Wedding Reception Dinner Music
Depending on the schedule of events during your reception, you’ll probably need an hour to an hour and a half of background dinner music during your wedding reception.
Music should be played softly so that guests can comfortably talk over the music and aren’t encouraged to hit the dance floor just yet. Lyrics don’t need to be especially “wedding-y” since they probably won’t be heard or noticed, but screen potential songs for profanity just in case.
Background Dinner Songs
The most typical genres for dinner music are easy listening and jazz, but that doesn’t mean you can’t choose current pop music if you do it right. Instrumental music like acoustic guitar or piano works, too.
A good rule of thumb is to choose some music that every generation will like. Some suggestions for wedding background music are:
Better Man by Robbie Williams
Heaven from Here by Robbie Williams
Feel by Robbie Williams
I Get a Kick Out of You by Frank Sinatra
It Had to Be You by Frank Sinatra
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Frank Sinatra
I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
Fly Me to the Moon by Tony Bennett
The Way You Look Tonight by Tony Bennett
There She Goes by the La’s
Green Eyes by Coldplay
The Scientist by Coldplay
See You Soon by Coldplay
For You by Coldplay
Love’s Divine by Seal
You Made Me Love You by Nat King Cole
A Wink and a Smile by Harry Connick, Jr.
Fields of Gold by Sting
My One and Only Love by Sting
Until by Sting
Angel Eyes by Sting
Everything by Michael Bublé
Home by Michael Bublé
Crazy Love by Michael Bublé
Better Together by Jack Johnson
Do You Remember by Jack Johnson
Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
Angel by Jack Johnson
Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin
Sunrise by Norah Jones
The Prettiest Thing by Norah Jones
Come Away with Me by Norah Jones
You and Me by Dave Matthews Band
Where Are You Going? by Dave Matthews Band
You Send Me by Sam Cooke
Give Myself to You by Train
Focus on artists that are easy to listen to, and explore their music for new ideas for your wedding reception dinner music. An eclectic mix of classic crooners like Frank Sinatra and more current artists will cast a wide net to give all your guests some enjoyable background music.
♥ Jenny Evans
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