91 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To (2023)

Wedding Planning //September 2, 2021

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Selecting music for your wedding day is one of the most fun and meaningful parts to your day! And selecting your song to walk down the aisle to? SUCH A FUN ONE! Have you dreamed about walking down the aisle to a certain song or artist? Or maybe you haven’t but it’s time to start imagining what song will play when you walk down the aisle! While Pachelbel’s Canon in D is a super pretty song, lots of couples want to make their day a bit more personal and we are ALL ABOUT THAT! I mean, there is no rule you need to walk down the aisle to a classical song, so why not have some fun with it!

You definitely want to choose a song that best suits your love story. Have you two been picturing a string quartet to serenade you down the aisle? Would a soft, acoustic tune capture your love the best? Are you looking for something more fun and upbeat? So many options!

What is a good song to walk down the aisle to?

We know it can be tough to browse through so many wedding entrance song selections, so we did the work for you.We have been sharing real weddings for over 13 years now and we always ask our bride what song she walked down the aisle so we had lots of songs to collect – as well as I polled you guys on Stories to share what song you (or your love) walked down the aisle to and below are 93 creative options! We have everything from super romantic to dreamy songs to acoustic versions of some of your faves – to some fun + unique ideas you shared!

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Another important tip? This song will be a reminder of your wedding day forever, so keep that in mind! I love whenever we randomly hear our song – it’s so special and fun reminder to our wedding day :)

Wedding Songs to Walk Down the Aisle

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Ready to hear our picks? Scroll through for some unique, romantic + fun songs to walk down the aisle to. We also have a Spotify playlist at the end as well so you can listen to all the songs to find that perfect song! Put on the playlist, grab a glass of wine, and find that perfect song!

Romantic Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

  1. La Vie En Rose – Emily Watts
  2. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Kina Grannis
  3. She is Love – Parachute
  4. At Last – Etta James
  5. Unchained Melody – Lykke Li
  6. All The Way – Frank Sinatra
  7. Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

Indie Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

  1. Holecene – Bon Iver
  2. Orbit – SŸDE, Ashe
  3. Maps – Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
  4. There She Go – Garren Sean
  5. All I Need – Radiohead
  6. Rivers and Roads – The Head and the Heart
  7. Stand by Me – Florence + the Machine
  8. I’m With You – Vance Joy
  9. The Wedding Song – Matthew Mole
  10. I Get To Love You – Ruelle
  11. Awake My Soul – Mumford & Sons
  12. Love and Some Verses – Iron & Wine
  13. You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  14. Only Love – Ben Howard
  15. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  16. Better Together – Jack Johnson (perfect song if you choose to walk down the aisle together!)
  17. Two – Sleeping at Last
  18. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  19. Give a Little Love – Noah and the Whale
  20. Love and Affection – Matt White
  21. Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine
  22. Only You – Joshua Radin
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Acoustic, Electronic + Instrumental Covers to Use

Sometimes a song might have great lyrics or melody but not be quite right for a wedding – there are lots of great options for instrumental or acoustic versions of songs – and better yet, if you have live music, have your band cover a fave song. So many great ideas here…

  1. A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys (cover)
  2. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – Sleeping at Last (cover)
  3. Starálfur – Vitamin String Quartet (cover)
  4. Breathe Me – Sia (have your bridal party enter during the beginning of the song, then you enter at 3:15 for that WOW moment!)
  5. Outro – M83
  6. We Found Love – 2CELLOS
  8. Intro – The XX
  9. Black Screen – LCD Soundsystem
  10. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Jae Hall (cover)
  11. Zuhause – Fynn Kliemann
  12. Invisible String – Taylor Swift
  13. Wild Horses – The Sundays
  14. Pure Imagination – Kathleen (cover)
  15. Friday I’m In Love (acoustic) – Bailey Rushlow (perfect for a Friday wedding!)
  16. Home – Vitamin String Quartet (cover)
  17. Carry You – Novo Amor
  18. Hoppipolla – Sigur Rós (when you want your entrance to feel like a dream!)
  19. Hey Ya – Obadiah Parker (cover)
  20. Breathe Me – Acoustic version – Jonathan Roy (cover)
  21. Storybook Love – Theme from The Princess Bride – Vitamin String Quartet (cover)
  22. Rewrite The Stars – The Piano Guys (cover)
  23. Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen (cover)
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Rock + Alternative Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

These songs are perfect for rock and music fans. Retro vibes are in big right now and we have lots of fun options for those looking for a classic rock song – or something a bit more current!

