"What Are the Best Wedding Songs?"

Well, it depends, because your best wedding songs may not be the same as someone else's.

One thing I do know for sure:  As a wedding musician, I am asked that question quite a bit.  And honestly, as I've already suggested, it's a question that really has no one right answer.

Why? Because some basic questions need to be answered before you can arrive at the wedding songs that are the best ones for you.  Here's a few:

  • Is your wedding style formal or informal?
  • What best describes your musical taste?  Traditional or contemporary? 
  • Is the tone of your wedding religious or secular?
  • Where is the wedding and/or reception going to be held?  Indoors or outdoors?  Will it be in a House of Worship, a hall, a park gazebo, on a beach or in a barn?
  • What instruments will be available to perform your music? 
  • Will there be any vocal music--either that of the congregants or a soloist?

Realize that choosing your wedding songs needn't be a time-consuming hassle (unlike some other aspects of wedding planning!).  If you'll take just a few minutes and consider your answers to some of the above questions, you'll have a great start.  And, of course, throughout this website, you'll find plenty more information to help you choose the best wedding songs for you.

At this point, please know that this website is currently undergoing major revisions and thus is currently a bit "topsy-turvy".  Because of this and because I'm aware that planning a wedding is quite a job that has to be balanced with work, family & friends, I've created the:

The FREE Wedding Music Chart

  • It is a "bare-bones" chart that lists songs via categories and where each category is subdivided into traditional or contemporary. There are built-in song links that will take you directly to a song clip on Amazon. This can help you choose your wedding songs FAST & EASY thus saving you precious time.  So go ahead...it's FREE...and there are no opt-in boxes or gimmicks. Just remember that it's a "bare-bones" approach without any additional information.

Otherwise, by devoting some time and thought to reviewing the information and tips offered throughout this site, you'll be sure to choose songs that will be perfect for you on one of the most important and glorious days of your life!

So take your time, think about, and enjoy the process of choosing your music. No need to panic!  Just don't be like the bride-to-be that contacted me one afternoon and asked if I would please play the harp for her wedding. Nothing unusual about that, so I asked her the date and time of her wedding. Imagine my shock when she joyfully replied, "Tomorrow, at 11:00 AM!"

Yikes!  At least plan a little better than that!

On that "note", let's go...