The Best Wedding Songs for Each Moment of Your Big Day!

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The Best Wedding Songs for Each Moment of Your Big Day!

The Best Wedding Songs for Each Moment of Your Big Day!

Are you engaged and looking for the best wedding songs for each moment of your big day? You’re in luck! In this blog post, we’re going to share some of our favorite wedding day melodies. From the moment you wake up on your wedding day until the sparkler send-off, there’s no denying that music is a great way to set the tone throughout your celebration! Picking out all the music for your wedding day can be a bit overwhelming when you first sit down to plan it all out. We hope you find our recommendations for the best wedding songs helpful!

New to our blog? Hello, dear! We’re so happy you’re here. If you’re newly engaged, congratulations! This is such an exciting time in your life. Madera Estates is a luxury Spanish & European-inspired wedding and event venue located in Conroe, Texas. Just 1-hour north of Houston, our venue offers an exotic resort-like atmosphere. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue, we invite you to book a free champagne tour! Without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite wedding songs for each moment throughout your big day! 

Ladies Getting Ready

Get hyped up while being pampered by your glam squad! Wedding days fly by so fast, and you want to make the most out of every moment! Getting ready with your bridesmaids is so much fun and you’ll want the right music to get you pumped up for the day ahead. Have your maid of honor make a great playlist. Get giddy with your best gal pals with these fun tunes: 

  • “Dear Future Husband” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Raise Your Glass” – Pink
  • “Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
  •  “Marry Me (Reggae Remix)” – Jason Derulo
  • “Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles
  • “Chapel Of Love” – The Dixie Cups
  • “Glamorous” – Fergie ft. Ludacris
  •  “I Do” – Colbie Caillat
  • “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
  • “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper

Fellas Getting Ready 

Guys have it so much easier, don’t they?! In terms of getting ready, many fellas just need a shower and some snazzy attire. At Madera Estates, typically you can find the guys chilling in our Whiskey Lounge. This room has comfortable couches, a flat-screen and a foosball table! Get your guys in the groove with some of these lively songs: 

  • “Simple Man” – Shine Down 
  • “All Summer Long” – Kid Rock 
  • “Congratulations” – Post Malone 
  • “Rockstar” – Nickelback 
  • “Chicken Fried” – Zac Brown Band 
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus 
  • “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd
  • Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt
  • “Country Girl (Shake it For Me)” – Luke Bryan
  • “Toes” – Zac Brown Band  


With guests seated, it’s finally time for the ceremony to commence! The processional is the first portion of a wedding ceremony in which families of the couple and their wedding party walk down the aisle. To set the tone for the vow exchange, these songs are usually slow and romantic. Here are some of the most popular processional songs:

  • “Canon in D” – Pachelbel
  • “Clair de Lune” – Claude Debussy
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Haley Reinhart
  • “Better Together” – Us The Duo
  • “Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac
  • “How Would You Feel” – Ed Sheeran
  • “All Love Everything” – Aloe Blacc
  • “Deserve You” – Justin Bieber
  • “Invisible String” – Taylor Swift
  • “Blessed” – Thomas Rhett

Walk Down The Aisle 

At last, it’s time for the bride to walk down the aisle to her beloved! Here are a few tunes that are guaranteed to set the tone. Warning, tears may shed!

  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Haley Reinhart
  • “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  • “Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride)” – Vicente Avella
  • “Marry Me” – Train
  • “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele
  • “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain
  • “Feels Like Home” – Edwina Hayes
  • “Songbird” – Fleetwood Mac
  • “Lucky” – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat

Recessional Songs

Now that you love birds have officially tied the knot, head back down the aisle with a fun upbeat song! This will get your guests excited for the festivities ahead. Here are a few of our faves:

  • “Wedding March” – Mendelssohn
  • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” – Natalie Cole
  • “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” – Stevie Wonder
  • “All You Need is Love” – The Beatles
  • “I Choose You” – Sarah Bareilles
  • “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz.
  • “Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra.
  • “On Top of the World” – Imagine Dragons
  • “Best Day Of My Life” – American Authors

Wedding Party Grand Entrance

Get your party shoes on! The grand entrance is your chance to get your guests hyped up for the evening ahead! Your wedding party will have a blast getting introduced with one of these upbeat songs in the background:

