Congratulations on your engagement! Now comes the fun part… Planning the party of a lifetime.
With so much to think about when planning a wedding, one aspect that is sometimes overlooked is the music for the day.
If you and your fiance are classic rock music lovers, you’re probably going to want Led Zeppelin on your playlist. With everything from deep romantic lyrics to getting your feet moving on the dance floor jams, Led Zeppelin songs have it all.
Here is a list of some of our favorite Led Zeppelin wedding songs to get you started!
This quintessential love song from Led Zeppelin is the perfect song for your first wedding dance with your new spouse. Beautifully haunting, “Thank You” is a tribute to love of epic proportions.
With lyrics like “If the sun refused to shine / I would still be loving you,” it is sure to leave not a dry eye in the house.
“All of My Love”
Written by Robert Plant for his son who passed away at the age of 5, “All of My Love” is another beautiful tearjerker.
This song is a great option for a father/daughter dance. With both slow melodies and rhythmic guitar riffs, even elderly parents will be able to get down to this classic rock tune.
“Over the Hills and Far Away”
You and your wedding guests will be inspired to get out and hit the dance floor with this upbeat, invigorating song. The song is all about going out and living life to the fullest.
The lyrics mention a “pocket full of gold” which does not refer to material wealth, but to the riches you can get by getting out of your comfort zone. This will definitely get everyone in a festive mood.
“Kashmir” is another song that will get head-banging guests out on the dance floor. With Jimmy Page’s classic riffs intermingled with orchestra-like instruments, “Kashmir” is one of the songs most representative of the power of Led Zeppelin’s unique rock style.
Another possible placement for “Kashmir” in your wedding could be entering your reception as a couple or cutting the cake.
“Fool in the Rain”
The beautiful melodies in this catchy song have a samba beat that you and your guests will be able to shake to.
The lyrics allude to a song of sadness but ultimately end on a positive note with “Light of the love that I found.”
Whether you choose this hit for your dance playlist or the background during cocktail hour, this hit is sure to get your guests pumped up for what’s to come.
With no lyrics and a positive vibe, “Bron-Yr-Aur” is a beautiful interlude that welcomes a slow couples dance.
The original version on the Physical Graffiti album is a bit shorter than remixes but provides the perfect balance for some of the faster songs.
“Bron-Yr-Aur” is named after a retreat in Wales that Led Zeppelin took after a North American Tour in 1970. When placed in a set list between songs, it can provide a much-needed respite from some of the harder stuff guests have been rocking out to.
Consistently ranked as one of Led Zeppelin’s top 5 songs, “Ramble On” will be a staple on your classic rock wedding playlist.
Ultimately a love song about searching for a girl, the lyrics state “I gotta ramble on, I gotta find the queen of my dreams.”
“I Can’t Quit You Baby”
This bluesy love ballad oozes soul in a way no other rock song can. Originally composed by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Redding in 1956, the lyrics say it all.
Don’t be surprised if there is some serious PDA happening on the dance floor during this one!
“Going to California”
One of Led Zeppelin’s only acoustic songs, this beautiful composition has romantic lyrics like “Goin’ to California with an achin’ in my heart/Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.”
One rule of thumb for wedding playlists is to have one slow song for every five fast songs.
“Going to California” is a wedding slow dance song that can be easily intermingled with some of the faster dance tunes.
“Down by the Seaside”
One of Led Zeppelin’s deep cuts and hidden gems, the tempo starts slow and builds up in the middle only to end on a softer note.
Influenced by folk music, the lyrics talk about slowing down and enjoying life. This song is perfect for your cocktail hour or dinner music playlist.
“Stairway to Heaven”
No Led Zeppelin playlist would be complete without the classic tune “Stairway to Heaven.” The song can be placed anywhere in your wedding day playlist.
From getting ready for your ceremony in the wedding party suite to the dance of the night, you and your classic rock-loving guests will enjoy this iconic song from start to finish.
Another tune sure to get head-bangers on the dancefloor, “Dancing Days” is an upbeat tune with a catchy riff.
With romantic lyrics like “I got my flower, I got my power, I got a woman who knows,” this song could work for a groomsmen dance to get out and boogie.
“Whole Lotta Love”
Rated as one of the top 100 singles of all time by Spin magazine, “Whole Lotta Love” is a bit racy.
“You’ve got yearnin’ and I got burnin’/Baby, you look so, hot, sweet, and cunnin’,”
You might want to put it in the playlist later in the night if you have some young kiddos attending your wedding.
With a contagious beat, another possible placement for this song is during the flower or garter toss.
“Good Times Bad Times”
This classic infectious hard rock song is sure to get your guests on the dance floor. With a lot of energy and a memorable chorus, “Good Times Bad Times” should be considered on your reception playlist.
If you are doing a mother/son first dance, you might also consider this one. The lyrics start with “In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man,” and continue on to talk about all the lessons learned in love.
It ends with finding true love with the words “I don’t care what the neighbors say/ I’m gonna love you each and every day/You can feel the beat within my heart/Realize, sweet babe, we ain’t ever gonna part.”
“Since I Been Loving You”
This beautiful love ballad really shows off Robert Plant’s vocal range.
A longer tune at over seven minutes, this choice may be perfect as the last dance wedding song of the night. The ultimate closer for a classic rock wedding!