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Whether you’re happy to stick anything on the radio or you’re a super picky music maven, choosing the right wedding background music can be tough. Too upbeat and in your face and you run the risk of overwhelming the atmosphere (and the conversation!), and too slow and mellow and you may have everyone wishing they could go to bed already. If you manage to hit that sweet spot just in between, then you have the recipe for a fun and buzzing atmosphere that gets guests mingling. If the thought of trawling Spotify for those ‘just right’ hits has you coming out in a sweat, then don’t worry. We’ve put together some of the best background music, so you can just hit play and enjoy your day!

Check out the very best wedding background music.

The best instrumental wedding background music

  • Without You - The Piano Guys
  • Fireflies - Vitamin String Quartet
  • Viva La Vida - Vitamin String Quartet
  • The Nutcracker - Op. 71, Tchaikovsky
  • Blackbird - Milos Karadaglic
  • Here Comes the Sun - Milos Karadaglic
  • Terrapin - Bonobo
  • Shut Up and Dance - Simply Three
  • Waltz in C-Sharp Minor - Chopin
  • Thinking Out Loud - Amanda Crow
  • Three Little Birds - Tyler and Mark
  • Time of Your Life - Charlie Laffer

The best modern wedding background music

  • I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
  • Hey, Soul Sister - Train
  • New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
  • Rhythm of Love - Plain White T’s
  • Riptide - Vance Joy
  • Fresh Eyes - Andy Grammer
  • Zorbing - Stornoway
  • Cheerleader - OMI Felix Jaehn
  • Old Pine - Ben Howard
  • Mushaboom - Feist
  • I Feel It All - Feist
  • Fidelity - Regina Spektor

The best wedding background music classics

  • Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
  • Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Stand By Me - Otis Reading
  • (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
  • I Get the Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson
  • Groove Is in the Heart - Deee-Lite
  • Friday I’m in Love - The Cure
  • Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
  • Starman - David Bowie
  • Pretty Thing - Bo Diddley

Wedding background music all ticked off, now it’s time to choose the rest of your soundtrack. We’d start with these unique songs to walk down the aisle to!

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