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100 Of The Best Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

Last Updated: 16th May 2022

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Choosing which song to walk down the aisle to is a really tricky job! You’ve probably dreamt of this moment since you were little, and finding a song with the power to match the emotions that will inevitably arise at this momentous occasion isn’t easy. If a song hasn’t immediately sprung to mind you’re going to need to give it some serious thought. Every time you hear it after the wedding you’re going to be transported back to the time you saw your spouse to be for the first time on your wedding day. So if you haven’t already chosen, that begs the question…

* also called the processional song or bridal entrance song.

How Do You Choose A Processional Song?

So how do you do it? Here are our top tips for choosing the perfect song to walk down the aisle to:

  • Decide on the mood you want to create. – Do you want a romantic love song to make your guests weep, one that is timeless and beautiful, or a track put a smile on everyone’s face? Perhaps you’d prefer a party song to dance down the aisle to instead? (This can also be a great idea if you’re worried you might cry on the way down!)
  • Are you having one song or two? – Depending on the length of your aisle, you need to decide if you and your bridal party are all going to walk down to the same song, or if your bridesmaids will have a separate piece of music. Once you’ve decided this…
  • Find out how long it takes to walk down the aisle. – Literally, time it. You’ll know how long your song needs to be, at which point you need to start walking and at what speed. If you’re going to use a recorded track you can work out at what point it needs to be faded out. Of course, to make things even easier, you could hire a classical musician or book an acoustic singer. A live performer can cut short or extend a song to fit with your processional walk perfectly, as well as create a stunningly intimate feel to your special moment.
  • Decide how fast your processional song should be. – Do you want a slow song to glide down the aisle to or would you rather the song be upbeat?
  • Ensure you both love the song! – Your walk down the aisle is a life-defining moment for both of you. When you hear the song in the future it will conjure up special memories so make sure you both love it!

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To help with your processional song inspiration, we’ve chosen our favourite songs to walk down the aisle to and put them into categories. Happy hunting!

  • The Most Popular Bridal Entrance Songs
  • Classical Processional Music
  • Acoustic Processional Songs
  • Rock Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To
  • Indie Bridal Entrance Songs
  • Cool Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To
  • Oldies But Goodies
  • Country Processional Songs
  • Processional Music From The Movies
  • Funny Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To
  • How Can I Make My Wedding Day Even Better?
  • More Wedding Music Inspiration!

  • The Most Popular Bridal Entrance Songs

    These wedding songs to walk down the aisle to are some of the most popular around. They’re romantic, dreamy and perfect as an accompaniment to a bridal entrance!

    A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson

    Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

    Three Times A Lady – Commodores

    Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

    She – Elvis Costello

    Songbird – Eva Cassidy

    Canon in D Major – Pachelbel

    A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

    All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

    Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

    Classical Processional Music

    For a traditional, sophisticated or regal feel to your wedding ceremony, you can’t go wrong if you choose one of these beautiful pieces of classical wedding music.

    Trumpet Voluntary In D Major – Jeremiah Clarke

    Air On the G String, Suite No. 3 in D Major – J.S. Bach

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G. F. Handel

    Water Music Suite No 1 – Air – G. F. Handel

    Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner

    Largo from Winter (The Four Seasons) – J.S. Bach

    Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach

    Largo from Xerxes – G. F. Handel

    Ave Maria – Franz Schubert

    Prelude in C Major – J.S. Bach

    Acoustic Processional Songs

    Acoustic songs lend themselves perfectly to your walk down the aisle, thanks to their cosy and personal feel. Hiring a musician to play one of these songs will make everything seem even more intimate!

    Perfect – Ed Sheeran

    I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

    First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes

    The Luckiest – Ben Folds

    Marry Me – Train

    Lucky – Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat

    More Than Words – Extreme

    Little Things – One Direction

    How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

    Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

    You Had Me From Hello – Bon Jovi

    Rock Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

    Whether you’re both rockers or just want an epic rock track for your processional song, these absolute bangers will be memorable and highly moving for your guests.

    (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams

    Crazy Love – Van Morrison

    Faithfully – Journey

    I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

    Something – The Beatles

    Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

    Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

    The Only Exception – Paramore

    Always – Bon Jovi

    Indie Bridal Entrance Songs

    These indie wedding songs are sweet, moving and ideal for a romantic and joyful ceremony!

    Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova

    First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes

    Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

    Heartbeats – José González

    Ho Hey – The Lumineers

    Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    One Day Like This – Elbow

    Sea Of Love – Cat Power

    That Kiss – The Courteeners

    Toothpaste Kisses – The Maccabees

    The One – Kodaline

    Cool Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

    Whether you’re looking for a fun and upbeat number or a song that’s just plain cool, one of these wedding songs will be just the ticket!

    The Universal – Blur

    Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

    Hoppípolla – Sigur Rós

    Came Here For Love – Sigala ft. Ella Eyre

    Paradise – Coldplay

    A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procul Harum

    You’ve Got The Love – Florence + The Machine

    On Top Of the World – Imagine Dragons

    Wonderwall – Oasis

    Feel The Love – Rudimental ft. John Newman

    Oldies But Goodies

    These songs have stood the test of time and will never become outdated due to their enduring romantic lyrics and beautiful melodies. If you choose one of these classic songs to walk down the aisle to, you won’t regret it!

    Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams

    Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

    The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

    It Had to Be You – Frank Sinatra

    Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

    At Last – Etta James

    When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

    Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

    Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole

    What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

    Country Processional Songs

    These songs are just so heartfelt and romantic, it’s hard to imagine not wanting to use one of them as your processional song! Give them a listen – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    Blessed – Thomas Rhett

    From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White

    In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young

    Inside Your Heaven – Carrie Underwood

    Lay Your Heart Next to Mine – Steve Azar

    Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath

    Love You Like I Used To – Russell Dickerson

    My Best Friend – Tim McGraw

    Then – Brad Paisley

    You and Me – Lifehouse

    Processional Music From The Movies

    These beloved soundtracks will sound amazing as you walk down the aisle! Whether you’re film buffs or not, an acoustic version of these incredible pieces of music will really make your bridal entrance stand out from the crowd!

    Portuguese Love Theme – Love Actually

    Bella’s Lullaby – Twilight

    Concerning Hobbits – Lord Of The Rings

    Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

    Main Theme – Jurassic Park

    Main Theme – Forrest Gump

    Main Theme – Braveheart

    Main Theme – Home Alone

    Leia’s Theme – Star Wars

    Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually

    Love Theme – Romeo And Juliet

    Funny Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

    For those tongue-in-cheek couples, these funny and often highly inappropriate wedding songs are sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces!

    Main Theme – Jaws

    Imperial March – Star Wars

    Single Ladies – Beyoncé

    Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

    Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol

    Highway To Hell – AC/DC

    Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Life Of Brian

    The Final Countdown – Europe

    Here Come The Girls – Sugababes

    Easy Lover – Phil Collins

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