20 Moments When You'll Need Music at Your Wedding

Written by Samantha Iacia
Photo: Photography by Verdi

You can probably name a few wedding day moments when it’s obvious that music will be necessary (ahem, the first dance), but there are a number of other times that might not instantly come to mind as you’re creating your wedding day soundtrack.

We’ve compiled a checklist of 20 moments when you’ll possibly need music at your wedding. See them below:

  1. While you’re getting ready

  2. While guests are arriving to the ceremony and/or being seated

  3. The wedding party’s processional

  4. The main processional

  5. The first kiss and/or recessional (Take our quiz to find out what your recessional song should be)

  6. While guests are arriving to the reception and/or entering cocktail hour

  7. Cocktail hour (Set the mood with this playlist)

  8. The wedding party’s reception entrance

  9. The newlyweds’ reception entrance (Find your entrance song here)

  10. The first dance (See the pros' picks for 2016 here)

  11. When you’re inviting everyone onto the dance floor (Check out the songs from our all-ages playlist)

  12. Dance with mom

  13. Dance with dad

  14. While dinner is being served

  15. The speeches

  16. The bouquet toss

  17. The cake cutting

  18. The final dance (Take our quiz to find your song)

  19. The send-off

  20. The after-party (Listen to our after-party playlist here)