For today’s Wedding Wednesday, I’m sharing our wedding playlists. Like everything I’ve probably said a million times, Joey and I were very deliberate and detail oriented with everything when it came to our wedding, the playlists were no exception. We handpicked every single song that played and built a spotify playlist that our DJ had access too. For Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony, Cocktail hour, and the Wedding Party Grand Entrance, the music was 100% our specifically chosen songs. I’m not sure the order at which they played or how he transitioned them, because you know, I’m not a DJ but DJ Ray did an amazing job and everything flowed SO WELL!
For our dancing playlist, we gave him probably 7 songs and the rest of the night was all him. We did however, give him the songs to play for our Mother/Son dance, Father/Daughter dance (which extra shoutout to DJ Ray for mixing the arrangement of the songs my dad and I danced too), our special entrance song, bouquet toss, garter removal, garter toss, and then closing song. We had such a great time and our dance floor was packed the entire night! If you’re looking for a DJ, I cannot recommend DJ Ray enough. We honestly have a friend for life now, he’s such an amazing human being.
Now, I’ll share our playlists with you.
–This is important to set the mood as your guests are coming in. As a bride, I honestly didn’t hear a single song that played during this time because my bridal party and I were out taking pictures, but I play the playlist quite a bit now when I’m home cleaning or cooking dinner, I love it so much. Our playlist was 1 hour 8 min long and our DJ started playing it an hour before ceremony time. We asked our guests to arrive by 3:30 pm and we walked down the aisle at 4 pm when everyone had been seated.
Speechless: Dan +Shay
Eyes on You: Chase Rice
Beautiful Crazy: Luke Combs
From the Ground Up: Dan + Shay
Grave: Thomas Rhett
With You: Tyler Shaw
Parallel Line: Keith Urban
Making Memories of Us: Keith Urban
Without You: Keith Urban
Die a Happy Man: Thomas Rhett
I Am Yours: Andy Grammer
In Case You Didn’t Know: Brett Young
Last Name: Bexar
Yours: Russell Dickerson
The Good Ones: Gabby Barrett
Big, Big Plans: Chris Lane
When You Fall in Love: Andrew Ripp
World for Two: King Calaway
– Joey and the wedding party walked down the aisle to “I Choose You” by Andy Grammer.
– I walked down the aisle with my dad to the instrumental version of “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. Give it a listen here! It instantly boosts my mood and gives me butterflies.
-Once we were announced as Mr. & Mrs., our exit song was “Always” by Andy Grammer and we had our DJ start the song with 38 seconds left so that the song hit the way we wanted it too.
– During cocktail hour, we took all of our family photos. The Cocktail Hour playlist is 1 hour and 15 min long. Guests were free to go to the bar and play games out on the lawn during this time.
Look What God Gave Her: Thomas Rhett
Best Shot: Jimmie Allen
You Make it Easy: Jason Aldean
Love Never Felt So Good: Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake
Smoke Clears: Andy Grammer
Life’s Too Short: Darius Rucker
You’re My Better Half: Keith Urban
The Difference: Tyler Rich
Wrapped Up in You: Garth Brooks
All My Life: K-Ci & JoJo
I Found You: Andy Grammer
Good Girl: Dustin Lynch
September: Earth, Wind, & Fire
Come and Get Your Love: Redbone
Take it From Me: Jordan Davis
Truly Madly Deeply: Savage Garden —> Do you remember this song?!?!?!
Born to Love You: LANCO
Only One: Chris Bandi
Anything She Says: Mitchell Tenpenny (feat Seaforth)
Lady (You Bring Me Up): Commodores
Say Yes (Church Ballad): Lukas Graham
Wedding Party Grand Entrance
– Because we’re such big fans of the TV show, The Office, we had our wedding party enter to “Forever” by Chris Brown. Look it up on YouTube if you haven’t seen The Office’s rendition of it. It’s hysterical.
-Joey and I entered in with “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and went straight into our first dance once we ended up in front of our sweetheart table. Our first dance was to “Your Everything” by Keith Urban. (I’d dreamt about dancing with my husband to that song since I was a little girl and it was such a surreal moment having it become a reality).
