Choosing songs for your wedding

If you’re reading this you’re most likely engaged and in the middle of planning what feels like a mountain of things for your big day! As a musician and singer I perform at weddings across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley and Sydney, so let me offer some help when it comes to all things music related for your wedding day. I offer a number of different packages for live music for ceremonies and receptions, so feel free to get in touch!

Choosing Your Special Songs
It can feel a bit daunting choosing the key songs for your wedding day. My advice is to choose something that speaks to you as a couple – listen to the songs, read the lyrics – does it say what you want to say? With all of the suggestions I offer in this post have a listen, read the words and choose the songs that ring true for you.

Walking Down The Aisle & First Dance
Something a little epic and romantic

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All of Me – John Legend
All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
You and Me – Lifehouse
Marry Me – Train
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis
Beautiful in White – Westlife
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
Runaway – The Corrs
Heaven – Bryan Adams

Signing The Register
Something sweet and easy-listening

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
At Last – Etta James
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Lucky – Jason Mraz w Colbie Callait
XO – Beyonce
I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
I Do – Colbie Callait
Making Memories of Us – Keith Urban
Better Together – Jack Johnson
You Are The Reason – Calum Scott
More Than Words – Extreme
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
The Rest of Our Life – Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
You & Me – Dave Matthews Band
The Only Exception – Paramore
Baby I Love Your Way – Big Mountain
Crazy For You – Madonna
My Girl – The Temptations
Stay With Me – Jarle Bernhoft
Your Love Is King – Sade

Leaving the Ceremony + Entering Your Reception
Something a little more upbeat to celebrate!

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye (James Taylor’s version is great too)
What I Like About You – The Romantics
You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
Love On Top – Beyonce
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
Marry You – Bruno Mars
It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch – The Four Tops
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
I Feel Good – James Brown
Classic – MKTO
Sugar – Maroon 5
Everything – Michael Buble
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Marry Me – Jason Darulo
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Believer – Smash Mouth / Neil Diamond
Best of My Love – Emotions
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Something in the Water – Brooke Fraser
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

First Dance
Something to focus on you two

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Amazed – Lonestar
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Love Me Tender – Elvis
Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Buble
Stay With You – John Legend
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
You Are The Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Father/Daughter Dance
Celebrate the dad and daughter relationship

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
Daddy’s Little Girl – Michael Buble
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Always Be Your Baby – Natalie Grant
Daughters – John Mayer

Here’s my full songlist and a sample wedding songlist so you can see the kinds of songs I can play across your day!

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