There’s one sure way to make every beautiful moment at your wedding even more special: picking the perfect song to play. While you may not have thought about choosing a specific song for your cake cutting, it can be a really fun and playful touch that both you and your guests will love. So here’s a list of options spanning genres and time frames that will make your wedding cake cutting time even sweeter.
Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
Let’s be honest, this song was basically meant for cake cutting. It’s sexy, cheeky, and – oh, yeah – it specifically references cake. And if you’re having a beach wedding, too? It’s an absolute no-brainer.
A taste of the lyrics: “Talk to me, baby /I’m going blind from this sweet-sweet craving / Whoa-oh / Let’s lose our minds and go crazy crazy / Ah ya ya ya ya /I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean”
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
There are so many reasons this song is perfect for cake cutting. It’s classic, it’s romantic, and it reminds you to be grateful for the person you love. A great one for the sentimental set.
A taste of the lyrics: “I wanna stop and thank you baby, yes I do / How sweet it is to be loved by you, feels so fine”
Sugar Sugar – The Archies
A fitting option for weddings with retro vibes, this song is so sugary sweet it’s almost singlehandedly responsible for the moniker “bubblegum pop.”
A taste of the lyrics: “When I kissed you, girl, I knew how sweet a kiss could be / Like the summer sunshine pour your sweetness over me”
Sugar – Maroon 5
If the lyrics and subject matter of the song weren’t enough to convince you to use it for your cake cutting ceremony, the wedding-centric music video sure will be.
A taste of the lyrics: “Yeah you show me good loving / Make it alright / Need a little sweetness in my life / Your sugar / Yes, please / Won’t you come and put it down on me”
I Feel Good – James Brown
If there’s ever a song funky enough to make you happy just to be alive, this James Brown classic is it. Expect to groove as you feed your honey their bite of cake.
A taste of the lyrics: “Whoa! I feel nice, like sugar and spice / I feel nice, like sugar and spice / So nice, so nice, I got you”
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
If you’re the kind of bride who would wear combat boots or sneakers down the aisle or play a killer air guitar solo on the dance floor, this might be just the cake cutting song for you. And, hey, for a Guns N’ Roses song, it’s pretty dang romantic.
A taste of the lyrics: “She’s got a smile that it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories / Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky”