Our Favorite Country Songs for Every Part of Your Wedding Day

From first looks to line dances, we've hand-picked the perfect playlists for your special day.

Photo by: Devon Donnahoo Photography, Styling by Katie Kalafat

Devon Donnahoo Photography, Styling by Katie Kalafat

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Your wedding is said to be one of the best days of your life. Couples spend months — sometimes even years — reserving the perfect venue, selecting the tastiest cake and picking out decor for their big day.

With all of this planning, some may forget to consider one of the most important parts of the event — the music! If this is you, don't fret. We've curated playlists for every part of your special day.

Before the Ceremony



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Austin Gros

The music you play while your guests take their seats sets the mood for the ceremony. The playlist below features slow, romantic songs and upbeat love songs your guests are sure to enjoy while they wait on the wedding party.

Our Top Picks

Without You, Keith Urban

Lyrics you’ll love: “I loved you since the very first day / When I caught you looking my way / I smiled and just knew it”

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Lyrics you’ll love: “You make the world look beautiful / I thought I’d seen it all before / But looking through your eyes, it looks like paradise”

Born to Love You, LANCO

Lyrics you’ll love: “I could search the world from South to North / But I already found what I’m looking for / Wherever I go and whatever I do, I was born to love you”

Walking Down the Aisle

Altar in Front of Mill

Cedar Altar With Greenery

Simple greenery hangs from this beautiful cedar altar at the Museum of Appalachia in East Tennessee.

When walking down the aisle, you want a slow song that reflects the love you and your partner share.

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Valentine, Martina McBride

Lyrics you’ll love: "I’ve dreamed of this a thousand times / But in my dreams I couldn’t love you more / I will give you my heart until the end of time / You’re all I need, my love, my Valentine"

From This Moment On, Shania Twain

Lyrics you’ll love: “From this moment life has begun / From this moment, you are the one / Right beside you is where I belong”

Me and You, Kenny Chesney

Lyrics you’ll love: “Suited perfectly / For eternity / Me and you”

Cocktail Hour

Flowers and Cocktail

Flowers and Cocktail

Jill holds her wedding bouquet and a Moscow Mule, which was her signature cocktail served at the reception. The floral arrangements at the wedding included a mix of peonies, garden roses, spray roses, dusty miller, ranunculus, sweet peas, dahlias, freesia, thistle and berries.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

While you and your wedding party take photos, keep the crowd entertained with this playlist full of upbeat love songs.

Our Top Picks

Fearless, Taylor Swift

Lyrics you’ll love: “And I don’t know how it gets better than this / You take my hand and drag me headfirst / Fearless”

Honey Bee, Blake Shelton

Lyrics you’ll love: “You’ll be my soft and sweet / I’ll be your strong and steady / You’ll be my glass of wine / I’ll be your shot of whiskey”

Show You Off, Dan + Shay

Lyrics you’ll love: “You’re everything that I’m not and then a cherry on top”

First Dance

This is your debut as a married couple! Pick a slow song with a sweet meaning for you and your partner.

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God Gave Me You, Blake Shelton

Lyrics you’ll love: “God gave me you for the ups and downs / God gave me you for the days of doubt”

From the Ground Up, Dan + Shay

Lyrics you’ll love: “Beside you I’ll stand through the good and the bad / We’ll give all that we have / And we’ll build this love / From the ground up”

Yours, Russell Dickerson

Lyrics you’ll love: “You make me better than I was before / Thank God I’m yours”

Dances With the Parents

Father/Daughter Dance

Father and Daughter Dancing at Wedding

Lights hung from the trees illuminate the sweet father/daughter dance at this charming fall wedding in East Tennessee.

This is a special moment for parents to send their babies off into a new phase of life.

Our Top Picks

I Loved Her First, Heartland

Lyrics you’ll love: “I knew the love of a father runs deep / And I prayed that she’d find you someday”

My Wish, Rascal Flatts

Lyrics you’ll love: “My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to”

Mama’s Song, Carrie Underwood

Lyrics you’ll love: “Mama, you taught me to do the right things / So, now you have to let your baby fly”




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She-n-He Photography

Time to get the party started! This playlist is sure to make your guests kick their boots off and get on the dance floor.

Our Top Picks

All About Tonight, Blake Shelton

Lyrics you’ll love: “It’s all about tonight / Good times and the music and laughing and grooving to the band”

Keep Them Kisses Comin’, Craig Campbell

Lyrics you’ll love: “I need your loving / Just keep them kisses coming”

Firecracker, Josh Turner

Lyrics you’ll love: “We’re a match made in heaven / And it ain’t no joke”

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