Are you looking for romantic wedding love songs for your big day? We’ve rounded up a playlist of 19 of the best love songs for weddings to ramp up the romance at your wedding.
Unsure of where to begin with your wedding music? Here’s our guide to choosing the right music for your wedding.
Our Playlist of 19 Wedding Love Songs
1. I Forget Where We Were – Ben Howard
Group Content Editor Zoe Burke’s top pick for a wedding love song is Ben Howard’s ‘I Forget Where We Were’: “This super emotional song will never not give me goose bumps and I think it’s perfect if you’re looking for a love song for your wedding with an indie vibe.”
Best lyric: ‘Only time is ours/the rest we’ll just wait and see’
2. Hey There Delilah – Plain White Ts
Everyone remembers this dreamy ditty – hands up if it was your MySpace profile song?! It’s the perfect pick especially if your relationship started out as a long-distance love.
Best lyric: ‘You know it’s all because of you/We can do whatever we want to’
3. XO – Beyoncé
Who doesn’t want Beyoncé at their wedding? She never fails to produce a banger and this is the perfect alternative to ‘Crazy in Love’ which Bey and Jay reportedly danced to at their own wedding.
Best lyric: ‘You better kiss me/Before our time is run out’
4. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
Content Writer Leanne Smith recommends this rock classic, which is ideal for brides and grooms who can’t imagine their wedding day unfolding without a bit of guitar. “It’s a classic song filled with raw emotion, and it’s one of the greatest power ballads of all time,” explains Leanne.
Best lyric: ‘Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure’
5. Ordinary People – John Legend
This is a great choice of song for couples who pride themselves on their realistic approach to love. It’s not sickly or sentimental but is a beautiful song about the day to day practicalities of love.
Best lyric: ‘Though it’s not a fantasy I still want you to stay’
6. The One – Kodaline
Like your music to have a bit of an alternative edge? Consider using ‘The One’ by Kodaline at your wedding, whether for your first dance, walk-down-the-aisle song or as your signing the register music. It’s romantic but still rocky!
Best lyric: ‘When we are together you make me feel like my mind is free and my dreams are reachable’
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7. Paradise – George Ezra
This recent release from George Ezra is great for couples who want some upbeat wedding love songs that will have everyone jumping around! This super-fun song is all about the joy of falling in love.
Best lyric: ‘I will find you, I will hold you and I will be there’
8. All You Need is Love – The Beatles
The Editor of Confetti magazine, Anna-Marie DeSouza, recommends this song as it has a touching family connection for her: “My dad used to sing the Beatles one to me as a child and I grew up loving it – he learned how to play the piano in later life and used to play that to my mum! They are so cute.”
Best lyric: ‘All you need is love, love, love is all you need’
9. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
This is a pick from Confetti’s Creative Marketing Coordinator, Sunnie Swinburn, who says: “This song puts feelings into music.”
Best lyric: ‘And when you smile/The whole world stops and stares for a while’
10. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Who doesn’t love this song? We think this folk rock love song is the perfect song to end your wedding to.
Best lyric: ‘I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart’
11. Depth Over Distance – Ben Howard
Another pick by Group Content Ed Zoe – can you see a theme here with the Ben Howard choices? “This song is slightly more moody but still so, so lovely and poetic. It’s ideal if you want a slow and sultry first dance.”
Best lyric: ‘And this tree of ours may grow tall in the woods/But it’s the roots that will bind us here’
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12. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
Who doesn’t love a bit of Kelly Clarkson? ‘A Moment Like This’ is a powerful and moving choice of wedding love song – and the lyrics are beautiful.
Best lyric: ‘Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this’
13. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol are experts at writing beautiful tracks, but ‘Chasing Cars’ has to be their most perfect choice for a wedding song.
Best lyric: ‘Those three words/Are said too much/They’re not enough’
14. She Keeps Me Warm – Mary Lambert
This beautiful song by Mary Lambert grew out of the contribution she made to Macklemore’s LGBTQ rights single ‘Same Love’. This is one of the loveliest wedding love songs – it will give you goose bumps.
Best lyric: ‘I could be a morning sunrise all the time, all the time’
15. Thank You – Led Zeppelin
“This is a beautiful, slow, meaningful, folky love song with beautiful lyrics,” explains Kate Thompson, Features Editor at Confetti.
Best lyric: ‘If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you’
16. You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
This chirpy, super 80s classic is the perfect wedding love song to walk back down the aisle as newlyweds to! You’ll have all your guests dancing in their seats.
Best lyrics: ‘And wrap yourself around me/Cause I ain’t the way that you found me’
17. Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
This curveball recommendation comes from Creative Marketing Coordinator Sunnie who recommended it because: “It’s a feel good song and it makes me want to dance!” It might not be first dance material, but it’s definitely a party classic when it comes to wedding love songs.
Best lyrics: ‘Whenever, wherever, we’re meant to be together’
18. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Confetti magazine Editor Anna-Marie also rates ‘God Only Knows’ by The Beach Boys as one of her top wedding love songs: “I have a minor obsession with The Beach Boys and used to listen to this album a lot when I started dating my husband. Years later, he says it makes him think of me. Other than that, I only like death metal.”
Best lyric: ‘I may not always love you/But long as there are stars above you/You never need to doubt it’
19. You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Features Editor Kate recommends this classic Motown love song: “It was written by a couple, famously recorded by another real life couple and could even be sung as a duet on your wedding day.”
Best lyric: ‘It was plain to see/You were my destiny’
Still looking for more wedding song inspiration? Check out our guide to first dance wedding songs.