Summertime is the season for weddings and everyone wants fresh, new song ideas for their playlist on the big day. Here’s a look at some songs that have become popular for weddings that will have you covered from walking down the aisle to the after-party.
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
What the song’s about: This romantic ballad describes love that lasts a lifetime. English Singer Songwriter Ed Sheeran described it himself as a “walking down the aisle song” while the music video shows off beautiful choreography. No wonder this song has become newlywed’s top choice for a first dance.
Lyrics you’ll love: Take me into your loving arms / Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars / Place your head on my beating heart / I’m thinking out loud / That maybe we found love right where we are
All of Me by John Legend
What the song’s about: John Legend pours his heart out on “All of Me,” a tender piano ballad that was inspired by his fiancee Chrissy Teigen. The song is about loving someone wholeheartedly and accepting them, flaws and all. It’s the kind of love that most women would want their guys to feel for them. Legend himself sang it to Teigen at their wedding and if you can find a brave guy willing to do the same during the reception, he’s definitely a keeper.
Lyrics you’ll love: ‘Cause of all of me / loves of all of you / love your curves and all your edges / love your perfect imperfections / Give your all to me / I’ll give my all to you / You’re my end and my beginning / Even when I lose I’m winning
Better Together by Jack Johnson
What the song’s about: This lighthearted song written and performed by Jack Johnson talks about how memories and moments are best shared with a better half. The song is perfect for laid-back beach weddings as well as those photo slideshows of your memories as a couple.
Lyrics you’ll love: There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard /
No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart / Our dreams, and they are made out of real things / Like a, shoebox of photographs / With sepia-toned loving
Marry You by Bruno Mars
What the song’s about: Marry You is a love song by American recording artist Bruno Mars about a couple who goes to Las Vegas and spontaneously decide to get married there. The song is kind of silly, but very catchy and is a good alternative for couples who don’t like the usual classic love ballads. Good for starting off the reception or a flash mob performance of the entourage.
Lyrics you’ll love: Cause it’s a beautiful night / We’re looking for something dumb to do / Hey baby / I think I wanna marry you
Sugar by Maroon 5
What the song’s about: This catchy and feel-good song by American pop rock band Maroon 5 is about how love can make everything sweeter. What makes it great for weddings is the music video, which was inspired by the 2005 romantic comedy Wedding Crashers and features Maroon 5 crashing real weddings that happened in Los Angeles in a day. Sugar is a great option for getting people to dance or during the cake-cutting ceremony.
Lyrics you’ll love: I don’t wanna be needing your love / I just wanna be deep in your love /
And it’s killing me when you’re away / Ooh, baby, ‘Cause I really don’t care where you are /
I just wanna be there where you are / And I gotta get one little taste