Best Wedding Dinner Music

In this article, we offer some helpful tips for picking The Best Wedding Dinner Songs for Your Wedding Reception.

The Wedding Music Music playlist is an important part of Your Wedding Music Planning.  Dinner Music is often an overlooked part of Wedding Receptions, but as the Wedding Meal can last up to 2-3 hours sometimes, developing a Wedding Music Playlist is super-important.

From our experience, one of the questions we get most from brides & grooms is "what will you play at my wedding dinner"?  They are often stumped as to what music works best for the Dinner and they have no idea what might work.

From our experience, low-key and lower-volume are the most important attributes of the Wedding Dinner playlist and the music should be easy to hold a conversation to, without a generally heavy beat that can be disruptive while guests try to eat and converse.

The #1 complaint of many guests against DJ’s is that the “DJ played the Dinner Music too loudly.“ Therefore, whatever is played during the Dinner Music portion should be played at a “Reasonable, Conversational Volume”.

To Monitor & Set the correct volume, we recommending that the DJ walk around the room a couple of times throughout Dinner and Make Sure Volume is OK. Guests should be able to easily hold a conversation with the person sitting next to them without having to “Compete” with the Dinner Music.

For a Classy, Jazzy Upscale Wedding Dinner Feel, Nothing Beats the Crooners like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Dean Martin.  See our "Classic Jazz Vocalist Dinner Music" list below.
Antonio Carlos Jobim Agua de Beber
Antonio Carlos Jobim Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
Antonio Carlos Jobim Desafinado
Antonio Carlos Jobim One Note Samba
Antonio Carlos Jobim The Girl From Ipanema
Billie Holiday I’ll Be Seeing You
Billie Holiday It Had To Be You
Bobby Darin Beyond The Sea
Bobby Darin Mack The Knife
Chris Botti with Michael Buble A Song For You
Dave Brubeck Take Five
Dean Martin Mambo Italiano
Dean Martin That’s Amore
Dean Martin You Belong To Me
Dean Martin Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
Diana Krall Besame Mucho
Diana Krall ‘Deed I Do
Diana Krall Let’s Fall In Love
For a more Modern, Contemporary feel, soft music from recent Singer/Songwriters can add a relaxing, but fresh mix of music.  See our "Modern, Non-Jazz Dinner Music” below which contains some helpful suggestions that have worked well at other weddings.
10,000 Maniacs These Are Days
Alexi Murdoch Orange Sky
Allman Brothers Jessica
Allman Brothers Melissa
Amos Lee Sweet Pea
Anita Baker Sweet Love
Anna Nalick Breathe (2am)
Barry Louis Polisar All I Want Is You
Beach Boys God Only Knows
Beatles Here Comes The Sun
Beatles Hey Jude
Beatles Let It Be
Beatles Yesterday
Beatles In My Life
Ben Harper Forever
Bill Withers Lovely Day
Billy Joel Honesty

For more of the Best Dinner Song Ideas from the 1940's through 2020, you can check-out our Proven Dance Hits Slow Dance & Cocktail/Dinner Music eBook – The Only Tried & True, Proven & Professional Collection of The Best Dinner Music Songs for Your Wedding.

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