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Considering Live Wedding Reception Music?
Band vs DJ: Which is Best for You
Wedding Ceremony Music: The Soundtrack to Your Big Day
Wedding DJ Tips All Brides Should Know
Traditional Wedding Ceremony Music
Best Modern Love Songs for the Wedding Ceremony
How to Create the Perfect First Dance
Wedding Entertainment: Tips for Booking a Wedding DJ
Wedding Music: Top 20 First Dance Songs
Wedding Music & Entertainment: Choosing Your First Dance Song
Wedding Entertainment: 6 Suggestions for Selecting a Wedding DJ
Wedding Music: 21 Modern Love Songs for Your First Dance

Best Modern Love Songs for the Wedding Ceremony

Traditional wedding music has lost its appeal with today's brides and grooms. Increasing numbers of soon-to-be newlyweds seek a vibe that is unique and symbolizes their relationship. Make the music yours with modern love songs that speak personally to you and your partner.

Wedding Prelude Music

The prelude is the music played while guests arrive and often when the grandparents and mothers are escorted in. Here are a few soft and sweet suggestions for the moments just before the ceremony starts:

  • "The Way I Am" - Ingrid Michaelson
  • "Only You"- Joshua Radin
  • "Reasons to Love You"- Meiko
  • "Falling Slowly"- Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Contemporary Wedding Processional Music

For your grand entrance, choose a tune that expresses your love as a couple. Find one with lyrics you love or in the genre that you and your groom agree on. The choices are endless. Check out these, to start:

  • "Fly"- Sarah Groves
  • "Make You Feel My Love"- Adele
  • "Let it Be Me"- Rosie Thomas
  • "My Love for You is Real" - Ryan Adams
  • "Lay Your Head Down"- Keren Ann

After saying your vows, you'll be ready to skip down that aisle with your new partner on your arm, so choose an upbeat recessional! Share your joy with one of these selections:

Modern Wedding Recessional Songs
  • "I'm Yours"- Jason Mraz
  • "Beautiful Day"- U2
  • "Bittersweet Symphony"- The Verve
  • "Home" - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

(For a contemporary twist, have either of these two options below sung by a gospel choir)

  • "Oh Happy Day" - The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  • "All You Need is Love" - The Beatles

A great DJ or wedding planner will help you narrow down the decision by asking questions that represent you and your partner. Find local experts willing to go that extra mile using our local vendor search!