It’s the moment everyone has been waiting for: when you walk down the aisle to marry the love of your life.
While you could debate about whether the wedding march is the most important part of a wedding ceremony, no one can disagree that it’s the part that carries the most emotion and drama.
You need the perfect song to match this moment. So we’ve compiled a list of amazing wedding march songs to walk down the aisle to, whether you’re looking for instrumental, country, pop, or anything in between.
40+ Amazing Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To
You’ll be saying your vows before you know it. But for now, let the lyrics in these beautiful wedding march songs say it for you.
1. A Thousand Years– Christina Perri
Favorite Line:“And all along I believed I would find you /Time has brought your heart to me / I have loved you for a thousand years /I’ll love you for a thousand more.”
2. A Moment Like This– Kelly Clarkson
Favorite Line:“A moment like this /Some people wait a lifetime / For a moment like this /Some people search forever /For that one special kiss /Oh, I can’t believe it’s happening to me.”
3. All of Me– John Legend
Favorite Line:“‘Cause all of me loves all of you /Love your curves and all your edges /All your perfect imperfections.”
4. Amazed– Lonestar
Favorite Line:“I don’t know how you do what you do /I’m so in love with you /It just keeps getting better /I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side /Forever and ever.”
5. From This Moment– Shania Twain
Favorite Line:“From this moment, life has begun /From this moment, you are the one /Right beside you is where I belong /From this moment on.”
6. Can’t Help Falling In Love– Haley Reinhart
Favorite Line:“Take my hand / Take my whole life, too /For I can’t help falling in love with you.”
7. I Choose You– Sara Bareilles
Favorite Line:“Tell the world that we finally got it all right /I chooseyou /I will become yours and you will become mine.”
8. Marry Me– Train
Favorite Line:“You wear white and I’ll wear out the words ‘I love you.’”
9. Love Never Fails– Brandon Heath
Favorite Line:“Love is the arms that are holding you /Love never fails you.”
10. Adore You– Miley Cyrus
Favorite Line:“When you say you love me /Know I love you more /And when you say you need me /Know I need you more.”
11. Make You Feel My Love– Adele
Favorite Line:“I could make you happy, make your dreams come true /There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do /Go to the ends of this Earth for you /To make you feel my love.”
12. Bless the Broken Road– Rascal Flatts
Favorite Line:“I think about the years I spent just passing through /I’d like to have the time I lost and give it back to you.”
13. Feels Like Home– Chantal Kreviazuk
Favorite Line:“If you knew how much this moment means to me /And how long I’ve waited for your touch /If you knew how happy you are making me /I never thought that I’d love anyone so much.”
14. Use Somebody– Laura Jansen
Favorite Line:“You know that I could use somebody /Someone like you.”
15. Such Great Heights– Iron and Wine
Favorite Line:“And I have to speculate /That God himself did make us into corresponding shapes /Like puzzle pieces from the clay.”
16. By Your Side– Sade
Favorite Line:“When you’re lost and you’re alone and you can’t get back again /I will find you darling and I will bring you home.”
17. Teenage Dream– Boyce Avenue
Favorite Line:“When you’re around me /Life’s like a movie scene /I wasn’t happy /Until you became my queen.”
18. Here and Now– Luther Vandross
Favorite Line:“I look in your eyes and there I see /What happiness really means.”
19. Wedding Song– Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Favorite Line:“I lay at your feet / You’re the breath that I breathe.”
20. Wonderwall– Ryan Adams
Favorite Line:“I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do / About you now.”
21. Kiss Me– Ed Sheeran
Favorite Line:“Settle down with me /And I’ll be your safety /You’ll be my lady.”
22. Truly, Madly, Deeply– Savage Garden
Favorite Line:“I love you more with every breath, truly, madly, deeply, do.”
23. La Vie en Rose– Daniela Andrade
Favorite Line:“Give your heart and soul to me /And life will always be /La vie en rose.”
