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The Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

BY IN DJ Tips, Party Tips, Playlists, Wedding Tips On May 17, 2017

The Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist


What’s special about the cocktail hour is that this time doesn’t feature any symbolism and meaning. It’s just the time for chatting, cocktailing, and enjoying other activities the couple has planned. What songs to play during this time? Here is the ultimate wedding cocktail hour playlist.

The right vibe is the key

Look for feel-good songs that have a relaxing and mellow vibe. These songs don’t have to be danceable. These should be songs the guests find lovely to listen without even noticing them. It’s like creating the right background for all those chats and cocktail tasting.

Consider different styles

You can go with classics everyone loves – Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke. Don’t hesitate to include some motown, soul, doo-wop, etc. Think about rock lovers and add several nice jams to the list. Florence and The Machine, Arcade Fire, and Coldplay may be a good choice. You may also turn on some jazz classics from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, etc.

Here is the ultimate wedding cocktail hour playlist.

Match to the mood

The wedding cocktail hour playlist shouldn’t include a bunch of songs for dancing. Let the fun begin in the evening. The cocktail hour is for slowing down and chatting with ease while listening to mellow vibes with a turned down volume. Many couples prefer hiring a jazz trio or acoustic musicians that can easily set the right mood, turning the cocktail hour into the relaxing and enjoyable time.

So now you know the main tips for compiling a cool wedding cocktail hour playlist. Here are 10 other tracks that will make this list complete. Enjoy!

  1. Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”
  2. No Doubt – “Underneath It All”
  3. Meghan Trainor – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” feat John Legend
  4. Santana – “Maria Maria”
  5. Beyonce – “Halo”
  6. The Weeknd – “Earned It”
  7. Earth, Wind & Fire – “Shining Star”
  8. Nat King Cole – “Let There Be Love”
  9. Ginuwine – “Differences”
  10. Whitney Houston – “You Give Good Love”

Here is the wedding cocktail hour playlist in its entirety for your listening pleasure…

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