Whether you're going sleek and glamorous or bohemian and whimsical for your wedding, there's one thing your affair will definitely need: a generous helping of lovey-dovey wedding songs. The best wedding songs bring out all the feels and make the reception feel like a giant love fest.
Naturally, all of these tunes can be played as a first-dance song, but they can also make the setlist for your wedding band or the must-play list for your DJ. Who wouldn't want to include some epic slow-dance songs in the mix, like the classic "At Last" by Etta James? But they aren't all oldies—some of the most romantic songs come from recent memory, like "All of Me" by John Legend. Love songs aren't always slow either. There are plenty of up-tempo hits on the list that will be sure to get your guests movin' and groovin', including jams by Beyoncé and Michael Jackson.
From slow to fast, R&B to country, and everything in between, these love songs are some of the best wedding songs of all time.
"Endless Love," by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Lyrics of Love: "My love, there's only you in my life/The only thing that's bright/My first love/You're every breath that I take/You're every step I make/And I, I want to share/All my love with you"
"How Deep Is Your Love," by Bee Gees
Lyrics of Love: "I believe in you/You know the door to my very soul/You're the light in my deepest, darkest hour/You're my savior when I fall"
"Best Part," by Daniel Caesar Featuring H.E.R.
Lyrics of Love: "You're the coffee that I need in the morning/You're my sunshine in the rain when it's pouring/Won't you give yourself to me/Give it all, oh"
"Always and Forever," by Heatwave
Lyrics of Love: "There'll always be sunshine when I look at you/It's something I can't explain just the things that you do/And if you get lonely, phone me and take/A second to give to me that magic you make"
"Because You Loved Me," by Céline Dion
Lyrics of Love: "You were my strength when I was weak/You were my voice when I couldn't speak/You were my eyes when I couldn't see/You saw the best there was in me"
"I Could Fall in Love," by Selena
Lyrics of Love: "I could fall in love with you/I can only wonder how/Touching you would make me feel/But if I take that chance right now/Tomorrow will you want me still?"
"Wonderful World," by Sam Cooke
Lyrics of Love: "Don't know much about a science book/Don't know much about the French I took/But I do know that I love you/And I know that if you love me, too/What a wonderful world this would be"
"The Very Thought of You," by Billie Holiday
Lyrics of Love: "The very thought of you/And I forget to do/Those little ordinary things/That everyone ought to do/I'm livin' in a kind of a daydream/I'm happy as a queen"
"The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra
Lyrics of Love: "Someday, when I'm awfully low/When the world is cold/I will feel a glow just thinking of you/And the way you look tonight"
"Happy Together," by The Turtles
Lyrics of Love: "Imagine me and you, I do/I think about you day and night, it's only right/To think about the girl you love and hold her tight/So happy together"
"You Got Me," by The Roots and Erykah Badu
Lyrics of Love: "If you were worried 'bout where/I been or who I saw or/What club I went to with my homies/Baby don't worry you know that you got me"
"Something," by The Beatles
Lyrics of Love: "Something in the way she moves/Attracts me like no other lover/Something in the way she woos me/I don't want to leave her now/You know I believe and how"
"Happily Ever After," by Case
Lyrics of Love: "And for so many years/I knew it would be you here with me, ooh/Take you for my wife, the center of my life/And I will never ever fade/From this choice I've made"
"Like a Star," by Corinne Bailey Rae
Lyrics of Love: "Just like a star across my sky/Just like an angel off the page/You have appeared to my life/Feel like I'll never be the same/Just like a song in my heart/Just like oil on my hands"
"Dontchange," by Musiq Soulchild
Lyrics of Love: "Now don't you know you'll always be/The most beautiful woman I know/So let me reassure you darlin' that/My feelings are truly unconditional"
"As," by Marsha Ambrosius and Anthony Hamilton
Lyrics of Love: "As now can't reveal the mystery of tomorrow/But in passing we'll grow older every day/Just as all that's born is new/Do know what I say is true/That I'll be loving you always"
"Knocks Me Off My Feet," by Stevie Wonder
Lyrics of Love: "I reach out for the part/Of me that lives in you that only our two hearts can find/But I don't want to bore you with my trouble/But there's sumptin' bout your love/That makes me weak"
"You Make My Dreams," by Hall & Oates
