A List of Romantic Songs for Weddings All the Time


Music can evoke powerful emotions. And the right wedding music can create the perfect mood on your big day. From the first dance, to the final song, romantic music will make your friends and family feel the love as much as you do, making the reception a magical event. In order to make sure you pick the perfect songs, we've compiled a list of the most romantic ones guaranteed to strike the right mood!

Romantic Songs for Weddings All the Time

“At Last” - Etta James (1960)

A classic love song that pulls at your heart strings the moment you hear it. James' strong voice immediately makes you think of love. It's been a favorite first dance choice for decades.

“Unforgettable” - Nat King Cole (1952)

Another classic, and it makes the list of romantic songs for weddings because of its versatility. It can work for a first dance, father-daughter dance or a fantastic slow song for all your guests to take part in.

“Just the Way You Are” - Bruno Mars (2010)

A romantic and upbeat song about how the person you love is perfect. “When you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile.” Who wouldn't melt with lyrics like that?

“Everything” - Michael Buble (2007)

Michael Buble is the king of love songs with his soulful voice that's perfect for every wedding. I particularly love this song, but you can't go wrong with most of Buble's work.

“I Won't Give Up” - Jason Mraz (2012)

A song about refusing to give up on the person you love, no matter how hard it gets. This is definitely a perfect song for your big day.

“You Are the Sunshine of My Life” - Stevie Wonder (1972)

An upbeat song about the love wonder had for his wife at the time. Rolling Stone listed this song as one of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” You can't go wrong with it on your list of romantic songs for weddings.

“Let's Stay Together” - Al Green (1972)

Al Green's memorable song speaks for itself. With lyrics like “Loving you forever is what I need, oh let me be the one running to you”, It's an easy pick for your perfect romantic playlist.

“Luckiest” - Ben Folds (2001)

Try not to tear up listening to this song by Ben Folds. His gentle voice and loving lyrics make this a powerful choice for any first dance song, and a perfect addition to our list of romantic wedding songs.

“I Choose You” - Sara Bareilles (2013)

The singer actually held a contest where she helped two people propose. She even put those moments into her music video. Can't get any more perfect for a wedding!

“All of Me” - John Legend (2013)

A song about loving someone so completely. John Legend actually sang this song to his wife at their wedding, so you know it'll set the mood and bring a tear into a few eyes.

“Can't Help Falling in Love” - Elvis Presley (1961)

A classic. The King's version is incredible, but a number of other artists have also done fantastic covers. Pick the version that creates the perfect vibe for your big day.

“God Only Knows” - Beach Boys (1966)

You can't go wrong with the Beach Boys. The song will appeal to guests of every age group. The fun and whimsical melody makes it a must-have for your playlist.

“In My Life” - The Beatles (1965)

No list of romantic songs for weddings would be complete without something from the Beatles! This song is ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone's list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

“I Swear” - John Michael Montgomery (1994)

For those who love a good country song, this 90's favorite is a must-have for your wedding playlist. “I'll stand beside you through the years. You'll only cry those happy tears. And though I'll make mistakes, I'll never break your heart.”

“In Your Eyes” - Peter Gabriel (1986)

Best known for its use in the iconic scene of “Say Anything,” when John Cusack holds the stereo above his head.

“It Had to Be You” - Frank Sinatra (1979)

Who could compile romantic wedding playlist without adding something from Frank Sinatra. His songs add class to any reception. For this one, the name speaks all out.

“Crazy Love” - Van Morrison (1970)

A great romantic ballad that will really set the mood for your big day, and your first dance.

“Make You Feel My Love” - Adele (2008)

The powerhouse singer Adele makes her listeners feel emotion in every lyric. This song is perfect to pull at the heart strings of your guests, and really makes your wedding a special day.

“Lucky” - Jason Mraz & Colbie Calliat (2008)

This upbeat duet is perfect for a first dance. It gives listeners the feeling that there is really a deep connection between two people.

“For Once in My Life” - Stevie Wonder (1968)

Another great by Stevie Wonder as an old favorite and one of the great love songs. We just couldn't leave it off our list of romantic songs for weddings.

Here are some other favorites that we don't want you miss. 

  • “The Way You Look Tonight”- Fred Astaire (1961)

  • “That's How Strong My Love Is”- Otis Redding (1965)

  • “Can't Take My Eyes Off of You”- Franki Vallie (1965)

  • “What a Wonderful World”- Louis Armstrong (1967)

  • “I do (Cherish You)”- 98 Degrees (1998)

  • “Meet Me Halfway”- Kenny Loggins (1988)

  • “First Day of My Life”- Bright Eyes (2005)

  • “Chasing Cars”- Snow Patrol (2006)

  • “Then”- Brad Paisley (2009)