Few things can define your wedding reception quite like your music selection. So, if you're getting married in the near future, you need to pick the best of the best wedding songs from 2017 to truly set the tone. As if you weren’t already stressed out enough from picking out your incredibly heartfelt first dance and father-daughter dance songs, you also have to consider your playlist for the rest of the reception. The pressure’s on to please the crowd and keep your guests tearing up the dance floor (because nothing puts the fun in weddings quite like a good dance sesh).
Whether you rented a live band or went the DJ route, it might seem like the easy way out to delegate the music choices to these vendors, but you're better than that! Having a say in your reception songs falls on the same level of importance as selecting your dinner menu (yes, it's THAT big of a deal). While your estranged cousin Bob will probably still request constantly overplayed wedding tunes like “Shout” or “Sweet Caroline,” give your reception a present-day vibe and keep the energy alive with our picks of the 47 best wedding songs from 2017. From upbeat pop favorites to romantic first dance tunes, these beats will keep friends and family on their feet (uncomfortable high heels tossed to the side and all) and make your reception one for the books.
Ranging from radio hits to upbeat love songs, you can count on these selections to maintain a well-populated dance floor (just keep in mind some lyrics might not be grandmother-appropriate). Naturally, we had to throw in some slower melodies, as well.
While there are plenty of old school picks to help commemorate your first dance as husband and wife, stay in line with the times (and speed up the tempo) by picking one of yours and your future spouse's favorite modern romantic songs. We've covered it all, from country to R&B to alternative rock, so there's something for every couple's unique music taste.
There's certainly also no shortage of classic tear-inducing sentimental father-daughter dance song ideas, so make your turn on the dance floor more unique through a new hit (or, a contemporary spin on a beloved ballad).