24. The Luckiest– Ben Folds
Favorite Line:“And where was I before the day /That I first saw your lovely face /Now I see it every day /And I know /That I am…the luckiest.”
25. I Love You Always Forever– Donna Lewis
Favorite Line:“I love you always forever /Near and far closer together /Everywhere I will be with you /Everything I will do for you.”
26. Never Stop (Wedding Version)– Safetysuit
Favorite Line:“I’ll never stop holding your hand /I’ll never stop opening your door /I’ll never stop choosing you babe /I’ll never get used to you.”
27. Love, Look at the Two of Us– The Carpenters
Favorite Line:“Let’s take a lifetime to say /I knew you well /For only time will tell us so /And love may grow for all we know.”
28. At Last– Etta James
Favorite Line:“And here we are in Heaven /For you are mine at last.”
29. Songbird– Eva Cassidy
Favorite Line:“‘Cause I feel that when I’m with you / It’s all right.”
30. Thinking Out Loud– Ed Sheeran
Favorite Line:“I fall in love with you every single day /And I just wanna tell you I am.”
31. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face– Leona Lewis
Favorite Line:“The first time ever I saw your face /I thought the sun rose in your eyes.”
32. This I Promise You– Ronan Keating
Favorite Line:“And when I look in your eyes / All of my life is before me / And I’m not running anymore / ‘Cause I already know I’m home.”
33. Turning Page– Sleeping At Last
Favorite Line:“If I had only felt how it feels to be yours /Well I would have known /What I’ve been living for all along.”
34. This I Swear– Nick Lachey
Favorite Line:“And I will love you, till forever /Until death do us part we’ll be together /So take my hand, and hold on tight /And we’ll get there /And this I swear.”
35. The One– Kodaline
Favorite Line:“‘Cause I knew / The first day that I met you / I was never gonna let you…slip away.”
36. And I Love Her– Passenger
Favorite Line:“She is sunlight on the sea /She’s a soft summer rain /Falling gently through the trees /And I love her.”
37. Unchained Melody– The Righteous Brothers
Favorite Line:“Oh, my love, my darling /I’ve hungered, for your touch /A long, lonely time.”
38. Halo– Beyoncé
Favorite Line:“Everywhere I’m looking now /I’m surrounded by your embrace /Baby, I can see your halo /You know you’re my saving grace.”
39. I Love the Way You Love Me– John Michael Montgomery
Favorite Line:“And I could list a million things /I love to like about you /But they all come down to one reason /I could never live without you.”
40. In Case You Didn’t Know– Brett Young
Favorite Line:“In case you didn’t know /Baby I’m crazy ’bout you /And I would be lying if I said /That I could live this life without you.”
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41. How Long Will I Love You– Ellie Goulding
Favorite Line:“How long will I want you /As long as you want me to /And longer by far.”
44.I Get to Love You– Ruelle
Favorite Line:“I get to love you /It’s the best thing that I’ll ever do /I get to love you /It’s a promise I’m making to you.”
45. Perfect– Conkarah
Favorite Line:“But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own /And in your eyes you’re holding mine.”
46. Grave– Thomas Rhett
Favorite Line:“You’re my destiny, you’ll always be with me /Today, tomorrow, all the way to eternity, baby.”
47. First Day Of My Life– Bright Eyes
Favorite Line:“Yours was the first face that I saw /I think I was blind before I met you /I don’t know where I am, I don’t know where I’ve been /But I know where I want to go.”
Instrumental Wedding March Songs
Sometimes, as the old song goes, “you say it best when you say nothing at all.” For those who agree, here are some instrumental songs to walk down the aisle to.
Bridal March– Jonathan Cain
Don’t write this one off until you’ve heardthis version! Where the original can come across as a bit “pompous,” this lilting piano version is a modern, yet beautiful, nod to tradition.
Canon in D– Pachelbel
Canon in Dis a favorite, even if you’re not a fan of classical music. It’s familiar and beautiful, but doesn’t sound somber.
