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The Perfect Wedding Morning Playlist

by Wedding Shoppe Blogger: Molly S. May 1, 2015 @ 2:36 pm

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Everyone knows that a perfect playlist can make a world of a difference when it comes to your mood. I’m serious about this! Even in middle school, I made sure that my alarm would wake me up to some happy, upbeat song (usually Click 5) to get my day off to the right start.

I still wake up and get ready this way. Anytime I have a big event coming up, I’m sure to update my music to make sure I have just the right set to put me in the perfect mood. My friends actually give me a hard time about how much effort I spend on perfecting my iTunes library and Spotify playlists. But I don’t hear them complaining as we get ready for nights out!

When building your pre-wedding playist, make sure it will get you pumped for what the day will bring. I’ve thrown one of my own together filled with songs I love, songs about love, and songs I can’t help but sing and dance to… whatever puts a smile on your face and gets you excited—add it to the list! This playlist will set the tone of your day. Happiness is key!

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A Perfect Wedding Morning Playlist:

Your wedding morning track-list is no different than my middle school alarm. This is your BIG day. What better way than to kick it off with the perfect compilation of tunes? Not only will it put a smile on your face and get your bridesmaids’ energy flowing, it’s also a great way to minimize stress. Here’s a list of our favorite songs to get you off on the right foot! Don’t miss my pre-wedding tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Start listening to the full playlist on Spotify right now!

I don’t know what it is about this Colbie Caillat number, but the bubbly (see what I did there) tune is just perfect to wake up to…

1. “I Do” – Colbie Caillat

2. “Shower” – Becky G

3. “Going to the Chapel of Love” – The Dixie Cups

4. “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina & the Waves

5. “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas

Because I have to stay true to my 12-year-old self…

6. “Just the Girl” – The Click Five

7. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars

8. “Firework” – Katy Perry

While we’re on the topic of the Superbowl diva…

9. “Unconditionally” – Katy Perry

10. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

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Tip #1: It may not be easy, but try your best to get good sleep the night before your ceremony. Adrenaline will certainly kick in when you wake up, but there’s no better way to be stress free than to be well rested. P.S. Don’t forget breakfast! And a mimosa may help settle those nerves–one mimosa.

The older generations in your life are sure to appreciate this classic crooner…

11. “Love and Marriage” – Frank Sinatra

12. “Happy” – Pharrell Williams

13. “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors

14. “Dancing in the Moonlight” – Toploader

15. “Show You Off” – Dan + Shay

16. “Ain’t No Other Man” – Christina Aguilera

17. “Something Like That” – Tim McGraw

18. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” – Stevie Wonder

Tip #2: Have an emergency kit packed. Prepare it ahead of time so you don’t need to rack your brain for last-minute items such as: Band-Aids for blisters, makeup for touch-ups, water, Advil, and anything else you can think of to keep you happy the morning of. Snacks should definitely be a part of this! Pack easy, healthy, and filling treats like grapes, an apple, berries, and/or nuts.

Check out our must-have wedding day emergency kit >>

If you’re like me and you love covers/mash-ups, you’ll enjoy this fun addition to the list…

19. “Halo/Walking on Sunshine” – Glee Cast

Speaking of Beyoncé, what list would be complete without a few from her? Definitely not any of mine…

20. “Crazy in Love” – Beyoncé ft. Jay Z

21. “Love on Top” – Beyoncé

22. “XO” – Beyoncé

More for you cover-lovers…

23. “XO” – John Mayer

24. “Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder

25. “You Da One” – Rihanna

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Tip #3: Agree on a safe word with your fiancé and/or your ‘maids. Everyone has that one family member or friend who can get a little chatty. You certainly don’t want to avoid them, but you also don’t want them to monopolize all of your time as you’re getting ready or enjoying the big day. Pick a safety word/phrase to say when you need to move along in your conversations. Added Bonus: It’s an easy out of awkward convos as well!

26. “Young Dumb and In Love” – Mat Kearney

The classic…

27. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Or try this newer version…

28. “The Time (Dirty Bit)” – Black Eyed Peas

29. “I Could Get Used to This” – The Veronicas

I heard these lyrics and could hardly ignore it: “It’s my night, your night, our night. Let’s turn it up.”

30. “Time of Our Lives” – Pitbull

31. “Whoomp There It Is” – Tag Team

32. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper

Tip #4: Put someone else in charge of your cell phone. You might get last-minute calls from vendors or maybe even friends. And while some of these may just be well wishes, many may be about the day’s plans. Designate one of your bridesmaids or personal attendants to this duty so you can breathe easy. Added Bonus: Not having your cell attached to your hand will give you more time to soak in all the love around you.

33. “Everything” – Michael Buble

34. “Marry Me (Reggae Remix)” – Jason Derulo

35. “You’re the One That I Want” – Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta

36. “Raise Your Glass” – P!nk

37. “Hey Ya!” – OutKast

I’m not kidding when I say that this Whitney jam is on literally every playlist I ever make. There’s nothing better than singing and dancing around with your girls while you get ready!

38. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston

39. “Love Somebody” – Maroon 5

40. “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Michael Jackson

The King of Pop continues…

41. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson

42. “Yoü and I” – Lady Gaga

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Tip #5: Comfy shoes! Wear them while you get ready, and have a pair on reserve in case your feet get sore throughout the day. Being uncomfortable is never fun, so don’t make yourself suffer through it. Try to break your shoes in before the wedding if you can. Added Bonus: Another pair of shoes. Need I say more?

43. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton

44. “Some Kind of Wonderful” – Grand Funk Railroad

45. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” – Shania Twain

I’m a blue-eyed girl, but this favorite always puts me in a good mood…

46. “Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison

47. “Valerie” – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

48. “Home” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

49. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – The Proclaimers

Tip #6: Surround yourself with the right people (and the right number of people.) It’s important to have a helpful, happy, and calm crew around you as you get ready. If your mom, future mother-in-law, cousin, friend, etc. contributes to your stress level, spend more time with the other VIP’s helping you get ready. It’s also important that you don’t surround yourself with too many people. Sometimes a crowded chaotic room can be an energy booster, but other times it can be a stress inducer. Know your limits, and don’t feel bad about what you want to do. It’s your day.

50. “Forever” – Chris Brown

51. “You Can’t Hurry Love” – Diana Ross & the Supremes  (So many other good versions!)

52. “Kiss You” – One Direction

53. “Beat of the Music” – Brett Eldredge

54. “This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)” – Natalie Cole

Tip #7: Wear a robe, button-up shirt, or tank top that can easily be taken off. You don’t want your beautiful wedding ‘do ruined before the day even begins! Added Bonus: Pre-wedding robes are the perfect gift for your wedding party!

55. “Want to Want Me”– Jason Derulo

56. “Best I Ever Had” – Gavin DeGraw

57. “I Want Crazy” – Hunter Hayes

58. “This Kiss” – Faith Hill

59. “Life in Color” – OneRepublic

60. “Fine By Me” – Andy Grammar

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Tip #8: Have a timeline, but know you don’t have to follow it to the exact minute. It’s important to have an idea of how your morning is going to play out so you can make sure everything you need to get done, get’s done. Be sure to allow some extra wiggle room in case certain tasks take longer than others. We all know how temperamental hair can be for up-dos, and eyeliner never applies flawlessly when you need it to. With these extra minutes spread out in your timeline, you’ll be sure to stay on schedule. Added Bonus: If you don’t need the extra minutes, you’ll have extra time for photos or relaxation before walking down the aisle!

61. “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” – The Darkness

62. “On Top of the World” – Imagine Dragons

63. “Any Man of Mine” – Shania Twain

64. “Sweet Thing” – Keith Urban

65. “I Will Never Let You Down” – Rita Ora

66. “Don’t Wake Me Up” – Chris Brown

67. “What Makes You Beautiful” – One Direction

68. “My Life Would Suck Without You” – Kelly Clarkson

69. “I Want It That Way” – Backstreet Boys

Tip #9: Have your dress and accessories ready to go. Make sure your dress is out of the bag, steamed, and hung up, your accessories and shoes are set out, and all tags are removed. This will make the photographer’s job easier, and it’ll save you a hunt for scissors at the last minute.

70. “Treasure” – Bruno Mars

71. “Toxic” – Britney Spears

Nothing wrong with a little more Brit…

72. “Scream & Shout” – will.i.am ft. Britney Spears

73. “How Far We’ve Come” – Matchbox Twenty

74. “Our Kind of Love” – Lady Antebellum

75. “Billion” – Mat Kearney

76. “Next to You” – Chris Brown ft. Justin Bieber

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Tip #10: Delegate tasks. If everyone has his or her own to-do list, you can sit back and enjoy the day without one of your own. Don’t feel guilty about dishing out duties to your bridesmaids, friends, personal attendant–whatever it may be. They are here to help and will want the same from you someday. Figure out these duties beforehand of so everyone is on the same page when the time comes.

77. “Still Into You” – Paramore

78. “White Dress” – Ben Rector

79. “Shut Up and Dance” – Walk the Moon

80. “Gonna B Good” – Keith Urban

81. “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding

82. “What You Do To Me” – Dan + Shay

83. “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

84. “Sugar” – Maroon 5

85. “Don’t Happen Twice” – Kenny Chesney

86. “Let Me Love You” – Ne-Yo

87. “Make a New Dance Up” – Hey Ocean!

88. “Get Your Shine On” – Florida Georgia Line

89. “Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars

Tip #11: Be ready to accept whatever minor hitches may occur. Perfection is impossible, no matter how hard we try. It’s important that you’re ready to accept that. Remember that a little stress and anxiety is normal. You just can’t let it consume you. Mental preparation is key.

90. “You’ve Got the Love” – Florence + the Machine

91. “Best Love Song” – T-Pain ft. Chris Brown

92. “Love Like This” – Natasha Bedingfield ft. Sean Kingston

93. “Faster” – Matt Nathanson

94. “Everytime We Touch” – Cascada

95. “Like You Do” – Angel Taylor

96. “I Choose U” – Timeflies

97. “Boom Clap” – Charli XCX

98. “Crazy Beautiful” – Andy Grammar

This is the point in the playlist where you’re ready for your final touch-ups and adjustments. You don’t want your last hour to feel rushed and frantic, so slow it down a bit and take a deep breath. Let yourself relax a little before the real festivities begin. Today is going to fly by in the blink of an eye, so our advice is to take this time to slow down for just a second. Let the lyrics of these songs do all the talking for you.

99. “She Is” – Ben Rector

100. “This” – Darius Rucker

101. “Lucky” – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

These are your final two tunes before you take your first steps down the aisle. Hug all the beautiful people who helped you get ready and put a big smile on your face because you’re about to say “I do” to the man of your dreams.

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Tip #12: Take a deep breath. Reflect. Remember why you’re here and all the amazing memories that led you to this moment. You’re about to say “I do” to the man of your dreams. No little stress or worry should get in your way.

102. “Marry Me” – Train

103. “More Than Anyone” – Gavin DeGraw

It’s time! The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Get out there and enjoy your happily ever after.

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