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How to Create the Perfect Wedding Music Playlist (page 2 of 2)

From the first dance to the cutting of the cake, find tips and suggestions for what songs to play on your wedding day.

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The Throwback Couple

This playlist includes songs that strike a chord with every generation and is perfect for a family-oriented couple. Upbeat classics that you can't help but sing along to, from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and other favorites, will call guests to the dance floor to celebrate all night long.

1. Father/Daughter: Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
2. Mother/Son: Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
3. Bride/Groom: Etta James - At Last
4. Aretha Franklin - Respect
5. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
6. Earth Wind and Fire - Celebrate
7. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
8. Michael Jackson - PYT
9. Stevie Wonder - For Once in my Life
10. The Temptations - Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

The Party Couple

For the couple that's always current and looking to have a good time, a playlist made of chart toppers is just right. Who can resist pop culture favorites from Beyonce and The Black Eyed Peas, especially when surrounded by your closest friends and family? Just press play and let the music do the rest.

1. Father/Daughter: John Mayer - Daughters
2. Mother/Son: Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
3. Bride/Groom: Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
4. La Roux - Bullet Proof
5. Beyonce - Single Ladies
6. The Black Eyed Peas - The Time
7. J. Cole - Work Out
8. Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind
9. Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
10. Neyo featuring Pitbull - Give Me Everything
11. Kanye West - The Good Life

The Hipster Couple

If your styles tend to veer off the beaten path, you might be more inclined to create a playlist that features up-and-coming indie artists. For the couple that's planning a non-traditional wedding, take inspiration from any of the music festivals around the country and enjoy tracks from She and Him, Alabama Shakes and more.

1. Father/Daughter: She and Him - Sweet Darling
2. Mother/Son: Fleet Foxes - Lorelai
3. Bride/Groom: Alabama Shakes - I Found You
4. Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
5. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's - 40 Day Dream
6. Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof
7. The Shins - Simple Song
8. My Morning Jacket - I'm Amazed
9. Oberhofer - Away FRM U
10. Youth Lagoon - Cannons

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