14 Songs You Can Play for Your Cake Cutting

Discover a number of tunes that will perfectly complement this sweet tradition.

14 Songs You Can Play for Your Cake Cutting

Photo: KingenSmith

songs to play during your wedding cake cutting
Photo by KingenSmith; Planning & Design by Hope Weis Consulting; Bridal Salon: Dimitra's Bridal Couture

When planning their weddings, some people are very particular about the music, while others are okay with giving the band or DJ free reign. When it comes time for the specialty songs, such as your first dance or bouquet toss, you and your beloved should probably have an idea of what tunes you want played.

While the melody performed for your processional or father-daughter dance is likely something you’ve daydreamed about even before the engagement, there are other important moments that might have slipped through the cracks. For example, have you given a lot of thought to the song you want played when you and your new spouse cut into your wedding cake? We didn’t think so. 

The tradition comes at a point where your guests will be focused on you, and you don’t want the wrong track to take everyone out of the moment. Something that playfully alludes to the cake – such as lyrics including the word "sweet" – are a fun touch, or you can simply stick to the theme of love. We’ve put together a list of songs that we think would be lovely for this point in your reception – they range in taste from classic and contemporary to offbeat and indie! 

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" - James Taylor

"Love on Top" - Beyoncé

"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" - The Four Tops

"Love You Madly" - Cake

"L-O-V-E" - Nat "King" Cole

"Recipe for Love" - Harry Connick, Jr.

"The Sweet Escape" - Gwen Stefani

"Sugar" - Maroon 5

"Love and Marriage" - Frank Sinatra

"You're My Best Friend" - Queen

"Happy Together" - The Turtles

"Fantasy" - Mariah Carey

"Sugar Sugar" - The Archies

"Sweet Disposition" - The Temper Trap 

Need more music suggestions? Discover songs for your garter toss, what to play for your recessional, and tunes for a dance with your mom. Find additional wedding entertainment ideas here.

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