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2021 Wedding Music Trends - from processional to first dance

Wedding Music Trends • Processional, Entrance & First Dance Music


What are the wedding music trends for 2021? Due to the ups and downs of this past year, we have experienced a lot of downtime, more than we are used to. This has created new opportunities to explore new hobbies, listen to new music, and take a step away from the real world. Certain songs have the ability to create emotion and while planning a wedding, you want to have a set playlist for your favorite songs. These songs create emotional ties between you and your loved ones. These are the songs that you want at your wedding! The songs that make you cry, laugh, dance, and enjoy the evening! Here are a few 2021 wedding music trends you may have forgotten about!

2021 Wedding Music Trends

Processional options: 

Have you ever seen the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” ? If you have, you know that the scene I am about to tell you! The processional scene where the bride walks down the aisle to “Can’t help Falling in Love” Cover by Kina Grannis. This song is brilliant! This song not only has emotional ties to many people it also is calming to anyone who listens. 

Other processional songs to consider include: 

  • “At Last” by Etta James 
  • “I get to love you” Raulle
  • “Songbird” – Fleetwood Mac
  • “Tenerife Sea” – Ed Sheeran 
  • “Speechless” – Dan & Shae

Grand Entrance options: 

This is the time to pick a song that is going to set the tone for the rest of the evening! Your grand entrance is an opportunity to get you and your bridal party as well as all your guests hyped up with the best wedding music! 

Some great songs to consider are: 

  • “That’s my kind of night” – Luke Bryan 
  • “Ain’t going down (till the sun comes up)”  – Garth Brooks
  • “Let me clear my throat” – DJ Kool 
  • “Crazy in Love – Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
  • “Money Maker” – Ludacris 

First Dance

During the first dance, all eyes are on you! Make sure you’re choosing a song that makes you feel something! You want this dance to be meaningful and something that you will remember forever! This is your special moment! This list will be a combination of oldies classics,  and new and modern. 

First Dance options include: 

  • “The way you look tonight” – Frank Senatra 
  • “At Last” – Etta James 
  • “Speechless” – Dan & Shay
  • “My Girl” – The Temptations
  • “Best Part” by Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.

Notice that some of these songs repeat?? It’s because they have been so popular and have the ability to move people in many different ways! All of these songs can be used and incorporated in many different ways!\

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Author: Kyrstin Schomberg

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