100+ Wedding Breakfast Songs For The Perfect Romantic Playlist

100+ Wedding Breakfast Songs For The Perfect Romantic Playlist

Spirits will be riding sky-high once the happy couple has tied the knot - which is a great way to work up an appetite!

Pairing food with music is no different from pairing food with a delicious wine - some things just go together so perfectly. All you need to create the perfect playlist of wedding songs is a little inspiration.

Wedding Breakfast Background Music

While your wedding reception will likely be your main musical event later on - with such iconic moments as the couple's first dance and the father and daughter dance to look forward to - your guests will also love being treated to another match made in heaven: dinner and music.

It's therefore important for you to choose the right background music for your wedding breakfast - you don't want something too distracting (especially after you've spent so much on the catering!), but you also want to create the right tone which captures you as a couple. Every song counts!

Read on to find out our top 100+ wedding breakfast songs.

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Acoustic Dinner Music

Instrumental or unplugged-style reworkings of your favourite popular songs is exactly the kind of soundtrack you want for a romantic sit-down meal with your beloved.

With all the amplifiers, drums and effects stripped away, you're left with an intimate, soul-baring performance that just makes you want to reach for your loved ones. Also, with fewer sonic distractions, you can hear the lyrics a lot easier. This is great news if there are plenty of love songs on the playlist - which there most certainly will be if you dip into the folk and country genres.

  • Wild Love - James Bay
    Wild Love - James Bay
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  • Ocean Eyes - Alicia Keys
    Ocean Eyes - Alicia Keys
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  • Watermelon Sugar - Zita, Jonah Baker
    Watermelon Sugar - Zita, Jonah Baker
    Play
  • Afterglow - Ed Sheeran
    Afterglow - Ed Sheeran
    Play
  • To Love Somebody - Tim Dawn
    To Love Somebody - Tim Dawn
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  • Taylor Swift 1989 Medley - Gardiner Sisters
    Taylor Swift 1989 Medley - Gardiner Sisters
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  • Power Over Me - Dermot Kennedy (Acoustic)
    Power Over Me - Dermot Kennedy (Acoustic)
    Play
  • Fast Car - Boyce Avenue, Kina Grannis
    Fast Car - Boyce Avenue, Kina Grannis
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  • Stand By Me - Tom Speight
    Stand By Me - Tom Speight
    Play
  • Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen
    Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen
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  • Candle In The Wind - Amber Leigh Irish
    Candle In The Wind - Amber Leigh Irish
    Play
  • Leave The Door Open - Blame Jones
    Leave The Door Open - Blame Jones
    Play
  • Home / Dirty Paws - Gardiner Sisters
    Home / Dirty Paws - Gardiner Sisters
    Play
  • Seven Nation Army - Zella Day
    Seven Nation Army - Zella Day
    Play
  • Billie Jean - Civil Wars
    Billie Jean - Civil Wars
    Play
  • Wouldn't It Be Nice - Trousdale
    Wouldn't It Be Nice - Trousdale
    Play
  • In My Life - Madison Cunningham
    In My Life - Madison Cunningham
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  • Use Somebody - Lusaint
    Use Somebody - Lusaint
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Golden Oldies

Nothing gets you looking back on your past life through shared rose-tinted glasses like these timeless classics! Old they may be, but this type of gold never loses its glow.

When a song has stood the test of time, you know it's the real thing.

  • California Dreamin' - The Mamas & Papas
    California Dreamin' - The Mamas & Papas
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  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
    When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
    Play
  • For One In My Life - Stevie Wonder
    For One In My Life - Stevie Wonder
    Play
  • You're My Best Friend - Queen
    You're My Best Friend - Queen
    Play
  • I Say A Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin
    I Say A Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin
    Play
  • Love Me Do - The Beatles
    Love Me Do - The Beatles
    Play
  • Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
    Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
    Play
  • Ocean Drive - Lighthouse Family
    Ocean Drive - Lighthouse Family
    Play
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
    Every Breath You Take - The Police
    Play
  • Harvest Moon - Neil Young
    Harvest Moon - Neil Young
    Play
  • Ordinary People - John Legend
    Ordinary People - John Legend
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  • When The Stars Go Blue - Ryan Adams
    When The Stars Go Blue - Ryan Adams
    Play
  • The Luckiest - Ben Folds
    The Luckiest - Ben Folds
    Play

Indie

Big, anthemic choruses - that's what songs from the nineties and noughties were all about. If you're all about that too, treat your guests up with some trilby- and tie-wearing indie classics - we bet that you'll look good on the dance floor!

