Are you a Disney fanatic who just so happens to be planning for your big day? Even for casual fans, the music of Disney provides plenty of great romantic choices for your wedding.
When and how you use the songs is up to you. Some are better for the bride’s procession, others are best for your bridesmaids or groomsmen. And some are perhaps best saved for the reception; after all, you need a good romantic ballad for your first dance as husband and wife.
Regardless of how you use them, here are a few great choices from you favorite Disney animated classics:
“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella
Let’s face it: a wedding is every girl’s Cinderella moment. From the pumpkin carriage to that ballroom entrance and the first magical dance with Prince Charming, the Cinderella-at-the-ball sequence is the perfect wedding playbook.
So what better song to accent your own wedding than the movie’s hallmark, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” In the film, Cinderella sings the song to her animal friends to encourage them to never stop dreaming. But the idea of never giving up on your dreams continues throughout the movie and, of course, throughout life itself.
“Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast
“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme…Beauty and the Beast.” The ballroom sequence in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is as timeless and unforgettable as ever. And, much like Cinderella, having a romantic ballroom dance like that is the dream of every bride. So what better song to play during the first dance at your reception?
Or, if your groom isn’t too offended, “Beauty and the Beast” could make a good choice at the very beginning of the ceremony when the groom first enters. Just remind him…the word “beast” can have a lot of different meanings (hint, hint).
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King
Elton John’s iconic voice alone makes this a great choice to showcase in your wedding. Of course, it’s also a beautiful moment in The Lion King when the song is played. The deep, emotional tones of the song’s chorus really hit you in the heartstrings. You’re likely to leave not a single dry eye in the house, no matter which part of your wedding or reception to choose to play it.
“Someday My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The title essentially says it all. A wedding is a celebration and show to the world that your own prince has come. This classic is from the first Walt Disney animated movie, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was named the 19th greatest song of all time by the American Film Institute. It’s a slow and melodic tune that’s perfect for a wedding reception or any other part of the ceremony.
“When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio
It’s the most iconic song in the entire Disney pantheon. “Wish You Wish Upon a Star” has come to represent everything that Disney holds dear: making dreams and fantasies come true. A wedding is the ultimate dream come true, a show that you’ve wished upon a star and true love has come your way.