Summer is the season for trips to the beach, family vacations, summer flings and, most of all, weddings. The warm weather, flowers in bloom and relaxed attitudes make it an excellent time to tie the knot with the one you love and dance the night away with the best wedding songs. If you're planning your wedding in this season of sunshine, you aren't alone. According to the Real Weddings Survey, June is the most popular month to walk down the aisle, followed by August and September.
Whether you are preparing for a charming backyard wedding this summer, a local beach ceremony or a tropical destination wedding, you'll need a playlist of the best wedding songs in High-Resolution Audio format that will amplify those special moments throughout the day, as well as get your guests on the dance floor. We've put together the perfect playlist of summer wedding songs filled with romantic hits and upbeat dance numbers to help you remember the occasion for years to come.
Memorable Wedding Songs for Your First Dance
"All of Me"
Artist: John Legend
John Legend penned this ballad for his then-fiancée Chrissy Teigen to sing at their wedding. The honest and vulnerable lyrics of this wedding song have touched many couples since then, and the piano ballad has become one of the most popular first-dance songs at weddings in the past few years.
Artist: Jack Johnson
Perfect for a first dance at a beach wedding this summer, this laid-back yet romantic song written by Hawaii native Jack Johnson will have you remembering the day you first met. Feel the sand between your toes and breeze on your cheek as you hold your new spouse close and share that touching first dance together at your wedding.
Wedding Songs to Get Everyone on the Dance Floor
"Shut Up and Dance"
Artist: Walk the Moon
After you and your new partner have tied the knot, it's time to get everyone in the mood to dance. Start the wedding celebration with this Walk the Moon hit from their latest album. The upbeat and fun wedding song "Shut Up and Dance" sends the message that now's the time for everyone to show off their best dance moves.
"Stuck on You"
Give the other young couples a chance to hit the dance floor with this bubbly, sentimental single from up-and-coming artist Meiko. This sweet wedding song will get the couples in the room swinging and swaying to the beat with smiles on their faces and maybe even dreaming of what the future brings.
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
Artist: Whitney Houston
This popular Whitney Houston number will get all of the singles on the dance floor and ready to mingle. Everyone will be singing and jumping along to this wedding music in no time. Nothing says celebration like a classic song that unites the room.
Wedding Songs to Make Cutting the Cake Even Sweeter
Artist: Maroon 5
This catchy little song by Maroon 5 will signal to your wedding guests that it's time to take a cake break at the reception. Just watching the "Sugar" music video that features Adam Levine and the band crashing multiple weddings all over Los Angeles to perform will get you in the wedding mood.
"How Sweet It Is"
Artist: James Taylor
This light-hearted song is an excellent complement to your fluffy, delicious wedding cake. First recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1964, James Taylor's cover of the song has been described as a more "relaxed rendition" that'll come through crystal clear when you download the high-res version. This song is perfect for the atmosphere of an outdoor summer wedding.
Wedding Songs to Send Off the Bride and Groom
"To Love Somebody"
Artist: Michael Bublé
Originally recorded by the Bee Gees, Michael Bublé's jazzed-up version of "To Love Somebody" is the ideal soundtrack for waving goodbye to all of your friends and family as you head to your honeymoon. The bittersweet tones in Bublé's voice sum up the emotions everyone is likely to feel after the wedding comes to a close.
"Come Away with Me"
Artist: Norah Jones
Although "Come Away with Me" was on Norah Jones' debut album, it's a fitting wedding song to play at the end of the evening. Norah Jones' dreamy voice will send all of the remaining guests off with all of the great memories of the night playing in their heads
And They Drove Away, Happily Ever After
Although your car may already be set to go with "Just Married" painted on the back window and cans dragging from your bumper to loudly proclaim your love, make sure you also have the RSX-GS9 in-car media receiver installed. You can keep the wedding celebration going as you drive off into the sunset with your own personalized playlist of love songs made with just the two of you in mind.
With DSD native playback and DSEE HX upscaling capabilities, the RSX-GS9 will help you start off your honeymoon the right way: with beautiful High-Resolution Audio tunes to serve as a soundtrack for your new life together.