There’s a lot that goes into planning the perfect wedding — not that we need to tell any engaged couples that. With a to-do list a mile long, it’s easy to see why pulling off your dream “I dos” is no easy feat. Whether you’re following tradition down to the very T or you’re throwing out the playbook and making the day entirely your own, there seems to be nonstop vendors and details to deal with on your way to the aisle.
And while deciding on your colors, venues, and favors is important (pro tip: give favors that people can eat or forego them all together — trust us, most everyone will forever them and you’ll end up with 75+ koozies), there are really only two essential items that will turn any event into a PARTY (well, three if you count the bar): The food and the music. So, in order to make your event one that guests will talk about until the end of time, we’ve decided to search far and wide for songs that will help everyone feel. the. love.
One of the tell-tale signs of a great wedding? A crowded dance floor. But while it’s a dream to have both your great-grandma and your pre-teen cousin busting a move together, it takes a special science and a little bit of magic to make that happen. The first step? Get folks out of their seats and wanting to boogie. So, we’ve pulled together some of the best “get everyone out on the dance floor” songs that are sure to get the party started. Whether you’re a fan of current jams, girl gang hits, oldies, or even old school rap, we’ve got a song for your event that will truly kick off your marriage with a night you’ll never forget (because after seeing your grandpa getting down to “Baby Got Back,” you’ll truly know what it feels like to be living your best life).
Whether or not you’re always on the cutting edge of knowing the next song that will play ENDLESSLY on the radio, current jams are a great way to get the younger, energetic crowd out onto the floor and fill up some of that feared empty space. Pick your faves from the playlist below or give your DJ the whole mix to add to your must-play list. Either way, when the 18-35 crowd hears these songs, they're sure to kick off their heels and get the night started!
Being a bridesmaid comes with a lot of duties, but one of the most important (besides holding the dress when your bride pees, of course)? Getting your guests out onto the empty dance floor. Whether it’s the song you dance to together in elementary school or clapped to at sorority recruitment, girl gang songs are the epitome of wedding day euphoria. With jams your bestie as well as your mom know, these are the songs that will instantly pull your mains onto the floor (and don’t worry — the men will soon follow. Promise)!
Getting your babes and besties on the floor is one thing, but getting your parents and older relatives is another. While the playlist is called “oldies” we gotta say — these are the songs that every generation knows and loves. With some Michael, Whitney, Journey, and Joel, there’s no chance of keeping the young and young at heart from doing the dance moves they PROMISED that they wouldn’t do.
Old School Rap
The source of your stank face photos and the reason you’re sore from getting low the next day, old school rap is one of the best ways to fill up the floor (and our founder’s personal fave)! While odds are you grandma won’t enjoy all of these back to back, picking a few to open up the floor and scattering them around is a sure-fire way of keeping the party in full swing.
Whether your must-play list is full of new jams, feel good girl gang songs, oldies, or old school rap, picking from one of these lists are sure to spark a fever to the floor and a night to remember. And if you’re still looking for help with planning, be sure to tune into our #FinallyTheBride series every Sunday to catch up with our 5 brides from around the country as they plan their weddings right alongside you!
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