Photo: Alison Conklin Photography
You definitely don't need us to tell you that weddings are romantic! In modern nuptials, though, whimsical, rustic, or bohemian elements often supersede the more traditional romantic details — not that there's anything wrong with that. The most sleek, sophisticated affair can still get a lovey-dovey complement from the right music, so we compiled a Spotify playlist of some of the most romantic songs of all time. These will bring out the old-fashioned sentimentalist in every couple and guest, and make the reception feel like a giant love fest.
Naturally, all of these tunes can be played as a first-dance song. However, wedding bands and DJs almost always include slow dances in their set lists, meaning there are many opportunities to play hits like Eagles's "Best of My Love," Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight," and The Beatles's "Something."
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Luckily, not all romantic songs are downtempo. There's no doubt your guests will love hitting the dance floor to exuberant tunes like Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," The Outfield's "Your Love," The Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'," and Hall & Oates's "You Make My Dreams Come True." Even more offbeat music has a deeply romantic core — just listen to the lyrics of Talking Heads's "This Must Be the Place" and try not to feel the warm and fuzzies all over.
You want to celebrate love and all that good stuff at your wedding, so songs like these (and all of the others on our playlist) will get everyone in the mood to celebrate together. Hit play and get excited to dance!