The music we grow up loving has strong ties to our youth, so make your guests feel young again with some top tunes, defiant lyrics and unadulterated joy. Be sure to save some of your dancing energy for the night to follow though - we're not as young as we used to be!

  • Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys
    Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys
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  • Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
    Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
    Play
  • Rooting For You - London Grammar
    Rooting For You - London Grammar
    Play
  • Patience - The Lumineers
    Patience - The Lumineers
    Play
  • Your Bones - Monsters Of Men
    Your Bones - Monsters Of Men
    Play
  • Toothpaste Kisses - The Maccabees
    Toothpaste Kisses - The Maccabees
    Play
  • Harmony Hall - Vampire Weekend
    Harmony Hall - Vampire Weekend
    Play
  • Simple Song - The Shins
    Simple Song - The Shins
    Play
  • The Only Exception - Paramore
    The Only Exception - Paramore
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  • Don't Delete The Kisses - Wolf Alice
    Don't Delete The Kisses - Wolf Alice
    Play
  • Slide Away - Oasis
    Slide Away - Oasis
    Play
  • Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
    Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
    Play
  • You & Me - The Wannadies
    You & Me - The Wannadies
    Play
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
    Everlong - Foo Fighters
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  • There She Goes - The La's
    There She Goes - The La's
    Play
  • Valerie - The Zutons
    Valerie - The Zutons
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  • Electric Feel - MGMT
    Electric Feel - MGMT
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Jazz and Swing

Although jazz and swing have their roots firmly in the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s, the genre never really went anywhere.

A jazz trio or a jazz quartet would be perfect for a cool wedding breakfast with moody vibes - and a larger scale swing band would be ideal if you're trying to create more of a Great Gatsby-inspired atmosphere.

You might even want start out with a jazz trio playing some instrumental music for your wedding breakfast, and have them change it up into a full band, complete with jazz singer, to play wedding songs for your evening reception - some of the most romantic lyrics ever written come from the jazz genre.

  • Crazy Love - Michael Buble
    Crazy Love - Michael Buble
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  • Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
    Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
    Play
  • Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
    Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
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  • My Way - Frank Sinatra
    My Way - Frank Sinatra
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  • That's Amore - Dean Martin
    That's Amore - Dean Martin
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  • Moon Dance - Van Morrison
    Moon Dance - Van Morrison
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  • L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
    L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
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  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
    Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
    Play
  • At Last - Etta James
    At Last - Etta James
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  • The Very Thought Of You - Shirley Horn
    The Very Thought Of You - Shirley Horn
    Play
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Diana Krall
    Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Diana Krall
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Classical

If you're a traditional couple who have planned the perfect white wedding, the classical music route is the only one to go down.

Walking down the aisle to a string quartet performing such classical music gems as Pachelbel's Canon in D or Wagner's Bridal March is the dream of brides to be world over - so if you maintain that level of elegance going into the wedding breakfast, she's bound to keep her radiant smile for the rest of your magical wedding day.

  • Bluebird - Alexis Ffrench
    Bluebird - Alexis Ffrench
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  • Cello Suite - Bach
    Cello Suite - Bach
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  • Fur Elise - Beethoven
    Fur Elise - Beethoven
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  • Anoso from Cantata No. 156 - Bach
    Anoso from Cantata No. 156 - Bach
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  • Ave Maria - Bach
    Ave Maria - Bach
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  • Claire De Lune - Debussy
    Claire De Lune - Debussy
    Play
  • Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
    Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
    Play
  • Dawn - Pride & Prejudice
    Dawn - Pride & Prejudice
    Play
  • A Thousand Years - The Piano Guys
    A Thousand Years - The Piano Guys
    Play
  • Perfect - Atlys
    Perfect - Atlys
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  • Fairy Fountain - Super Guitar Bros
    Fairy Fountain - Super Guitar Bros
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  • thank u, next - Vitamin String Quartet
    thank u, next - Vitamin String Quartet
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  • September Song - Agnes Obel
    September Song - Agnes Obel
    Play

T.V. & Film

If you're a pair of T.V. and film buffs, it's only right that you give your wedding breakfast the cinematic treatment. Nothing will make you feel more like you're living in a real-life rom-com than having your favourite movie soundtrack playing in the background!

Plenty of cult classic shows have bona fide pop songs as their theme tunes, just as plenty of films have classic scores which played a major part in your childhoods - so you can find plenty of references whether you go down the band route or the string quartet route.

