A while ago, we took a look at the perfect wedding soundtrack for the traditional couple, but for those of you who want something a little different, there’s no need to worry! We’ve come up with the ultimate, alternative wedding playlist that will ensure that your special day is that bit more magical! It was a tough decision to narrow them all down to just four songs, but we think this would be a wonderful soundtrack for the couple who aren’t looking for the traditional wedding.


Most couples plump for something instrumental, but you’re not the same as any other couple, so that just won’t do! You want to pick a track that will welcome you down the aisle with the perfect tempo and a romantic feel but with a touch of personality! For this moment, we really love Train’s Marry Me. There aren’t many songs that are more romantic than this one, and if the lyrics don’t get you, the music video definitely will!

SUPER ROMANTIC LYRIC: “You wear white and I’ll wear out the words ‘I love you’.”


You have just got married and walking down the aisle as Mr and Mrs for the first time, so you’re going to need an incredible song to welcome you into married life. Obviously you want something that represents how completely head over heels in love you are. A great recessional song that won’t feature in every other wedding this year is Bright Eyes’ First Day of My Life. The lyrics really show how exciting it is to start the rest of your lives together.

SUPER ROMANTIC LYRIC: “Yours is the first face that I saw, I think I was blind before I met you.”

First Dance

The most important song of the day has got to be the first dance. You want this song to be special to you and your new husband/wife so you will probably choose a song that is part of your history together. You might want to pay special attention to the lyrics as some songs that sound super romantic actually have some pretty dark lyrics behind them! For the alternative couple, we absolutely love Arctic Monkeys’ Baby I’m Yours. It’s quite a change from the usual Arctic Monkey song and is the perfect little romantic song for your first dance together.

SUPER ROMANTIC LYRIC: “Baby, I’m yours, and I’ll be yours until the stars fall from the sky.”

Last Dance

Ahhh, the last dance. This is the song that will help your guests bid you farewell as you ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after! You want a song that sums up the best day of your life and gives you the most exciting send off possible. We think you need an upbeat song for this dance to keep your guests in the party mood as you leave them dancing when you and your new Mr/Mrs leave as a married couple. For this song, we love She and Him’s I Was Made For You. It’s the perfect mix of upbeat and romantic!

SUPER ROMANTIC LYRIC: “I won’t be waitin’ anymore cause I know: Baby! Baby! I was made for you.”

Here at The Talent, we love nothing more than celebrating a good wedding! That’s why we pride ourselves on being one of the best (if not the very best) function bands in London! We can provide the perfect tailor made soundtrack for your big day. So if you would like to find out more about us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling 0845 094 1162 to speak to a member of our friendly team.

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