49 of the Best 90’s Wedding Songs You’ll Ever Hear

Some of the greatest love songs ever written budded from the ’90s high spirits. For many of us, ’90s music sparks up an image of evergreen love that survives against all odds!

To help you make a vibrant and varied playlist for the long-awaited day of your dreams, we’ve gathered a list of the best wedding songs from the ’90s.

Are you ready for a hit of nostalgia?

Key Takeaways

  • The ’90s produced an array of classic love songs that evoke nostalgia and are perfect for crafting a memorable wedding playlist.
  • From upbeat tracks to soulful ballads, ’90s love songs like Lonestar’s “Amazed” and “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion capture the profound bond between spouses.
  • This curated collection of popular songs of the ’90s has something right for every wedding moment, from the procession to the last dance.
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At a Glance: The Top 10 ’90s Wedding Songs

  • “All I Have” – Beth Neilsen Chapman
  • “As Long As You Love Me” – Backstreet Boys
  • “Amazed” – Lonestar
  • “Back for Good” – Take That
  • Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion
  • “Breathe” – Faith Hill
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” – Elton John
  • Everything I Do, I Do It for You” – Bryan Adams
  • “Forever Is As Far As I’ll Go” – Alabama
  • “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain

The Top ’90s Wedding Songs: A Complete Playlist

If you need more than the 10 songs listed above, read on. We’ve compiled a longer list of 1990s wedding songs, and every song here would make an excellent choice for that special occasion.

“All I Have” – Beth Neilsen Chapman

Lyrics you’ll love: “You can say you love me and I’ll believe that’s true. Trusting you is easy ’cause I believe in you”

“All I Have” perfectly encapsulates the euphoric feeling you get in the presence of the one you love — nothing else matters but them. That’s why this is the perfect first dance song.

“As Long as You Love Me” – Backstreet Boys

Lyrics you’ll love: “I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what you did as long as you love me”

“As Long as You Love Me” is the kind of song that inspires the feeling of unconditional love. The catchy chorus can work as a smooth transition between calmer tracks into something bubblier.

“Amazed” – Lonestar

Lyrics you’ll love: “I’ve never been this close to anyone or anything. I can hear your thoughts, I can see your dreams”

Many religious people see marriage as two souls becoming one. But even if you don’t adhere to a holy text, you can probably agree that the bond between spouses is one like no other — that’s what Lonestar conveys in this track.

“Back for Good” – Take That

Lyrics you’ll love: “You’ll be right and understood”

Love can be hard sometimes, but “Back for Good” has been a popular choice for celebrating happy endings since 1995!

“Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion

Lyrics you’ll love: “You gave me wings and made me fly/You touched my hand, I could touch the sky”

“Because You Loved Me” was made for the film Up Close & Personal in 1996. It’s a tear-jerking piece of music about being grateful for a love that makes us stronger and happier. It’s the perfect wedding song!

“Breathe” – Faith Hill

Lyrics you’ll love: “I can feel the magic floating in the air. Being with you gets me that way”

Imagine an open-air wedding on a sunny day with a gentle wind and Faith Hill’s voice singing this song in the background — that would be one romantic atmosphere!

“Can You Feel The Love Tonight” – Elton John

Lyrics you’ll love: “And can you feel the love tonight? It is where we are. It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer that we got this far”

They say that your wedding day will be the most magical day of your life. Celebrate your momentous occasion by blasting this Disney classic, invoking feelings of love and nostalgia from everyone in attendance.

“Everything I Do, I Do it for You” – Bryan Adams

Lyrics you’ll love: “Take me as I am. Take my life. I would give it all”

We really like this pick for the last dance at the wedding reception. It’s calm and tender, and there’s a sense of a grand romantic gesture in it all. So add it to the song list!

“Forever Is As Far As I’ll Go” – Alabama

Lyric you’ll love: “When there’s age around my eyes/And gray in your hair/And it only takes a touch/To recall the love we shared”

Marriage is supposed to last forever. Of course, the whole “’til death do us part” bit of your vows signifies that you’re in it for the long haul, but so does playing this Alabama song!

