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?
“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 that occurs when you’re in the presence of the one you love. No matter what’s going on, the only thing that matters is the person you’ve devoted yourself to, making this 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 more bubbly.
“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”
Those who are religiously inclined see marriage as two souls becoming one. But even if you don’t adhere to the holy text, you can probably agree that the bond spouses share is one like no other.
“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”
“Breathe” 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!
“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 reception party. 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. “Forever Is As Far As I’ll Go” is a great song to signify that you’re in this for the long haul—until your hair turns grey. Of course, the whole “’til death do us part” section of your vows will do as well!
“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.
“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’s so perfectly suited for a wedding we might have added it no matter what decade it was from. Luckily, this soulful ballad is from the 90s and reads like wedding vows put to music. Just perfection!
“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.
“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 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 harmonious melody. “I Live My Life For You” is 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 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”
This sweet song is 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”
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 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, so it’s good to know that your partner is excited to endure the journey with you, and still gets excited to be in your presence. 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”
“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.
“My Heart Will Go On” – Celine 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 Dione’s performance (for the Titanic soundtrack) was so captivating, that it quickly became one of the most popular love songs of all time.
We’d say it’d make a great song for a bridal procession, but we’re pretty sure your guests will be singing along. Therefore, you should probably save it for your 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”
As long as you’re alive you’re going to go through trials and tribulations. No one makes it through this journey unscathed.
Fortunately, having someone by your side can make things easier. “My Love,” by the legendary Paul McCartney wraps this sentiment in a nice little bow.
“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 beautiful piano-inspired piece would make for a beautiful 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”
“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.
“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 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!
“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 I Fall In Love” – Celine Dion featuring Clive Griffin
Lyrics you’ll love: “When I fall in love/It will be forever/Or I’ll never fall in love”
The lyrics in “When I Fall In Love,” which Celine Dion Sings with Clive Griffin are a beautiful representation of what a 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, Bryan Adam’s 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 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”
“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)!