We’ve deemed June “Marriage Minded” month, but it’s also Black Music Month, so I wanted to share my top 10 favorite wedding songs! I know I’m not the only one who has low-key planned their entire wedding in their head, down to the perfect song list for the ceremony AND reception! Is it just me!? I love music! It’s the soundtrack to life, and on my wedding day, music will be everything!
1. Jagged Edge “Let’s Get Married” (Remix)
When this song first came out in 2000, I immediately said to myself, “my husband and I WILL walk in to our reception dancing to this song!” I was in 10th grade! But this song was everything! Let that beat drop and I still turn the radio all the way up and go in! Definitely a must at my wedding.
2. John Legend “All of Me”
John Legend had just gotten married and simply couldn’t contain his love for Chrissy Teigen. It simply made the song even more authentic and relevant. I had a friend walk down the aisle to this song, sung by a family member, and it was absolutely beautiful!
3. Luther Vandross “Here And Now”
There is no way I could mention wedding songs and not have a Luther song in the mix! Big Luther to be exact! His voice is timeless and he has to be one of the best ballad singers of all times! I’m crying just thinking about it. Its definitely a first dance or walking down the aisle song. It will never get old.
4. Jodeci “All My Life”
Because I’m a 90s R&B girl at heart! K-Ci and Jo-Jo use to sing the paint off the walls. Repaint it. And then sing them off again! Their passion behind lyrics made you fall in love and this song could pass for an aisle or reception song. But do y’all remember the suits and white gloves they had on in the video though??! #casketsharp
5. Kenny Lattimore “For You”
Now everybody and their momma has played this song at a wedding, why, because its classic!! His sultry voice aids in adding a romantic vibe to anybody’s wedding. Kind of gets you ready to slip out for the honeymoon a bit early if you know what I mean!
7. Jamie Foxx “Wedding vows”
Forget his acting skills, he was a singer first. Any man that can sing the Brady Bunch song and have you falling in love, is a true singer! The wedding episode of The Jamie Foxx show had to be one of my favorites.We all wanted Jamie and Fancy to get married from the beginning. So when Jamie chose to sing his wedding vows instead of reading them, it was perfect! I’d love for my husband to write a song for me, but if he doesn’t, he can borrow this one from Jamie, I promise you I won’t be mad!
8. Chrisette Michelle “Couple of Forevers”
I’ve always been a Chrisette fan and the title of the song pulled at my heart. Marriage is suppose to be forever, so “I’m not asking for much, just a couple of forevers!” This might be the theme of my wedding, don’t steal it!
9. Lil’Mo featuring Fabulous “4ever”
This song is like a hood anthem for love and I promise you I got a little hood in me! I can just see my husband and I bank-head bouncing and cabbage-patching entering the reception to this song!
10. Etta James “At Last”
Listen! The way I’ve been waiting; when I finally do get married, this song WILL play and perfectly resonate my sentiments when it comes to my marriage…..At last!!
What are some of your favorite wedding songs?