Jazz music can be divisive – not everyone loves it! But for those who do adore the smooth sounds of jazz, there are many romantic songs out there that are perfect for your wedding.
Planning the music for your wedding can be a difficult thing to do – you want music that is meaningful to you and your spouse-to-be without it being too cheesy, and you need the right band to pull it off. You also don’t want to select a song that everyone else has chosen a hundred times!
For something a little different, we have collected some of the best jazz songs to make up your wedding soundtrack.
1. “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
This classic, performed by Ella Fitzgerald, is a must-have on any jazz wedding soundtrack. It has been covered by several different performers, but the 1956 version remains one of the most poignant takes of the song. It’s perfect for a first dance or even to welcome guests before the ceremony begins.
2. “At Last”
This Etta James classic perfectly captures the feeling of true love. Link your arms around your new spouse and enjoy a slow, intimate first dance.
3. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
As performed by Frank Sinatra, this slightly more upbeat jazz tune is great for dancing the night away with your new spouse as well as your friends and family.
4. “Come Away With Me”
A more modern option, Norah Jones’ dulcet tones perfectly capture the magic and intimacy of love. This song is wonderful for those softer moments at any point in your wedding day, but would work well while your guests are waiting for you to walk down the aisle. It could also make a poignant and touching first dance option.
5. “My Funny Valentine”
Is it even a romantic evening without Chet Baker? This show-tune turned jazz song still sounds fun and fresh, as well as being romantic.
6. “I Put a Spell on You”
Do you feel that you’re under your spouse’s spell? Let Nina Simone set the tone for your wedding with this haunting song that will have everyone singing along.
7. “The Summer Wind”
Ideal for summer weddings, Madeleine Peyroux’s take on this classic jazz song will have all your guests up on their feet dancing.
A more modern option for your soundtrack, Michael Bublé’s “Everything” stands out as one of the most romantic songs of recent times. If you’re a Bublé fan, there are a lot of his songs to choose from, but “Everything” captures the spirit of loving every single thing about your partner.
The music at your wedding really matters. Whatever tone you want to set, whether you’re matching a theme or just want some beautiful tunes everyone will enjoy, choose carefully to curate the right experience. And make sure you pick the perfect jazz numbers to make your day that little bit more special!