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Ed Sheeran Wedding Songs To Play On Your Big Day

Last Updated: 14th December 2023


Ed Sheeran wedding songs are always extremely popular choices and it’s easy to see why. If there’s one musician who knows how to write a faultless wedding song – it’s undeniably Ed. His lyrics are heartfelt, his melodies are catchy and easy to sway to and his love songs are just so ‘perfect’ for creating that oh-so-important swoonworthy moment, it’s like they were written to be played at weddings. Maybe they were – he’s a very romantic man we’ve heard!

Of course, Ed doesn’t just write romantic numbers – he’s also the king of irresistible pop tracks that are guaranteed to have your guests flocking to the dance floor at your reception. Basically, if you choose his songs for your wedding, you can’t really go wrong! But with such a huge catalogue of Ed Sheeran wedding songs to choose from, where do you begin? To help you out, we’ve chosen some of our favourites for you to peruse. Whether you’re looking for an Ed Sheeran first dance song, a song to walk down the aisle to or a total banger to get guests jumping in the evening, you’ll find what you’re looking for here!

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Romantic Ed Sheeran Songs

We think these songs would be absolutely ideal for the intimate parts of your day and would make fantastic first dance songs, songs to walk down the aisle to, or to play during your wedding ceremony at some point. You could even play them at your drinks reception for a romantic, laid-back vibe!


Perfect

Lyrics of love:

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms,
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favourite song,
When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful,
I don’t deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight.

We had to start with this one. Some might say it’s overplayed but when songs become this popular it’s usually for a good reason. The lyrics are, well, perfect for a wedding. The waltz-like feel to this beautiful love song make it one of the most requested first-dances of the modern era.


Thinking Out Loud

Lyrics of love:

Take me into your loving arms,
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars,
Place your head on my beating heart,
I’m thinking out loud,
Maybe we found love right where we are.

As Ed Sheeran wedding songs go, this one is a classic. The simple acoustic backing helps the charming melody to soar and the lyrics talk of everlasting love. We adore this passionate tune and think you have to go a long way to beat it as a first dance song.


Tenerife Sea

Lyrics of love:

You look so wonderful in your dress,
I love your hair like that,
The way it falls on the side of your neck,
Down your shoulders and back.

It was difficult to choose lyrics to highlight for this absolute stunner of a song – they’re all just so romantic! Ed’s done it again and written a killer wedding song about how true love is enough for the rest of your life. If you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day, this song is ideal.


Everything Has Changed

Lyrics of love:

All I know is you held the door,
And you’ll be mine and I’ll be yours,
All I know since yesterday,
Is everything has changed.

OK, so this one is a joint effort with Taylor Swift but we think it still counts as an Ed Sheeran wedding song! It tells a sweet story about meeting the love of your life and knowing that from that moment on, things are going to be different. Definitely a great choice to play during your wedding breakfast or drinks reception!


Kiss Me

Lyrics of love:

I was made to keep your body warm,
But I’m cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms.

A cute song about what it feels like to fall in love, so probably more suited to your drinks reception or wedding breakfast rather than a first dance. Nevertheless, it’s another gorgeous number that with a wonderful sentiment for your wedding.


Photograph

Lyrics of love:

So you can keep me,
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans,
Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet,
You won’t ever be alone, wait for me to come home.

If you’ve ever spent a long time apart from your betrothed, you’ll understand the importance of a simple photograph of them. This gorgeous song about loving each other, even when you’re apart is totally bewitching.


The Joker And The Queen

Lyrics of love:

And I know you could fall for a thousand kings,
And hearts that would give you a diamond ring,
When I fold, you see the best in me,
The joker and the queen.

The most recent collaboration between Ed Sheeran and Tay Tay is this sweet song that tells a simple love story from the point of view of both partners. The message is clear – true love doesn’t require extravagant gifts. Just being with each other is enough.


How Would You Feel

Lyrics of love:

How would you feel, if I told you I loved you?
It’s just something that I want to do,
I’ll be taking my time, spending my life,
Falling deeper in love with you,
So tell me that you love me too.

Despite being one of Ed’s lesser-known album tracks, this is an adorable song about falling deeply in love – a classic Ed Sheeran wedding song in other words! Its lilting melody and easy-going feel make it easy to slow dance with your partner to, whether it’s for your first dance or during the day.


One

Lyrics of love:

Take my hand and my heart and soul,
I will only have these eyes for you.

When you realise your partner is the only thing you want in the whole world, this song makes sense. If you and your partner have made it through thick and thin, this could be the song for you.


All Of The Stars

Lyrics of love:

I looked across and fell in love,
So I took your hand, back through lamp-lit streets I knew,
Everything led back to you.

Ed wrote this song after being inspired by the film ‘The Fault In Our Stars’, and in fact it features on the credits of the blockbuster movie – a spine-tingling masterpiece about the importance of true love in the face of adversity (We’re not crying – you’re crying!) Despite the morbid connotations it might evoke, the overall theme of this song is that love conquers all and it’s all you need, so we think it’s simply beautiful.


Wake Me Up

Lyrics of love:

And you will never know,
Just how beautiful you are to me,
But maybe I’m just in love,
When you wake me up.

This song is just so relatable. It tells a realistic story of the ins and outs of daily life and how a couple falls in love while doing the most mundane activities. If it resonates with you, maybe it could be your song!


Hearts Don’t Break Around Here

Lyrics of love:

Oh my baby, lately I know,
That every night I’ll kiss you, you’ll say in my ear,
Oh we’re in love, aren’t we?

We love this Ed Sheeran wedding song about feeling safe when you’re with your significant other. It’s another track with an easy-to-dance-to swaying feel, ideal for a first dance.


Ed Sheeran Wedding Reception Songs

After your first dance it’s time to party! We’ve chosen our favourite wedding reception songs by Ed Sheeran that will undoubtedly get everyone showing off their best moves. We always think that live music is unbeatable for an all-out party so the videos we’ve chosen show some of our top wedding bands singing the songs!


Shape Of You

The Lightmen

This absolute banger is always a big hit at weddings and we love The Lightmen’s fresh and folky rendition of this modern classic. It would sound amazing at a rustic wedding don’t you think?


Castle On The Hill

The Footmen

Castle On The Hill has that driving energy that means it’s perfectly suited to acoustic folk bands with their Mumford and Sons vibe. How great does it sound played by The Footmen? There’ll be dance moves a plenty once this one starts!


Bad Habits

Grayson

From the second this track starts, your guests’ toes will be tapping and by the time it kicks in, everyone will be in full dance mode. We adore Grayson’s version of this track with the smooth sax solos to give it an extra lift!


Shivers

The Brightsons

From the catchy riff to the infectious beat, this is a dance floor filler if ever we heard one! It’s easy to sing along to and sounds absolutely awesome live.


Galway Girl

Coastlines

It’s impossible not to be tempted onto the dance floor by one of Ed’s biggest hits, which must be why Galway Girl so is such a popular choice at wedding receptions. There’s nothing like a touch of Irish charm to get people in the mood to party so expect a full dance floor when this one starts playing.


How Do I Hire A Band To Play These Songs?

If you love the idea of hearing your chosen Ed Sheeran wedding songs played live, you’ve come to the right place! Pretty much all our wedding bands will learn your first dance for you if they don’t already know it and these songs feature heavily in their repertoires because they are always crowd-pleasers! Head over to our website using the link below and check out the huge selection of incredible wedding bands for hire. When you see an act you love, fill in the enquiry form and our team of friendly advisers will get back to you ASAP!


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