  • “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Shut Up and Dance” – Walk The Moon
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Uptown Funk” – Bruno Mars
  • “Raise Your Glass” – P!nk
  • “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO
  • “Bring Em Out” – T.I.
  • “Forever” – Chris Brown
  • “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” – Usher, Pitbull
  • “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Micheal Jackson

Cake Cutting

Make your cake-cutting moment even sweeter! Here are some song ideas for digging into the dessert:

  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Def Leppard
  • “Sugar” – Maroon 5
  • “Sugar, Sugar” – The Archies
  • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” – Four Tops
  • “Sweetheart” – Thomas Rhett
  • “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “Today Was a Fairytale” – Taylor Swift
  • “Sweet Thing” – Keith Urban
  • “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” – Eurythmics

First Dance Wedding Songs

Your first dance is a moment you’ll want to cherish! Picking the perfect first dance song is important because this song will remind you of your wedding day for years to come. Long after the wedding celebration, you and your spouse will think of one another every time you hear your first dance song!

  • “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton
  • “L-O-V-E” – Nat King Cole
  • “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
  • “At Last” – Etta James
  • “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • “All of Me” – John Legend
  • “Your Song” – Elton John
  • “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele
  • “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
  • “Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green

Father-Daughter Wedding Songs

The daddy/daughter dance is always a tear-jerker! Here are a few songs for dad:

  • “I Loved Her First” – Heartland
  • “My Girl” – The Temptations
  • “Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
  • “Sweet Pea” – Amos Lee
  • “Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle
  • “Stealing Cinderella” – Chuck Wicks
  • “My Little Girl” – Tim McGraw
  • “Then They Do” – Trace Atkins
  • “Always Be Your Baby” – Natalie Grant
  • “Daddy’s Little Girl” – Michael Bublé

Mother-Son Wedding Songs

The mother-son dance is typically one of the most touching moments of the day! Spin your mama around the dance floor to one of these beautiful songs:

  • “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts
  • “Days Like This” – Van Morrison
  • “You’ll Be In My Heart” – Phil Collins
  • “I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack
  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler
  • “What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
  • “Mother Like Mine” – The Band Perry
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney
  • “He Gets That From Me” – Reba McEntire

Upbeat Dance Floor Songs

You want your dance floor to be full of energy and smiling guests! Here are some songs that will make guests of all ages boogie down!

  • “Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey
  • “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” – Whitney Houston
  • “Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker
  • “September” – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” – Backstreet Boys
  • “You’re the One That I Want” – Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
  • “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
  • “Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid

Bouquet Toss Songs

Love isn’t the only thing in the air! Bouquet tosses are a longtime tradition that guests always seem to love. Here are a few great song options for the garter toss!

  • “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyoncé
  • “Milkshake” – Kelis
  • “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” – Shania Twain
  • “How Will I Know” – Whitney Houston
  • “Run the World” – Beyonce
  • “Hollaback Girl” – Gwen Stefani
  • “You Can’t Hurry Love” – The Supremes
  • “Ain’t No Other Man” – Christina Aguilera
  • “Wannabe ” – Spice Girls
  • “Don’t Cha” – The Pussycat Dolls

Garter Toss Songs

The garter toss is a fun tradition that most wedding guests get a good chuckle out of! Here are a few spicy songs that will get the groom to groove:

  • “Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Hot In Herre” – Nelly
  • “SexyBack” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Legs” – ZZ Top
  • “Who Let the Dogs Out”- Baha Men
  • “Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake 
  • “I’m Sexy And I Know It” – LMFAO
  • “James Bond Theme” = John Barry
  • “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
  • “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix-a-Lot

Still Searching For The Perfect Venue?

There you have it! We hope you enjoyed reading this blog post all about the best wedding songs. From the time you start getting ready, to the ride home from the reception, music is definitely a very important component of any wedding celebration!

Are you engaged and looking for a venue in the Houston or Conroe area? If so, consider booking a FREE champagne tour of Madera Estates! We are located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303. Of you have any questions, fill out this form on our website or give us a call at (936) 441-9337. Be sure to follow the fun on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.