Wedding Reception

Your Song – your reception playlist starts here


You’ve exchanged your vows, you’ve made your entrance at the reception, and now it’s time to hit the dance floor. From new takes on romantic favourites, to modern tunes perfect for the 21st century couple, there’s a song out there that’s as unique as your own love story – and just the melody for your first dance as a married couple.

Classic Covers
For the bride and groom who love tradition with a unique twist, why not see if your favourite contemporary artist has covered a classic song you adore?
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Your Song – Ellie Goulding
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Fleet Foxes Sing
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
At Last – Beyoncé

Modern Hits
Modern tunes to suit a modern romance, these songs have been favourites in recent years.
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
All I Want Is You – Ball Park Music
Angels – The XX
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
Your Mess is Mine – Vance Joy
Sea of Love – Cat Power
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
You’ve Got the Love – Florence and the Machine
If My Heart Was A House – Owl City

Dance On
Hits that are guaranteed to get the party started!
Crazy in Love – Beyoncé
Hey Ya – Outkast
Blame it on the Boogie – The Jackson 5
Boom Boom Boom Boom – Vengaboys
Love Shack – B52s

Waltz With A Twist
If you want your first dance to be picture-perfect, an updated waltz is the way to go. No Tchaikovsky or Strauss here!
Waltz – The Cat Empire
Make the World Safe – The Whitlams
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
You and Me – Lifehouse

QB Favourites
Turning Page – Sleeping at Last
Not With Haste – Mumford and Sons
All of Me – John Legend
Save the Last Dance for Me – Michael Bublé
Who You Love – John Mayer and Katy Perry

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Chris Hall Photography

Instrumental Inspiration
If you’re besotted with the melody of your favourite song, use an instrumental version for your first dance. We love The Piano Guys and The Vitamin String Quartet.You can hire a live band or string quartet to play your chosen tune. For that special touch, get a musically-inclined loved one to play for you

Top Tip from QB’s Mel
Ask your guests for their song requests in your invites. Perfect for sourcing a mix of music that’ll get everyone dancing!

– QB x

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