When it comes to your wedding reception, nothing sets the tone quite like great music. We've tackled this topic before, rounding up our favorite unique first dance songs here, but today we're revisiting the topic of wedding reception music with a new twist in mind: our favorite wedding song ideas for your cake cutting, garter removal, and bouquet toss. Below, we've rounded up our top picks for each!

 

Cake Cutting: We love going with a song that's both playful and, ahem, sweet, for your wedding cake cutting. Below are are top picks for songs that will make for a moment as memorable as it is delicious.

 

  • Sweet Honey by Slightly Stoopid
  • Sugar by Maroon 5
  • How Sweet It Is by Marvin Gaye
  • Signed Sealed Delivered cover by Jackson Breit
  • Cake By The Ocean by DNCE
  • When I Get My Hands On You by Various Artists from The New Basement Tapes
  • It Don't Get Better Than This by Royal Deluxe
  • Suga Suga by Baby Bash
  • Better Together by Jack Johnson
  • You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
  • Mahna, Mahna by Cake

 

Garter Removal: Your garter removal is a dance in and of itself. It's fun, celebratory, and—yes—a little (ok, a lot) sexy. Below, we rounded up tunes that are a bit of all three! We love the idea of choosing a song that builds up excitement, just like the garter removal process itself. (Are you blushing yet?)

 

  • Short Skirt, Long Jacket by Cake
  • Foxey Lady by Jimi Hendrix
  • Fresh Fruit by Carter Reeves
  • Freak Like Me by NoMBe
  • Down by Marian Hill
  • Friction by Kai Straw
  • Love On Top by Beyoncé
  • American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
  • If I Ain't Got You cover by Scary Pockets
  • Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed
  • LOVEHAPPY by The Carters
  • Crazy In Love by Beyoncé
  • Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae
  • Hey Ma by Cam'ron & Juelz Santana

 

Bouquet Toss: There's really no one more suited to get your ladies in formation (pun totally intended) for the bouquet toss than Beyoncé . Below, we've rounded up our favorite bouquet toss tunes by Queen B and the other leading ladies in our lives.


  • Formation by Beyoncé
  • Single Ladies by Beyoncé
  • Run the World by Beyoncé
  • Good as Hell by Lizzo
  • No Scrubs by TLC
  • Creep by TLC
  • Tears Dry On Their Own by Amy Winehouse
  • Move Over by Janice Joplin
  • Just A Girl by No Doubt
  • Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani



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