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Your Wedding Day Soundtrack in Austin, TX


It is important that you build a wedding soundtrack that is all about you and your partner. It will make the wedding feel more special because you two are sharing songs that brought you two together. A good soundtrack will set the mood you want for the big day. Here are some focus points you’ll want to have a customizable wedding day soundtrack.



Your guest will arrive before the ceremony starts. Make the vibe more bubbly by having a pre-wedding ceremony playlist. Here are some ideas:

  • Play songs that you and your partner love
  • Use instrumental songs
  • Play a matchup of songs you two love. For this you will need someone that knows how to mix songs to sound elegant and smooth for the pre-ceremony.

Pre-wedding Ceremony Spotify Playlists:

  • Pre Ceremony by Helen Vegter
  • Pre-Wedding Ceremony by amberncall
  • Pre Ceremony Instrumental by J.P. Kreisher


The ceremony is the most important part of the wedding. It is the reason we even have wedding receptions. Therefore, you’ll want the soundtrack to be all about you two because it is the reason why your friends and families are there. Here are some ideas for the key points of the ceremony:

  • Groom walking down the aisle
    • Play one of his favorite songs
  • Bridal party walking down the aisle
    • Play songs that the bride likes
  • Groomsmen walking down the aisle
    • Play songs that the groom likes
  • The bride walking down the aisle
    • Play her favorite song
    • Instrumental love song

The wedding ceremony doesn’t have to be elegant if you wish for it to not be. However, if you do. Here are a few more playlists to checkout to build your ceremony soundtrack:

  • Wedding Ceremony Songs (Playlist) by Matt Johnson
  • Bride Entrance Songs for Walking Down the Aisle by My Wedding Songs
  • Wedding Ceremony Music by Melissa

If you would like to have an easy ceremony. Here are the common wedding ceremony songs:

  1. A Thousand Years (instrumental)
  2. Perfect
  3. Canon in D (traditional wedding song)

Cocktail Hour

For the cocktail hour, you will want songs that are smooth and just background noise. This is the time your guest will mingle while you, your partner, close family, and friends take pictures. Don’t overwhelm the other guest with upbeat music during this time. You can have your Austin wedding DJ play songs that you two enjoy or play songs that you two agreed to have on the playlist so it isn’t all love songs.

If you guys are having issues picking songs you would want your guest to listen to while you two take pictures. Here are a few playlists you can send to your DJ to mix and match:

  • Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs by The Wedding Guy
  • Fun cocktail hour by Lucas London
  • Millennial Wedding – Cocktail Hour by leighanneroberts


Almost done with all the nerve-racking moments. The reception schedule is 100 percent up to you two. Customize the soundtrack to your customizable reception. Here are the key focus for the reception and the top 3 songs that have been played for each part:

  • Announcing Bridal party:
    • “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
    • “24k Magic” Bruno Mars
    • “Up Town Funk” Bruno Mars
  • Announcing you twos:
    • “Marry You” Bruno Mars
    • “Back in Black” AC/DC
    • “Shut up and Dance” WALK THE MOON
  • Your First Dance:
    • “Thinking out Loud” Ed Sheeran
    • “Can’t Stop Falling In Love With You” Elvis Presley
    • “L-O-V-E” Nat King Cole
  • Father/Daughter dance:
    • “I Loved Her First” Heartland
    • “My Little Girl” Tim McGraw
    • “There goes my life” Kenny Chesney
  • Mother/Song dance:
    • “Bless The Broken Road” Rascal Flatts
    • “I hope you dance” Lee Ann Womack
    • “You Rise Me Up” Josh Groban

For the dinner portion of the reception, you may want a variety of love songs. However, try to make the songs be background noise because you and your guest will be mingling among yourselves; while eating. Are you still having issues finding the perfect songs for your dinner soundtrack?

No worries, here are a few playlists on Spotify you can also send to your DJ to customize your dinner music:

  • Wedding Dinner Music by Debra Parker
  • 2022 Dinner Wedding by bkalor67
  • Wedding Dinner Background Music by JL

Curated Wedding Playlists

Your soundtrack should be about you two and your love story. Your guest can dance their hearts away when the dancefloor is open. Show the room your love and enjoy every moment of this special day because this day only comes once in a lifetime.

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