10 of the Best Cake-Cutting Songs for Your Wedding
This universally adored oldies gem is pure and simple fun, a crowd-pleaser that can be hummed by all your guests, regardless of age.
Deliciously on the nose, “Cut the Cake” is a funky, unstoppably upbeat pick among cake-cutting songs, from the band best known for its hit “Play That Funky Music White Boy.”
If funk and soul aren’t your speed, but you love the idea of staying on the “sweet” theme, then James Taylor’s classic “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” may just be the tune for you.
For a more contemporary pick, we love the sweet, upbeat, and romantic, “Love on Top” by Beyoncé, which has the perfect flavor to capture the moment. We also think putting Beyoncé’s discography on shuffle is a perfectly acceptable alternative to a DJ.
Effervescent and charming with a splash of romantic comedy vibes—featured in films like The Parent Trap, Charlie’s Angels, and, yes, the eHarmony commercials—Natalie Cole’s “This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)” is one of our all-time favorite cake-cutting songs for its sheer lightheartedness.
What could be more fitting than a song from a band that loves cake as much as you do? This go-to song is ideally up-tempo—but don’t be surprised if only your younger guests get the band name reference.
While we’re on the subject of cake-cutting songs that also sound like pitch-perfect montage music, “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen is another irresistible throwback. Switch to “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” after hitting the dance floor.
For the contemporary couple who melts for indie folk, you’d be hardpressed to find a more fitting track than “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Elegant, romantic, and effortlessly sophisticated, Louis Armstrong’s “A Kiss to Build a Dream on” is the perfect choice for vintage-inspired weddings.
For pure romance, “At Last” by Etta James is one of the world’s best wedding cake–cutting songs. If you don’t use it here, it’s well worth considering working this classic song into the wedding reception elsewhere.
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