Lyrics of Love: "What I want, you've got/And it might be hard to handle/But like the flame that burns the candle/The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah"
"Nothing Even Matters," by Lauryn Hill and D'Angelo
Lyrics of Love: "You're part of my identity/I sometimes have the tendency/To look at you religiously, baby/'Cause nothin' even matters to me"
"Don't Get Me Wrong," by The Pretenders
Lyrics of Love: "Don't get me wrong/If I'm acting so distracted/I'm thinking about the fireworks/That go off when you smile/Don't get me wrong/If I split like light refracted/I'm only off to wander/Across a moonlit mile"
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You," by Michael Jackson
Lyrics of Love: "You know how I feel/This thing can't go wrong/I'm so proud to say I love you/Your love's got me high/I long to get by/This time is forever/Love is the answer"
"Say You Won't Let Go," by James Arthur
Lyrics of Love: "When you looked over your shoulder/For a minute, I forget that I'm older/I wanna dance with you right now/Oh, and you look as beautiful as ever/And I swear that every day'll get better"
"Forever and Ever, Amen," by Randy Travis
Lyrics of Love: "If you wonder how long I'll be faithful/Well, just listen to how this song ends/I'm gonna love you forever and ever/Forever and ever, amen"
"Adorn," by Miguel
Lyrics of Love: "Baby these fists will always protect ya, lady/And this mind will never neglect you, yeah baby/Oh baby, and if they try to break us down/Don't let that affect us, no baby"
"At Last," by Etta James
Lyrics of Love: "I found a dream that I could speak to/A dream that I can call my own/I found a thrill to press my cheek to/A thrill I've never known, oh yeah/You smiled, you smiled and then the spell was cast"
"When a Man Loves a Woman," by Percy Sledge
Lyrics of Love: "When a man loves a woman/He can do no wrong/He can never own some other girl/Yes when a man loves a woman/I know exactly how he feels/'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're my world"
"A Moment Like This," by Kelly Clarkson
Lyrics of Love: "A moment like this/Some people wait a lifetime/For a moment like this/Some people search forever/For that one special kiss/Oh, I can't believe it's happening to me"
"Truly Madly Deeply," by Savage Garden
Lyrics of Love: "I want to stand with you on a mountain/I want to bathe with you in the sea/I want to lay like this forever/Until the sky falls down on me"
"The Only Exception," by Paramore
Lyrics of Love: "And that was the day that I promised/I'd never sing of love/If it does not exist, but darlin'/You are, the only exception"
"You're Still the One," by Shania Twain
Lyrics of Love: "You're still the one I run to/The one that I belong to/You're still the one I want for life/You're still the one that I love/The only one I dream of/You're still the one I kiss good night"
"Perfect," by Ed Sheeran
Lyrics of Love: "We are still kids, but we're so in love/Fighting against all odds/I know we'll be alright this time/Darling, just hold my hand/Be my girl, I'll be your man/I see my future in your eyes"
"Everything Has Changed," by Taylor Swift Featuring Ed Sheeran
Lyrics of Love: "'Cause all I know is we said hello/And your eyes look like coming home/All I know is a simple name/And everything has changed/All I know is, you held the door/You'll be mine and I'll be yours"
"All of Me," by John Legend
Lyrics of Love: "'Cause all of me/Loves all of you/Love your curves and all your edges/All your perfect imperfections/Give your all to me/I'll give my all to you/You're my end and my beginning"
"Marry Me," by Train
Lyrics of Love: "Promise me/You'll always be/Happy by my side/I promise to/Sing to you/When all the music dies/And marry me/Today and every day"
"A Thousand Years," by Christina Perri
Lyrics of Love: "I have died every day, waiting for you/Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more/And all along I believed, I would find you"
"I'm Yours," by Jason Mraz
Lyrics of Love: "So I won't hesitate no more, no more/It cannot wait I'm sure/There's no need to complicate/Our time is short/This is our fate, I'm yours"
"Everything," by Michael Bublé
Lyrics of Love: "It's you, it's you; you make me sing/You're every line, you're every word, you're everything/You're every song, and I sing along/Cause you're my everything"
"You and Me," by Lifehouse
Lyrics of Love: "And it's you and me and all of the people/And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you/There's something about you now/I can't quite figure out/Everything she does is beautiful"
"Can't Help Falling in Love," by Elvis Presley
Lyrics of Love: "Like a river flows surely to the sea/Darling so it goes/Some things are meant to be/Take my hand, take my whole life, too/For I can't help falling in love with you"
