Cake Cutting Song Playlist Ideas!

Here are some top picks for getting your guests psyched for the cake!

*Dessert by Dawin


*Cake By the Ocean (clean version) by DNCE


*Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar


*How Sweet It Is by Michael Buble


*Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic


* Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leopard


*Sweetest Thing by U2


* Sugar, Sugar by The Archies


* I’m Into Something Good by Herman’s Hermits


* Candy Rain by Soul 4 Real


* Sugar Rush by AKB48 from Wreck It Ralph (the chorus)


* When I’m 64 by The Beatles


* Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler from The Wedding Singer


* Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast


* Burning Love by Elvis



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Inexpensive Customization…Songs and Music for the Wedding!

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My husband and I  both love music. My style is a mix of 50’s, 80’s, Disney and throw in some random club songs and 90’s rap. While he is consistent with classic rock…hard rock…screaming rock…angry rock…you get the idea. Planning the music for our big day was crucial. We wanted the songs to reflect us. We wanted a mixture of fun and goofy with touching and romantic. Ultimately my husband chose our first dance and we agreed on many more.  The end result was a soundtrack to our big day. I still listen to it constantly and I am transported back to that day whenever Clocks comes on the radio or 1234 by the Plain White Tees. We couldn’t afford a custom logo displayed in lights. We couldn’t pay for an ice sculpture. However for free…we could show our guests who we were through music. Below is a rundown of our song selections for inspiration. I follow up with some other tunes to consider for making your own soundtrack as a couple. I also have suggestions below on unique and special songs for your big day. If you haven’t heard of the Vitamin String Quarter please click their albums on the sidebar or at the end of this post and check them out! They have beautiful instrumental versions of so many songs without that electronic karoake sound. You can listen to samples of all these songs either on the sidebar or at the end of this post! Enjoy!


Ceremony: My awesomely talented friend Katie Kraft played these songs live on guitar and piano while she sang. She is awesome. If you live in the Washington D.C. area…find her and Logan Kraft. They are awesome and you will love them!

Family Entrance: God Only Knows What I Would Be Without You by the Beach Boys

Bridal Party Entrance: 1,2,3,4 by  The Plain White Tees

Bride’s Entrance (ahem me): Clocks by Coldplay

Unity Candle: There Is Love (The Wedding Song) by Peter, Paul and Mary…it’s traditional and it is soooooo good.

Procession Out: Beautiful Day by U2



Family Entrance: Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2

Bridal Party Entrance: I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister (This was awesome!)

Bride and Groom Entrance: Hot for Teacher by Van Halen

First Dance: Echo by Trapt

Mother/Son: Song for My Son by Donna Lee Honeywell (country version)

Father/Daughter: Butterfly Fly Away by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus (okay I saw the movie prior to the wedding and bawled at this part…I will own it…I love this song and I would do it again!)


Cake Cutting: Eat it by Weird Al Yankovic

Bouquet Toss: All the Single Ladies by Beyonce (not original but it had just come out…it had to be)

Garter: Whatta Man by Salt and Peppa and En Vogue

So those were our choices. There was rock, oldies, humor and yes even 90’s rap! The soundtrack of the day reflected us as a couple. Remember if you don’t have money to spend on over the top customizations, you still can add your touch as a couple to the music for your big day…for free =).


These are some of my other favorites that weren’t included in the big day but could have been! You can listen to samples at the end of this post or in the sidebar!

Our cake was delicious! The best part was that it was included in our venue package! I love Cake Boss but an included cake saved us a ton of money and it was tasty! In fact, I ate the whole topper myself that never made it into the freezer for that one year anniversary!

Cake Cutting:

* Just a Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins

* Sugar, Sugar by The Archies

* I’m Into Something Good by Herman’s Hermits

* Candy Rain by Soul 4 Real

* Sugar Rush by AKB48 from Wreck It Ralph (the chorus)

* Sweetest Thing by U2

* When I’m 64 by The Beatles

* Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler from The Wedding Singer

* Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast

* Burning Love by Elvis


Bridal Party Entrance to the Ceremony:

* All You Need is Love by The Beatles

* Step in the Name of Love by R. Kelly

Bride’s Entrance to the Ceremony:

* Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

* Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney and Wings

* Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

* The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson

* From This Moment On by Shania Twain

* I’ll Be There For You by Bon Jovi (instrumental)

* Marry You by Bruno Mars

* Viva la Vida by Coldplay

* Breathe by Faith Hill

* It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw

* Make You Feel My Love by Garth Brooks or the version by Adele or Billy Joel (many great choices!)

* All I Want Is You by U2

* Love Story by Taylor Swift

* Hey, Soul Sister by Train (can also be used for the bridesmaids’ entrance)


Bridal Party Entrance to the Reception:

* Let’s Get It Started by Black Eyed Peas

* Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith

* Harlem Shake by Baauer (may be done a lot but your bridal party can still make it their own coming in!)

* Fight for Your Right by The Beastie Boys

* Thunderstruck by ACDC

* Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne

* Get the Party Started by Pink

* Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

* Sexy and I Know it by LMFAO

* Price Is Right Theme Song

* Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool

* Men In Black by Will Smith (groomsmen)

* Hey Ya! by Outkast

* Enter Sandman by Metallica

* Bawitdaba by Kid Rock

* Lose Control by Missy Elliott. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop (clean version)

Bouquet Toss:

Destiny’s Child could own this part of the ceremony!

* Jumpin’, Jumpin’ by Destiny’s Child

* Independent Women Part I by Destiny’s Child

* Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce

* Work It by Missy Elliott (clean version)

* Lady Marmalade by Pink, Christina Aguilera, Mya and Missy Elliott


Wedding Couple’s Entrance to the Reception:

* Feel this Moment by Christina Aguilera and Pitbull

* Good Feeling by Flo Rida

* Bring Em Out by T.I. (clean version)

* Evacuate the Dancefloor by Cascada

* Everytime We Touch by Cascada
Click below to find and listen to all the songs listed above!