Once you have the guest list, the ceremony place, florists, your wedding dress, photographers and your wedding registry gifts, start to think about the band/music. It’s hard to argue that music isn’t one of the most important things you’ll decide on for your wedding. From the first dance to the father and daughter dance and, of course, the reception, a wedding is as much about music as it is anything else. That makes picking the right songs of the utmost importance. Below are just a few of some of the greatest classic rock love songs that you’ll want to add to the playlist for your big day.

Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”

This classic 80’s rock ballad was written for the romance movie ‘Mannequin’. It’s a powerful song about the hope, dreams, and most of all, love of two people overcoming all odds.

Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”

It’s impossible to think of Bon Jovi and not have the memorable chorus of this tune immediately pop into your head. The song is about a working class couple, struggling to survive, but keeping themselves going with the power of their love. It’s an inspirational rock ballad that’s not amiss at any wedding.

Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way”

A heartfelt and poetic song by Peter Frampton; this tune plucks your heartstrings from the moment it starts. Peter sings the song of his one true love and wanting to be with her night and day. It’s a poetic and pure love song that hits all the right chords.

Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight”

This song is the quintessential wedding song. Eric wrote this song while waiting for his then-girlfriend to get ready for a night out. He watches her every move and, of course, reminds her that she looks absolutely wonderful. It’s no surprise that, given this lovely song, he would go on to marry her.

Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed”

This song sits recognized as one of the greatest love songs ever written. Paul wrote this tune for his wife, Linda, and has even said that out of all the music he’s had a hand in creating, this is the one song that he would most like to be remembered for. That is a powerful testament of true and lasting love.