“From This Moment On” – Shania Twain

Lyrics you’ll love: “From this moment, as long as I live, I will love you”

This one’s about devoting the rest of your life to a loving partner. It radiates the warmth of true love. You might want to consider it as a ceremony song.

“Have I Told You Lately” – Rod Stewart

Lyrics you’ll love: “Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you there’s no one else above you?”

Ever loved someone more than you could say? Rod Stewart’s track can help you put your feelings into words. Plus, it makes a great slow dance song.

“Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” – Bryan Adams

Lyrics you’ll love: “You got to give her some faith, hold her tight. A little tenderness, you gotta treat her right”

So many ’90s wedding songs sound so gentlemanly and romantic, and this one is a prime example. Play this one during the ceremony, and hearts will melt for sure.

“Head Over Feet” – Alanis Morissette

Lyrics you’ll love: “You’ve already won me over in spite of me. Don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet”

“Head Over Feet” is a ’90s song about love budding from a strong friendship. It’s practically an anthem for the friends-to-lovers trope.

“Here and Now” – Luther Vandross

Lyrics you’ll love: “Here and now, I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully). You’re all I need. Here and now, I vow to be one with thee (You and me). Hey, your love is all (I need) I need”

“Here and Now” is not only one of Luther Vandross‘ biggest hits. It also reads like wedding vows put to music and is so perfectly suited for a wedding we might have added it no matter what decade it was from. Luckily, this soulful, heartfelt ballad is from the ’90s.

“Hero” – Mariah Carey

Lyrics you’ll love: “You cast your fears aside, you know you can survive”

“Hero” is a song about embracing yourself and finding the calm within the chaos. Plus, we’ve seen comedic yet touching parodies of this track if you want some ideas for a best-man speech…

“I Can’t Help Falling In Love” – UB40

Lyrics you’ll love: “As the river flows gently to the sea, darling so we go, some things are meant to be”

If you plan on having a video montage made for your wedding, “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” might be a meaningful choice.

“I Do Cherish You” – 98°

Lyrics you’ll love: “It’s beyond my control. I’ve waited so long to say this to you”

Wanting to scream out “I do!” during your wedding ceremony is perfectly normal. Let this song show your eagerness.

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith

Lyrics you’ll love: “Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure”

This classic throwback tune is perfect for a couple deeply in love and unafraid to show it.

“I Finally Found Someone” – Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams

Lyrics you’ll love: “It’s funny how from simple things, the best things begin”

“I Finally Found Someone” might be a good option if you want to do a little karaoke performance at your wedding.

“I Live My Live For You” – Firehouse

Lyrics you’ll love: “I dedicate my life to you. You know that I would die for you. But our love would last forever, and I will always be with you. And there is nothing we can’t do as long as we’re together”

There’s nothing like heartfelt vows wrapped up in a beautiful melody — that’s just what “I Live My Life For You” is. It’s the perfect song for a bridal procession.

“I Swear” – All-4-One

Lyrics you’ll love: “For better or worse till death do us part, I’ll love you with every beat of my heart”

Boy bands usually make songs better suited for the dance floor than weddings, but “I Swear” has a dreamy, lovey-dovey vibe we can’t resist.

“I Try” – Macy Gray

Lyrics you’ll love: “I play it off, but I’m dreaming of you”

“I Try” is a Macy Gray hit that describes irresistible love. Play it during the reception to give your guests a little break from the super upbeat dance songs.

“I Turn to You” – Christina Aguilera

Lyrics you’ll love: “For a shield from the storm, for a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm, I turn to you.”

“I Turn to You” represents paternal love and support, making it a popular choice for father-daughter dances.

“I’ll Stand by You” – The Pretenders

Lyrics you’ll love: “Nothing you confess could make me love you less”

This song is so sweet! You probably know it well; it was featured in Dawson’s Creek and the 80s classic Sweet Sixteen.

