Royal Wedding: 20 Songs About Marriage Perfect For A Royal Reception

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Every wedding is a beautiful testament to the love of the couple marrying, but we are certain that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding is going to be the dream wedding of the decade. Doesn’t every little girl imagine becoming a princess?

We wish we had spies that could tell us who is doing her dress, her hair, baking her cake, and making her reception playlist, but for now we can only dream up our own wedding playlist for her big day with Twenty Songs About Marriage Perfect For A Royal Reception.


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]-”Marry You”


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Bruno Mars has cornered the niche of romantic pop music with songs like “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade.” “Marry You” is not an exception. It’s a fresh, tongue-in-cheek perspective on spontaneous love and a request for the kind of marriage that unfortunately the young couple planning their royal wedding aren’t allowed–the elopement.


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Train[/lastfm]-”Marry Me”


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One of the top songs on the charts right now, Train are super-talented at writing fun, but decidedly grown-up songs about the topic of love.  And how can you turn down a guy asking you to marry him when he sings lyrics like this to you: “Promise me you’ll always be happy by my side/I promise to sing to you when all the music dies.”


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paula Abdul[/lastfm]-”Will You Marry Me Boy?”


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Do you remember this addictive song off Paula Abdul’s 1992 album Spellbound? We used practice singing this to our dog when we were young, hoping one day that we’d get to sing it to Mister Right. Kate Middleton is the same age as us. We bet she was singing “Will You Marry Me Boy?” to her family pup as well.


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Colbie Caillait[/lastfm]-”I Do”


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This California pop tune with gold-drenched lyrics is the perfect song for a beach wedding. We can imagine from the brilliancy of Kate Middleton’s smile that she has a light, effervescent personality that matches the tone of Caillat’s song. It also makes her the perfect match for someone who might be the future King of England.


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bon Jovi[/lastfm]-”Wedding Day”


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This is actually a sort of bittersweet love song, but it’s still a gorgeous testament to the power of love. Bon Jovi singing lyrics like “all I can hope is that you’re happy /’cause today you’re someone elses wife /right now I wish that I could turn back/and beg the hands of time,” is a great reminder to those at the reception not to take love for granted if you have it.


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Coldplay[/lastfm]-”Wedding Bells”


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This song isn’t on any of Coldplay’s albums but we think Coldplay would be the perfect band to sing at the Royal Wedding. They are a band that’s young and edgy, but still appeals to all kinds of audiences. And let’s face it: the bridesmaids would get some nice eye candy with Chris Martin singing “I’ve always loved you and I always will.”


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Abba[/lastfm]-”I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”


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What is a better way to start the first wedding dance than with Abba’s ecstatic cries of “I love you/I do/I do/I do/I do?” We can imagine Kate and Prince William doing a cheeky, adorable dance to this song. It would be a great way to break up the inevitable seriousness of a Royal Wedding.


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tracy Chapman[/lastfm]-”Wedding Song”


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This song is just really beautiful with lyrics like “for you I don the veil/by your light /others pale by comparison /I place my faith in love /my fate in this communication.” Even if you don’t believe in the sentiment of marriage, this is just a beautiful testament to love.


[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]No Doubt[/lastfm]-”Marry Me”


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No one imagined that the quirky punk rock girl in No Doubt would become the happily married Mrs. Rossdale. But there were hints when she sang lyrics like “and I wouldn’t mind if my name changed to Mrs./this is one side, my conventional side/an attraction to tradition/my vintage disposition.” And now she has a whole family of rock royalty.

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