"The Way I Am," by Ingrid Michaelson
Lyrics of Love: "If you were falling, then I would catch you/You need a light, I'd find a match/'Cause I love the way you say good morning/And you take me the way I am"
"At Your Best," by Aaliyah
Lyrics of Love: "But at your best you are love/You're a positive motivating force within my life/Should you ever feel the need to wonder why/Let me know, let me know"
"(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman," by Aretha Franklin
Lyrics of Love: "When my soul was in the lost and found/You came along to claim it/I didn't know just what was wrong with me/'Til your kiss helped me name it/Now I'm no longer doubtful, of what I'm living for"
"Two Occasions," by The Deele
Lyrics of Love: "'Cause every time I close my eyes/I think of you/And no matter what season nears/I still love you/With all my heart/And I want to be with you/Wherever you are"
"Don't Know Much," by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
Lyrics of Love: "And when I feel you near me/Sometimes I see so clearly/The only truth I've ever known/Is me and you"
"Lucky," by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Lyrics of Love: "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again/Lucky we're in love in every way/Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed"
"Slow Jam," by Usher Featuring Monica
Lyrics of Love: "And when you touched my hand/I knew you were the man/To turn my world around/And make my dreams come true/The magic in your eyes, made me realize/That everything I feel, has got to be real"
"Anyone Else But You," by The Moldy Peaches
Lyrics of Love: "I kiss you on the brain in the shadow of the train/I kiss you all starry-eyed, my body's swinging from side to side/I don't see what anyone can see/In anyone else but you"
"Aquaman," by Walk the Moon
Lyrics of Love: "So here we go head first, no regrets and no rules/We can stay as long as we want/Slow dancing in the darkness/And all I know is I wanna be here with you from now on"
"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You," by *Nsync
Lyrics of Love: "Your love is like a river/Peaceful and deep/Your soul is like a secret/That I never could keep/When I look into your eyes/I know that it's true/God must have spent/A little more time/On you"
"Better Together," by Jack Johnson
Lyrics of Love: "You look so pretty sleeping next to me/But there is not enough time/And there is no, no song I could sing/And there is no combination of words I could say/But I will still tell you one thing/We're better together"
"Thinkin Bout You," by Frank Ocean
Lyrics of Love: "And though you were my first time/A new feel/It won't ever get old, not in my soul/Not in my spirit, keep it alive/We'll go down this road/'Til it turns from color to black and white"
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," by Bryan Adams
Lyrics of Love: "Look into my eyes/You will see/What you mean to me/Search your heart/Search your soul/And when you find me there/You'll search no more/Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for"
"Until the End of Time," by Justin Timberlake Featuring Beyoncé
Lyrics of Love: "Because if your love was all I had/In this life/Well, that would be enough/Until the end of time/So rest your weary heart/And relax your mind/'Cause I'm gonna love you girl/Until the end of time"
"That's the Way Love Goes," by Janet Jackson
Lyrics of Love: "Like a moth to a flame/Burned by the fire/That's the way love goes/My love is blind/Can't you see my desire/That's the way, that's the way love goes"
"I Wanna Know," by Joe
Lyrics of Love: "It's amazing how you knock me off my feet/Every time you come around me I get weak, oh yeah/Nobody ever made me feel this way/You kiss my lips and then you take my breath away"
"I Do (Cherish You)," by 98 Degrees
Lyrics of Love: "I do cherish you/For the rest of my life/You don't have to think twice/I will love you still/From the depths of my soul/It's beyond my control/I've waited so long to say this to you"
"Come Away With Me," by Norah Jones
Lyrics of Love: "Come away with me in the night/Come away with me/And I will write you a song/Come away with me on a bus/Come away where they can't tempt us, with their lies"
"Angel of Mine," by Monica
Lyrics of Love: "You came into my life/Sent from above/When I lost all hope/Boy, you showed me love/I'm checkin' for you, boy/You're right on time/Angel of mine"
"Let's Stay Together," by Al Green
Lyrics of Love: "Let's stay together/I'm so in love with you/Whatever you want to do/Is all right with me/'Cause you make me feel so brand new/And I want to spend my life with you"
"More Than Words," by Extreme
Lyrics of Love: "Hold me close don't ever let me go/More than words is all I ever needed you to show/Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me/'Cause I'd already know"
"Unchained Melody," by The Righteous Brothers
Lyrics of Love: "Oh, my love, my darling/I've hungered for your touch/A long, lonely time/Time goes by so slowly/And time can do so much/Are you still mine?/I need your love"
"Never Too Much," by Luther Vandross
Lyrics of Love: "I can't fool myself, I don't want nobody else to ever love me/You are my shining star, my guiding light, my love fantasy/There's not a minute, hour, day, or night that I don't love you"
"Amazed," by Lonestar
Lyrics of Love: "Every little thing that you do/I'm so in love with you/It just keeps getting better/I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side/Forever and ever"
"Dangerously in Love 2," by Beyoncé
Lyrics of Love: "I am in love with you/You set me free/I can't do this thing called life without you here with me/'Cause I'm dangerously in love with you/I'll never leave/Just keep lovin' me the way I love you lovin' me"
"Just My Imagination," by The Temptations
Lyrics of Love: "Every night on my knees I pray, dear Lord, hear my plea/Don't ever let another take her love from me or I would surely die/Her love is heavenly when her arms enfold me"
"The Luckiest," by Ben Folds
Lyrics of Love: "Now I know all the wrong turns the stumbles/And falls brought me here/And where was I before the day/That I first saw your lovely face/Now I see it every day/And I know/That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest"
"Make You Feel My Love," by Adele
Lyrics of Love: "I'd go hungry; I'd go black and blue/And I'd go crawling down the avenue/No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do/To make you feel my love"
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough," by Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye
Lyrics of Love: "Remember the day I set you free/I told you, you could always count on me darling/From that day on, I made a vow/I'll be there when you want me/Someway, somehow"
"I Can Love You Like That," by All-4-One
Lyrics of Love: "I can love you like that/I would make you my world/Move heaven and Earth if you were my girl/I will give you my heart/Be all that you need/Show you you're everything that's precious to me"
"You Are So Beautiful," by Joe Cocker
Lyrics of Love: "You are so beautiful/To me/Can't you see/You're everything I hoped for/You're everything I need/You are so beautiful/To me"
"Spoiled," by Joss Stone
Lyrics of Love: "I kinda thought that I'd be better off by myself/I've never been so wrong before/You made it impossible for me to ever/Love somebody else"
"Heaven," by Bryan Adams
Lyrics of Love: "Baby, you're all that I want/When you're lyin' here in my arms/I'm findin' it hard to believe/We're in heaven/And love is all that I need/And I found it there in your heart"
"Kiss Me," by Sixpence None the Richer
Lyrics of Love: "Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight/Lead me out on the moonlit floor/Lift your open hand/Strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance/Silvermoon's sparkling/So kiss me"
"Just the Way You Are," by Bruno Mars
Lyrics of Love: "When I see your face/There's not a thing that I would change 'cause you're amazing/Just the way you are/And when you smile/The whole world stops and stares for a while"
"Time After Time," by Cyndi Lauper
Lyrics of Love: "The second hand unwinds/If you're lost you can look and you will find me/Time after time/If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting/Time after time"
"I Will Always Love You," by Whitney Houston
Lyrics of Love: "I hope life treats you kind/And I hope you have all you've dreamed of/And I'm wishing you joy and happiness/But above all this, I wish you love"
"You Are the Sunshine of My Life," by Stevie Wonder
Lyrics of Love: "You are the sunshine of my life/That's why I'll always stay around/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you'll stay in my heart"
"My Girl," by The Temptations
Lyrics of Love: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day/With my girl/I've even got the month of May/With my girl"
"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," by Rod Stewart
Lyrics of Love: "Have I told you lately that I love you/Have I told you there's no one else above you/You fill my heart with gladness/Take away all my sadness/Ease my troubles, that's what you do"
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight," by Elton John
Lyrics of Love: "Can you feel the love tonight?/It is where we are/It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer/That we've got this far"