Top 5 Wedding Cake Cutting Songs From Popular Genres

The room is full of energy, love is in the air, and you, with your soulmate, are standing side by side, ready to set about one of the most enjoyable traditions of your special day – the cutting of the wedding cake. This moment demands a song that can truly represent your joy, romance, and a touch of playful mischief. Whether it’s a classic love ballad, an upbeat tune, or a quirky favorite, the right track can turn your event into a memorable highlight. We have a selection of the top 5 songs from the most popular genres that will be a great help to you in choosing the right one. 

Modern-Day Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

cake cutting Jeroen SavelkoulsPhoto by Jeroen Savelkouls at Molen de Ster in Utrecht The Netherlands

  1. “Sugar” by Maroon 5: “Shows a true desire to find someone particular and to experience being in love.”
  2. “Sweet Creature” by Harry Styles: “Renders the tender nature of intimate passion and the emotional rollercoaster with romantic relationships.”
  3. “Honey” by Kehlani: “Describes the happiness, self-assurance, beauty, and freedom of welcoming the partner with the utmost affection.”
  4. “Dance The Night” by Dua Lipa: “Uplifts the excitement and invites listeners to let go of their worries and engulf themselves in the moment.”
  5. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams: “Delivers the power of happiness and positivity with the reminder of resilience and gratitude in life that comes with special moments like marriage.”

Country Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

cake cutting - unique perspective Laura Skebba Photo by Laura Skebba Photography at Thunderhead Pines in Smithville, OH

  1. “Speechless” by Dan + Shay: “Captures the overwhelming emotions of being deeply in love and quickly became a favorite for weddings and romantic occasions.”
  2. “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland: “Celebrates the joy and resilience of a strong, unbreakable relationship, known for its catchy chorus and playful vibe.”
  3. “This Kiss” by Faith Hill: “Reminds you of the euphoria and magic of a perfect romantic moment with a catchy melody and joyful lyrics.”
  4. “The Little Things” by Kelsea Ballerini: “Highlights the importance of appreciating the small, everyday moments in a love relationship.” 
  5. “All Your’n” by Tyler Childers: “Expresses soulfulness, deep devotion, and commitment by blending traditional country with elements of Americana for a heartfelt and poignant track.”

Oldies Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

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  1. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie/Honey Bunch) by Four Tops: “Timeless classic that paints a vivid picture of someone utterly captivated by their romantic partner, unable to resist their charm and affection.”
  2. “A Spoonful Of Sugar by Julie Andrews: “Encapsulates the transformative power of positivity and resilience that portrays a whimsical perspective on life’s challenges ahead of marriage.
  3. “Love And Marriage” by Frank Sinatra: “Sums up the joys and challenges of romantic partnerships and gains an insight into the intricacies of love and commitment in a marital relationship.
  4. “It Had To Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.: “Bring to mind the feelings of nostalgia and affection by delving into the serendipitous nature of love and portraying it as a destined patch-up between two souls.” 
  5. “I Got You Babe” by Sonny And Cher: “Represents unconditional love and companionship built on trust and loyalty, with an emphasis on unwavering support for each other through thick and thin.”

Funky Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

Funky Wedding Cake Cutting Songs
  1. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar: “Revolve around the idea of facing challenges head-on and not backing down, regardless of the difficulties encountered while confronting adversaries.”
  2. “Cut the Cake” by Average White Band: “Metaphor of cutting a cake in a party atmosphere for sharing good times and pleasures in the fun and festivities.
  3. “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic: “Humorously talks about picky eaters and parents’ frustrations with children who refuse to eat their food, which can be a bit funny for someone who is pampered at a wedding.
  4. “Cherry Pie” by Warrant: Filled with hints and double entendres, using cherry pie as a figure of speech in a playful, seductive scenario.” 
  5. “Cake” by Flo Rida, 99 Percent: “Partying, indulgence, and celebration with the metaphor of cake to have fun, let loose, and enjoy the moment without holding anything back.”

R&B Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

feeding each other, cake cutting Charles Moll Photo by Charles Moll at Rialto in Bozeman Montana

  1. “Beyond’ by Leon Bridges: “Explores love, destiny, and the excitement of finding a soulmate.”
  2. “Love on Top” by Beyonce: “Emanate joy, fulfillment, and stability found in a loving relationship that comes from having the partner’s unwavering support.”
  3. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong: “Appreciates the beauty of life found in loving interactions and simple pleasures.”
  4. “The Sweetest Love” by Robin Thicke: “Focuses on the depth of emotions that come with love and value the unique bond shared with a significant other.”
  5. “By Your Side” by Sade: “Conveys loyalty, reassurance, comfort, and promise to stand by a loved one’s side through hardships ahead.”

Romantic Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

cake cutting Lucia Diaz Photo by Luzye Photography at Occasions at Laguna Village in Laguna Beach, CA

  1. “Better Together” by Jack Johnson: “Expresses gratitude for being together with a partner and highlights the idea that relationships are strengthened by mutual love and support..”
  2. “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler: “Shows true companionship with the desire to spend a lifetime with someone you love.”
  3. “Today Was A Fairytale” by Taylor Swift: “ Depicts exhilarating feeling of new love and the enchantment of a perfect romantic day to experience unforgettable moments together.” 
  4. “It’s A Wonderful Time For Love” by Norah Jones: “Acknowledges timeless and universal experience of the transformative power of love that has the ability to bring joy, hope, and fulfillment to one’s life.”
  5. A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson: “Seizes the excitement and exhilaration of achieving a cherished goal (like a wedding), with gratitude that comes with success.”

How Long Should a Cake Cutting Song Be?

cake cutting Marie Filonenko Photo by Marie Filonenko at MAGAZYN in Poznań, Wielkopolska Poland

A duration of about 2-3 minutes is just about right to cut the wedding cake, throw heads back in some laughter, and perhaps pose for a couple of snaps while keeping the flow of the reception going smoothly. 

Your Cake Cutting Playlist

We’ve created a playlist with our favorite cake cutting songs from all genres below.


Wedding cake exemplifies sweetness, unity, and the start of a beautiful journey together, so choosing a perfect song while cutting it along with your soulmate is more like picking the cherry on top of a sundae. It not only adds flavor and sets the mood but also brings everyone together at the reception

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