Background music is essential to create an atmosphere during the wedding breakfast.  Music has the power to instantly bring back special memories every time you hear that song in the future. So of course, you’ll want your wedding day to be filled with the music that means the most to you.

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While your daytime weddings songs may not be the most important songs you choose for your wedding (I’m sure you’ll agree that they rank below your wedding ceremony songs or your first dance song), they are still essential in creating the right atmosphere during the hours between your vows and the evening reception starting.

There are no rules for your daytime wedding music choices; the music you choose will depend heavily on your own personal taste and the vibe you are striving to achieve on your day.

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I would suggest songs that blend nicely into the background, gently setting your desired mood and keeping the absolute bangers for your evening reception where you and your guests, can let loose on the dance floor. However whether you have a good idea of the sort of songs you’d like to be played during your wedding breakfast or not…take a look through my list of daytime wedding songs and you are sure to find some inspiration.

I hope you have as much fun planning your own wedding music as I had putting together these songs for you.

Here are some ideal wedding breakfast song choices.

  1. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  2. Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
  3. Cannonball – Damien Riche
  4. Hopeless Wonderer – Mumford and Sons
  5. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
  6. Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran
  7. Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
  8. She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel
  9. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  10. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  11. Do you Remember – Jack Johnson
  12. You Are The Reason – Calum Scott and Leona Lewis
  13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  14. Leave a Light On – Tom Walker
  15. I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
  16. All of me- John Legend
  17. Songbird – Oasis
  18. Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton
  19. Big Parade – The Lumineers
  20. It’s All About You – McFly
  21. Sitting on the Dock o’ the Bay – Otis Redding
  22. Girl Put your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae
  23. Star Girl – McFly
  24. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  25. California Dreamin – The Mamas & The Papas
  26. At Last – Etta James
  27. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  28. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  29. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  30. Cover Me In Sunshine – Pink
  31. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  32. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse
  33. First Times –Ed Sheeran
  34. The Joker and The Queen – Ed Sheeran
  35. Fall into Me – Forest Blakk
  36. Let’s Go Home Together – Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan
  37. I Do – Aloe Blacc and LeAnn Rimes
  38. Let it Be – The Beatles
  39. God Only Knows- The Beach Boys]
  40. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  41. Something In The Way She Moves – James Taylor
  42. 1+1 – Beyoncé
  43. Little Things – One Direction
  44. Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
  45. That’s When I Knew – Alicia Keys
  46. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Lauren Hill
  47. With or Without You – U2
  48. Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  49. Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
  50. I Lost Myself In Loving You – Jamie Miller
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Got any ideas that aren’t on the list or want to share your favourite wedding song? Add them in the comments below!

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