Ed Sheeran is The Man when it comes to creating the perfect wedding soundtrack - according to Spotify, ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the most popular first dance song of all time.
But that might all be about to change as Ed dropped his third album ÷ today. If you need a wedding song, and quick, we've put together the ultimate guide to which new Sheeran song you should play. You're welcome...
Expect: 'Angsty, hip-hop' Ed Sheeran (some might say the best kind)
For you if: You’re eloping, maybe to Vegas. Your relationship is intense AF, but it’s real.
2. Castle on the Hill
Expect: 'Nostalgic, inspired by Lukas Graham' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’re getting married in your home town, surrounded by people you’ve known since you were drinking K Cider. It’s probably the same church you were christened in. You’re an atheist but lied for a church wedding.
Expect: 'Classic' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You didn’t really listen to the lyrics, but it’s Ed Sheeran so it’s #weddinggoals.
4. Shape of You
Expect: 'Fun, you can dance to this' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You're a classic millennial Londoner (+ Stormzy for a Croydon wedding).
Expect: 'This-was-literally-written-for-a-wedding' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’re getting married to the person you’ve been with since year seven. You’ve been acting like a married couple since you were 15, so why not put a ring on it? You tell anyone who will listen how perfect you are together.
6. Galway Girl
Expect: 'Irish dancing, can't hurt to add a rap verse' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’re Irish (obviously) or a big fan of P.S I Love You.
Expect: 'Mature, slightly depressing' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’ve broken up more times than you’d even admit to yourself, but you’ve finally realised your made for each other (and your turning 30).
8. New Man
Expect: 'Lyrical genius' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’re getting married in Henley to someone who can’t move on from uni where he was captain of the rowing club and king of the world. He's got nice eyebrows, though.
9. Hearts Don’t Break Around Here
Expect: 'Cute' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’re having a country wedding, with just your closest friends and family, surrounded by flowers, in a meadow, with bare feet.
10. What Do I Know?
Expect: 'Political' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’re liberal and both extremely happy you can reflect this in your wedding song. You’re wearing a recycled wedding dress.
11. How would you feel?
Expect: 'Recreating his best-seller' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You wanted ‘Thinking Out Loud’, but you’re not that much of a cliché, so you’ve gone for ‘Thinking Out Loud version 2’.
12. Supermarket Flowers
Expect: 'Am I listening to ‘Afire Love’?' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You want your guests to cry. You’ll probably catch it all on your wedding video so you can watch it back and revel in the emotion.
Expect: 'European summer vibez' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’ve chosen a Spanish wedding for the weather, but you’re still too British to listen to anything but Ed. You’re not dancing in the street.
14. Bibia Be Ye Ye
Expect: 'I found myself in Ghana, here’s the song to prove it' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’re seriously confused so you’ve just gone for a sick rhythm.
15. Nancy Mulligan
Expect: 'It's the end of the album, I'll shove this one in' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You’re getting married in a barn with accordion players, happy children running around and a hog roast.
16. Save Myself
Expect: 'Token reflective ballad' Ed Sheeran
For you if: You want a classic love song with a bit of edge. You think you're together against all the odds.