Best Songs for Your Wedding Morning Playlist

Each week, we feature music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from DJ Umami. Entrenched in music since childhood, DJ Umami studied voice, piano and guitar before finding her true calling on the turntables. A renowned DJ in the San Francisco circuit, Umami is known for lighting the dance floor on fire at concerts, nightclubs, and exclusive private events. DJ Umami seeks to connect every crowd that she spins for, in order to leave an indelible mark in their musical memory. "I'm obsessed with understanding the crowd I'm playing for, and hitting the right dynamic to get everyone on the dance floor." 

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On the morning of your big day, getting primped with the perfect pre-wedding music can be just as important as picking the right DJ for your actual reception. Setting the tone with the proper soundtrack while you’re getting pretty is critical to building excitement for the evening ahead.  And a solid playlist should reflect the love between you and your soon-to-be partner for life but also foster some bonding (and lip-syncing) with your bridesmaids.  Here are my personal choices for striking that happy-romantic balance on the morning of your wedding.

► "Chapel of Love" – The Dixie Cup
► "Sugar Honey Iced Tea" – Kelis
► "Love on Top" – Beyoncé
► "Butterflies" – Michael Jackson
► "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" – James Taylor
► "Lovely Day" – Bill Withers (DJ Eleven Remix)
► "As" – Stevie Wonder
► "Forever" – Chris Brown
► "Nothin’ On You" – B.o.B feat Bruno Mars
► "Glamorous" – Fergie
► "Say A Little Prayer" – Aja (Dionne Warwick cover)
► "White Wedding" – Billy Idol
► "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" – Cyndi Lauper
► "What About Your Friends" – TLC
► "Candy Girl" – New Edition
► "I’m in Love" – Evelyn "Champagne" King
► "That’s What Friends Are For" – Dionne Warwick