Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To: 60 Beloved Melodies for Your Big Day

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There is so much that goes into wedding planning for your ceremony, but what about finding that perfect song to help set the tone as the bride and groom walk down the aisle? The entrance song should be something special and meaningful to the couple. There are just so many different wedding processional songs that couples can choose to walk to on their wedding day. Wedding ceremony songs go across many different genres. The type of song depends on the couple’s tastes and personalities. Songs to walk down the aisle to vary widely from classical to R&B. Here we suggest six different genres of music and include 60 suggested songs to give couples ideas for the perfect wedding processional song for their big day.

Classical Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

You can really never go wrong with a timeless classic song to walk down the aisle to. A classical tune sets the tone for an elegant and formal wedding ceremony. If you are searching for a classical song but are unsure about what would work best for your ceremony, listen to each one individually and walk with your partner. See if one of them feels right for the tone you are trying to set for your big day. From the classic “here comes the bride” song to Elvis, you and your soon to be spouse are sure to find the perfect fit for your beautiful and elegant wedding ceremony. 

  • “Clair de Lune,” by Claude Debussy
  • “Forrest Gump Theme,” by Alan Silvestri
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  • Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner
  • Hornpipe – Water Music | Handel
  • Air on the G String | JS Bach
  • Air from Water Music | Handel
  • “Appalachia Waltz,” by Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo-Ma
  • Ode to Joy | Beethoven
  • “Water Music Suite: Air,” by Handel

Country Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

If it is a rustic, country wedding you are after, then perhaps some of these country songs would be fitting for your big day. These ten suggested country songs to walk to include a range of classic and well-known country artists. These sweet songs are all about finding the love of your life, working through all of these trials and tribulations, and coming out stronger in the end. The perfect symbolism (and lyrics) for a strong marriage that will be able to withstand anything.  

  • God gave me you – Blake Shelton
  • Love my life – Sammy Kershaw
  • Me and you – Kenny Chesney
  • Grow old with me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Love like crazy – Lee Price
  • Cowboy Take Me Away – The Chicks
  • “The Bones,” by Maren Morris
  • “Yours,” by Russell Dickerson
  • “I Want Crazy,” by Hunter Hayes
  • “Somebody Like You,” by Keith Urban

Pop Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

Depending on the bride and groom’s personality, an upbeat pop song might be just the thing to walk down the aisle to. If she is normally the life of the party, these bride entrance songs, such as “All About That Bass,” might be the perfect wedding processional song for her grand entrance. Why not get the party started early with these fun and playful songs to walk down the aisle to? While you might not want to use the entire song, talk with your DJ about creating the perfect mix of your choice song as your processional walk. 

  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
  • Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
  • All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
  • Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  • Sweet Louise – Passenger
  • “Photograph,” by Ed Sheeran

Rock Wedding Entrance Songs

From classics like The Beatles to alternative rock like Green Day, these upbeat songs set the tone for a fun and laid back wedding well after the ceremony ends and the reception begins. While many of these songs include lyrics, you can also easily find instrumental versions. Otherwise consult with your DJ to find the perfect choice for your rock wedding processional song. Lyrics or not, these songs are sure to kick off your big day with a bang and set the mood for a rocking good time all night long! 

  • Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
  • Champagne Supernova – Oasis
  • Everlong – Foo Fighters
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  • It Must Be Love – Madness
  • Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
  • Canon Rock in D Major – Pachelbel
  • Have Love Will Travel – The Black Keys
  • ​This Is Love – PJ Harvey

Piano Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

Much like the classical category, these instrumental piano songs create an environment of elegance and class for any wedding. Walking down the aisle is a truly special occasion that requires the perfect song to play. These sweet and simple songs will have the audience humming along in their heads while holding back their tears as the beautiful bride takes the stage. While some of these are true classics, like the bridal chorus Wagner, others are instrumental piano versions of modern favorites, like “All of Me” by John Legend. 

  • Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner
  • Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (Wedding Version) – Elvis Presley, Bach, Pachelbel
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  • All of Me – John Legend
  • Canon in D, Pachelbel
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
  • “1,2,3,4,” by Vitamin String Quartet
  • “A Thousand Years,” by The Piano Guys
  • “A Sky Full of Stars,” by The Piano Guys

R&B Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

While many people confuse R&B with hip hop and rap, these songs have more of a romantic feeling that will get anyone in that loving mood. Create that once in a lifetime moment of going down the aisle with popular choices from artists like Mary J. Blige or Heatwave. Create that special feeling of romance with one of these ten R&B songs to walk down the aisle to on your special day. 

  • Make it work –  Anderson .Paak, Asher Roth & Donnie Trumpet
  • Case – Happily Ever After
  • Stay With You by John Legend
  • Mary J Blige – I Found My Everything
  • Avant – You & I ft. KeKe Wyatt 
  • Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love 
  • Brian McKnight – Back At One 
  • “Before I Let Go,” by Maze & Frankie Beverly
  • “If I Ever Fall in Love (Acapella),” by Shai
  • “Always and Forever,” by Heatwave

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With so many songs to choose from to walk down the aisle to, it can be hard to pick just one. Many couples choose to have both processional and recessional songs to walk down the aisle to. This provides a chance to choose two perfect songs for your big day. Perhaps an instrumental song for the processional and a more upbeat song with lyrics for the recessional (the walk back down the aisle as an official married couple). 

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