“I Will Stand” – Kenney Chesney

Lyrics you’ll love: “I will not be the one who turns his back and runs when things get rocky down the line. And I will not be the one holdin’ the smokin’ gun if our love doesn’t stand the test of time”

You can think of “I Will Stand” as a sweet vow to love each other through the hard times. It’s easy to have heart-eyes for your partner when everything is new and fresh. But the true test of love comes when the honeymoon period wears off. If you can sustain your romance through that, you’ll make it through anything!

“Kiss Me” – Sixpence None the Richer

Lyrics you’ll love: “Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance”

Play “Kiss Me” if you want your special day to feel like a movie. The classic song about love and happy endings has been iconic rom-coms She’s All That and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The lighthearted tune and its vibrant energy will make you swoon. If it’s not already on your wedding playlist, it needs to be.

“Love Is All Around” – Wet Wet Wet

Lyrics you’ll love: “You gave your promise to me, and I gave mine to you. I need someone beside me in everything I do”

“Love Is All Around” is a great piano piece to consider for your first dance. It’s very bubbly and will guarantee gracious smiles from everyone.

“Love of a Lifetime” – Firehouse

Lyrics you’ll love: “With every kiss, our love is like brand-new. And every star up in the sky was made for me and you. Still, we both know that the road is long. We know that we will be together because our love is strong “

Marriage is supposed to be for the long haul, and it’s good to know your partner is excited to go on the journey with you. If that describes you and your partner to a T, consider “Love of a Lifetime” for your first dance.

“More Than Words” – Extreme

Lyrics you’ll love: “Then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me, ’cause I’d already know”

Some people might think “More Than Words” is a little corny, but we love it. It’s a beautiful song to walk down the aisle to.

“My Heart Will Go On” – Céline Dion

Lyrics you’ll love: “You’re here, there’s nothing I fear. And I know that my heart will go on. We’ll stay forever this way. You are safe in my heart. My heart will go on and on.”

Technically, “My Heart Will Go On” is a melancholy ballad about enduring love in the face of death. However, Celine Dion’s performance of the track for the Titanic soundtrack was so captivating that it quickly became one of the most popular love songs of all time.

We’d suggest it for your bridal procession, but we’re pretty sure your guests are going to sing along loudly. So, it’s probably better that you save it for the reception.

“My Love” – Paul McCartney

Lyrics you’ll love: “And when the cupboards bare, I’ll still find something there with my love. It’s understood. It’s everywhere with my love, and my love does it well.”

No one makes it through life unscathed; you’re going to have trials and tribulations. Fortunately, having someone by your side can make things easier. The legendary Paul McCartney expresses this sentiment beautifully in “My Love.”

“My Valentine” – Martina McBride & John Brickman

Lyrics you’ll love: “I’ve dreamed of this a thousand times before. In my dreams, I couldn’t love you more. I will give you my heart until the end of time. You’re all I need, my love, my Valentine.”

This song and the beautiful piano playing in it would make a perfect processional, with or without lyrics.

“Only Wanna Be With You” – Hootie & the Blowfish

Lyrics you’ll love: “I’m tangled up and blue. I only wanna be with you”

There’s something about “Only Wanna Be With You” that makes people want to move their bodies. Use it during the reception to keep your guests on the dance floor. It’s fun and quirky — they’ll love it!

“Save the Best for Last” – Vanessa Williams

Lyrics you’ll love: “Sometimes the snow comes down in June. Sometimes the sun goes around the moon. Just when I thought our chance had passed, you go and save the best for last.”

It’s hard to find a more enchanting wedding ceremony song than Vanessa Williams’s “Save the Best for Last.” The lyrics are magical, and the song has a nostalgic 90s vibe.

“Saving Forever For You” – Shanice

Lyrics you love: “You’ll be my world as long as there’s a world turning round. And you’ll be my heaven, baby, till the heavens all come falling down.”

“Saving Forever For You” is a sweet ballad about every lasting love. Play this song during the bridal process, taking note of the promise to love your partner forever.

“Secret Garden” – Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics you’ll love: “Where everything you want, where everything you need will always stay a million miles away”

“Secret Garden” is a number suitable for feisty love (think)! It might be a bit much for a first dance, but you can still bust a move to it later on during the reception.

