Your wedding day is the epitome of love and unity, and what better moment to showcase this than the first dance? As you and your partner glide across the floor, all eyes are on you, capturing the essence of your shared journey.

This dance isn’t just a tradition; it’s the prologue to your married life. So, why go with just any song? Elevate the moment with a custom song gift, making your love story truly unforgettable.

Unique wedding songs - bride and groom hugging

Guest Arrival Music

As your guests arrive and take their seats for the ceremony, consider playing instrumental music or songs with meaningful lyrics to set the mood. Here are a few suggestions for unique wedding songs during this time:

“Canon in D” – Pachelbel

“Clair de Lune” – Claude Debussy

“Married Life” – Michael Giacchino (from Up)

“I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

unique wedding songs - guests arriving and taking seats

Aisle Songs

The songs played as you and your partner walk down the aisle should evoke strong emotions and remind you of your love story. Let your bridal party have some fun by letting them choose their aisle songs as well.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Kinna Grannis (Great for the bridal entrance)

“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri (for the bride)

Beautiful In White”- Shane Filan (Great for the groom’s entrance)

“Marry Me – Train (Another good one for the groom)

“Marry You” – Bruno Mars (For the groom)

Hold On, I’m Comin’” – Sam & Dave (a fun one for the groomsman)

“Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars (one for the bridesmaids)

The Recessional Music

The Dinner Reception

As guests settle into the dining hall, consider playing some background music or even having a cover band perform before dinner. Here are a few song suggestions:

“Everything” – Michael Buble

“What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

“Feeling Good” – MIchael Buble

“How Long Will I Love You” Ellie Goulding

“What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye

The Wedding Reception

After you’ve wrapped up the speeches and both wedding parties head over to the wedding reception, it’s now time to DANCE! This could be a great moment for a band to perform your favourite songs, or an opportunity for your DJ to keep everyone on their feet.

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake

“I Gotta Feeling” -The Black Eyed Peas

“I’ll Never Not Love You” – Michael Buble

“Happy” – Pharrel Williams

“On Top of The World” – Imagine Dragons

First Dance Songs

Your first dance as a married couple is a romantic highlight of the wedding. Choose an emotional ballad or a more upbeat tune for this special moment:

“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran (slow dance)

“Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis Presley

“Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton

“All of Me” – John Legend

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne (something upbeat!)

“Lucky” – Jason Mraz (More upbeat)

unique wedding songs - the first dance

Father-Daughter Dance

This emotional moment can also be fun, depending on the relationship between the bride and her father. Here are some unique wedding songs for the father-daughter dance:

“Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder

“Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts

“You’re My Best Friend” – Queen

“Can You Feel The Love Tonight” – Elton John

“Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles

Mother-Son Dance

Another touching moment is the mother-son dance. Try one of these unique wedding songs to make the experience unforgettable:

“A Song For Mama” – Boys II Men

“I’ll Be There” – Jackson 5

“You’ve Got a Friend” – James Taylor

“My Wish” – Rascal Flatts

“Stand By Me” – Ben E. King

Cake Cutting Song

Adding a song for the cake cutting can be a fun way to highlight this moment. Consider one of these unique wedding songs for this occasion:

“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – Marvin Gaye

“Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Def Leppard

“Sugar” – Maroon 5

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” – Eurythmic

First Dance Songs

Your first dance as a married couple is a romantic highlight of the wedding. Choose an emotional ballad or a more upbeat tune for this special moment:

“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran (slow dance)

“Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis Presley

“Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton

“All of Me” – John Legend

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne (something upbeat!)

“Lucky” – Jason Mraz (More upbeat)

A Unqiue Wedding Song That's Truely Your Own - Custom Love Song

While the songs listed above can add a unique touch to your wedding, consider taking it a step further by having a custom song written just for you. A song that tells your love story can create an incredibly personal and memorable experience for you and your guests. Custom love songs can be played during your wedding and enjoyed for years to come.

Working with experienced songwriters and producers, like Tom Shaw, can help you create a radio-quality custom love song for your wedding. With over 1 million streams on Spotify & YouTube, mentorship from a Grammy-winning producer, and experience working in famous studios like Rockfields (Queen, Oasis) and Real World Studios (Harry Styles, Beyonce), Tom can help turn your love story into a one-of-a-kind wedding song that you’ll cherish forever.

The 4-Step Custom Song Process

1. Love Story Discovery: We begin by getting to know you and your partner, learning about your relationship, memories, and experiences that have shaped your journey together.

2. Songwriting: Our talented songwriter, Tom Shaw, will use the details of your love story to create a beautiful and heartfelt song, capturing the essence of your relationship.

3. Production: Depending on your preferences, we’ll produce your custom song with either an acoustic arrangement or a full band production, ensuring the perfect sound to match your wedding day.

4. Final Delivery: Once your song has been written, produced, and polished, we’ll deliver the finished track to you, ready to be played at your wedding and cherished for a lifetime.

Personal wedding song - Tom, wearing headphones and smiling, working on a custom love song in a professional recording studio.

Custom Songs We've Written

We take great pride in the personal wedding songs we create for our clients and we’ve had the privilege of creating personalized songs for various special occasions that you can listen to below.

The power of a custom song lies in its ability to evoke emotions and create lasting memories. Recipients often feel deeply touched and appreciative of the time, effort, and thought that goes into creating a custom song just for them. Personalized songs can also bring people together, strengthening bonds and fostering connections.

Here’s some of the songs we’ve written, recorded and produced:


"Call You My Own" - Wedding Song

This bride-to-be contacted us to help create a personalized song about her relationship that has been 23 years in the making! She will surprise her partner with this song at their wedding reception.


"Stand By You" - Wedding Song

This beautiful song tells the story of two amazing woman who have both gone through some tough times and are now going to spend the rest of their lives together.


"My Wife" - Wedding Song

This song was written as a surprise for the bride. Tom worked with the groom to write a song that really spoke to his soon-to-be wife and all the challenges she had overcome in her life. The song got played for the first dance when everyone was expecting some popular ballad. The energy in the room was full of emotion, wow!


"In My Brothers Arms" - Wedding Song

This song was written as a gift for the groom from his brother. Since the grooms brothers mean so much to him, Tom wrote a powerful song that brought his 3 brothers and family closer together. This was played as a surprise during the speeches and the whole wedding party were in tears by the end of it!

How Long Does the Process Take?

Creating a personalised song for your wedding can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days to complete. We recommend reaching out to us at least two months before your big day to ensure your custom love song is ready in time.

With so many moving parts involved – from writing and feedback to recording, production, mixing, and mastering – it’s important that we have ample time to perfect your one-of-a-kind song.

Personalised songs - writing the song in a studio

How Much Does a Unique Wedding Song Cost?

Creating a custom love song involves various professionals, including a songwriter, producer, session musicians, and mixing engineer. While this process can typically cost between £5,000 and £10,000, our small team is able to cover all these roles, making our custom songs more affordable.

All songs start from £99/month, and your total will depend on wheather you decide to go for the Acoustic package or Full band production.

How Do You Get Started With Your Custom Love Song?

Your wedding day deserves a soundtrack as unique and special as your love story. A personal wedding song can add that extra touch of magic, creating a lasting memory for you, your partner, and your guests.

At Tom Shaw Custom Songs, we’re passionate about helping couples bring their love stories to life through the power of music. Our custom love songs have delighted numerous couples on their big day, and we’d be honored to create a personal wedding song just for you.

Click the button below to book your Custom Song call so you can begin the process of creating a beautiful personal wedding song today!