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49 Songs to Play While Your Guests Arrive at Your Wedding Venue

Want to give your guests a bit of extra entertainment while they wait for you to walk down the aisle? Here’s how to make the perfect playlist.

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Even if you’ve crafted the perfect ceremony timeline, your guests will probably have a bit of time to kill before your wedding kicks off. Instead of making them wait in silence while all your aunts, uncles, grandparents, childhood friends and acquaintances shuffle to their seats, craft a pre-ceremony wedding playlist to keep them entertained. We suggest keeping your pre-ceremony music pretty light (and even modern) and saving the party rock anthems for later on in the evening. Keep in mind that some wedding venues aren’t equipped with sound systems, so you may need to put in a request for guest arrival wedding songs with a live pianist, guitarist or harpist (P.S. we've rounded up the best harp songs for your wedding ceremony).

Here are a few of our favourite songs to put on your pre-ceremony wedding playlist.

  • I Do - Susie Suh
  • (Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry - Darlene Love
  • You Got What I Need - Joshua Radin
  • Still Fallin - Hunter Hayes
  • Crazy in Love - Daniela Andrade
  • Making All Things New - Aaron Espe
  • God Only Knows - Jillian Edwards
  • XO - John Mayer
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • Time After Time - Iron & Wine
  • Better Together - Us the Duo
  • Friday I’m in Love - Janet Devlin
  • If I Ain’t Got You - James Bay
  • Riptide - MisterWives
  • Build Me Up From Bones - Sarah Jarosz
  • Over the Rainbow - Ingrid Michealson
  • I Like You - Ben Rector
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) - Stevie Wonder
  • Love and Happiness - Al Green
  • For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • (What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
  • L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Halo - Lotte Kestner
  • Lover - Taylor Swift
  • Paper Rings - Taylor Swift
  • Stuck With U - Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber
  • Beyond - Leon Bridges
  • Love On The Weekend - John Mayer
  • Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
  • Gold Love - Maren Morris
  • Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
  • Lego House - Ed Sheeran
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Love Is A Verb - John Mayer
  • 1234 - Feist
  • Golden Thing - Cody Simpson
  • Magic - Coldplay
  • The Most Beautiful Thing - Bruno Major
  • Love You For A Long Time - Maggie Rogers
  • I Got You Babe - Bahamas
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • Ho Hey - Lennon & Maisy
  • I'm With You - Vance Joy
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Haley Reinhart
  • You're Still The One - Shania Twain
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations

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