Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Expert wedding planning tips & inspiration

Inside Weddings shares ideas for your wedding entertainment, including playlists for ceremony music, father-daughter dance ideas, first-dance songs, and more!


First Dance Songs: Wedding Love Songs Curated by Ingrid Michaelson

If you and your beloved are looking for tunes for your first dance & wedding songs, look to this popular singer-songwriter's favorite love songs.

We're sharing some of American singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson's favorite love songs to inspire your first dance song or any of the romantic songs you plan to play at your nuptials. Whether you choose her hit "The Way I Am" or one of her favorite ballads, you'll find great first dance songs on this curated collection.


A Cool, Upbeat & Funky Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Danny Chaimson of Gold Coast Events shares some of his favorite lesser-known songs for cocktail hour.

"This is a great playlist for couples who are on the hipper side and are looking to set a slightly upbeat, funky, feel-good tone for the rest of the night at cocktails," shares Danny Chaimson of his cool, funky cocktail hour playlist.


The Best Wedding Songs for Special Dances with Mom & Dad

Discover the top song ideas for father-daughter and mother-son dances from EastCoast Entertainment!

If you're like many couples who plan on having both a father-daughter dance and a mother-son dance – or any combination that fits your family – we're sharing the perfect songs to consider!


Six Tips for Curating Your Wedding Reception Music

An esteemed wedding planner shares her tried-and-true advice for planning the entertainment of the evening.

After choosing the band or DJ for your wedding, the next step is guiding them on your musical preferences. Get tips from top wedding planner Beth Helmstetter on curating your wedding music!


Classic & Unique Father-Daughter Dance Song Ideas

Danny Chaimson of Gold Coast Events shares tried-and-true favorites, as well as some gems you may not have heard yet!

Whether you're looking for a timeless father-daughter dance song that's been selected by hundreds of brides – for good reason! – or you want a tune that's a bit more unique, this playlist has you covered.


The Ultimate Wedding Playlist of Love Songs

Discover 100+ songs perfect for your big day from EastCoast Entertainment!

Planning the song list for an entire wedding – the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, after-party, and more – can be quite the task, which is why we're sharing all of the good tunes for your wedding day.


How to Maximize Dancing at Your Wedding Reception

Check out these sure-fire ways to ensure your guests dance all night long.

If you want your loved ones to have the time of their lives at your wedding, be sure to read this advice from Danny Chaimson of Gold Coast Events.


40 First Dance Songs from Real Weddings

See if these tunes selected by real brides and grooms are perfect for you.

To provide inspiration for your first dance song, we gathered the tunes selected by the brides and grooms featured in recent issues of Inside Weddings.


The Most Popular First Dance Songs of 2019

Take a look at the most popular tunes from 2019 real weddings!

To gather inspiration, we've collected the first dance songs chosen by the couples featured in the 2019 issues of Inside Weddings magazine.


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.

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