Wedding Day Playlists Perfected
by Ali Chambless November 1
Wedding Day Playlists
When you think about music for your wedding day, often the reception playlist is the only thing that comes to mind. What songs do you want to hear while you’re getting ready? Walking down the aisle? Eating dinner? We asked local Austin + Hill Country entertainment pros to curate wedding day playlists perfected for these moments and more. Continue reading to get inspired (and, we’re linking the Spotify playlist so you can jam while you search!).
Photo: Heidi Elyse Photography
There’s nothing like music to set the tone for the wedding day, and you’ll want a playlist that’s calm enough to play in the background but upbeat and playful to set the tone. Mix funk and soul songs with retro hits for a true “feel good” playlist.
- Kiss Me More (Feat. Sza) | Doja Cat
- I Say a Little Prayer | Aretha Franklin
- Harvest Moon | Poolside
Photo: Angela King Photography
Just because you cut the vocals from your music for your entrance doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the standard wedding prelude songs. Get inspired by the Bridgerton soundtrack and have your DJ play string versions of your fave pop hits.
- Love Story | Vitamin String Quartet
- Thinking Out Loud | Daniel Jang
- Closer | Brooklyn Duo
Insert all your acoustic “soft pop” faves and sappy love songs for a romantic wedding dinner. The more muted music will make it easy for guests to chat without bringing down the mood for dancing to follow.
- Suit & Tie | Tyler Ward
- No Scrubs | William Singe
- Man in the Mirror | James Morrison
Pro Tip: Always provide a “Do Not Play” list to your DJ or band for clear communication on your music taste so your wedding day playlists are perfect! Source the best entertainment vendors in Austin + Hill Country and beyond, and get ready to dance the night away!
Other Local Vendors: Angela King Photography, Lucy Struve, Heidi Elyse Photography