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring– Bach
Classical? More like “classic.” This song that lends a light, romantic atmosphere to any event.
Claire de Lune– Debussy
There’s only one word to describe this one: dreamy. Inspired by a French poem,Claire de Luneevokes an atmosphere of moonlight and love.
Bittersweet Symphony– Vitamin String Quartet
The original version is beautiful, but the lyrics don’t exactly lend themselves to a wedding ceremony. This is where Vitamin String Quartet can step in and save the day.
Glasgow Love Theme– Craig Armstrong
You might recognize this song from the movieLove Actually, or you might just melt at its bittersweet melody. It’s a lovely choice, whether you pick a version on piano, guitar, or string quartet.
Air on the G String– Bach
This is a classic, dreamy gem that sounds perfect, whether it’s coming from a piano or a string quartet. (“G String” refers to a violin, by the way.)
Forever in Love – Kenny G
Is there anything smoother than a Kenny G song? We doubt it!Not only does the title say exactly what your hearts feel, the dreamy, lilting saxophone will set the atmosphere perfectly.
Kiss the Rain– Yiruma
This is a sweet, heartfelt piano tune that is sure to have everyone reaching for the Kleenex! (Keep some tucked away somewhere for either you or whoever walks you down the aisle.)
Find the perfect song to walk down the aisle to is sure to be a difficult choice…there are so many to choose from! But on the rare chance you haven’t yet found what you’re looking for, be sure to check out some of our other lists:
- Family Processional Songs
- Bridal Party Processional Songs
- First Dance Songs
- Recessional Songs
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“Canon in D” by Pachelbel
A timeless classic that everyone will recognize, Canon in D is a beautiful (and one of the most popular!) bride entrance song to play as you make your way down the aisle.
- Canon in D - Pachelbel. Play.
- At Last - Etta James. Play.
- Songbird - Fleetwood Mac. Play.
- Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles. Play.
- A Thousand Years - Christina Perri. Play.
- Somwhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole. Play.
- Make You Feel My Love - Adele. Play.
- Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder.
The average song is 3 minutes long. It can take 20 seconds for a couple to prepare and get from the entrance to their seats or the dance floor. As you increase the number of introductions, add on another song.Is What a Wonderful World a wedding song? ›
What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong – Wedding Songs – Today's Song of the Day. Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World.How do you pick a bride's entrance song? ›
The song should reflect that moment, so we suggest picking a tune that's upbeat, romantic, and positive. Something like U2's “Beautiful Day” or “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)” by Stevie Wonder, or even “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé are all fun choices that work perfectly for that moment.What plays when bride walks down aisle? ›
1. Bridal Chorus, Wagner. Often known as Here Comes The Bride, this piece of classical music is the traditional choice for the procession of the bride, and is often played on an organ.What is a grand entrance song? ›
At a wedding reception, the Grand Entrance (also known as a Grand March) is one of the highest energy parts of the event. The song that you walk in to helps set the tone for the evening, so think of fun, upbeat songs.Does the bride choose the song to walk down the aisle? ›
Couples also get to choose their own entrance song for the ceremony.What is the traditional song to walk out of a wedding ceremony? ›
Mendelssohn's “Wedding March” and Beethoven's “Ode to Joy” are traditional wedding recessional songs, but you don't have to follow tradition on this one.Who gets announced first at wedding reception? ›
The wedding party is announced. Traditionally they are announced in the following order: groom's parents, bride's parents, flower girl and ring bearer, bridesmaids escorted by groomsmen, maid/ matron of honor escorted by the best man and finally the Bride and Groom.
