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Creating the Perfect Soundtrack for Your Wedding Day

Published: 8 July 2024

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Creating the Perfect Soundtrack for Your Wedding Day


Planning a wedding is a journey filled with countless decisions, but one of the most impactful is choosing the right music. As a wedding band, “Here’s To Us,” we’ve witnessed firsthand how the perfect song can elevate a moment, creating memories that last a lifetime. Let’s dive into how you can curate the ultimate wedding playlist, ensuring every moment of your big day is unforgettable.

Our Personal Journey with Wedding Music


Over the years, we’ve had the honor of performing at numerous weddings across Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, and Greater Manchester. Each wedding is unique, reflecting the couple’s personality and love story. One of our fondest memories is playing “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran for a couple’s first dance at a picturesque venue in the Lake District. The atmosphere was electric, filled with love and joy, making us realize the profound impact music has on such special occasions.

Top First Dance Songs

Choosing the right first dance song is crucial as it sets the tone for the rest of the evening. Here are some timeless choices that resonate with many couples:

  1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley: This classic is a favorite for its romantic melody and heartfelt lyrics, perfect for a deeply emotional first dance.
  2. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran: A modern hit known for its beautiful lyrics and melody, ideal for couples looking to express their love in a contemporary yet timeless manner.
  3. “At Last” – Etta James: A soulful ballad that’s been a wedding staple for years, capturing the joy of finally finding true love.
  4. “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran: Another Ed Sheeran hit, celebrated for its lyrical beauty and danceable rhythm, making it a favorite for first dances.
  5. “Amazed” – Lonestar: This country hit is perfect for its heartfelt lyrics and melody, ideal for couples who appreciate a touch of country charm.

Walking Down the Aisle


The processional song sets the stage for your entrance, creating an unforgettable moment as you walk down the aisle.
– “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri: This modern classic offers a mix of emotional depth and serene melody, making it a perfect choice for the bride’s entrance.
– “Canon in D” – Johann Pachelbel: A traditional choice that adds elegance and timelessness to the ceremony, making it a perfect pick for walking down the aisle.

Reception Entrance


Kick off your reception with a bang by choosing an energetic and fun song for your grand entrance.
– “Marry You” – Bruno Mars: An upbeat and fun song that sets a celebratory tone as you and your partner make your grand entrance.
– “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” – Stevie Wonder: This lively track is perfect for energizing the crowd and marking the start of the celebration.

Dance Floor Hits


Keep the energy high and the dance floor packed with these crowd-pleasers:
– “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” – Whitney Houston: This energetic classic gets everyone on their feet and dancing, ensuring a lively and fun atmosphere.
– “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars: Known for its catchy beat and infectious energy, this song keeps the party vibe alive and guests dancing all night long.

Last Dance


End your night on a high note with these memorable last dance songs:
– “Closing Time” – Semisonic: A classic choice for wrapping up the night, leaving guests with a nostalgic and memorable send-off.
– “Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey: This anthem is perfect for concluding the evening, ensuring everyone leaves with great memories and a sense of joy.

Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Playlist

1.Personal Meaning: Select songs that hold special significance to you as a couple. Whether it’s the song from your first date or a shared favorite, personal connections make the moments more meaningful.
2. Guest Enjoyment: Balance your choices with songs that your guests will enjoy. Mixing personal favorites with popular hits can keep everyone entertained.
3. Song Tempo: Consider the tempo and mood of each song. Slow, romantic songs are great for the ceremony and first dance, while upbeat tracks are perfect for the reception and dancing.
4. Diverse Playlist: Create a diverse playlist that includes different genres and eras to cater to varied tastes among your guests.
5. Professional Advice: Consult with your DJ or live band for recommendations. They can provide insights into what works well and help tailor the music to your event.


By thoughtfully selecting your wedding songs, you can create a soundtrack that reflects your unique love story and ensures every moment of your special day is unforgettable. At “Here’s To Us,” we’re here to help you every step of the way, ensuring your wedding is filled with music that resonates with your heart and soul.


For more detailed suggestions and to explore curated playlists, you can visit resources like Bridebook, Hitched, and Function Central.


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