Timeless and Traditional Wedding Music

Drew Stoga


When it comes time to select your wedding songs, it is important to pick carefully. The wedding music you select will come to define your memories of the big day. Below is a list of a few of the all-time top wedding songs for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Wedding Ceremony Songs

What do you want to hear as you walk down the aisle? Wedding ceremony music is often played by a solo guitarist, string quartet or other string ensembles — but it is your special day so book whomever you would like. Many couples chose classical wedding ceremony songs but instrumental interpretations of popular favorites can also be a nice touch. A few of the most popular songs for a wedding ceremony are:

  • Pachelbel's Canon in D
  • Wagner's Bridal Chorus
  • In My Life
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Vivaldi's Spring

First Dance Songs

Some couples look forward to the first dance of their wedding night with the same anticipation as saying “I do” or slipping on their wedding ring for the first time. The hours and days leading up to your wedding will be frantic and crazy; your first dance is an opportunity for a quiet, romantic moment with your sweetie. Here are a few popular first dance wedding songs that will never go out of style:

  • At Last
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Crazy Love
  • Unchained Melody
  • Wonderful Tonight

Father and Daughter Dance Songs

There won't be dry eye in sight during your father daughter dance. The father and daughter dance is always a symbolical and emotional moment at any wedding. Remember dads, you aren't losing a daughter, you are gaining a son! Here is a list of a few of popular songs to consider for the father daughter dance:

  • My Girl
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Unforgettable
  • Through The Years
  • Father and Daughter

Mother and Son Dance Songs

Behind every good man is a great mother. The mother son dance is another touching moment of many weddings. It is important to find a song that both mother and song can agree on, which is not always so easy. Here are a few of the most popular father daughter dance songs:

  • How Sweet It Is
  • All You Need Is Love
  • Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Stand By Me