“She’s All I Ever Had” – Ricky Martin

Lyrics you’ll love: “It’s the way she makes me feel. It’s the only thing that’s real”

Listen to Ricky Martin’s “She’s All I Ever Had,” and tell us it doesn’t give you all of the young love vibes. It’s so sweet, you might even shed a tear or two.

“She’s the One” – Robbie Williams

Lyrics you’ll love: “Though the sea will be strong, I know we’ll carry on”

“She’s the One” is a classic ’90s song we hear on wedding playlists all the time. What’s so great about it is that it’s instantly recognizable and works for both the ceremony and reception.

“Something About the Way You Look Tonight” – Elton John

Lyrics you’ll love: “But in the moonlight, you just shine like a beacon on the bay”

Add Elton John’s “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” to your reception playlist, and cue it up when the time for your first dance rolls around. It will definitely make you feel like you’re in the middle of a romantic movie, and you’re the star!

“Thank God I Found You” – Mariah Carey, Joe, and the 98°

Lyrics you’ll love: “My every wish and every dream somehow became reality when you brought the sunlight”

“Thank God I Found You” is full of meaningful lyrics. Play it on your wedding day and prepare to dance, cry, and sing!

“The Power of Love” – Céline Dion

Lyrics you’ll love: “When the world outside’s too much to take, that all ends when I’m with you”

We know there’s already a Céline song on this list, but it isn’t a ’90s tunes roundup without her distinct voice. In “The Power of Love,” her voice is memorable, classy, and touching, making the song just right for your nuptials.

“To the Moon and Back” – Savage Garden

Lyrics you’ll love: “I would fly you to the moon and back if you’ll be, if you’ll be my baby”

Savage Garden’s “To the Moon and Back” isn’t first dance material, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun reception jam! We can already imagine all of your guests vibing to it.

“Up Where We Belong” – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Lyrics you’ll love: “Love lifts us up where we belong, far from the world we know”

“Up Where We Belong” is an iconic, beautiful love song. You could play the original version at your wedding and have everyone sway to the voices of Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. Or — and hear us out — you could go the non-traditional route and sing it as a bride-groom duet during some reception karaoke.

“What a Girl Wants” – Christina Aguilera

Lyrics you’ll love: “Whatever makes me happy sets you free, and I’m thanking you for giving it to me”

“What a Girl Wants” barely qualifies as a 90s pop song, as it was released in the last year of the decade. But it makes the cut for being a 1990s song and a wedding track. Play it during the reception, and we guarantee all your bridesmaids will be singing along.

“When I Fall In Love” – Céline Dion featuring Clive Griffin

Lyrics you’ll love: “When I fall in love, it will be forever. Or I’ll never fall in love”

Another Céline song! This one, featuring Clive Griffin, is a beautiful representation of what marriage should be, making it a great first dance song.

“When You Love Someone” – Bryan Adams

Lyrics you’ll love: “When you love someone, you’ll do anything. You’ll do all the crazy things that you can’t explain. You’ll shoot the moon, put out the sun, when you love someone”

There’s a reason people call it “crazy in love.” Something fantastical happens to our brains when we fall in love and develop a deep bond with someone. Thankfully, the Bryan Adams hit, “When You Love Someone,” perfectly describes that experience.

“When You Say Nothing at All” – Ronan Keating

Lyrics you’ll love: “The smile on your face lets me know that you need me. There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me”

“When You Say Nothing At All” is yet another 90s classic, and it was featured in the film Notting Hill. It’s suitable for dynamic first-dance choreography.

“You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain

Lyrics you’ll love: “Looks like we made it. Look how far we’ve come, my baby”

Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One” is the perfect ceremony song for a couple that has endured ups and downs over the years and has emerged stronger than ever.

“2 Become 1″ – Spice Girls

Lyrics you’ll love: “Candlelight and soul forever, a dream of you and me together. Say you believe it”

“2 Become 1” is a safe choice for a first dance. It’s romantic, catchy, and easy enough to dance to (even for newbies)!

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