-This playlist was just under 2 hours and was played in the background during dinner.
Love Someone: Lukas Graham
Sing To You: John Splithoff
Telling All My Secrets: Mitchell Tenpenny
Here Tonight: Brett Young
Good As You: Kane Brown
Somebody Like You: Keith Urban
Makin’ Me Look Good Again: Drake White
10,000 Hours: Dan +Shay & Justin Bieber
Every Little Thing: Russell Dickerson
Steal My Thunder: Keith Urban
Greatest Love Story: LANCO
Beyond: Leon Bridges
All For You: Keith Urban
More than Love: Los Lonely Boys
Only You: Parson James
Circles: Wyn Starks
Without You: Keith Urban
Too Young: Connor Duermit
Why I Love You: MAJOR
Born to Love You: LANCO
Promise: Lukas Graham
Good Time: Niko Moon
-Joey and his mom danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. It was such a special moment and made me cry while I was watching them dance.
-My dad and I started with “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw and danced to that for about a minute, then we picked up the pace a bit for some fun. About a month and a half before the wedding, we asked our DJ to create a medley for my dad and I and told him we wanted to have some fun with our dance and not have it be so serious, so we created a choreographed dance. After the minute of our true song, it broke down into 3 different songs: “Low” by Flo Rida, “Super Freak” by Rick James, and “Jump On It” by The Sugarhill Gang. DJ Ray ended the medley with a bomb explosion and it was the perfect finale to our dance! (You can see the whole breakdown of our dance & song medley in our wedding video- it starts at 10:05 minutes in, just follow this link).
-After our Mother/Son and Father/Daughter dance, Joey and I decided that we were both going to change out of our wedding outfits and into “party outfits.” With this wardrobe change, we decided we’d create a little scene where we had DJ Ray announce that we were missing, then had Joey’s best men slowly open the doors to the dance hall, where we emerged in different outfits (and for me a different hairstyle) and broke into a choreographed dance that ended in a soul train with our wedding parties. We re-entered to “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen (my absolute fav song of theirs and the perfect vibe for our wedding celebration). Everybody had a blast singing and dancing to the song, it was so much fun. If you want to watch how this went down, you can fast forward the wedding video to 13:54 minutes in, same link as posted above!
-This was where we gave our DJ the most creative freedom to really just feel the crowd and play what he thought was going to work. We gave him a handful of songs to get things started.
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It: Will Smith
All Star: Smash Mouth–> this one was my choice, I HAD to have it played!
24K Magic: Bruno Mars
Get Down On It: Kool and The Gang
Bye Bye Bye: *Nsync–> again, my choice, lol
You Need to Calm Down: Taylor Swift
7 Rings: Ariana Grande
The Git Up: Blanco Brown
Dancing Queen: ABBA
*We also had a special moment during dancing where we did a tribute to our grandparents. We played “Remember You Young” by Thomas Rhett. We had our DJ ask all of the married couples onto the dance floor and while the song played, everyone slow danced and every 30 seconds, he’d announce, “if you’ve been married for less than 5 years, I need you off the dance floor, etc, etc.” He did that until Joey’s grandparents were the last ones standing. It was so sweet and a great way for us to honor them and their marriage. They’ve been married for 64 years!
Man! I Feel Like a Woman: Shania Twain
Garter Removal/Garter Toss
Removal- Nobody: Keith Sweat
Toss- Who Let the Dogs Out: Baha Men
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch): The Four Tops
– Again, being such big fans of The Office, we ended our night with “Closing Time” by Semisonic. It was so cute, everyone put their arms around each other and we just swayed together as the song played, then towards the end, Joey and I got in the middle of everyone and slow danced as everyone swayed around us. It was a great way to end the night.
Well, hope you enjoyed reading about our music choices! I highly suggest creating similar playlists for yourself for any occasion, especially if you’re getting married! I’m so happy we did, because now we have the playlists for the rest of our lives and we can always play them and be transported back in time to our wedding day.