Selecting the perfect wedding song or crafting the right playlist to describe a couple’s epic love story can be challenging.

It’s hard to find one song or a compilation of songs that describe your feelings for each other. Finding modern day wedding songs for the ceremony is even harder for current generations. With many artists to choose from, the options are endless. Plus, replacing those tried and true tunes can seem like a hard task to accomplish.

Before resorting to the R&B selections that have been on rotation for the past decade or more, check out these five songs that are updated versions of the classics. 

If You’re A Fan Of Brian McKnight’s “Love of My Life”

A couple’s love story would not be complete without involving an Usher Raymond track. Selected from his latest album, which was released in 2024, “Risk It All” is a ballad that paints a complete picture of a longstanding relationship. From the highs and lows to the uncertainties of love, this single embraces the trials and triumphs of committing to loving their partner. The R&B singer featured the talented songstress H.E.R., who added her captivating vocals to the record making it an ideal wedding song.

For Another Option That Reminds You Of Beyonce’s “Flaws and All”

The beauty of Kiana Lede’s “I Choose You” ballad, paired with her powerful vocals, is a match made in heaven. Lede reminds us that loving another human being is as much a choice as it is a strong feeling. This makes it the perfect wedding song, as a ceremony is the ultimate act of deciding on your forever person.

If John Legend’s “All of Me” Was On Your Playlist

“Why I Love You” by Major will always be a modern classic that will be in rotation for generations. The lyrics unfold like a love letter listing all the reasons to adore that special person in your life. A couple can’t go wrong by adding this R&B tune to the wedding list. You might even try including a few of the lyrics in your vows.

If Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” Was A Top Contender 

Snoh Alegra’s sultry voice perfectly matches her timeless 2023 hit, “DO 4 Love.” Throughout the song, Alegra alludes to a deep, intense love so powerful that she can’t give up.