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135 Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To In 2021

Published date: 12th January 2021 | Author: Hollie Bond


Make a magical entrance on your wedding day with one of these perfect processional wedding songs to walk down the aisle to.

The moment you walk down the aisle is likely to be the most memorable and incredible part of your entire big day. If you’re sticking to the traditional running order, it’ll be the moment you first see all of your guests and they get to see you in all your big day glory.

You’ll also lay eyes on your soon-to-be husband or wife and it marks the last few moments of your life before you become a married couple. Choosing the right music to match this magical moment is really important as it’ll set the tone for the entire day and can help sum up how you feel about saying “I do” to the love of your life.

How Do You Pick a Song To Walk Down The Aisle To?

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A lot of couples choose romantic wedding songs to reflect this very heart-warming ceremony, but there’s no rule to say you have to choose a love song when you’re walking down the aisle. You might want to opt for something a little more quirky and unique to you or perhaps something funny and tongue-in-cheek if you’re known as a couple who loves to have a laugh.

If you like a particular wedding song but prefer not to have words, you can often find beautiful instrumental versions for your entrance song too and, of course, classical music works extremely well for elegant ceremonies.

You may already have “your entrance song” and know instinctively what you’ll be walking down the aisle to. However, if you’ve no particular preferences or have no idea where to start when choosing such a special wedding song you’ll find a helpful list below of perfect processional (when you walk down the aisle) and recessional songs (when you walk back down the aisle as a married couple).

Things To Look Out For In a Wedding Entrance Song

It’s not simply just a case of finding a wedding song that you both love. There are certain qualities that make some wedding songs far superior to others when it comes to wedding ceremonies. The most important of these is the tempo/ pace of the piece of music.

Walking down the aisle, isn’t like walking down the street. You’ll want to savour every step and let all your guests get a glimpse of your gorgeous dress (or suit) so the each step will be much slower than your usual gait. Choosing a nice slow wedding song will help you remember to walk slowly.

If you’ve found a wedding song and practised walking to it, but it feels too fast, search for instrumental/ acoustic versions which are usually slower. Or ask your on-the-day musician to play it nice and slowly.

Also, have a think about the length of the music. It’s key to know in advance the best point in the music to start walking so you don’t just have the long intro playing and none of the main part of the song for example. Think about when you want it to end/ fade too, so you’re not awkwardly standing at the altar/ ceremony table waiting for the music to finish.

You should also bear in mind the wedding song choices you’ll be making for when guests arrive and are waiting for your entrance as you may want to ensure the tone and style remains the same. It could be a bit of a shock for guests to go straight from gentle harp music to a heavy metal wedding song as you enter the ceremony space (although it would certainly make them take notice!).

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Romantic Wedding Entrance Songs

When it comes to romance, a wedding ceremony is as about as romantic as it gets, so it makes perfect sense to reflect this mood with a beautiful love song. There are a whole host of wonderful heartfelt wedding songs out there to choose from, including old-school classics as well as some modern tunes that really sum up how special this once-in-a-lifetime moment is.

Listen carefully to all the lyrics of each wedding song you like the sound of to ensure it sums up how you feel before you choose it. And remember, if you like the melody but not the lyrics, there’s always the chance to find an instrumental version or ask a live musician to play the piece for you. Here are some of the best romantic wedding songs for a bride’s or groom’s entrance.

  • Your Song by Ellie Goulding or Elton John
  • Giving Myself by Jennifer Hudson
  • Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
  • Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy
  • Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden
  • Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
  • Have I Told You Lately? by Tony Bennett
  • Kissing You by Des Ree
  • Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
  • Tale As Old As Time from Beauty and the Beast
  • She by Elvis Costello (as heard in the film Notting Hill)
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
  • Songbird by Fleetwood Mac or the Eva Cassidy version
  • Here Come the Sun by The Beatles
  • Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  • Lucky by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat
  • Fields of Gold by Sting or Eva Cassidy
  • I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
  • From This Moment On by Shania Twain and Bryan White
  • Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath
  • Feels Like Home by Edwina Hayes
  • Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
  • No One by Alicia Keys
  • Isn’t She Lovely? by Stevie Wonder
  • Paradise by Coldplay
  • Kiss From a Rose by Seal
  • Come Away With Me by Norah Jones
  • You’ve Got The Love by Florence and the Machine
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight by Elton John
  • Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell
  • This I Swear by Nick Lachey
  • Halo by Beyoncé
  • Songbird by Oasis
  • A Million Love Songs by Take That
  • You Had Me From Hello by Bon Jovi
  • God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
  • Marry Me by Train
  • Better Together by Jack Johnson
  • Love by Matt White
  • To Make You Feel My Love by Billy Joel
  • When You Say You Love Me by Josh Groban
  • Photograph by Ed Sheeran
  • Sea of Love by Cat Power
  • Suddenly by Billy Ocean
  • All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo
  • I Can’t Help Myself by The Four Tops
  • Spend My Life With You by Eric Benét
  • Crazy Love by Van Morrison
  • How Sweet it is by James Taylor
  • Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love by Ingrid Michaelson
  • You and I by Michael Bublé
  • I Love the Way You Love Me by John Michael Montgomery
  • Spectrum by Florence and The Machine
  • Budapest by George Ezra
  • Moon River by Frank Sinatra
Romantic Wedding Entrance Songs Playlist

Below we’ve added all our recommended songs into a handy Spotify playlist for you to sample.

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Sometimes it can pay to stick with what’s popular and with their gorgeous melodies and romantic words it’s no wonder these songs are are played time and time again at weddings. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites that we’ve heard at many weddings and that really made a ceremony special. If you want to make one of the below songs a little more unique, consider hiring a live musician like a harpist or string quartet and asking them to play the song for you as you’re walking down the aisle.

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo ole
  • At Last by Etta James
  • Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  • A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
  • Marry You by Bruno Mars
  • How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
  • Endless Love by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
  • Happy Together by The Turtles
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
  • Make You Feel My Love by Adele
  • Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
  • All of Me by John Legend
  • This I Promise You by Ronan Keating
  • Amazing by Coldplay
  • What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  • The Rose by Bette Midler
  • Best Day of My Life by American Authors
  • Greatest Day by Take That
  • Everything by Michael Bublé
Popular Wedding Entrance Songs Playlist

Below we’ve added all our recommended songs into a handy Spotify playlist for you to sample.

Classical Wedding Entrance Songs

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Classical music is a wonderful choice for a wedding ceremony as you don’t have to worry about lyrics that don’t make sense or apply to you (or if there are any words they’re often in a foreign language!). Classical music adds a degree of sophistication to a wedding and the pieces are often in a perfect walking tempo for your grand entrance.

  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major
  • Trumpet Voluntary in D Major (The Prince of Denmark’s March) by Jeremiah Clarke
  • Triumphal March & Ballet from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Wagner’s Bridal Chorus
  • The Swan from Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals
  • Glasgow Love Theme by Craig Armstrong (from the film Love Actually)
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
  • Air on the G String by Bach
  • Ave Maria by Schubert
  • Butterfly Waltz by Brian Crain
  • Bella’s Lullaby by Carter Burwell from the Twilight film
  • Turning Page from Twilight by Sleeping At Last
  • The Secret Wedding by James Horner from the Braveheart film
  • Air from Water Music by Handel
  • Highland Cathedral by Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  • Romeo & Juliet by Prokofiev – The Gavotte from Act 1
  • Balcony Scene from Romeo & Juliet by Craig Armstrong
  • Clair de Lune by Debussy
  • I Giorni by Einaudi
  • Pie Jesu adapted by Andrew Lloyd Weber
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by J.S Bach
  • The Flower Duet (Lakmé) by Leo Delibes
  • Cello Suite No.1 in G Major by Bach
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding March by Mendelssohn

 

Classical Wedding Entrance Songs Playlist

Below we’ve added all our recommended songs into a handy Spotify playlist for you to sample.

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Unusual Wedding Entrance Songs

Looking for something beautiful that you haven’t heard at a wedding before? Try one of these more unusual, but just as wedding-entrance-worthy, songs for your walk down the aisle.

  • Everybody’s Free (to feel good) by Quindon Tarver from the film Romeo & Juliet
  • Hedwig’s Theme from the Harry Potter films by John Williams
  • The Dream of The Dolphin by Enigma
  • Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran
  • Reign of Love by Coldplay
  • Five Years Time by Noah and the Whale
  • The Book of Love by The Magnetic Fields
  • If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
  • First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
  • La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf
  • The One by Kodaline
  • On This Day by David Pomeranz
  • All I Want Is You by Barry Louis Polisar
  • I See You (Theme From Avatar) by Leona Lewis

 

Unusual Wedding Entrance Songs Playlist

Below we’ve added all our recommended songs into a handy Spotify playlist for you to sample.

Fun And Upbeat Wedding Entrance Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

Have some fun and start the day with lots of giggles during your grand entrance by choosing one of these funny songs. From the classic Dixie Cups Chapel of Love song to hilarious and mildly inappropriate choices like Gold Digger, these are sassy and hilarious options that work perfectly for couples who don’t take themselves seriously.

  • Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups
  • Happy by Pharell Williams
  • Single Ladies by Beyoncé
  • Don’t Cha by The Pussycat Dolls
  • Gold Digger by Kanye West
  • You’re The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
  • I do, I do, I do, I do, I do by Abba
  • Just Say Yes by Snow Patrol
  • I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
  • Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Eric Idle
  • I’m A Believer by The Monkees
  • The Final Countdown by Europe
  • Celebration by Kool & The Gang
  • Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship
  • Sweet Child ‘O Mine by Guns N’ Roses

 

Fun and Upbeat Wedding Entrance Songs Playlist

Below we’ve added all our recommended songs into a handy Spotify playlist for you to sample.

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What Song Should My Bridesmaids Walk Down The Aisle To?

There’s no wrong answer to this question. Some couples will choose for the bridesmaids to walk out to the same wedding song they have chosen, while some will opt for something a little bit different.

Below, we’ve added some unusual options for songs your bridesmaids could walk out to:

  • 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
  • That’s What Friends Are For by Stevie Wonder
  • Clocks by Coldplay
Bridesmaids Entrance Songs Playlist

Below we’ve added all our recommended songs into a handy Spotify playlist for you to sample.

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Wedding Date in Mind? We offer you the chance to check the availability of your preferred wedding dates with venues in each county.

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Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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