Jazz Standards You'll Love for Your Wedding

Bride and groom dancing

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Standards are called that for a reason. They're widely known, performed, and played, and that means there's a pretty high chance that you and your partner-to-be have enjoyed at least one during your relationship. Is it any surprise, then, that these classic songs often get the royal treatment during weddings, whether they're played as a first-dance song or during a majority of the reception? There are enough romantic, danceable hits that you could easily fill your entire wedding with this kind of music, so we curated a Spotify playlist of some of our everlasting favorites.

Honestly, most of these would be perfect for a first dance. Tony Bennett's cover of "It Had to Be You," Natalie Cole's version of "Our Love Is Here to Stay," and Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Way You Look Tonight" are all so timeless that you could repeat it for your anniversaries or vow renewals. The best part about these is that they've been covered by so many artists that you can pick your favorite version.

Other tunes we picked are lovely for the cocktail hour or reception. Think of how nice it'll be to hear strains of Red Garland's "Almost Like Being In Love," Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to The Moon," or Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's "Dream a Little Dream of Me" as guests mingle.

We have no doubt that you'll want at least one of these to play during your wedding, so do yourself a favor and listen to the whole playlist now. It's a great background for wedding planning that'll get you in the mood to dance!

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