One of the most important pieces of wedding music is the processional song. This beautiful piece of music will play in the background as the couple first lays their eyes on each other as bride and groom.
There is no doubt that the moment the bride walks down the aisle will be memorable for eternity. And it is only fitting that the wedding song you choose for this moment is something special for both of you and your partner.
Here are 25 of the best wedding songs for your special walk. These selections are known for their beautiful music, romantic lyrics, and deep meanings.
25 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to
1. Daniela Andrade – La Vie En Rose
This song has a distinctive melody that is instantly recognizable to all generations. Edith Piaf originally sang it, and it was the song that made her known globally. The song title translates to “life is pink,” but it is commonly understood to imply “seeing through rose-colored glasses,” a well-known idiom. Andrade’s gorgeous rendition of the song is pure elegance. When you play this song at the bride’s entrance, you will surely associate thing romantic song with that magical moment forever.
2. Haley Reinhart – Can’t Help Falling in Love
Reinhart’s modern cover of Elvis Presley’s most famous love song is guaranteed to touch the hearts of everyone attending the wedding. The original song by Presley is regarded as one of the greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone. Reinhart’s remake made it more intimate with her lovely voice and soft piano music. It’s no surprise that this timeless song is a popular choice for couples on their wedding day. The lyrics are sweet, sentimental, and romantic. And hearing the song will remind you of the happiest moments of your life.
3. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Countless weddings have already played this song as the bride walks down the aisle. It is a favorite among modern wedding songs because of its romantic lyrics and elegant piano music. It was initially released in 2011 as a soundtrack for Breaking Dawn, and it has been a wedding classic ever since. Every time you listen to it, it will automatically make you think of the love of your life. You will remember the challenges you have been through and the love you have for each other that will hopefully endure forever. This song can make you feel nostalgia, joy, and love all the same time, which makes it a perfect choice for the bride’s special walk on her special day.
4. Adele – Make You Feel My Love
This masterpiece is a cover of a Bob Dylan song from his 1997 album Time Out Of Mind. Dylan’s talent is exceptional for this music and lyrics, but Adele captures everyone’s hearts with her excellent song interpretation. Adele’s rendition, which appeared on her album 19, is so beautiful that you will surely want to dedicate this to the person who is incredibly special and near to your heart. What better way to dedicate such a song to the love of your life than on your wedding day? This ballad is perfect for the bride’s entrance, as the couple pours all their life experiences leading toward their special moment.
5. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran songs certainly come to mind when you think of wedding music. Sheeran has released a plethora of wedding-worthy love tunes throughout his record-breaking career. One of his most popular songs to be played at weddings is “Thinking Out Loud,” the final song he wrote for his album x. It eventually won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 2016. This song also topped Spotify’s 2017 list of the most popular wedding music in America, as determined by user-created wedding playlists on the streaming platform.
6. John Legend – All of Me
“All of Me” is a romantic piano ballad inspired by John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen. It’s a straightforward, understated proposal played alongside delicate keys. It is among the top songs to be played on weddings, being one of Spotify users’ favorite songs based on an analysis of over 400,000 wedding-themed playlists. We know John Legend’s vocals are timeless. But you can also opt for the instrumental piano version of “All Of Me,” which makes an excellent processional song for the woman who wants a traditional wedding ceremony with a modern touch.
7. U2 – All I Want Is You
It would probably be rare to see a U2 song on a list of wedding music, but their track “All I Want Is You” will remind you of what a tremendous potential wedding song it is. Bono wrote the lyrics about his wife, Ali. The quiet verses represent him telling her the words, while the booming guitar portions at the end of the verses represent her response. When he screams “All I want is you” four times, in the end, the Edge solos for the same length of time as her response. You can have a string quartet perform a variation for the bride’s processional walk. It can even serve as a first dance song if your band performs the acoustic version.
