Wedding Dinner Music

You have quite a number of opinions when it comes to choosing your  wedding dinner music. Some people believe that background dinner music should be instrumental and laid back, others believe vocals are fine, and that it should be lively.

Choose the background wedding music that best complements the formality of your wedding reception. If it is a black tie event then go for instrumental music or jazz.

If your wedding reception is more informal then perhaps some folk or pop music, or a combination of various contemporary ballads, would be fine.

You also have the option of gradually changing your wedding dinner music as the night progresses. Start off with laid back jazzy dinner music and build up to foot tapping (but not dance floor filling) contemporary hits to get your guests in the mood for dancing.

Using contemporary songs ranging from the 60's to popular chart topping songs will create a nostalgic mood among your guests.

wedding dinner music

Keep in mind that whatever wedding reception dinner music you decide to use, the volume should be carefully monitored. It should be soft enough so your guests can hear each others conversations, but it should be loud enough to create an atmosphere.

Try to stay away from songs with high pitched vocals or trumpets as this can disturb conversation.

You could of course also suit your wedding dinner music to the theme of your wedding. If you are having a Tuscan style wedding, then play some Italian music, for a beach wedding perhaps some steel drums or Jack Johnson, and for a Winter Christmas wedding, some of your favorite Christmas Carols would be perfect.

Artists and Compilations Suitable For Wedding Dinner Music:

Great Chefs dinner music

Discovery Channel: Great Chefs Dinner Music

A great selection of unobtrusive music with a nice beat (to get your guests in the mood for a party later) for dinnertime.

Dinner Music Series CD

Beegie Adair & David Huntsinger - Wedding Dinner Music Series- Light Jazz

Beegie Adair is a great jazz pianist and this is an excellent cd with some elegant and light jazz covers of popular and classic jazz songs. They have been chosen especially for dinner music and contains more than 2 hours of music - dinner music sorted!

Dinner In Italy

Dinner In Italy - Various Artists

Italian's love celebrating with great dinners together with family and friends. If you love Italy, Italians or just their approach to life, then this is a great lively accompaniment to your wedding dinner time or for an Italian themed wedding.

Jack Johnson dinner music

Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams

Mellow drifting chords and a soft voice makes this a great choice for informal and outdoor weddings. Jack does surf style music and his songs are never intrusive. Perfect for a mellow event or a beach wedding.

Donovan Frankenreiter

Donavon Frankenreiter

Simple, light, mellow, summery - all words that people use to discribe Donovan's music. So if your idea of a wedding dinner is in "tune" (no pun intended) with this, then this should definitely be on your playlist.

Katie Melua

Katie Melua - Call off the Search

Easy listening blues/jazz with an incredible, soothing voice. Katie Melua along with Norah Jones make great background music to give your dinner time a classy edge.

Norah Jones

Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

Another great voice combining easy listening blues/jazz with pop, soul, folk, and country. Norah is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and her soothing songs make great background music.

Steve Tyrell

Steve Tyrell - A New Standard

Now this is a CD that gets 4.9 out of 5 stars from almost 150 customers who bought it. His gravelly voice and warm hearted style give these easy listening jazz standards a great revival.

Michael Bublé - Call Me Irresponsible

Who does not know Michael? What a talent and certainly your wedding dinner music playlist should include one or two of his songs. This is a beautiful and unique blend of traditional jazz crooning and contemporary pop.

De Lovely Soundtrack

The De-Lovely Soundtrack - Various Artists

Cole Porter composed some of the greatest songs in American history and on this soundtrack modern pop stars cover some of his most popular songs. These artists include Alanis Morissette, Robie Williams, Sheryl Crow and Mick Hucknall from Simply Red.

Best of Frank

The Very Best of Frank Sinatra

Old Blue Eyes adds class to any event, and this is a great, comprehensive collection of his most popular Reprise tracks. 2 Discs of pure bliss!

Bryan Ferry - As Time Goes By

Bryan Ferry - As Time Goes By

Cover versions of songs from the 1930s and '40s, that conjures that era's aura of fine cigars, sateen gowns, and gentlemanly romance. Just perfect for a classy wedding dinner.

Rod Stewart - American Songbook

Rod Stewart - It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook

Rod Stewart covers hits from the mid 1900's with ease. A great selection of songs for a great voice.

Robbie Williams Swing

Robbie Williams - Swing When You're Winning

Robbie brings his charm to some of the Rat Pack's greatest hits. If you love oldies, but with a modern twist, then take a listen to this one. It includes a lovely duet of Something Stupid with Nicole Kidman.

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett Sings for Lovers

A great selection of love songs from this classic crooner.

Big Night Soundtrack

Big Night: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A great selection of dinner music with an Italian flair from the 1996 movie. It includes songs by Louis Prima, Rosemary Clooney, Claudio Villa, and Keely Smith.


saxophone dinner music

Dinner Music - Romantic Saxophone Quintet

A great selection of classic love songs played on the romantic saxophone. This is a good cd to get if you love the sax and you prefer to have instrumental music for your wedding dinner time.


Dinner by Candle Light CD

Dinner By Candlelight - Jazz Moods

Some nice smooth jazz songs if you like the genre. It gets some great reviews from others who have bought it.




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