The Nominees Are In! How to Play This Year's Grammy-Nominated Songs at Your Wedding

Celebrity, Music

The only thing tougher than narrowing down Grammy Award nominations, especially with the slew of ultra-talented artists and amazing songs that hit the airwaves this year, is crafting the perfect wedding day playlist. Trust us. Any bride will tell you that finding a healthy balance between romantic and dance-friendly hits is no easy task. But with the nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards having just been announced, the volume just got turned up on your wedding music selection!

This year's list of nominees is chock full of romantic ballads and sentimental songs that are music to a bride's ears! From your first wedded dance to the last song of the night, here's how to incorporate this year's Grammy-nominated artists and tunes throughout your big day.

While Getting Ready with Your Girls...
Who better to play while getting glam with your own squad than Taylor Swift, the Squad Queen? Swift's "How You Get the Girl" (from her Album of the Year-nominated 1989) is poppy and upbeat — while still sticking with the theme of the day. It practically demands you sing into a hairbrush!

For Your Prelude Music...
During the few minutes your guests are anxiously waiting for you to walk down the aisle, set the mood with a romantic melody like Best New Artist nominee Tori Kelly's "I was Made for Loving You" or old-school crooner Tony Bennett's "Dearly Beloved."

For the Processional Music...
If "Here Comes the Bride" isn't really your thing, you can still go traditional with newly-recorded versions of classic tunes, like Barry Manilow's "Moon River" (from his nominated Dream Duets album) or Karrin Allyson's "Edelweiss."

For Your First Dance...
It feels like Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" has graced more first dances at weddings this year than any other romantic slow jam, so we're not surprised to see it nominated for Song of the Year. Although we still may cry every time it plays (and are not ashamed to admit it!), this year's nominations list is teeming with other unique selections. James Bay, a Best New Artist nominee, has tons of tearjerking tunes — such as "Incomplete" and "Hold Back the River" — which lend themselves perfectly to that first spin on the dance floor.

See More: 9 Tricks to Keep the Dance Floor Packed at Your Wedding

For The Father/Daughter Dance...
It's a super sweet moment that deserves an equally sweet tune, so go for another one of Tony Bennet's newly-recorded numbers, "The Way You Look Tonight." There won't be a dry eye in the room.

To Get the Party Started...
Getting everyone up on their feet requires a seriously dance-friendly beat! Consider Ellie Goulding's nominated "Love Me Like You Do" your party-starting anthem.

For the Anniversary Dance...
Stuck on this tough pick? Steal a song from Glen Hansard's Best Folk-nominated album Didn't He Ramble. His touching tune, "Wedding Ring," says it all.

For The Last Dance of the Night...
For everyone's final spin on dance floor, choose a funky jam that most of your guests know, love, and can't help but shake it to. Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" is the perfect way to tell your guests just that.

For An Epic Wedding Exit...
Go out with a bang with a big finish tune like "Heartbeat Song" from Kelly Clarkson's nominated album or Taylor Swift's "I Know Places." Just imagine you and your hubby running through a sea of sparklers and cheering friends right as the chorus hits. Sigh...

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