Picture this: walking down the aisle in your dramatic, floor-sweeping wedding gown to the uplifting strains of Palchabel's Canon in D – there'd be no dry eyes left in the room! Setting the mood for your big day is crucial; think of your wedding playlist as the soundtrack to the happiest day of your life. Whether you're going big with a jazz band, DJ or the always-handy Spotify, our guide to wedding playlists will take you through the most important events of your big day, from the tear-jerking ceremony to dinner and the all-important first dance as Man and Wife.

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Beach chic

Relaxed and informal, a beach wedding calls for a chilled out, summery music playlist. A walk down a flower-strewn, sandy aisle needs something a little slower and sombre (like Sleeping at Last's Turning Page), while your grand entrance as a couple can feature upbeat pop ballads (think along the lines of Jason Mraz or Bob Marley AKA the King of island jams). As guests mingle over dinner, lull them with soothing ukulele-backed tracks, and end the night over sundown cocktails, billboard hits and summery tropical house.

Sleeping at Last - Turning Page
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me 
Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat - Lucky
Ingrid Michaelson - The Way I Am 
Zee Avi - Just You And Me
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved 
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Duke Dumont - I Got You
Kav Verhouzer ft. Cooperated Souls - Good When We're Together 

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Benj Haisch

Rustic & folksy

Offbeat, whimsical and totally charming, the rustic wedding is the stuff of every hipster's dreams. Often intimate, the theme typically revolves around DIY details and nostalgic touches from a simpler time, including typewriters, antique dressers and mason jars. To complement the woodsy, country theme, stick with folksy, indie tunes – we promise they're a match made in heaven.

Iron and Wine - Flightless Bird
The Paper Kites - Bloom
City and Colour - The girl 
The Lumineers - Flowers In Your Hair
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Cat Power - Sea of Love
DIIV - Under The Sun
The Chainsmokers - Inside out 
Kygo ft. Kodaline - Raging 


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Old Hollywood

This one's for the old-school brides. Nothing quite says glam like an over-the-top Gatsbyesque, Old Hollywood theme. After all, a little party never killed nobody! A grand wedding as such deserves a breathtaking entrance to the soulful voice of Ol' Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra), a first dance to First Lady of Song (Ella Fitzgerald) and big, jazzy numbers to get guests twirling, hopping and jiving like

Diana Krall  -The Look Of Love
Vintage Jazz Cardigans ft. Haley Reinhart - Lovefool
Tony Bennett - The Way You Look Tonight
Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald - They Can't Take That Away From Me
Ella Fitzgerald - I've Got You Under My Skin

Van Morrison - Moondance
Emeli Sandé & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra - Crazy In Love

Fred Astaire - Puttin' on the Ritz (Club des Belugas remix)

Fergie ft Q-Tip, Qoonrock - A Little Party Never Killed Nobody 

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Modern glamour

Black-tie ballroom wedding more your thing?  Unapologetically lush, this sparkly, glamorous theme is all about quality linens, tuxedo-dressed waiters, chandeliers, and draped fabrics. Serenade guests with the likes of sultry Nina Simone and Natalie Cole over cocktail hour and dinner, then switch up to modern jazz jams as the night continues.

Wedding string quartet - Canon in D 
J. S Bach - Air On a G string
Melody Gardot - La Vie en Rose 
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
Norah Jones - Love Me Tender 
Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema
Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - Somethin' Stupid
Natalie Cole - Inseparable
Al Green - Let's Stay Together



The romantic classics

We're all for hip indie tunes and soulful jazz but let's be real - we're also suckers for (corny) tried-and-true oldies. Whatever your wedding theme, these romantic ballads have spanned generations of weddings; including them in your playlist is mandatory.

Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You
Shania Twain ft. Bryan White - From This Moment On
Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie - Endless Love
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Etta James - At Last
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
John Legend - All Of Me
Lauryn Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
K.C and Jojo - All My Life