A few suggestions for songs to play during your cake cutting
That tends to be the response 87.6%** of the time I ask couples “what song would you like me to play during the cake cutting?”
You really do not need anything specific. I always suggest that this is a good time to play a song that didn’t make the other important moments (i.e. recessional/processional, first dance, parents dance, etc.). But a good song helps set the mood in the room.
I typically schedule cake cuttings as a break during open dancing, so it's nice to have the music act as a buffer between all of the dance music that has been playing up until that point.
If you do not have anything in mind, here’s a look at what I’ve played in the past.
- Colbie Callait - I Do
- Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
- Dixie Cups - Going to the Chapel
- Jagged Edge - Let’s Get Married
- James Taylor - How Sweet It Is
- John Legend - All of Me
- Joe Satriani - Always With Me, Always With You
- Louis Armstrong - Cheek to Cheek
- Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
- Ronnie Liang - Ngiti
- Sarah McLachlan - Ice Cream
- She & Him - I Was Made for You
- The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
- Train - Marry Me
- U2 - Sweetest Thing
Each year Mobile Beat Magazine releases a comprehensive list of popular songs that are being played at weddings throughout the United States. Here is a copy of that guide for you to download for free.
I’ve also collected lists from a few websites:
- Bridal Guide: Sweet Songs for Your Cake Cutting
- Pifemaster Productions: Popular Cake Cutting Songs
- Loverly: 9 Totally Unexpected Cake Cutting Songs
**This is a made up number.
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Justin Kanoya is a wedding DJ based in San Diego. He has served as a DJ and host of more than 300 weddings over the past decade and is a recommended vendor at some of San Diego's finest wedding venues, including the Hotel del Coronado and the Lodge at Torrey Pines.