The Perfect Songs for the Important Moments in Your Wedding Reception

2d124093a3e09cd02cee08d0ecef5ac9While your ceremony is organized around your vows, the reception hinges on your music choices. There are specific moments that your guests will expect a special song to play and will be all ears. These include the spotlight dances (bride and groom, father/ daughter, and mother/ son), the introduction of the bridal party, the cake cutting, the bouquet and garter toss. Finding the perfect song for each of these occasions can be a challenge. Below are some suggestions that always suit one of the important reception events to a tee!

The Bride and Groom’s First Dance:

  • At Last by Etta James
  • I’ll Be by Edwin McCain
  • Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
  • Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
  • I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
  • When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Kraus
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
  • The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
  • Everything by Michael Buble

The Father + Daughter Dance:

  • What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  • My Wish by Rascal Flatts
  • Unforgettable by Natalie and Nat King Cole
  • Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
  • Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • In My Life by the Beatles
  • There You’ll Be by Faith Hill
  • I Loved Her First by Heartland

The Mother + Son Dance:

  • I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
  • You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
  • Forever Young by Rod Stewart
  • Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
  • Through the Years by Kenny Chesney
  • Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
  • You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
  • A Song for Mama by Boyz II Men

The Introduction of the Bridal Party:

  • I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas
  • Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
  • Forever by Chris Brown
  • We Are Family by Sister Sledge
  • Sexyback by Justin Timberlake
  • Celebration by Kool & the Gang
  • Crazy in Love by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
  • Walk This Way by Aerosmith featuring Run DMC

The Cake Cutting:

  • Sugar, Sugar by Archies
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
  • Sweetest Thing by U2
  • Lucky by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  • That’s Amore by Dean Martin
  • I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by the Four Tops
  • All You Need is Love by the Beatles

The Bouquet Toss:

  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyoncé
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
  • It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls
  • Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
  • Wishin’ & Hopin’ by Dusty Springfield
  • One Way or Another by Blondie
  • Chapel of Love by the Dixie Cups
  • Maneater by Nelly Furtado

The Garter Toss:

  • Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
  • Legs by ZZ Top
  • Oh Yeah by Yello
  • Cherry Pie by Warrant
  • I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred
  • You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
  • Big Pimpin’ by Jay-Z
  • Macho Man by the Village People

Any of these songs would be perfect for your reception! If you are still having trouble, consult with your DJ or band and see if they have any ideas or suggestions. Do not be afraid to try a different song and make your reception unique! If you are still looking for a DJ, Che’ne Rouge recommends two wonderful companies that service the metro Atlanta area. The first is DJ’s-2-Go and the second is Premier Event DJ’s.  DJ service is even included in some of our reasonable packages! Check them out online or book an appointment to tour our venue and hear about them in person!