Get Your Groove On: Tunes to Help You Get Pumped for Your Big Day

 Wedding DJ Photo by Carly Romeo & Co.

Photo by Carly Romeo & Co.

The internet is crawling with playlists to match your wedding morning joy. If you rise like a flower, float to your bridal party, and arrive at the venue on a magic carpet — those playlists are for you. For all the betrothed who are hoping to speed through their makeup routine so they have more time to dance in the hotel room with their best friends, turn this up. 

1. “Love Yuh Bad” by Popcaan

You wake up between a bridesbabe and your sister. You can’t tell if you’re excited or hungry and you want to remember this moment forever. Turn this on, and spoon a friend. 

2. “Got It” by Marian Hill

Your mother-in-law is in traffic and is late with your coffee. You’re moving at the speed of a turtle. Texts report that your future spouse is still asleep. It’s fine, wash your face. 

3. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Yuna

Everyone needs a pre-wedding chill moment. Some meditate, others do yoga. Decide what your thing is, round up the ladies, and slow jam.

4. “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order

The photographer is here and the bridal party is camera shy. Pour some prosecco and bump this to capture your friends at their most fun.

5. “Like a Prayer” by Madonna

Dance Break! Celebrate that all the people you love are about to be in the same place. 

6. “Primadonna” by Marina and the Diamonds

This is your first time seeing the bridal outfits together, and finally there is proof of what you’ve always known: you have flawless taste. Re-do your eye makeup to this song because you’re crying. 

7. “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap

Getting cold feet? Hey, marriage is not a big deal! It’s just a bunch of cooking pasta with your baby. Fetty says it best.

8. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole

If Mr. Wap just reminded you of your single days at the club instead of the beauty and everlasting joy that comes with marriage, it is time for Natalie. 

9. “Ignition Remix” by R. Kelly*

Please do not forget to pack your night bag for when you’re alone with your partner for the first time as Marrieds. If you don’t know what to pack, this song will help you remember. 

*Just a disclaimer that the artist for this song is morally reprehensible, and in order to listen to it you must do two things: only listen to the remix and mentally separate this song from this man. 

10. “Love On Top” by Beyoncé

Dance Break numero dos! Check in on your body’s needs — are you drinking water? Is someone charging your phone? Whose beer was that? 

11. “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey

Every person should listen to one breakup song on their wedding day and soak up how awesome it is that they’ll never relate to it ever again. Bonus: This song is a masterpiece. 

12. “Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows” by Lesley Gore

The guests are arriving! The weather is ideal, your loved ones are practicing their toasts, and your feet don’t hurt yet — this song starts the soundtrack 


 Illustration by  Gina Riano

Illustration by Gina Riano

Find this playlist on Spotify and get ready to jam out as your getting morning drunk before the ceremony, or you know, when you're home alone watching Netflix. You do you.


 johannah bogart

Johannah Bogart has made playlists since she discovered Napster in 2002. She’s wearing a bridesmaid’s dress at a party in this photo, proving that the elusive re-wear is possible.