Love Song Lyrics to Use at Your Wedding

By Kim •  Updated: 11/12/21 •  6 min read

It can be difficult to find the words to express how much you love your partner. A lot of people find it easier to do this through song lyrics, which are able to capture the emotion of love so well. This means that when it comes to a wedding, love song lyrics are often used in a variety of ways. This can include for speeches and vows, as well as for decoration and to inspire the first dance.

If you want to express your love for your partner on your wedding day, here are some love song lyrics that you are going to love.

Chasing Cars

First of all, let’s start with quite a modern song by Snow Patrol. Chasing Cars was a big hit and it is a love song that a lot of people are familiar with. This can make sure everyone understands the love you share with your partner. One lyric we like from this song is:

‘All that I am,

All that I ever was,

Is here in your perfect eyes

They’re all I can see’.

We think that this expresses how much you are devoted to your partner and how your marriage is everything you want.

Can’t Help Falling in Love

Some classic songs are just what you need at your wedding. There are some love songs that everybody knows. One of them is Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley. This has been a popular song for many years since it was released and it is enjoyable when all of your guests recognize the songs you play. You can share the special moment with everyone. Here are some loving lyrics that you can enjoy:

‘wise men say

Only fools rush in

But I can’t help falling in love with you

Shall I stay?

Would it be a sin

If I can’t help falling in love with you?’

‘Take my hand

Take my whole life too

For I can’t help falling in love with you’.

You’ve Got the Love

Often, people think that love songs have to be slow and romantic. But, this is not something that everyone wants for their wedding. You can show your love in different ways and one good way to demonstrate how much you love your partner is by choosing an upbeat song. This can demonstrate how exciting and happy your relationship feels. For example, we love You’ve Got the Love by Florence & The Machine. This is a fun and upbeat song that is going to get everyone up boogying on the dancefloor with you. Here are some lyrics that you may like:

‘Now and then it feels that life is just too much

But you’ve got the love I need

To see me through’.

Thinking Out Loud

Another popular artist in modern music is Ed Sheeran. One of his biggest songs is Thinking Out Loud. This is a beautiful love song that people cannot help but sway along to. It has sweet lyrics and many that you can use to express the love you have for your partner. Here are some examples that we love and that can inspire a speech or first dance:

‘And darling I will be loving you ‘til we’re 70’

‘So, honey now,

Take me into your loving arms

Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars,

Place your head on my beating heart

I’m thinking out loud,

Maybe we found love right where we are’.

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

While having a special song with your partner is amazing, it is also great when you can share a magical moment with all of your wedding guests. One way you can do this is with a love song you all recognize. For instance, a lot of people are going to know The Bee Gees and this can make it fun and special to play one of their songs. A lot of people like I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Of course, it also has loving lyrics that you can dedicate to your partner. For example:

‘Oh please, say to me

You’ll let me be your man

And please, say to me

You’ll let me hold your hand

Now, let me hold your hand

I want to hold your hand’.

All of Me

If there is a modern song that everybody loves it is All of Me by John Legend. This is such a popular song because it has beautiful lyrics that John Legend makes soothing to listening to. Indeed, this makes it the perfect song for a wedding day, whether it is included as the first dance song or if the lyrics are used in vows. Here is the chorus that everybody knows and adores:

‘Cause all of me

Loves all of you

Love your curves and all your edges

All your perfect imperfections

Give your all to me

I’ll give my all to you’.

When a Man Loves a Woman

Another fantastic song you can choose for your wedding is When a Man Loves a Woman. This is a song by Percy Sledge. It is a great song to dance, creating a slow first dance that you can enjoy as a couple. Of course, the lyrics are lovely too and this means that it is perfect for demonstrating your love to each other. Here are some lyrics that you are going to like for a wedding or that can give you inspiration for your vows:

‘When a man loves a woman

Can’t keep his mind on nothing else

He’s change the world

For the good thing he’s found

If she’s bad, he can’t see it

She can do no wrong

Turn his back on his best friend

If he put her down’

‘When a man loves a woman

Spend his very last dime

Trying to hold on to what he needs

He’d give up all his comforts

And sleep out in the rain

If she said that’s the way it ought to be’

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Right off we have to say that Kim loves weddings! Kim is a writer and editor who focuses on various aspects of how to make your wedding both unique and special. She loves dogs and is the pet parent of a Miniature Schnauzer named Finley. Together, Kim and her dog enjoy hiking across the countryside of the Sangre de Cristo range in New Mexico. She especially loves the area around Red River, which is referred to as the Enchanted Circle. When she’s home, Kim is excited to try redecorating her home, binge watching Netflix (Romcoms, of course), baking, and spending time with friends.