Classic To Quirky Reception Music Ideas

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If you can’t decide on the music to match the theme of your big day, we have the perfect compilations to suit.

Whether your wedding theme is romantic, casual or quirky, we have the ideal music compilations for you.


Your wedding features sweet lace and pretty tealights, so why not walk down the petal-covered aisle to Ellie Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You?” or the tearjerking “Marry Me” by Train? Ready for your fi rst dance with your new hubby? No one can belt out a tune like Eva Cassidy, and “Songbird” would be our choice for your romantic reception.

Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” is also a beautiful choice — it will leave your guests saying “Aww!” And our top pick for your last dance of the evening? Defi nitely worth playing Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Just Like a Star” before your husband steals you away into the night.



Looking for more traditional love songs for your day but are not a fan of ‘80s and ‘90s ballads? Taylor Swift’s “Today was a Fairytale” or the classic “At Last” by Etta James might be just right. The king of love songs, Michael Bublé, has some beautiful tunes and “To Be Loved” is a perfect pick for your first dance of the evening. When you are ready for your getaway, Norah Jones’s “Come Away with Me” will leave your guests breathless.


If a DIY, quirky wedding is more your style, Adam Sandler’s “Growing Old with You” is a cute cake-cutting song and any fans of ‘90s video games will love the cleverly written “Mario Kart Love Song” by Sam Hart. No one is quirkier than New Girl’s stunning Zooey Deschanel, and her band She & Him has the perfect eccentric love song, “I Was Made For You”, for your first dance. Passenger has had some great hits over the past few years — our favourite is “I See Love” for your loved-up trip down the aisle.



Not into the cheesy love songs? Why not try an Australian classic like INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart” for your entrance into the reception. Or you could show your strong devotion with Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” as
your first dance tune. Looking for a beachier, relaxed alternative? Our pick is “If I Could Fall in Love” by Lenny Kravitz. Listening to this, you could almost hear the waves — even if your wedding is miles away from the water.

Top picks for songs

  • Bob Marley “To Be Loved”
  • Pharrell Williams “Happy”
  • Colbie Caillat & Jason Mraz “Lucky”
  • The Lumineers “Ho Hey”

By Kylie Baracz

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Pharrell is a good idea


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