Wedding Dinner Soundtrack

Wedding Dinner Soundtrack

You know what song you’ll walk down the aisle to…

You know what your first dance song will be to

You may even know the final party song of the night

But have you considered what to play during dinner? Wedding dinner music is more than just background music.

wedding dinner music

As you are thinking about your dinner reception, think about the kind of vibe you are looking for. Classy? More subdued? Or maybe you want it upbeat! The music you choose helps set the tone and create the atmosphere for your wedding reception.

Mike Staff Productions Recommendations:

Do not underestimate the power of a great DJ.

(We’re chock full of them at Mike Staff Productions, by the way)  

They can keep the party going and will have a great pulse on the room and what needs to happen next. So, we polled our pros about the best wedding dinner music that helps to set the mood when it’s time to eat:

Acoustic Covers of Modern Favorites

“Stay With Me” by Angus & Julia Stone (Sam Hunt)

“Get Lucky” by Jocelyn Scofield (Daft Punk)

“Style” by Ryan Adams (Taylor Swift)

“Royals” by Matt Johnson (Lorde)

“Crazy in Love” by Daniela Andrade (Beyonce)

“Happy” by Skylar Stecker (Pharrell Williams)

“We Found Love” by Boyce Avenue (Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna)

“All of Me” by Boyce Avenue (John Legend)

“Story of My Life” by Alabama Capital (One Direction)

“Earned It” by Cameron Bedell and Megan Davies (The Weekend)

Motown Chair Dancing

“Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green

“I Believe In You And Me” – The Four Tops

“My Girl” – The Temptations

“Can’t Hurry Love” – The Supremes

“One In A Million You” – Larry Graham

“You Really Got A Hold On Me” – Miracles

“Signed Sealed Delivered” – Stevie Wonder

“Three Times A Lady” – The Commodores

“Your Precious Love” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

“Endless Love” – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Country Family Dinner

“Happy People” – Little Big Town

“Parachute” – Chris Stapleton

“A Thing Called Love”  – Johnny Cash

“Everytime I Hear that Song” – Blake Shelton

“Holy” – Florida Georgia Line

“Ours” – Taylor Swift

“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes

“Inside Your Heaven” – Carrie Underwood

“Whatever It Is” – Zac Brown Band

“I Could Use a Love Song” – Maren Morris

Not Your Grandma’s Classical

The Piano Guys Albums (ANYTHING by this group!)

        Uncharted (2016)

        Wonders (2014)

        The Piano Guys 2 (2013)

        The Piano Guys (2012)

Vitamin String Quartet Albums

        The Modern Wedding Collection

        The Modern Wedding Collection II

Lindsey Stirling Albums

        Brave Enough (2016)

        Shatter Me (2014)

        Lindsey Stirling (2012)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Album

        Cheek to Cheek

Crooner Classics

“Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra

“You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” – Dean Martin

“Be-Bop, the Beguine” – Sammy Davis, Jr.

“More” – Bobby Darin

“Little Girl” – Vic Damone

“L-O-V-E” – Nat King Cole

“Mack the Knife” – Bobby Darin

“I Only Have Eyes for You” – Jamie Cullum

“As Time Goes By” – Jimmy Durante

“Chances Are” – Johnny Mathis

wedding dinner soundtrack

Like all of the music on this list? That’s cool! Don’t be afraid to mix things up! (It’s your wedding after all) The goal is not to put your guests to sleep — so broaden your dinner music selection and I bet your guests will truly appreciate it. If they sing along? Awesome! Dance in their chair a little bit? Perfect! Mix in some classics so they continue eating and having great conversation with the other guests at their table. Nailed it!

If there are songs you absolutely don’t want played, that’s where your DJ comes in and where a

“do not play list” comes in (Keep that in mind for reception music, too!)

Still have questions or want some more advice? Mike Staff Productions is home to some of the very best DJs in the land. Seriously, they love making your reception amazing.

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