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The Greatest Contemporary Wedding Songs for the Modern Twosome

Contemporary Wedding Songs
Choosing some great contemporary songs during a wedding ceremony is one of the most elegant ways to let your feeling of excitement and happiness blend in the moment!..
Wedessence Staff
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2018
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Inarguable, wedding is one of the most special phases of everyone's life; the finest hour, a pious occasion, and a time full of excitement and anticipation for a loving couple. And no wedding can stand up to its existence and true meaning without the touch of music.
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Music, undoubtedly, has always been one of the basic elements of any special occasion all over the world. Weddings, nowadays, are getting defined in unique and personalized ways and this has created the need to include the touch of contemporary wedding songs, more than ever.
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Although, in some churches there might be a restriction on the choices of songs, however, in most cases, couples have ample choices to play their favorite numbers. They may either get a professional vocalist to sing, or making good use of their sound system isn't a bad idea too.
Wedding Ceremony Songs
Music has the charm of setting the mood of any sort of occasion, whether it is a wedding, birthday party, anniversary, or farewell party. What is important is to go for the right songs which can heighten the spirit of the moment. The songs are as follows...
  • Only Time - Enya
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  • The Look of Love - Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach
  • The Vow - Jeremy Lubbock
  • Wedding Processional - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
  • Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
  • When I'm Sixty-Four - The Beatles
  • Storybook Love - Willy DeVille
  • Come What May - Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor
  • Angel Eyes - Jim Brickman
  • Circle of Life - Elton John from the Lion King
  • You and I - Stevie Wonder
  • Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  • Evergreen - Barbara Streisand
  • Truly - Lionel Richie
  • Air - Handel
  • Air on a G String - J.S. Bach
  • Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • You To Me Are Everything - Real Thing
  • Grow Old With Me - John Lennon
  • Through The Eyes of Love - Carrole Sager and Marvin Hamlisch
  • Take My Breath Away - Tuck and Patti
Processional Songs
This is the part of the ceremony when the bride makes her entrance and the couple take their places before the commencement of the vows. This moment is full of anticipation, and it marks the beginning of a couple's most sacred wedding moments. So, here is another list of some good contemporary wedding numbers to decorate your special moment.
  • Only Hope - Mandy Moore
  • Only Time - Enya
  • Heaven (slow version) - DJ Sammy
  • Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
  • Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy
  • Canon in D - John Pachelbel
  • Arioso - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • I Don't Want to Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • I Believe in You and Me - Whitney Houston
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Romance - String Quartet - Mozart
  • Ave Maria - Celine Dion
  • Power Of Love - Celine Dion
  • From This Moment - Shania Twain
  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
  • This I Swear - Nich Lachey
  • You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
  • Amazed - Lonestar
First Dance Songs
The songs shortlisted for the first dance must be thoughtful, in other words, their meaning must be in sync with the personality of the couple. Most importantly, if the song makes the couple happy, then the first dance will go swimmingly, and without any mishap. Here are some good examples...
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Lauryn Hill
  • All I Want Is You - U2
  • Blood Of Eden - Peter Gabriel
  • Crash - Dave Matthews Band
  • Forever in My Life - PrinceIce Cream - Sarah MacLachlan
  • Just The Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr
  • My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
  • Ain't No Stopping Us Now - Mcfadden and Whitehead
  • Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  • In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • Kissing You from Romeo and Juliet
  • Like Someone In Love - Bjork
  • Stay By Me - Annie Lennox
  • Wild Is The Wind - David Bowie
  • You're The Best Thing - Style Council
  • You Are The Everything - R.E.M.
  • Nothing Compares To You - Sinead O'Connor
  • Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
  • Tonight, Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
  • You're Just Too Good To Be True - Lauryn Hill
These songs must be good enough to make your wedding lively and a happening one. So, choose what's your favorite from these lists of wedding songs and make your special day musical, magical, and a red-letter day. Cheers!