  • Fuel To Fire - Agnes Obel
    Fuel To Fire - Agnes Obel
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  • Married Life - UP!
    Married Life - UP!
    Play
  • I See The Light - Tangled
    I See The Light - Tangled
    Play
  • Hopelessly Devoted To You - Greece
    Hopelessly Devoted To You - Greece
    Play
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
    Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
    Play
  • A Whole New World - Aladdin
    A Whole New World - Aladdin
    Play
  • So Close - Enchanted
    So Close - Enchanted
    Play
  • City Of Stars - La La Land
    City Of Stars - La La Land
    Play
  • The King’s Speech - Alexandre Desplat
    The King’s Speech - Alexandre Desplat
    Play
  • Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore
    Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore
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  • Hedwigs Theme - John Williams
    Hedwigs Theme - John Williams
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  • The Feather Theme - Forrest Gump
    The Feather Theme - Forrest Gump
    Play

Contemporary / Modern

Do you love keeping up with the latest chart hits? Are you into fads and trends? There's no shame in looking out for the next big thing - but the biggest next thing for you both is, of course, your wedding day!

Remembering what was playing on everyone's radio the day you got married will be a wonderful way to look back. If all your friends are on the same page when it comes to keeping ahead of the curve, you might even have to give your list of wedding songs a weekly update!

  • Love Again - Dua Lipa
    Love Again - Dua Lipa
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  • Hope - Arlo Parks
    Hope - Arlo Parks
    Play
  • Shivers - Ed Sheeran
    Shivers - Ed Sheeran
    Play
  • My Future - Billie Eilish
    My Future - Billie Eilish
    Play
  • Stay - girl in red
    Stay - girl in red
    Play
  • How Can I Make It Ok? - Wolf Alice
    How Can I Make It Ok? - Wolf Alice
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  • THATS WHAT I WANT - Lil Nas X
    THATS WHAT I WANT - Lil Nas X
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  • Kiss Me More - Doja Cat, SZA
    Kiss Me More - Doja Cat, SZA
    Play
  • Care For - Blossoms
    Care For - Blossoms
    Play
  • My Universe - Coldplay, BTS
    My Universe - Coldplay, BTS
    Play
  • Just You & I - Tom Walker
    Just You & I - Tom Walker
    Play
  • Skate - Silk Sonic
    Skate - Silk Sonic
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  • Hold My Girl - George Ezra
    Hold My Girl - George Ezra
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  • New Light - John Mayer
    New Light - John Mayer
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  • Shallow - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
    Shallow - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
    Play
  • Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
    Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
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  • Moonlight - Ariana Grande
    Moonlight - Ariana Grande
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  • Golden - Harry Styles
    Golden - Harry Styles
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Unique / Funny

Music is a great way to showcase your individual nature as a couple - if you want to subject your guests your favourite rock or metal songs, your best floor filling Ibiza dance songs, or your most hilarious novelty songs, then so you should!

There are no rules when it comes to choosing your wedding songs - if you have a good time, your guests will have a good time too. When you choose wedding songs that are so unique, the lyrics of each song sound as though they were written especially for you - plus, you'll be giving your guests an idea of the kind of quirky first dance songs you'll be kicking off the evening reception with!

  • Karate - Baby Metal
    Karate - Baby Metal
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  • Praise You - Fat Boy Slim
    Praise You - Fat Boy Slim
    Play
  • Pokemon Theme - Pokemon
    Pokemon Theme - Pokemon
    Play
  • Sandstorm - Darude
    Sandstorm - Darude
    Play
  • Gay Bar - Electric Six
    Gay Bar - Electric Six
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  • Through The Fire & Flames - DragonForce
    Through The Fire & Flames - DragonForce
    Play
  • Barbara Streisand - Duck Sauce
    Barbara Streisand - Duck Sauce
    Play
  • Tequila - The Champs
    Tequila - The Champs
    Play
  • We Like To Party (The Vengabus) - Vengaboys
    We Like To Party (The Vengabus) - Vengaboys
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  • Mii Channel - Wii Sports
    Mii Channel - Wii Sports
    Play
  • El Paso - Marty Robins
    El Paso - Marty Robins
    Play
  • Peaches - Justin Bieber
    Peaches - Justin Bieber
    Play

When your guests are in the mood for food, it's important to let them enjoy their meals at their own pace and give them a chance to take in everything you and your caterers have worked so hard to provide.

That being said, you'll want to put your personal stamp on each and every stage of your big day - it's all about you two, after all! - so we hope our lists of wedding songs has served as an inspirational entrée for the main to follow.