – Louis Armstrong
The Very Thought Of You – Nat King Cole
Someone to Watch Over Me – Frank Sinatra
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
You and Me – Penny & The Quarters
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Ella Fitzgerald
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
You Belong To Me – Patsy Cline



Mess Is Mine – Vance Joy
The Wedding Song – Angus & Julia Stone
No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses
Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron
I’m So In Love With You – Jill Andrews (feat. Seth Avett)
Whole Wide World – Bahamas
All The Pretty Girls – Kaleo
Dancing Shoes – Green River Ordinance
I Love You, Honeybear – Father John Misty
Like Real People Do – Hozier



XO – John Mayer
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson
Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last
You Are My Sunshine – Morgane and Chris Stapleton
At Last – Beyoncé
Your Song – Ellie Goulding
I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Branches
Stand By Me – Florence + The Machine
Crazy In Love – Oh Wonder



Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Adore You – Miley Cyrus
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
Stickwitu – The Pussycat Dolls
Halo – Beyoncé
Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
This I Promise You – *NSYNC
I Turn To You – Christina Aguilera



Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
You & Me – Dave Matthews Band
Something About Your Love – Mason Jennings
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
The Only Exception – Paramore
I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
Stolen – Dashboard Confessional
Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs



Your Man – Josh Turner
Late To The Party – Kacey Musgraves
When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Yours –  Russell Dickerson
Feet Don’t Touch the Ground – Stoney LaRue
Who I Am – Wade Bowen
One Woman – Randy Rogers Band
Constantly – Cross Canadian Ragweed
Here Tonight – Sam Burchfield



A Couple of Forevers – Chrisette Michele
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Like a Star – Corinne Bailey Rae
Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Love On Top – Beyoncé
Back At One – Brian McKnight
Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
Really Love – D’Angelo
Love Like This – Faith Evans
By Your Side – Sade



I Got You – Jack Johnson
Hold You In My Arms – Ray Lamontagne
Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
Us – Regina Spektor
It’s Good To Have You – Josh Rouse
You and I – Ingrid Michaelson
Be Be Your Love – Rachel Yamagata
We Found Each Other In The Dark – City and Colour
The Luckiest – Ben Folds
Build a Home – Jeffrey Martin


Which of the 80 Bridal Waltz Songs by Genre will you be having your first dance as husband and wife too?

Thanks to Junebug Weddings they have created a Spotify playlist with all 80 First Dance Songs to keep them in one place!



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