20 good processionals/prelude songs (bold = instrumental option available)

  1. Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley

  2. Blackbird - The Beatles

  3. Fields of Gold - Sting/Eva Cassidy

  4. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley (w/ modified or shortened lyrics)

  5. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

  6. Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan

  7. Marry Me - Train

  8. Over the Rainbow - Arlen/Harburg

  9. Perfect - Ed Sheeran

  10. Sea of Love - Phil Philips/Cat Power

  11. Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

  12. Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap

  13. Swept Away - Avett Brothers

  14. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

  15. The Wedding Song (There Is Love) - Peter, Paul & Mary

  16. When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss

  17. You Can Close Your Eyes - James Taylor

10 good recessionals/cocktail hour songs

  1. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

  2. Better Together - Jack Johnson

  3. Crazy Love - Van Morrison

  4. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles (can also work as a processional)

  5. Ho Hey - The Lumineers

  6. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

  7. I Choose You - Sara Bareilles (can also work as a processional)

  8. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

  9. Over the Rainbow - IZ-style

  10. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (can also work as a processional)

  11. Wildflowers - Tom Petty (also good parent dance)

  12. You & I - Ingrid Michaelson

5 dance songs (parent and first)

  1. At Last - Etta James

  2. Danny’s Song - Loggins & Messina

  3. La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf

  4. Rainbow Connection - Jim Henson (esp great for small children)

  5. Stand by Me - Ben E. King

  6. The Story - Brandi Carlile

  7. Your Song - Elton John (also good recessional)

  8. You Were Meant For Me - Jewel

15 miscellaneous (but still wedding-appropriate) hits and personal favorites (for cocktail hour/dinner)

  1. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel (or another S&G)

  2. Angel From Montgomery - John Prine

  3. Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen

  4. Buckets of Rain - Bob Dylan

  5. Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor (or another J.T.)

  6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind - Dolly Parton

  7. Heavenly Day - Patty Griffin

  8. If I Lose - Stanley Brothers

  9. If Not For You - Bob Dylan/George Harrison

  10. I’ll Be Here in the Morning - Townes Van Zandt

  11. Kathy’s Song - Simon &  Garfunkel

  12. Look at Miss Ohio - Gillian Welch

  13. Ophelia - The Band

  14. Paper Wings - Gillian Welch

  15. Ripple - Grateful Dead

  16. The Stable Song - Gregory Alan Isakov

  17. That’s Alright - Fleetwood Mac

  18. The Weight - The Band