Band, Baaja, Baraat, and Bride! They top the wedding checklist and are the key components of a wedding. Check out the wedding checklist here. But what about the tiny parts of each aspect? Like the songs, the band or the DJ that would play? Songs are the heart and soul of every Indian wedding. Of course, there is food, but it’s the music that makes people truly enjoy every moment. From getting up from the seat to shaking a leg to falling back into that seat for a break, the music is all that makes it happen! They brighten your shaadi experience, and it is important to have a shaadi playlist! Here is a ready-made playlist for you!
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20 Songs That Will Make Your Guest Dance All Night
Each part of an Indian wedding is filled with beautiful customs and rituals. And having a playlist to go along with these customs make the entire moment more perfect. Here is a list of songs you can play at your wedding.
1. Mehendi Songs
The mehendi ceremony is about applying henna to the bride’s hand and feet amidst a lot of dancing and music amongst the family members and friends. While the bride has to sit for hours to get the mehendi art done, along with other female members, the joyous celebration is packed with music, fun, and frolic.
1. Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
If you are a 90s kid, dancing to the tunes of SRK especially Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna tops everything. It will be as if you are dancing with SRK!
2. Gal Mithi Mithi Bol – Aisha
Another wedding song with soft and sweet beats for all your thumkas. It is the perfect song for the bride and her girl gang.
3. Ambarsariya – Fukrey
The musical notes of this song beat every other one! The rustic religiously notes and Punjabi folk music is the perfect mehendi song.
2. Haldi Songs
Amongst the most fun events during an Indian wedding is the haldi ceremony. This ceremony is a mix of fun and following customs. Here, a paste of haldi is applied to the bride and groom to ward off evil. While the ceremony takes place, family members have fun with the music being played.
1. Navrai Majhi – English Vinglish
This song is the perfect mother-daughter-massi trio song! It’s not a haldi specific song and can also be performed during a sangeet.
2. Genda Phool – Delhi 6
Originally a folk song but this wedding song was made popular by the movie Delhi – 6. This song describes the in-law’s house and is the perfect song for the bride’s sasural.
3. Kabira – Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani
One of the most popular songs from the movie, Kabira is the song that must be played at your wedding. It has the perfect beats and tunes to spark an emotion for your big day.
3. Sangeet Songs
Sangeet is the pre-wedding ceremony. Kind of like a formal engagement event. This part of the wedding is the fun part where the whole family comes together. And everyone prepares a dance performance.
1. Maahi Ve – Kal Ho Naa Ho
If Maahi Ve can’t get your hips moving, nothing will! It is the perfect sangeet song with the easiest choreography.
2. Radha – Student Of The Year
Radha teri chunri is that one song that’s popular amongst everyone. The fun, peppy, and happy wedding tune is the best song for the bride and her girls!
3. Gulaabo – Shaandaar
The movie might not be that popular but this song has been on everyone’s playlist at least once. The hookup step is a step that everyone recognises. This is the perfect song for the groom and his mates.
4. Bole Chudiya – Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum
Everyone danced to Bole Chudiya when the movie first came out, and everyone will dance when this plays at your wedding. This is also a good song if you are having a fun wedding dance battle.
5. High Heels – Ki & Ka
Another underrated dance song, High Heels is that one song that gets you moving your heels. This song emits happiness and makes you want to shake a leg, jump, and just have fun!
6. London Tumakda – Queen
Queen has given the best tunes to dance your night off, for all age groups! One of them is to definitely shake a leg on London Thumakda on your mehendi!
4. Baraat Songs
The baraat is the ceremony for Indian grooms to make their entry in a royal way. There are dhols, bands, dancing baraatis that make baraat entry grandiose.
1. Title Track – Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Technically a proposal song, but who said it can’t be played for the baraat. This song is a fun jovial song for the family to dance their feet off!
2. Ainvayi Ainvayi – Band Baaja Baraat
The song that can make everyone match the energy given by Ranveer Singh in the movie! And choreography readily present for everyone to try and perform.
3. Zingaat – Sairat/ Dhadak
The Hindi version or the Marathi version, either way, both has the same energy! It’s the song that will make you sweat with happiness. A 100% dance fever contiguous song.
5. Reception Songs
This post-wedding ceremony is basically a way of introducing the bride to the groom’s community. The ceremony comes packed with dancing, music, and a grand feast.
1. Ladki Beautiful Kar Gayi Chul – Kapoor And Sons
Need a song to woo the bride, and tell her she is beautiful? This is the song! Catchy music, easy lyrics, and random steps to match it!
2. Nachne De Saare – Baar Baar Dekho
Katrina Kaif never fails to give us perfect songs and amazing moves! This song would literally have you dancing all night!
3. Nachange Saari Raat – Sanam Re
Another song that will have you dancing all night, and it says so in the name!
4. Kala Chashma – Baar Baar Dekho
Another song that had you dancing at its release and everywhere it played! The hookup step is the catchiest step ever and will have all your guest on the dance floor in minutes!
5. Ghagra – Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani
End the night with a bang! Ghagra is the perfect song to do so! The music is easy to follow and steps are easy to replicate.
Now that you have your playlist ready, what’s next? Check out chaandbalis to match all your wedding outfits here and sarees for your family here. And now you are wedding ready! You don’t need to play the songs as per the category, just remember to have the music as per your mood and choosing. Have a happy shaadi day!