8. Sam Smith – Latch (Acoustic)
Sam Smith recorded this acoustic version of the song for his Nirvana EP. The original Disclosure performance is a euphoric track that makes people want to dance, but this acoustic version conveys its opposite side: that it is a romantic love song. In this rendition, you will hear its genuine sentimentality, which can be lost around the in beats of the original version. The lyrics tell about finding the love of your life, wanting to support their dreams, and never letting them go. This is one of the perfect songs to play as the bride goes down the aisle.
9. Regina Spektor – Real Love
Regina Spektor’s cover is a delightful song that masterfully blends the piano and her voice to create a truly stunning track. This song is originally written by the legendary John Lennon, and it celebrates the joy of finding genuine love. It’s not simply about being in a half-functional relationship. It’s all about meeting your soulmate. The lyrics “Thought I’d been in love before / But in my heart I wanted more / Seems like all I really was doing was waiting for you” would be a romantic dedication for your loved one, as you tell them that they are the person you were made for. This love song is an excellent choice for the bride’s walk down the aisle.
10. Lily Allen – Somewhere Only We Know
When you intently listen to this song, it will take you to a secretive place where a couple feels truly happy and free to express their feelings for each other. It was written by Tim Rice-Oxley, the pianist for Keane. He told the UK newspaper The Mirror, “It’s about being able to draw strength from a place or experience you’ve shared with someone. I think it’s an idea a lot of people can relate to.” Lily Allen’s gentle, piano-driven cover is definitely one to consider for your big day. The guests will be enthralled by this classic rendition of the popular Keane song, and it will make your wedding charming, elegant, and romantic–like something out of a fairytale.
11. John Mayer – XO
This acoustic rendition of Beyonce’s original love song is a beautiful choice for a wedding processional song. John Mayer initially sang his version of the Beyonce song in 2014 at an Australian concert. Before his performance, he praised Beyonce’s vocals in the song on Twitter, calling it “real and raw.” He then uploaded his cover online after around a month. Seven years since the cover was released, Mayer’s soothing voice and acoustic instrumentals in the track “XO” are still a staple in wedding playlists.
12. Sleeping at Last – Turning Page
If you want to ditch the traditional wedding march for something modern, “Turning Page” is one of the most optimal choices for the processional at your wedding. Although Ryan O’Neal wrote the song for the Breaking Dawn movie, he was also inspired by his own love story. When he was still penning the romantic ballad, he looked at his wedding pictures until ideas for “Turning Page” came into his mind. This song will make everyone’s heart drop as they listen to the lyrics, “your love is my turning page/ where only the sweetest words remain / every kiss is a cursive line / every touch is a redefining phrase.”
13. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
The story of how this song came to be is as lovely as the song itself. After spending the morning with his now-wife Cherry Seaborn, Ed Sheeran penned “Perfect” in a single afternoon. That’s quite a feat for a piece of music that’s virtually flawless. The song depicts the rush of young love and the moments when that sensation feels overwhelmingly incredible. There won’t be a dry eye at your wedding if you walk down the aisle to this song.
14. José Gonzales – Heartbeats
The Knife, a Swedish electronic indie duo, wrote and first performed this confessional song on their album Deep Cuts in 2003. Shortly after, singer-songwriter José González recorded his rendition and released it for his debut studio album, Veneer. González’s cover, in contrast to the electronic, synth-based original, uses an acoustic, classical guitar. He radically modified the style of the song and did a fantastic job of making it hauntingly beautiful. His version’s soft, mellow tones make the piece suitable for wedding processional music.
15. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Norah Jones featured this love song as the title track for her 2002 debut album. In this sweet and tranquil tune, Jones sings of a romantic getaway where the only thing that matters is that she is with the love of her life. Its tranquility emphasizes that love can provide a safe haven from the world’s harshness. This song is a favorite among many, not just because of the lyrics but also the beautiful melodies and vocals.
16. Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
This piano ballad was recorded by Ellie Goulding for the British romantic comedy film “About Time”, directed by Richard Curtis. The simple declaration of undying love is a cover of a Waterboys song from their 1990 album Room to Roam. This song is a lovely depiction of the speaker’s unwavering love and devotion to someone. The narrator sings how she is entirely and thoroughly attached to her loved one, and nothing will ever be able to stop her from loving him forever. The beautiful meaning behind the lyrics makes it a beautiful track to be played at the bride’s entrance.
17. Elton John – Can You Feel the Love Tonight
If you will break away from tradition and explore unique options for the processional, why not go with a Disney song? Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” is a perfect choice for a lovely day that will undoubtedly feel like a fairy tale. Just make sure you go with this Elton John version, which has words like “When the heart of this star-crossed voyager beats in time with yours” that are appropriate for the perfect day of the couple.
18. The Beatles – Here, There And Everywhere
“Here, There, and Everywhere” is performed by the English rock band The Beatles. Paul McCartney wrote it, and he said it is one of his personal favorites out of all the songs he’s ever written. This magical song is an honest and lovely declaration of love for someone. Just the first line, “To live a better life, I need my love to be here,” already makes it ideal for a wedding. In the famous TV show Friends, an instrumental version of this song was played when Phoebe Buffay walked down the aisle.
19. JJ Heller – Moon River
If you want something classic for your bridal entrance, you will love this song choice. This is a gorgeous rendition of Moon River by singer JJ Heller. You probably already know this piece of music as Audrey Hepburn’s theme song in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A guaranteed timeless classic, this song won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Arrangement. Moon River is dreamy and has a nice flowing cadence. It appeals to people of many generations, making it a safe choice for your wedding day.
20. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s beautiful, sweet tune is perfect for a bridal procession song. It has a dreamy and genuine feel to it. This popular song creates a romantic ambiance and is ideal for a beach wedding. If you don’t like the lyrics for your aisle walk, request an instrumental version from your band. A string quartet version of the song is a popular option among couples.
21. Etta James – At Last
This popular song is ideal for bridal processional music with its vintage feel and classical melody. This classic ballad may be one of the most popular first dance songs, but it’s also suitable for a wedding entrance. Just imagine the bride walking down the aisle to marry the love of her life to this song, with the lyrics “at last.” This romantic never grows old and will likely continue being a classic, with its lyrics reminding you of the lovely feeling of finally discovering the one.
22. Roberta Flack – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
This song is originally a 1957 folk ballad by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl. He dedicated it for Peggy Seeger, who eventually became his wife. Roberta Flack made the song a massive international hit in 1972, receiving Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The beautiful and poignant lyrics serve as a homage to the rush of young love. The song’s poetic imagery is precisely in sync with that initial rush of elation and joy, which works as a wedding processional song.
23. Elton John – Your Song
This song was co-written with Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s long-time collaborator. To many people, it is one of the most beautiful melodies ever composed. It’s such a simple and sweet love ballad, and you can sense the feelings the writer was experiencing when he created the song. Ellie Goulding played a cover of this ballad at Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding reception. Though it is a good choice for couples as a song for their first dance, it also works as a processional song that will surely make hearts flutter as the bride walks down the aisle.
24. Fleetwood Mac – Songbird
Christine McVie wrote, sung, and played the piano section for the song. This is a deeply personal tune for McVie about real love’s self-sacrifice. In this ballad, she sings for her true love and wishes him nothing but happiness. Nothing is more enchanting than dedicating this romantic song while the bride walks down the aisle and lays her eyes on her groom.
25. Andrew Lapp – Dawn
This piano arrangement by Andrew Lapp is the main theme for the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightly. With its calming melody, this piano piece touches the soul of everyone listening to it. No wonder it has been played at many weddings as the bride walks down the aisle. The beautiful music and its connection to the breathtaking love story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy evokes a sense of joy and nostalgia. This arrangement is ideal for classic couples who want an instrumental piece as their wedding processional music.