Between the “I do” and “get your freak on” moments of your wedding day is the cocktail hour, a relaxed time where your guests get to snack, sip and chat before the night’s festivities. With people from many parts of your life coming together, you need the right playlist for them to mingle.
Cocktail hour music is generally lighter fare, with mellow songs that set the mood without overshadowing the conversation (save hard-hitting bangers for the reception music). Not sure where to start? Get some inspiration from our selection of 100 cocktail hour songs, from legendary classics like Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon” to contemporary tunes like Jack Johnson’s “Better Together”.
Assemble your playlist with handy genre and decade filters and listen to potential choices with lyric and video previews. After you’ve curated the perfect playlist, wow guests with our cocktail hour must-haves and keep the energy going with some fun wedding reception games.
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