7 Songs for Your Modern Spring Wedding

7 Songs for Your Modern Spring Wedding

As wedding season approaches, you might be thinking, “what song do I want for my wedding?” You could go the tried & true route (Pachelbel’s “Canon” and Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”) or maybe you’d like to try something more modern? Here’s our list of the top 7 hits perfect for a spring ceremony.

7. Rude by MAGIC! (2014)

Perfect for: Pre-Ceremony, Recessional

Playful, flirty, and defiant – an excellent tune for the millennial generation! AND it’s all about marrying despite disapproval from the parents! How much more current can you get?

6. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding (2015)

Perfect for: Pre-Ceremony, Processional

Even if you don’t like Fifty Shades of Grey, you can’t deny the passion in this new wave ballad by Ellie Goulding. Use it “like you do” to express how singular and personal your love for each other is.

5. Like I’m Gonna Lose You ft. John Legend by Meghan Trainor (2015)

Perfect for: Pre-Ceremony, Processional

A sweet duet that brings to mind the classic R&B romance tunes of Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” and Etta James’ “At Last.” Walk down the aisle into the arms of your spouse-to-be and love them like you’re gonna lose them!

4. Heartbeat by Carrie Underwood (2015)

Perfect for: Unity Ceremony

American Idol winner brings a gorgeous and sentimental ballad that blurs the lines between genres. A power ballad that speaks to the heart of any relationship – isn’t that just perfect for a wedding?

3. Want to Want Me by Jason Derulo (2016)

Perfect for: Recessional, Cocktail Hour

For the young at heart, Derulo’s uptempo pop hit will entertain guests during thec ocktail hour or act as the perfect tongue-and-cheek recessional piece. So catchy!

2. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (2015)

Perfect for: Pre-Ceremony, Processional, Unity Ceremony

Grammy Award-winning tune that has enchanted the public ear since its release. Use this sweet ballad as processional song or for your first dance (clearly, the video wants to your “borrow” Sheeran’s clever wedding dance!).

1. One Call Away by Charlie Puth (2016)

Perfect for: Pre-Ceremony, Processional, Recessional

If you like the soulful stylings of Sam Smith, you’ll love Charlie Puth’s gospel-infused tune that’s breaking the charts. A youthful mid-tempo tune that translates very well for strings.

View these songs and more on our complete online Song List.

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