Most civil ceremonies will have: One song during the processional (walk down the aisle / bridal entrance) Three songs during the signing of the register. One song during the recessional (exit of the married couple)Who walks the mother of the bride down the aisle? ›
The mother of the bride is traditionally escorted by her son if she has one. Otherwise, any close male relative, the best man, or a groomsman walks with the mother of the bride during the procession.What is the official wedding song? ›
How 'Here Comes the Bride' Became the Song You Hear at Every Wedding Ceremony.Where is the secret wedding song from? ›
The Secret Wedding - From “Braveheart” Soundtrack - song and lyrics by James Horner | Spotify.Is Unforgettable a wedding song? ›
Unforgettable by Nat King Cole is by far, one of my favorite songs for weddings. The lyrics are actually appropriate for all of the standard dances at a wedding - first dance, father-daughter and mother-son dance - so the only challenge is deciding who gets to dance to it!How do you pick a grand entrance song? ›
- First, consider the mood you want to set. Do you want to keep it traditional with a classic song or go with something more upbeat and contemporary? ...
- Next, think about the lyrics. ...
- Consider the tempo of the song as well. ...
- Lastly, practice your entrance with the song beforehand.
The groom, followed by his groomsmen, can walk down the aisle to a song that's just for them. The groom, followed by his groomsmen, can come in from stage left (the guests right) and get into place to a song just for the guys.Who walks down the aisle first? ›
From walking down the aisle first to last, the traditional order is: Mother of Bride, Mother of Groom, Grandparents of Bride, Grandparents of Groom, Groom, Officiant, the Wedding Party, Maid of Honor and Best Man, Ring Bearer, Flower Girl and lastly the Bride and her Father.Who walks the bride down the aisle if no parents? ›
In some situations, there is the sadness of an absent father, so a bride might choose her mother, a grandfather or grandmother, an uncle or aunt, a brother or sister, her own son or daughter, or any combination of people to walk her up the aisle.Do guests stand when the bride walks down the aisle? ›
It is quite traditional for people to stand when the Bride walks down the aisle. When I speak to brides about this, it is something that they either feel very strongly about or sometimes it hasn't even crossed their mind.
There are key moments in your wedding that are crucial when planning how you execute it; moments like your first dance or the exchange of vows during the ceremony. But the first (and most important) is when the bride walks down the aisle—also called the processional. Photo Credit: Smith Studios Photography.What is the Catholic entrance wedding song? ›
- “Canon in D” – Pachelbel. ...
- “Wedding March” – Felix Mendelssohn. ...
- “Lohengrin: Treulich geführt (Bridal Chorus)” – Richard Wagner. ...
- “Arioso” – J.S. ...
- “Gabriel's Oboe” – by Ennio Morricone. ...
- “Air (Water Music Suite No.
Usually people choose two processional songs—one for the family and wedding party, and then a more dramatic and emotional song for the bridal processional.How long should a wedding entrance be? ›
How long does a wedding processional take? A wedding processional typically lasts between three to five minutes, depending on the number of people taking part.Does maid of Honour walk first or last? ›
After those people take their places, the best man and the groomsmen traditionally walk down the aisle, in order to protect the groom from evil spirits or attackers. Then the bridesmaids make their way down the aisle, followed by the maid of honor.What is the bride entrance song called? ›
ABCs of a Wedding Song
Many other names are used to describe the song played when the bride makes her entrance at a wedding—the bridal processional song, bridal processional music, the walk down the aisle song, and the bridal processional song.
5 minutes prior to ceremony: The groom's mother is escorted to her seat by the head usher, a son, or the groom. The groom's father follows and sits next to her. The wedding processional follows. Read more about the wedding processional order here.What is the exit song for a bride? ›
Our most popular wedding recessional song requests from couples are 'Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' by Handel, 'September' by Earth, Wind & Fire, and '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher' by Jackie Wilson. And of course, the classic 'Wedding March' from A Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn."Does the groom and bridal party walk out to the same song? ›
Typically, one song is played for the entire bride party entrance, with a second song being played for just the bride and groom's entrance. Once the bride and groom are introduced and enter the reception area, they should proceed to the dance floor for their first dance.What is the most common classical wedding song? ›
Most likely, it's strains of Mendelssohn's "The Wedding March" or Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major." Classical wedding music provides an elegance unlike any other, so it's no wonder so many brides are opting to include these instrumental processional melodies as a part of their big day.
