BOW awards: The best wedding songs of 2014
by Stephanie

I'm just going to come out and say it: it was a great year for music. The entire last year of 2014 was a milestone for weddings in general (sequined bridesmaid dresses, are you kidding?!), but I have to say that the romance jams in the past year were right on point. And that means good news for brides and grooms, because it makes choosing the first dance song for your wedding much easier!

Whether it's the gorgeous & romantic songs we've loved from this year (John Legend, anyone?), or the unexpected ballads we've forgotten about until now, these songs are sure to bring a sweet and sentimental element to your wedding day. Read on for the best wedding songs of 2014!

1. All of Me - John Legend

All of me / loves all of you

Who can sing it any better than this romantic crooner?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=450p7goxZqg

2. Best Day of My Life - American Authors

Your wedding is probably going to be one of the most memorable, best days of your life -- so why not have the prefect song to share the sentiment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y66j_BUCBMY

3. Safe and Sound - Capital Cities

Definitely a more untraditional tune, this upbeat track is equal parts romantic and sweet, which makes it perfect for your wedding day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47dtFZ8CFo8

4. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake

Sing it, JT. This could be my favorite. Wedding. Song. Ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZE_IRwLNI

5. Today - Joshua Radin

An acoustic guitar, killer voice and romantic lyrics -- doesn't get any better than this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbXTIb3J1Qc

6. You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

Something about this Ray LaMontagne tune makes me swoon every time I hear it. Must mean it's a perfect wedding day song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ3xTjvj9tw

7. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

Okay, so maybe this is the song that was THE official song for the Twilight movie series. But lets face it -- your love is probably going to last for longer than Bella and Edward's (maybe). So, keep the good times rolling with this sweet Christina Perri song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOvBOTyX00

8. XO - Beyonce

We love Beyonce like XO, and this song is really the perfect tune for any couple who wants to convey their love through all adversity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xUfCUFPL-8

9. The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson

You love me the way I am.

Yes, this song is everything. Thanks, Ingrid Michaelson!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJOzdLwvTHA

And there you have it...the best wedding songs of 2014!

Are you planning on using one of these songs, or have you gone to a wedding that used one of these songs? Let us know in the comments and Pin your favorite!