You’re obsessed, your Mum’s obsessed, your dog’s obsessed. We all love Bridgerto – and that music was something special, right? Well, why not have it at your wedding! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Bridgerton songs for your special day.
Find out how Bridgerton’s music can get your guests weeping for joy or blushing with romance. Alongside our song selections, we’ve given you detailed information to help you decide which songs are right for you.
Turn your wedding into the most on-trend, Regency inspired event of the year. Bridgerton’s music will get your guests up and dancing and awestruck at the entrance of the beautiful bride. All this, and more, is possible with our carefully selected list of the Top 10 Bridgerton songs.
The Bridgerton soundtrack has inspired countless Spotify playlists already. But we’ve picked out the very best just for you:
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Bridgerton’s soundtrack may have seemed familiar at times… and that’s because the show often features classical style covers of pop songs.
These six songs are a great way to get that contemporary but classy feel into your wedding. So, here’s a quick breakdown of each song…
Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
First up on our list, this Vitamin String Quartet cover of Ariana Grande. Classy, dainty, and elegant. This is played during the first ball of the season in the show, and love is in the air.
The classical style makes this tune feel super chilled out. Perhaps it’s too fast and intense to be an entrance song, but what about that exit anthem. Or a special surprise moment halfway through the reception?
Girls Like You – Maroon 5
Need a catchy tune to get everyone dancing? Look no further. In the show, Girls Like You comes after Anthony scares all the other men away from Daphne. How dashing!
In this cover by the Vitamin String Quartet, the music is upbeat and joyful. And the original loved-up lyrics definitely make this a perfect choice for your classy wedding. We recommend it as a backing for a feisty first dance or the exit of the bride.
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Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Here we have yet another Vitamin String Quartet cover to get everyone dancing. This song appears just as the Duke pretends to be jealous of another man asking Daphne to dance. But which one is the ‘bad guy’?
This cover is edgy and exciting, with a bit of flamenco-style flair. This song might suit those passionate couples out there looking for that oomph to get their dance floor simmering.
In My Blood – Shawn Mendes
Need a chilled out but contemporary way to say you love your partner? The Vitamin String Quartet has once again given us another gem. This peaceful, dreamy cover comes as Daphne and the Duke dance together at the beginning of their plan to fake their courting.
Let the relaxing string quartet sounds waft over you as you dance. An idyllic start to your marriage.
Strange (feat. Hillary Smith) – Celeste
Celeste’s hit Strange is the basis for the next cover, this time by Kris Bowers and featuring Hillary Smith. And if you want love, this tune is exactly that. Daphne and the Duke have just got married, and its honeymoon time!
The cello and piano in this cover are beautifully lyrical (dare I say it, even sensual). Tug at the heartstrings of your wedding guests with this showstopper. The most romantic first dance anyone could wish for? You’ve got it.
Check out this version of Taylor Swift’s Love Story, played by Encore’s Accordi String Quartet. I don’t know about you, but it sounds pretty Bridgerton-like to me!
Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
For all you Swifties out there, this Duomo cover of Wildest Dreams is a beautiful way to paint your wedding in Regency colours and romantic vibes. The song comes at the end of Episode 6 when Daphne and the Duke are totally loved up (and I mean totally, we see it all…). So embrace the love and get your guests blushing with romance.
This music has that exciting feeling of anticipation. What’s coming next? Who’s coming next? Perhaps a perfect entrance of the bride moment, or the magical beginning of the reception? I’ll let you decide.
BONUS: Love Yourself – Sufjan Stevens
If you want to know exactly what song the Duke and Duchess are finally married to, here is your answer. It’s not a classical cover, but it’s still a beautiful loved-up wedding song. And it’s been going round my head all day, so that’s a good sign!
Here we’ve collated a few golden pieces of classical music featured in Bridgerton that might add that extra sparkle to your day. These range from inspiring modern composers to 19th century classical composers.
Waltz II from Jazz Suite No. 2 – Dimitri Shostakovich
What’s more Regency era than a waltz. The best love songs don’t have words, they just have impressive dancing, right? Well, impress your friends with some Bridgerton inspired dancing to the tune of this indulgent waltz.
And why on earth would I do that I hear you ask? Because Lady Trowbridge’s guests dance to it of course.
Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman – Jacques Offenbach
Looking for an excuse to turn your first dance into the most spectacular ballet routine of the 21st century? Go no further. Offenbach wrote this beautiful piece just for your dancing skills. That’s exactly why Lady Trowbridge tested it out for you in the show, and it went down an absolute treat!
This serene piece of music would also work perfectly as a magical entrance of the bride.
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‘Razumovsky’ String Quartets Op. 59 – Ludwig van Beethoven
These wonderfully dramatic pieces of music could add that touch of class you’ve been looking for. Queen Charlotte certainly thought some Beethoven was appropriate. This famous composer will transport your wedding guests to Regency times gone by.
The music is packed with moments of beauty and elegance. And although Bridgerton happens to call upon this particular piece, Beethoven certainly wrote enough music to give you some choice!
He wrote over 700 works, 16 of which are some of the most highly regarded string quartets ever written. Bingo! Tell me that’s not a classy touch to add to your wedding plans.
‘Waldstein’ Piano Sonata in C, Op. 53 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Why not be like Daphne and open Episode 7 of your wedding schedule with a classical music performance. Another piece by Beethoven? Yes, I know. But his music perfectly encapsulates the dramatic passions of Bridgerton.
This exciting piece will add that 19th-century flair to your special day. Whether it’s a short recital during the signing of the register or a background performance during that inevitable mingling session. A splash of Beethoven will instantly add that nostalgic hint of Bridgerton you’ve been searching for.
BONUS: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons – Max Richter
This gem is another way to add some magic to your special day. The final ball of Bridgerton is set to this fluttering and joyful music, what a way to end!
This is my personal favourite piece on our list. It’s got so much energy and excitement but feels so effervescent and magical. What an entrance that might make!
It’s easy. Encore has hundreds of award-winning musicians that can play at your wedding. They will often be able to take requests and sculpt their music to your needs.
All you have to do is visit encoremusicians.com and start browsing the wedding musicians you would like.
But how much will it cost? It can vary of course, and it depends on how many musicians you would like. But if you’ve got this far in the article, you’re probably looking for a string quartet or trio. That involves three or four musicians who will be able to give you that magical Bridgerton style you have been looking for!
String quartets on Encore range from around £350 to over £1000. The price will depend on whether you want only one featured piece or a range of music throughout the day. This a great value option, when compared to most function bands that can cost upwards of £1500.
So start browsing now, there are so many musicians for you to discover. We aren’t just limited to Regency music. You can hire that dancing ukulele player you’ve always wanted to go up the aisle to, or perhaps a steel pan band is more your ideal first dance material. It’s all waiting for you…
Cover image by Liam Daniel, Netflix