  1. Going to California – Led Zeppelin
  2. Only One – Yellowcard
  3. Sweet Thing – Van Morrison
  4. Whole Wide World – Biker Daughter
  5. Turning Page – Sleeping at Last
  6. Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
  7. I’d be Waiting – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  8. In My Life – The Beatles
  9. Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
  10. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  11. Thank You – Led Zeppelin
  12. Reign of Love – Coldplay (this is the hidden song on Lovers in Japan – and the song Jen walked down the aisle to!)

R&B and Soul Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

  1. Why I Love You – MAJOR.
  2. River – Leon Bridges
  3. XO – Beyoncé
  4. OTHERSIDE – Beyoncé
  5. Soulmate – Lizzo
  6. How Deep is Your Love – Bee Gees
  7. All Love Everything – Aloe Blacc
  8. Best Part – Daniel Caesar, H.E.R.
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Country Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

  1. Landslide – The Chicks
  2. Oh, What a World – Kacey Musgraves
  3. Me and You – Kenny Chesney
  4. I Run to You – Lady A
  5. The Bones – Maren Morris (make your entrance at :38!)
  6. If I Ever Saw Heaven – Roan Ash
  7. Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
  8. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
  9. Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs
  10. Look at Me Now – Matt Stell
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Fun Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

For the couple just want their wedding to scream FUN these are some of our fave ideas. Don’t be afraid to do something a bit different and unexpected!! Do you have a favorite movie or tv show? Pull a song from that! The bride above surprised her husband and had the whole audience shaking mini tambourines and she DANCED down the aisle with her Dad! We LOVE IT!

  1. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  2. Dog Days are Over – Florence + the Machine — this is the song the bride in the photo above danced down the aisle to!
  3. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
  4. Hold On – Wilson Phillips — this is a fun song for your bridesmaids to walk into also!
  5. Top Gun theme – do the two of you have a fave movie theme that might be fun to use??
  6. All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
  7. Good Life – OneRepublic
  8. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  9. White Wedding – Billy Idol

You can listen to all the songs above on our Songs to Walk Down the Aisle Playlist on Spotify!

Still looking for more music for your wedding day? You can find 100 Unique First Dance Songs for Your Wedding, The Top 70 Mother and Son Dance Songs to Play at Your Wedding as well as the The Top 94 Father Daughter Dance Songs to Play at Your Wedding. Happy Listening!


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91 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To? ›

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.

What is the best song for a bride to walk down the aisle to? ›

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.

What is the classic entrance wedding song? ›

Top 10 Most Popular Entrance Songs
  • 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.

How many songs do you walk down the aisle to? ›

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)

How do I choose a wedding entrance song? ›

Bride and Groom

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.

How long should bride entrance song be? ›

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.

What is the traditional walking down the aisle? ›

The bride is escorted down the aisle with her father, who stands on her left side. Together they process down the aisle towards the groom. Once they have reached the altar, the groom turns around and takes a step forward to greet the bride. The bride takes her place next to the groom, standing on his left.

How many songs do you need for wedding entrance? ›

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.

What is the processional song? ›

The processional song is the wedding ceremony music that is played while the wedding party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc.) is walking down the aisle.

Who picks walking down aisle song? ›

To really personalize the ceremony, you and your partner could each choose your processional songs in private, and not share them until you walk down the aisle. Find a song that represents the way you feel about your partner, a tune they love that you know they'd be thrilled to hear, or one that holds a special memory.

Does the bride walk to a different song? ›

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.

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.

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.

What country songs do brides walk down the aisle to? ›

Here are a few adorable country processional songs.
  • I Love The Way You Love Me - John Michael Montgomery.
  • You're Still The One - Shania Twain.
  • Like I Never Loved Before - Phil Vassar.
  • Then - Brad Paisley.
  • I Do - Paul Brandt.
  • You Had Me From Hello - Kenny Chesney.
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Keith Whitley.
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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.

What is the bride song called? ›

How 'Here Comes the Bride' Became the Song You Hear at Every Wedding Ceremony.


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