The married couple go first! If the officiant has any announcements to make, the couple can walk down the aisle, the officiant can make the announcement, then the bridal party can start making their way back down the aisle. Here is a quick suggestion for a recessional order: Bride & Groom.Who should dance first at a wedding? ›
Sequence of Dance Partners in Wedding
The bride and groom will dance first. This is the usual format. Then the parent dances with the couple - the father with the bride and the mother with the groom. The groom's father will then dance with the bride and the groom with the mother-in-law.
1. The Father of the Bride or Parents of the Bride. The father of the bride speech is often one of the most special and tear-jerking speeches at the wedding reception—and it's usually the first toast given. The father of the bride will typically start off by welcoming guests and thanking them for coming.Can you walk down the aisle to the same song as first dance? ›
Well, let's start things off with wedding songs to walk down the aisle to. You can use the same one for the first dance or use separate tracks to make the bride's entrance more dramatic.Which mother is seated first at a wedding? ›
The parents of the bride always sit in the first pew or row on the left, facing where the ceremony will be held; the groom's parents sit in the first row on the right. At same-sex marriage ceremonies, the couple might assign each family a side, and seat guests on "Bill's side" or "Kevin's side" accordingly.Is it OK for the groom to walk his mother down the aisle? ›
For a Non-Denominational or Secular Wedding
The groom might opt to escort his mother down the aisle and to her seat in the front row, followed closely behind by the groom's father. This gives the groom an opportunity to give his parents a hug before taking his place at the altar.
Who gives a toast at a wedding? Your parents/parent figures, wedding party members, best friends, or close relatives are generally the ones who give speeches or readings throughout your wedding celebration, but ultimately, you can ask whoever you want if it will mean something to you.Should the bridesmaids walk down the aisle to the same song as the bride? ›
Wedding music commences, either a separate song for the Bridesmaids to enter and a different song for the Bride. Alternatively, the entire wedding party can use just one song.Does the music change when the bride walks down the aisle? ›
The groom's and bride's individual walks down the aisle: A couple may decide to use the same song. Traditionally though, the bride should have her own music as a cue for the attendees to rise. However, tradition needn't be followed if it doesn't suit the couple's style.Which mother walks down the aisle first? ›
From walking down the aisle first to last, the traditional order is: Mother of Bride, Mother of Groom, Grandparents of Bride, Grandparents of Groom, Groom, Officiant, the Wedding Party, Maid of Honor and Best Man, Ring Bearer, Flower Girl and lastly the Bride and her Father.
The mother of the bride is traditionally escorted by her son if she has one. Otherwise, any close male relative, the best man, or a groomsman walks with the mother of the bride during the procession.What are good songs for bridesmaids to walk down the aisle? ›
- Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay.
- Marry You by Bruno Mars.
- Crazy In Love by Jay Z and Beyoncé
- Angel by Jack Johnson.
- The Power of Love by Celine Dion.
- Make You Feel My Love by Adele.
- Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli.
- Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups.
Mendelssohn's “Wedding March” and Beethoven's “Ode to Joy” are traditional wedding recessional songs, but you don't have to follow tradition on this one. We've gathered a list of both classic and surprising recessional wedding songs to spark your imagination with a few behind-the-scenes factoids.Is the groom supposed to watch the bride walk down the aisle? ›
There is no rule for whether the groom can watch the bride walking down the aisle or not. It's something the couple agree between each other, and it doesn't matter what the registrar or the vicar says. The walk down the aisle is wonderful and will only ever happen once – so don't let the groom miss it!How long should walk down the aisle be? ›
A wedding processional typically lasts between three to five minutes, depending on the number of people taking part. The bride's walk down the aisle can take up to one minute of that time.How many special songs do you need for a wedding? ›
You will want between two and three throughout your ceremony. Similarly, some weddings have prayer readings which you may want music for – however this is not an essential.