A happy marriage is something to sing about. Whether you choose to play some of these songs at your rehearsal dinner or during the cocktail hour at your wedding, they will help set the stage for your big day.
Some are built on a fantasy, like Prince’s “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” or Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” while others reflect a young, eager love like the Beach Boys “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” or Meghan Trainor’s “Marry Me.” And as the years go by, you can hear what married life can become in songs like “Grow Old With You,” by Adam Sandler and “The Good Stuff,” by Kenny Chesney.
We’ve rounded up the best songs about marriage, covering everything from popping the question to living happily ever after.
“Chapel of Love,” by The Dixie Cups
Lyrics of Love: “Gee, I really love you/And we're gonna get married”
“Jackson,” by June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash
Lyrics of Love: “We got married in a fever/Hotter than a peppered sprout”
“Let’s Get Married (Remix),” by Jagged Edge feat. Run
Lyrics of Love: “Meet me in the altar in your white dress/We ain't getting no younger, we might as well do it”
"I Know What Love Is," by Celine Dion
Lyrics of Love: “I feel you close to me/And I know what love is/Now there's no mountain/Too high for me to climb"
“Married in a Gold Rush,” by Vampire Weekend
Lyrics of Love: “We got married in a gold rush/And those wedding bells were ringing out our fate”
“Marry You,” by Bruno Mars
Lyrics of Love: “Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice/Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you”
“Let’s Get Married,” by Bleachers
Lyrics of Love: “Can you take this babe to be your only?/And this babe to be your only?”
“Marriage,” by The Descendants
Lyrics of Love: “I wanna be with you/I want you to marry me”
“Love and Marriage,” by Frank Sinatra
Lyrics of Love: “Love and marriage, love and marriage/They go together like a horse and carriage”
“Marry Me,” by Thomas Rhett
Lyrics of Love: “She wants to get married, she wants it perfect/She wants her grandaddy preaching the service”
“Marriage Bureau Rendezvous,” by 10cc
Lyrics of Love: “I'm looking for a girl like momma used to be/She's cooking up a dream, she's baking ecstasy”
“Marriage,” by Marques Houston
Lyrics of Love: “Marriage don't change, nothing but your name/Unless it's real love, through the sunshine and the rain”
“Marriage Ain’t the End of Being Lonely,” by Emily Scott Robinson
Lyrics of Love: “We had bigger plans than staying there in Jackson/Come summertime I made a pretty bride”
“The Secret Marriage,” by Sting
Lyrics of Love: “The secret marriage vow is never spoken/The secret marriage never can be broken”
“Marry the Night,” by Lady Gaga
Lyrics of Love: “I'm gonna marry the dark/Gonna make love to the stark”
“Marry Me,” by Train
Lyrics of Love: “Marry me/Today and every day”
“Archie, Marry Me,” by Flyte
Lyrics of Love: “So honey take me by the hand/And we can sign some papers”
“Wedding Song,” by Bob Dylan
Lyrics of Love: “Oh, can't you see that you were born to stand by my side/And I was born to be with you, you were born to be my bride”
“Marry Me,” by St. Vincent
Lyrics of Love: “Marry me, John, marry me, John/I'll be so good to you”
“January Wedding,” by The Avett Brothers
Lyrics of Love: “And I've already asked her/So in January we're gettin' married”
“Marry Me a Little,” by Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics of Love: “We won't have to give up a thing/We'll stay who we are”
“Marry Me,” by No Doubt
Lyrics of Love: “I like to be kissed/And I wouldn't mind if my name changed to Mrs.”
“(Today I Met) the Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” by Darlene Love
Lyrics of Love: “He smiled at me and the music started playing/Here comes the bride when he walked through the door”
“Marry Me,” by Betty Who
Lyrics of Love: “I remember the moment I looked in your eyes/And I saw you and me growing old”
“Marry Song,” by Band of Horses
Lyrics of Love: “I'll marry my lover in a place to admire, I don't/Have to even ask her, I can look in her eyes and thank God”
“Good Day for Marrying You,” by Dave Barnes
Lyrics of Love: “Put on your white dress/Yeah 'cause, oh baby, it's a good day for marrying you”
“Marry You,” by Diamond Platnumz
Lyrics of Love: “I have the sound of our eternity/I am blessed to be your man this much is true”
“Mary Was the Marrying Kind,” by Kip Moore
Lyrics of Love: “She was sweet and smart had a queen size heart nothing like the other girls/She just laughed at my best line cause Mary was the marrying kind”
“I Wanna Marry You,” by Bruce Springsteen
Lyrics of Love: “Raising two kids alone in this mixed-up world/Must be a lonely life for a working girl”
“White Wedding,” by Billy Idol
Lyrics of Love: “It's a nice day to start again/It's a nice day for a white wedding”
“Wedding Song,” by Jaymison
Lyrics of Love: “Walked it out and said our lines/Who'd have thought it'd be for life”
“White Trash Wedding,” by Dixie Chicks
Lyrics of Love: “You can't afford no ring/I shouldn't be wearing white and you can't afford no ring”
“Grow Old With You,” by Adam Sandler
Lyrics of Love: “I said I'd tell you jokes whenever you are sad/Make you a mom if you made me a dad"
“Hawaiian Wedding Song,” by Elvis Presley
Lyrics of Love: “I can hear my heart singing/Soon bells will be ringing”
“Wedding Bell,” by Beach House
Lyrics of Love: “I chose ya/You're ringing the only wedding bell”
“Wedding Ring,” by Grady Spencer & The Work
Lyrics of Love: “I’ve taken your hand now/You’ve taken my name”
“Let’s Pretend We’re Married,” by Prince
Lyrics of Love: “Say, let's pretend we're married and go all night/There ain't nothin' wrong if it feels alright”
“Marry Me,” by Drive-By Truckers
Lyrics of Love: “So marry me, sweet thing won't you marry me/Your mama thinks I beat anything she's ever seen”
“Wedding Song,” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Lyrics of Love: “With your name on my lips/The ages fall to bits”
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” by The Beach Boys
Lyrics of Love: “Wouldn't it be nice if we were older/Then we wouldn't have to wait so long?”
“Marry Me,” by Meghan Trainor
Lyrics of Love: “A fancy wedding's not for me/Won't you marry me, marry me today?”
“Wedding Bell Blues,” by Morrissey
Lyrics of Love: “I love you so, I always will/And in your voice I hear a choir of carousels”
“Wedding in Berlin,” by Pet Shop Boys
Lyrics of Love: “Because the time feels right/We're doing it without delay”
“Marie’s Wedding,” by Van Morrison and The Chieftains
Lyrics of Love: “Fairest of them all by far/Is our darlin' Marie”
“Marry Me,” by Jason Derulo
Lyrics of Love: “105 is the number that comes to my head/When I think of all the years I wanna be with you”
“Wedding Bells,” by Hank Williams
Lyrics of Love: “Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel/That should be ringing out for you and me”
“Wedding Song,” by Anais Mitchell feat. Justin Vernon
Lyrics of Love: “Lover, tell me, when we're wed/Who's gonna make the wedding bed?”
“The Good Stuff,” by Kenny Chesney
Lyrics of Love: “Look into those eyes so deep in love and drink it up/'Cause that's the good stuff”
“The Luckiest,” by Ben Folds
Lyrics of Love: “I love you more than I have ever found the way to say”
“Wasn’t Expecting That,” by Jamie Lawson
Lyrics of Love: “What did I get right to deserve somebody like you?/I wasn't expecting that”
“Together Forever,” by Rick Astley
Lyrics of Love: “Can't you hear me, I'm saying/I want you for the rest of my life”
“Amazed,” by Lonestar
Lyrics of Love: “Baby, when you touch me/I can feel how much you love me”
“Always,” by Atlantic Starr
Lyrics of Love: “And we both know, that our love will grow/And forever it will be you and me”
“Marry Me,” by Dolly Parton
Lyrics of Love: “He's real smart with a real big heart/And he's gonna marry me”
“Wedding Song,” by Tracy Chapman
Lyrics of Love: “I place my faith in love/My fate in this communion”
“Let’s Get Married,” by The Proclaimers
Lyrics of Love: “Let's get married/Have kids and grow old and grey with you”
“Love Story,” by Taylor Swift
Lyrics of Love: “I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress/It's a love story baby just say yes”
“I Knew the Bride,” by Nick Lowe
Lyrics of Love: “Now on the arm of her daddy, she's walkin' down the aisle/I see her catch my eye and give me a secret smile”
“That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” by Carly Simon
Lyrics of Love: “Well, that's the way I've always heard it should be/You want to marry me, we'll marry”
“I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do,” by Abba
Lyrics of Love: “So come on now let's try it/I love you, can't deny it”
“Mine,” by Beyoncé feat. Drake
Lyrics of Love: “We should get married/Let's stop holding back on this and let's get carried away”
“To the Aisle,” by The Five Satins
Lyrics of Love: “She says, yes and your heart starts beating/While each step, draws you closer to the aisle”
“Marry You,” by Eric Clapton feat. B.B. King
Lyrics of Love: “I want to marry you/Isn't that what you want, too?”
