The 40 Best 90’s Wedding Songs You’ll Ever Hear

Some of the greatest love songs ever written budded from the 90s high spirits. For some reason, 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?

90's Wedding Songs

 “Always,” – PMC All-Stars

Lyrics you’ll love: “I’ll think of you every step of the way/And I will always love you”

“Always” is originally a part of the popular Dolly Parton country album “Jolene,” released back in 1974. Even today it makes a great reception song, and you might want to make it your first dance!

“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 more bubbly.

 “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 movie “Up Close and Personal” back 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 day song. 

 “Breath,” – Faith Hill

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

“Breath” is an ideal song for a beach/open-air wedding reception party. Just imagine a sunny day, a gentle wind, and this soft tune playing in the background… absolutely romantic!

 “Crazy for You,” – Madonna

Lyrics you’ll love: “Every breath I’m deeper into you/Soon we two are standing still in time”

You might remember this one from the movie “Vision Quest” with a dazzling appearance from Madonna! It’s the perfect song to dance with the love of your life to.

 “Endless Love,”  – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Lyrics you’ll love: “My love, there’s only you in my life/The only thing that’s right”

“Endless Love” is a popular song celebrating the grandeur of first love. What better choice for swaying on the dance floor with your high-school sweetheart?

 “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 reception party. It’s calm, tender, and there’s a sense of a grand romantic gesture in it all, so add it to the song list! 

 “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 beyond description? This popular love song will help you put it into words. Rod Stewart’s voice will make for a great slow dance!

“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”

What’s so great about 90s wedding songs is how gentlemanly and romantic they sound! In a ceremony, this song is sure to melt hearts.

“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 that buds from a strong friendship. It’s practically an anthem for the friends-to-lovers trope.

 “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. We’ve seen heart-touching parodies of this track. Maybe 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. It worked for Notting Hill, didn’t it?

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

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

If you want to show off a classic dance routine, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” has some great choreographies to check out.

 “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 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 don’t usually make a lot of wedding songs, but “I Swear” just has a dreamy 90s vibe that 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 another hit that describes irresistible love. It works nicely for a calm section during the reception party.

 “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-of-the-bride dance routines. 

 “I’ll Stand by You,” – The Pretenders

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

From Dawson’s Creek to Sweet Sixteen, “I’ll Stand by You” is used to celebrate everlasting friendship. It works well for the bridesmaids’ dances and photoshoots.

 “Kiss Me,”  –  Sixpence None the Richer

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

What we love about “Kiss Me” is its vibrant energy. It’s a classic song about love and happy endings that’ll make you swoon, so definitely add it to your wedding playlist! 

 “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” – Jennifer Lopez

Lyrics you’ll love: “Baby credit cards aren’t romance/So you’re tryna buy what’s already yours”

If you’ve seen “The Wedding Planner,” you must’ve heard Jennifer Lopez’s song “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” Add it to your reception playlist for a fun twist.

 “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.

 “More Than Words,”  – Extreme

Lyrics you’ll love: “Then you wouldn’t have to say/That you love me/’Cause I’d already know”

“More Than Words” isn’t the usual type of romantic wedding song. Some people might even find it a bit corny, but we think it’s a beautiful song to walk down the aisle to.

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

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

“Only Wanna Be With You” is one of those hits that make people want to sway. Use it for a brief break between dance songs; it’s fun and quirky.

 “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”

If you want something more enchanting for your wedding ceremony, then this beautiful love song might be the one for you. It’s very magical and has a 90s nostalgia vibe to it.

 “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 Jerry Maguire!). It might be a bit much for a first dance, but you can still bust some moves to it!

 “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”

“Never Gonna Give You Up” isn’t the only wedding song by Ricky Martin. “She’s All I Ever Had” also has young-love vibes that might make you 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”

Choosing “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” for a first dance will definitely make you feel like a movie star in a romantic ball scene.

 “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 a hallmark of romantic events. Put it in your wedding music playlist and prepare to dance, cry, and sing to it.

 “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”

Is a 90s playlist even complete without a Céline Dion song? Her voice is memorable, classy, touching, and lends itself perfectly to your wedding day!

 “This I Promise You,” – NSYNC

Lyrics you’ll love: “Just close your eyes each loving day/And know this feeling won’t go away”

If you were a teenager during the 90s, dancing to “This I Promise You” will make you nostalgic for the sweet days of young love.

 “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”

This one’s not really first dance material, but it’s a fun reception jam. We can already imagine people 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 a nice duet to sing to if you plan on having karaoke at your reception party.

 “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” could work for a bridesmaid dance routine; it’ll get all your friends singing along!

“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 from 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”

“You’re Still the One” is a perfect ceremony song for a love story that has lasted through the years and come out stronger.

 “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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