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Seasonal wedding song selection: Crafting the perfect soundtrack for any season in the UK

The UK’s diverse weather patterns can influence the atmosphere of your wedding day and it is often a good idea to consider songs which work for both the season, as well as indoor and outdoor weddings. Here’s a guide to selecting wedding music that matches the unique charm of each of our UK season.

Spring: Fresh and hopeful

Spring in the UK can range from bright and sunny to cool and rainy. Choose music that reflects the optimism and renewal of the season while being flexible to changing weather conditions:

  • Ceremony: Opt for light and uplifting tunes like “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran or “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. These songs can brighten up both sunny and overcast days.

  • Cocktail Reception: Select versatile pieces that fit both indoor and outdoor settings, such as “”Still the One” by Shania Twain.

  • Evening: Keep the energy vibrant with tracks like “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates or “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, which can lift spirits regardless of the weather.

Summer: Warm and Vibrant

UK summers can be pleasantly warm but occasionally unpredictable with rain showers. Choose music that brings out the joy and warmth of summer, ready to transition between outdoor festivities and indoor retreats:

  • Ceremony: Bright and cheerful songs like “Marry You” by Bruno Mars or “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley can set a joyful tone.

  • Cocktail Reception: Go for breezy, summer tunes such as “I’m Yours” Jason Mraz or “Put Your Record On” by Corinne Bailey Rae, perfect for both sunny terraces and cosy indoor lounges.

  • Evening: Energize your guests with upbeat hits like “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles or “Save Tonight” by Eagle-Eye Cherry, adaptable to both outdoor dance floors and indoor party spaces.

Autumn: Cosy and rich

Autumn in the UK brings crisp air and vibrant foliage, often paired with a mix of sunny and rainy days. Music that captures the warmth and richness of the season can enhance your wedding’s cosy ambience:

  • Ceremony: Consider timeless, heart-warming songs like “Your Song” by Elton John covered by Ellie Goulding or “Stand by Me” by Ben E King, which complement the autumn feel.

  • Cocktail Reception: Choose mellow, reflective tracks such as a slow rendition of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston or “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss covered by Ronan Keating, perfect for indoor receptions with a view of falling leaves.

  • Reception: Keep the mood lively with “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Top Loader or soulful tracks like “I Wanna Be the Only One” by Eternal, fitting for both crisp, outdoor evenings and warm, indoor gatherings.

Winter: Elegant and Festive

UK winters can be cold and dark, often accentuated by festive decorations and cosy indoor settings. Music that reflects the elegance and festive spirit of winter can make your wedding magical:

  • Ceremony: Choose elegant, serene songs like “All of Me” by John Legend to complement the season’s grace.

  • Cocktail Reception Incorporate warm, comforting tunes like “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 or “Wherever You Will Go” by The Calling.

  • Evening: Bring warmth and cheer with festive, and especially if near the holidays, upbeat songs like “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey or “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee, perfect for indoor celebrations.

Bonus tips for selecting seasonal music

  1. Prepare for variability: In the UK, be ready to adjust your music choices based on the weather. Have backup options for indoor and outdoor settings.

  2. Reflect the season: Let the natural beauty of the season guide your song choices, enhancing the ambience with music that complements the scenery, especially if you are using a venue with both an outdoor and indoor setting.

  3. Personal touch: While considering the season, make sure your selections still reflect your personal style and the overall theme of your wedding and don’t be timid in proposal off-the-cuff songs which are important to you.


Choosing the right music for your wedding season in the UK can enhance the atmosphere and create a memorable experience. Our banner highlights the beauty of songs being that it is such a personal experience and we know, the seasons play a big part in what we choose to listen to, so why not take advantage of that in creating your wedding soundtrack.

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