Top 7 Wedding Songs

Planning a wedding is one of the most exhausting, nerve-racking experiences in life, at least for the bride to be ;-). There are hundreds and thousands of little details that need your attention, that need meticulous planning, starting from designing the perfect wedding invitation up to booking the perfect honeymoon. And one little but very important detail is choosing the perfect song for your wedding. It is not just a song; your wedding song is a reflection of your love, your feelings and your personal love story. And your song should be unique (who wants to hear that very same song over and over again that has been played at other weddings or on the radio a thousand times). The best way of course is to have your own customized wedding song. A personalized song for your wedding will tell your very own love story, how you met for the first time or how you fell in love with each other. Vidamor can help you create that perfect song. You tell us your story and we will transform it into a personalized song that you can use for your wedding ceremony, your first dance, your wedding video or even as a thank you gift and wedding favor to your guests. But if you’d rather go with a pre-existing song for your wedding, here are our personal top 7 wedding songs (including lyrics). And wouldn’t you agree? There is no better way expressing your love than with a love song!

7) Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

© 2011 WMG. The official music video for 'Just The Way You Are' by Bruno Mars from doo-wops and hooligans - available now on Elektra Records. Directed by Ethan Lader Inspired by the artwork of Erika Iris Simmons.

Oh, her eyes, her eyes make the stars look like they're not shinin'
Her hair, her hair falls perfectly without her trying
She's so beautiful and I tell her everyday
Yeah, I know, I know when I compliment her she won't believe me
And it's so, it's so sad to think that she don't see what I see
But every time she asks me "Do I look okay?"
I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change 'cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are
Yeah

Her lips, her lips, I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
Her laugh, her laugh she hates but I think it's so sexy
She's so beautiful, and I tell her everyday

Oh you know, you know, you know I'd never ask you to change
If perfect's what you're searching for then just stay the same
So don't even bother asking if you look okay, you know I'll say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause, girl, you're amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl, you're amazing
Just the way you are

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause, girl, you're amazing
Just the way you are

Yeah

Songwriters: Khari Cain / Peter Gene Hernandez / Philip Martin II Lawrence / Ari Levine / Khalil Walton

Just the Way You Are lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

6) Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

"Wonderful Tonight (Live)" by Eric Clapton from Slowhand. Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/YuBzqm

It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me, Do I look all right?
And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight

We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that's walking around with me
And then she asks me, Do you feel all right?
And I say, "Yes, I feel wonderful tonight"

I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize how much I love you

It's time to go home now and I've got an aching head
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed
And then I tell her, as I turn out the light
I say, "My darling, you were wonderful tonight
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight

Songwriters: Eric Patrick Clapton

Wonderful Tonight lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

5) Sara Bareilles – I Choose You

Sara Bareilles's official music video for 'I Choose You'. SME (on behalf of Epic); Kobalt Music Publishing, AMRA, SOLAR Music Rights Management, Sony ATV Publishing, UMPI, CMRRA, UBEM, and 14 Music Rights Societies

Let the bough break, let it come down crashing
Let the sun fade out to a dark sky
I can't say I'd even notice it was absent
'Cause I could live by the light in your eyes
I'll unfold before you
Would have strung together
The very first words of a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose You, yeah

There was a time when I would have believed them
If they told me that you could not come true
Just love's illusion
But then you found me
And everything changed
And I believe in something again

My whole heart
Will be yours forever
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose You
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose You
I choose You

We are not perfect we'll learn from our mistakes
And as long as it takes I will prove my love to you
I am not scared of the elements I am underprepared,
But I am willing
And even better
I get to be the other half of you

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose
You, yeah
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose You
I choose You

Songwriters: Jason Blynn / Pete Harper / Sara Bareilles

I Choose You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

4) Save the Best for Last – Vanessa Williams

Music video by Vanessa Williams performing Save The Best For Last. (C) 1991 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Sometimes the snow comes down in June
Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon
I see the passion in your eyes
Sometimes it's all a big surprise
'Cause there was a time when all I did was wish
You'd tell me this was love
It's not the way I hoped or how I planned
But somehow it's enough

And now we're standing face to face
Isn't this world a crazy place
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

All of the nights you came to me
When some silly girl had set you free
You wondered how you'd make it through
I wondered what was wrong with you

'Cause how could you give your love to someone else
And share your dreams with me
Sometimes the very thing you're looking for
Is the one thing you can't see

And now we're standing face to face
Isn't this world a crazy place
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

Sometimes the very thing you're looking for
Is the one thing you can't see

Sometimes the snow comes down in June
Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

You went and saved the best for last

Songwriters: Phil Galdston / Jon Lind / Wendy Waldman-Parker

Save the Best for Last lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

3) Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Who knows what tomorrow brings
In a world few hearts survive
All I know is the way I feel
When it's real, I keep it alive

The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a step every day

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Up where the clear winds blow

Some hang on to used to be
Live their lives looking behind
All we have is here and now
All our lives, out there to find

The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a step every day

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world we know
Where the clear winds blow

Time goes by
No time to cry
Life's you and I
Alive today

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world we know
Where the clear winds blow

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong

Songwriters: Jack Nitzsche / Buffy Saint-Marie / Will Jennings

Up Where We Belong lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

2) Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you?

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you

Songwriters: George Weiss / Hugo Peretti / Luigi Creatore

Can't Help Falling in Love lyrics © Raleigh Music Publishing

1)  Glory of Love – Peter Cetera

WMG (on behalf of WM Indonesia); UMPG Publishing, ASCAP, UBEM, Peermusic, and 1 Music Rights Societies.

Tonight it's very clear, as we're both standing here,
there's so many things I want to say
I will always love you, I will never leave you alone.

Sometimes I just forget, say things I might regret,
it breaks my heart to see you crying.
I don't want to lose you,
I could never make it alone.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of.
We'll live forever, knowing together
that we did it all for the glory of love.

You keep me standing tall, you help me through it all,
I'm always strong when you're beside me.
I have always needed you,
I could never make it alone.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of.
We'll live forever, knowing together
that we did it all for the glory of love.

Just like a knight in shining armor,
from a long time ago.
Just in time I will save the day,
take you to my castle far away.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of.
We'll live forever, knowing together
that we did it all for the glory of love.

We'll live forever, knowing together
that we did it all for the glory of love.

Songwriters: Billy Hill

Glory of Love lyrics © Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Inc.

 

If you need a more extensive list of best wedding songs for every occasion, read this article on The Knot.