Dinner Music

I was recently asked about what music to play during dinner at your wedding. Here is my response: whatever you want! Don’t worry, though, I’ll provide suggestions. But I think dinner is the time to play all your favorite songs (love songs are fitting, of course, but they don’t have to be.) This is, of course, the time for more subdued music, because you should have the opportunity to play all your upbeat favorites later in the evening. If you are a country fan, play country music! If you love timeless classics, play them! (You can find a list here.) And if your taste is all over the place, even better. Make a playlist of all your favorites, and this will give your guests another opportunity to get to know you as they enjoy their dinner.

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If the plethora of good music out there in the world overwhelms you, fear not. I’m going to share a few different examples of dinner playlists to give you somewhere to start. Starting today, with my personal favorites. If you are at my wedding, this is probably what you will hear while you eat dinner. (Note: This is a sampling, because my list is quite long. Plus I will undoubtedly fall in love with more between now and then.)

At Last – Etta James

To Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks

Forever – Ben Harper

You Belong To Me – Jason Wade

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

You And Me – Lifehouse

Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band

Your Song – Elton John

Love And Some Verses – Iron And Wine

Everybody – Ingrid Michaleson

Don’t Let Me Fall – Lenka

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys

She Is Love – Parachute

Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop – Landon Pigg

Marry Me – Train

Glitter In The Air – P!nk

All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

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1234 – Feist

Collide – Howie Day

The Only Exception – Paramore

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Good Life – One Republic

Think Of Me – Rosi Golan

You’re The First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White

Love – Matt White

Ordinary Miracle – Sarah McLachlan

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

I Run To You – Lady Antebellum

She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

Better Together – Jack Johnson

She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel

I’d Rather Be With You – Joshua Radin

Let Me Down Easy – Billy Currington

I Do – Colbie Caillat

Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) – Ella Fitzgerald

Two Is Better Than One – Boys Like Girls Feat. Taylor Swift

The Luckiest – Ben Folds

Sea Of Love – Cat Power

Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin

Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

Amen – Dave Barnes

Sight Of Love – Michael Rossback

Cowboy Take Me Away – The Dixie Chicks

I Will – The Beatles

Hope that gives you somewhere to start!

Jessica@TWB - October 11, 2011 - 10:09 am

Great picks…as always.

Orly Lyndon {the boutique photographer} - October 11, 2011 - 3:08 pm

ooh you’ve got some lovely songs there

Jenna @ Heartcarry Press - October 11, 2011 - 3:53 pm

I want to come to your wedding :) Such a great list! I totally neglected dinner music, I would’ve taken this whole list. Such sweet songs on here! “Forever” is one of my favorites.

Cris of Kiss My Tulle - October 11, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Thank you for including Pink – she’s got some great music that NOT “angry chick” stuff (not to mention killer vocal techniques).

Aunt Debbie - October 15, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Have we won yet?????????????? Still voting for Tera And Joey

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