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Top 10 Wedding Cake Cutting Songs For 2021: Tracks You And Your Guests Will Love

Wedding Music

The cake cutting ceremony is one of the highlights of your wedding day.  The photo of you and your beloved is bound to wind up in your wedding photo album, and this moment often ends up with giggles and cake all over someone’s face !  Despite the potential laughs the cake cutting ceremony can hold, some couples decide to keep the ceremony elegant.  Regardless of the emotion you’d like to capture during the ceremony, pay close attention to your music selection to ensure it matches the mood. 

To help you pick the perfect track, we’ve listed the 10 most popular wedding cake cutting songs for 2021 based on the requests we most frequently receive in our DJ packages

Top 10 Cake Cutting Song Ideas

Here are the most popular songs in no specific order: 

1. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – James Taylor

One of James Taylor’s most popular songs, the infectious piano track on “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You” provides a happy, upbeat backdrop for your cake cutting ceremony. 

2. “Sugar, Sugar” – The Archies

The Archies were a fictional band on The Archies cartoon in 1968, but their smash hit “Sugar, Sugar” was so catchy, it remains popular today.  Of course, the focus on sugar makes it an easy match for this point in the reception ! 

3. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Def Leppard

If you’d like some heavy Rock ‘n’ Roll energy to this section of your wedding reception, Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” is an excellent pick.  While the chorus of “Pour Some Sugar On Me” is similar to the “Pour a little sugar on it” line in “Sugar, Sugar,” it’s a much different song overall !  

4. “That’s Amore” – Dean Martin

Thanks to its distinct instrumentation and use of the Italian language throughout the song, “That’s Amore” offers an extra touch of elegance to your cake cutting ceremony, regardless of whether your serve Italian cuisine as an entrée. 

5. “The Sweetest Thing” – U2

“Sweetest Thing” can make your cake cutting ceremony especially memorable, a result of U2’s songwriting and Bono’s unique vocals.

6. “Love And Marriage” – Frank Sinatra

One of Frank Sinatra’s most popular tracks for weddings, “Love and Marriage” is a playful song choice for cutting the cake. 

7. “I Wanna Grow Old With You” – Adam Sandler

Silly and light-hearted, this classic from The Wedding Singer offers a soft, humorous backdrop to the ceremony.  Just note: This is a very short song (most versions are less than two minutes long), so you may want to have another song to follow it if you aren’t sure how much time you’ll need to finish cutting the cake and have a few pictures taken.  

8. “Cake By The Ocean” – DNCE

Led by Joe Jonas, DNCE’s 2015 hit remains a popular choice for the cake cutting ceremony.  Like many of the songs on this list, “Cake By The Ocean” is perfect if you’d like an upbeat feel. 

9. “Happy Together” – The Turtles

“Happy Together” is a classic from the 1960s that features lyrics as sweet as your wedding cake (or cookie table, if you’re throwing a Pittsburgh wedding).  

10. “Cake” – Flo Rida & 99 Percent

“I only came for the cake,” Flo Rida sings in “Cake.”  Although your guests will likely come to your wedding for much more than cake, the sentiment here is perfect for the cake cutting ceremony !

A bride and groom cutting the cake

Bonus: 10 More Songs Ideas For Your Cake Cutting Ceremony

If the songs above aren’t quite the right fit for you, you might find a better selection in some of these other common favorites:

  • “You Make My Dreams Come True” – Hall & Oates
  • “I Can’t Help Myself” – The Four Tops
  • “You Are The Best Thing” – Ray Lamontagne
  • “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
  • “Home” – Edward Sharpe
  • “Cut the Cake” – Average White Band
  • “I Do” – Colbie Caillat
  • “Better Together” – Jack Johnson
  • “Forever And Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis
  • “This I Promise You” – *NSYNC 

Preparing For Your Wedding Day

If you’re still stressing over your song selection, that’s OK.  The good news is that this is relaxed portion of your wedding day and it should be fun for you and your new spouse.  Ideally, the song you choose should be one that makes both of you happy.

If you still need help picking a song, visit the cake cutting section of our Wedding Planning Resources page.  You’ll find nearly 50 different song ideas for the cake cutting ceremony, recommendations for other sections of your wedding, and helpful guides for planning your wedding ceremony and your wedding reception.  If you need additional assistance, contact us.  We’re happy to help! 

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