“We’ll Run Away,” by The Beach Boys
Lyrics of Love: “Prepare to take the blame/We'll run away and get married anyhow”
“You Never Can Tell,” by Chuck Berry
Lyrics of Love: “It was a teenage wedding, and the old folks wished them well/You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle”
“The Matrimony,” by Wale feat. Usher
Lyrics of Love: “If there's a question of my love, you've got it/Baby don't worry, I've got plans for you”
"Thinking Out Loud," by Ed Sheeran
Lyrics of Love: “When my hands don't play the strings the same way, mm/I know you will still love me the same"
"All of Me," by John Legend
Lyrics of Love: “You’re my end and my beginning/Even when I lose I’m winning/'Cause I give you all, all of me"
"At Last," by Etta James
Lyrics of Love: “At last, my love has come along/My lonely days are over/And life is like a song"
"Make You Feel My Love," by Adele
Lyrics of Love: “Nothing that I wouldn't do/Go to the ends of the Earth for you/To make you feel my love"
"Let's Stay Together," by Al Green
Lyrics of Love: “Let me say that since, baby, since we've been together/Ooh, loving you forever/Is what I need"
"This Will Be," by Natalie Cole
Lyrics of Love: “Loving you, is some kind of wonderful/Because you show me, just how much you care/You've given me the thrill of a lifetime"
"Better Together," by Jack Johnson
Lyrics of Love: “And there is no combination of words I could say/But I will still tell you one thing/We're better together"
"Can't Help Falling In Love," by Elvis Presley
Lyrics of Love: “Take my hand/Take my whole life too/For I can't help falling in love with you"
"A Thousand Years," by Christina Perri
Lyrics of Love: “Darling, don't be afraid/I have loved you for a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more"
"Perfect," by Ed Sheeran
Lyrics of Love: “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"
"The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra
Lyrics of Love: “Some day, 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"
"I'm Yours," by Jason Mraz
Lyrics of Love: “But I won't hesitate no more, no more/It cannot wait, I'm yours"
"How Long Will I Love You," by Ellie Goulding
Lyrics of Love: “How long will I love you?/As long as stars are above you/And longer if I can"
"Speechless," by Dan + Shay
Lyrics of Love: “Starin' at you, standin' there, in that dress/What it's doin' to me, ain't a secret/'Cause watchin' you is all that I can do/And I'm speechless"
"Love Like Crazy," by Lee Brice
Lyrics of Love: “Always treat your woman like a lady/Never get to old to call her baby/Never let your prayin' knees get lazy/And love like crazy"
"Wonderful Tonight," by Eric Clapton
Lyrics of Love: “I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes/Then the wonder of it all is that you just don't realize/How much I love you"
"From This Moment On," by Shania Twain
Lyrics of Love: “From this moment/Life has begun/From this moment/You are the one"
"Just Say Yes," by Snow Patrol
Lyrics of Love: “Just say yes, just say there's nothing holding you back/It's not a test, nor a trick of the mind/Only love"
"Stay With You," by John Legend
Lyrics of Love: “On my love you can rely/And I'll stay with you/Oh I'll stay with you through the ups and the downs"
"Say You Won't Let Go," by James Arthur
Lyrics of Love: “We've come so far, my dear/Look how we've grown/And I wanna stay with you until we're grey and old"
"From the Ground Up," by Dan + Shay
Lyrics of Love: “And we'll build this love from the ground up/Now 'til forever it's all of me, all of you/Just take my hand"
"Two People Fell in Love," by Brad Paisley
Lyrics of Love: “Every single choice we make/Every breath we get to take/Is all because two people feel in love"
"Power Over Me," by Dermot Kennedy
Lyrics of Love: “Wanna be king in your story/I wanna know who you are/I want your heart to be for me"
"Truly Madly Deeply," by Savage Garden
Lyrics of Love: “I wanna bathe with you in the sea/I wanna lay like this forever/Until the sky falls down on me"
"I Won't Give Up," by Jason Mraz
Lyrics of Love: “Well, I won't give up on us/Even if the skies get rough/I'm giving you all my love/I'm still looking up"
"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"
"I Choose You," by Sara Bareilles
Lyrics of Love: “My whole heart/Will be yours forever/This is a beautiful start/To a lifelong love letter"
"When I Said I Do," by Clint Black
Lyrics of Love: “When I said I do, I meant that I will 'til the end of all time/Be faithful and true, devoted to you"
"The Power Of Love," by Celine Dion
Lyrics of Love: “'Cause I'm your lady/And you are my man/Whenever you reach for me/I'll do all that I can"
"You (Wedding Song)," by Jason Cassidy
Lyrics of Love: “Not a moment passes and not a day goes by/That I don't thank the good Lord above/For what brought me here tonight"
"Your Everything," by Keith Urban
Lyrics of Love: “And I want to witness all of your dreams/Now that you've shown me who I really am/I want to be more than just your man"
"Lifetime," by Justin Bieber
Lyrics of Love: “Some peoplе come in your life for a reason/Others they come in your life for a season/But baby, you are a lifetime"
"No One," by Alicia Keys
Lyrics of Love: “I just want you close/Where you can stay forever/You can be sure/That it will only get better"
"Then," by Brad Paisley
Lyrics of Love: “I got down on one knee right there and once again/I thought I loved you then/But now you're my whole life"