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  • Writer's pictureHayley Moffat

Ultimate Playlist: 50 Background Wedding Songs for Your Daytime Reception

Let's set the stage for a symphony of love! Picture this: you're basking in the glow of your wedding day, surrounded by loved ones, and what's weaving through the air? The perfect melody, of course!


Background music isn't just background noise; it's the secret sauce that flavours every moment of your special day, like sprinkling stardust on your memories.

Now, let's talk about wedding breakfast tunes – they're like the appetizers for your ears before the grand feast of your evening reception. Sure, they might not steal the spotlight like your ceremony or first dance songs, but they're the glue that holds the vibe together while you mingle and savour every moment.


There's no rulebook for picking your daytime jams; it's all about what speaks to your soul and sets the tone for your dreamy day. My advice? Save the dance floor detonators for later and opt for tunes that gently sway in the background, painting the perfect sonic backdrop for your celebration.


Whether you're a musical maestro or still searching for that perfect playlist, fear not! I've curated a list of daytime wedding songs guaranteed to tickle your fancy and get your toes tapping. Consider it your personal DJ, here to sprinkle some musical magic on your nuptials.


So, without further ado, let's dive into the melody pool and find the perfect soundtrack for your wedding breakfast. Get ready to dance, laugh, and make memories to the rhythm of your love story!


1. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

2. Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer

3. Cannonball – Damien Riche

4. Hopeless Wonderer – Mumford and Sons

5. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

6. Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

7. Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

8. She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel

9. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

10. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

11. Do you Remember – Jack Johnson

12. You Are The Reason – Calum Scott and Leona Lewis

13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

14. Leave a Light On – Tom Walker

15. I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith

16. All of me- John Legend

17. Songbird – Oasis

18. Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton

19. Big Parade – The Lumineers

20. It’s All About You – McFly

21. Sitting on the Dock o’ the Bay – Otis Redding

22. Girl Put your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae

23. Star Girl – McFly

24. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

25. California Dreamin – The Mamas & The Papas

26. At Last – Etta James

27. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

28. Lovely Day – Bill Withers

29. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

30. Cover Me In Sunshine - Pink

31. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

32. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse

33. First Times –Ed Sheeran

34. The Joker and The Queen – Ed Sheeran

35. Fall into Me – Forest Blakk

36. Let’s Go Home Together – Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan

37. I Do – Aloe Blacc and LeAnn Rimes

38. Let it Be – The Beatles

39. God Only Knows- The Beach Boys]

40. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

41. Something In The Way She Moves – James Taylor

42. 1+1 – Beyoncé

43. Little Things – One Direction

44. Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

45. That’s When I Knew – Alicia Keys

46. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Lauren Hill

47. With or Without You – U2

48. Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

49. Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy

50. I Lost Myself In Loving You – Jamie Miller

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