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Dancing Through The Night

Just as the music for your ceremony is important in setting the mood and establishing the event, your music choices for your reception make just as much of a statement.  Look for songs that accentuate your personalities and that establish the tone of the evening.  Your entrance song should be something catchy and exciting to start the night off right.  Choose songs that mean a lot for your first dance, and parent dance songs.  For your cake cutting song, go with something fun to highlight that big moment.  The anniversary dance should be a more sweet and sentimental song.  The song selection for the bouquet and garter toss should be something fun and flirty or sexy to get your single guests excited.  Finally, your last dance song choice should be something that makes a lasting impression, but subtly, or not so subtly lets your guests know the evening is almost over.  Whatever songs you choose, make sure they fit your personality and make you feel good about your big day!  I have compiled a list of ideas, to get you thinking below.  Music is the key to your heart, so play it smart!


Entrance Songs

  • Crazy In Love-Beyonce
  • Viva La Vida-Coldplay
  • We Are Young-Fun.
  • Sexy & I Know It-LMFAO
  • Just The Way You Are-Bruno Mars


1st Dance

  • Lucky-Jason Mraz
  • So Close-Jon Mclaughlin
  • Wanted-Hunter Hayes
  • All of Me-John Legend
  • At Last-Etta James
  • Come Away With Me-Norah Jones
  • I Will-The Beatles
  • The Way I Am-Ingrid Michaelson
  • Fly Me To The Moon-Frank Sinatra
  • Mirrors-Justin Timberlake


Father/Daughter Dance

  • Buttergly Kisses-Bob Carlisle
  • The Way You Look Tonight-Frank Sinatra
  • Daughters-John Mayer
  • Isn’t She Lovely-Stevie Wonder
  • Unforgettable-Nat King Cole


Mother/Son Dance

  • What A Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
  • Close To You-The Carpenters
  • A Song For Mamma-Boyz II Men
  • How Sweet It Is-James Taylor
  • In My Life-The Beatles


Cake Cutting

  • Everything-Michael Bublé
  • Love Story-Taylor Swift
  • Chapel Of Love-The Dixie Cups
  • The Sweetest Thing-U2
  • Sugar-The Archies


Anniversary Dance

  • Because You Loved Me-Celine Dion
  • When I Said I Do-Clint Black
  • It Had To Be You-Frank Sinatra
  • L-O-V-E- Nat King Cole
  • Endless Love-Lionel Richie & Diana Ross


Bouquet Toss

  • Single Ladies-Beyonce
  • Material Girl-Madonna
  • Dancing Queen-Abba
  • Wishin’ & Hopin’-Ani DiFranco
  • It’s Raining Men-The Weather Girls


Garter Removal

  • Mission Impossible Theme-Larry Mullen & Adam Clayton
  • Pink Panther Theme-Henry Mancini
  • Stripper Song- Joe Loss Orchestra
  • Sexy Back-Justin Timberlake
  • I’m Too Sexy-Right Said Fred


Garter Toss

  • Danger Zone-Kenny Loggins
  • Austin Powers Theme “Soul Bossa Nova”-Quincy Jones
  • Let’s Get It On-Marvin Gaye
  • You Sexy Thing-Hot Chocolate
  • Cherry Pie-Warrant


Last Dance

  • Last Dance-Donna Summer
  • Save The Last Dance For Me-Michael Bublé
  • Save The Best For Last-Vanessa Williams
  • Closing Time-Semisonic
  • Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)-Green Day


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