Ed Sheeran Songs for Your Ceremony & Reception

From the artist's love songs to his dance hits!

Ed Sheeran has been one of the biggest artists of the decade, especially when it comes to first dances at your friends’ weddings. Though some of his most popular songs have been acoustic ballads, he’s also had several faster-paced hits, along with those where he demonstrates his rapping abilities. As the majority of weddings need more music than for the processional and first dance, we wanted to include a variety of songs by the artist that can be used throughout the celebration. Whether you’re walking down the aisle, swaying with your new spouse, or cutting up the dance floor with your bridesmaids, at least one of these tunes is sure to add something special to your nuptials. Take a look at our selections of Ed Sheeran songs to consider for your big day. 

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Photo by KingenSmith; Floral Design by HMR Designs

For the Ceremony or First Dance:

“Thinking Out Loud”


“Tenerife Sea”


“Kiss Me”

For the Reception: 

“Shape of You”


“Galway Girl” 

“Castle on the Hill”

"You Need Me, I Don't Need You"

Get more song ideas from Ed Sheeran's close friend Taylor Swift and learn more about his other friend in the industry – and frequent collaborator – Justin Bieber's wedding day.

Authored by: Emily Lasnier