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40 Best Wedding Processional Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

All eyes are on you as you walk down the aisle during your wedding ceremony! You’ll look breathtaking in the perfect wedding gown, and the flowers will look gorgeous. Now that you have the decor, it’s time to pick the music to create the perfect setting.

Some brides and couples already have a song in mind for their wedding. There may be a song that’s especially meaningful to you, but it can still be tricky finding the right song for the wedding entrance.

If you’re at a loss at what music should accompany processional and big entrance of the day, don’t worry. We’ve gathered songs with just the right romantic feelings from all genres. Whether you prefer classical music or love upbeat pop songs, there’s a song on this list that will suit your wedding style.

For non-instrumental songs, we’ve included the lyrics that make them worthy of your wedding day. Once you’ve chosen a song to walk down the aisle to, you’re one step closer to your ideal wedding playlist.

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Instrumental Wedding Songs

These classical songs are all instrumental, so all the attention will be focused on you as you walk down the aisle. If you have live musicians playing during your wedding ceremony, these are lovely choices, especially for pianists or string quartet. However, playing a recording of these classical tunes can create an ethereal effect that will stun all your wedding guests.

“Canon in D” – Johann Pachelbel

“Canon in D” is one of the most recognizable songs in classical music literature. Although this is a simple melody, it’s gorgeous and rich. You can ask musicians to start slowly and pick up the pace a bit as the music becomes more lively and complex.

“Bridal Chorus” – Richard Wagner

Also known as “Here Comes the Bride,” Wagner’s Bridal Chorus is a popular song at weddings. This song has a dramatic and regal flair, so it’s an excellent choice for a wedding procession. You may have heard this song played on an organ, but you can also choose other instruments, like the piano, for this piece.

“Air on the G String” – JS Bach

“Air on the G String” is associated with the violin, and this is another fantastic song for a live musician to play. This piece is grandiose and can be taken a bit more slowly. 

“Clair de Lune” – Claude Debussy

In comparison to other classical pieces on this list, “Clair de Lune” is softer and slower. However, it’s a beautiful piece for piano, and you’ll feel everyone’s eyes focused on you as you walk down the aisle in your flowing dress to this song.

“The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” – George Frideric Handel

Composed by Handel, “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” is bright and energetic. If you’re looking for a classical wedding song that can excite your guests, this is it. This piece works well for a piano, string quartet, or brass players, so you can choose what type of instrument and sound you like best.

“Spring from the Four Seasons” – Antonio Vivaldi

This cheerful melody is great for any wedding, but it’s especially fitting for a spring wedding outside. The light and bouncy song will match the blooming flowers in the garden and put everyone in the right mood for a celebration.

Romantic Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

These dreamy songs are classics you would expect to hear at a wedding, for good reason. The lyrics are sweet and filled with love and other deep, romantic feelings. Songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” are timeless hits. Read through song lyrics to find ones that are meaningful and special to both you and your partner.

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamakawiwo‘Ole

“Somewhere over the rainbow / Way up high / And the dreams that you dream of Once in a lullaby / Somewhere over the rainbow / Bluebirds fly / And the dreams that you dream of / Dreams really do come true”

“What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

“I see trees of green, red roses too / I see them bloom for me and you / And I think to myself what a wonderful world.”

“La Vie en Rose” – Edith Piaf

“And when you speak angels sing from above / Everyday words seem to turn into love songs / Give your heart and soul to me / And life will always be / La Vie En Rose”

“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri

“Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you / For a thousand years / I’ll love you for a thousand more”

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley

“Take my hand, take my whole life too / For I can’t help falling in love with you”

Upbeat Love Songs and Pop Songs

If you want a high-spirited and playful song to walk down the aisle to, there’s no better genre than pop. This assortment of pop songs and upbeat love songs are the right balance of romance and fun.

While some are more serious and thoughtful, like Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” there are also lively and cheerful songs, like “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. To end the ceremony on a high note and bring the celebratory spirit to the reception, you can also walk out to one of these tunes.

“Marry Me” – Train

“Now that the weight has lifted / Love has surely shifted my way / Marry me / Today and every day / Marry me”

“Marry You” – Bruno Mars

“It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do / Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you / Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice / Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you”

“Love Story” – Taylor Swift

“You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess / It’s a love story baby just say yes”

“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

“So honey now / Take me into your loving arms / Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars / Place your head on my beating heart / I’m thinking out loud / Maybe we found love right where we are”

“Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder

“Isn’t she lovely / Isn’t she wonderful / Isn’t she precious”

“I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz

“So I won’t hesitate no more, no more / It cannot wait I’m sure / There’s no need to complicate / Our time is short / This is our fate, I’m yours”

“Songbird” – Fleetwood Mac

“And the songbirds are singing, like they know the score / And I love you, I love you, I love you, like never before”

Country Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

If you’re a fan of country music, then choose one of these popular country songs for your wedding entrance. So many country songs focus on romance and falling in love, so there’s numerous options to select from. Here are a few to get you started! Songs like “I Do” and “When I Said I Do” set the mood before you and your partner see say your wedding vows and exchange rings.

“Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts

“Every long lost dream led me to where you are / And others who broke my heart they were like northern stars / Pointing me on my way into your loving arms / This much I know it’s true / That God blessed the broken road / That led me straight to you”

“I Do” – Paul Brandt

“I rescued you, you rescued me / And we’re right where we should be / when we’re together”

“Me and You” – Kenny Chesney

“Ordinary no, really don’t think so / Not a love this true / Common destiny / We were meant to be / Me and you”

“When I Said I Do” – Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black

“When I said I do, I meant that I will ’til the end of all time / Be faithful and true, devoted to you / That’s what I had in mind when I said I do”

“Forever and Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis

“Oh, baby, I’m gonna love you forever / Forever and ever, amen”

R&B Wedding Songs

R&B takes things a little slower, which can be the ideal for soaking in every single second of your wedding day. With these songs, you can take your time walking down the aisle and enjoying this precious moment. Plus, these R&B songs include one of Beyoncé’s hits, and who wouldn’t want to walk down the aisle to one of her songs?

“Halo” – Beyoncé

“Everywhere I’m looking now / I’m surrounded by your embrace / Baby, I can see your halo / You know you’re my saving grace”

“All of Me” – John Legend

“‘Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections”

“All My Life – Ki-C and JoJo”

“All My Life / I Prayed For Someone Like You / And I Thank God / That I / That I Finally Found You”

Gospel and Christian Wedding Songs

For your wedding entrance, you can choose a gospel or Christian song. There are different versions of songs like “Ave Maria” or “Amazing Grace,” or you can play an instrumental version of these pieces. Alternatively, you can pick a contemporary Christian piece, like one from Hillsong United.

“Ave Maria” – Céline Dion

“Ave Maria, maiden mild / Oh, listen to a maiden’s prayer / For thou canst hear amid the wild / ‘Tis thou, ’tis thou canst save amid, despair”

“Amazing Grace” – Andrea Bocelli

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound / That saved a wretch like me / I once was lost but now am found / Was blind, but now I see”

“Wedding Song (There is Love)” – Noel Paul Stooley

“Oh, the marriage of your spirits here has caused Him to remain / For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name / There is love, oh there’s love” 

“Oceans” – Hillsong United 

“And I will call upon Your name / And keep my eyes above the waves / When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace / For I am Yours and You are mine”

Disney Wedding Songs

Disney movies are filled with romance and happy endings, so what better way to start off your wedding ceremony? From timeless classics like Cinderella to newer movies like Frozen, there are plenty of romantic love songs for your wedding. While Hans and Anna don’t end up together, “Love is an Open Door” still has a thoughtful sentiment, and it’s a cheery song to kick off your wedding ceremony. Is the love song from your favorite Disney movie on this list? If not, then think about the movies you adore and walk down the aisle to a song from the soundtrack.

“Beauty and the Beast” – Beauty and the Beast

“Tale as old as time / Song as old as rhyme / Beauty and the beast”

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – The Lion King

“Can you feel the love tonight / The peace the evening brings / The world for once in perfect harmony / With all its living things”

“I See the Light” – Tangled

“And the world has somehow shifted / All at once everything looks different / Now that I see you”

“So This is Love” – Cinderella 

So this love / So this is what makes life divine / I’m all aglow and now I know / The key to our heaven is mine

“Love is an Open Door” – Frozen

“But with you / I found my place / I see your face / And it’s nothing like I’ve ever known before! / Love is an open door!”

Non-traditional and Alternative Wedding Songs

Feeling like doing something completely different? Ultimately, you can choose any song for your walk down the wedding aisle. It doesn’t need to be classical or a popular romantic song. To get you started, here’s a few non-traditional wedding song alternatives. Some of these are rock anthems while others are more lighthearted. 

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Guns n’ Roses

“She’s got a smile it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories / Where everything / was as fresh as the bright blue sky”

“Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles

“Here comes the sun (doo doo doo) / Here comes the sun, and I say / It’s all right”

“You Had Me At Hello” – Bon Jovi

The first time I saw you it felt like coming home / If I never told you I just want you to know / You had me from hello

“Best Day of My Life” – American Authors

“I’m never gonna look back / Woah, never gonna give it up / No, please don’t wake me now / This is gonna be the best day of my life / My li-i-i-i-i-ife”

“Sweet Disposition” – Temper Trap

Stay there / ‘Cause I’ll be coming over / And while our blood’s still young / It’s so young, it runs / And won’t stop ’til it’s over / Won’t stop to surrender

More Songs from Yeah Weddings

Check out our full wedding processional song playlist to hear all of our favorites!

Yeah Weddings has songs for every wedding occasion. Having trouble deciding on the perfect song for your first dance? Or are you wondering how to close out the night with your last dance song?  We have more songs for you to go through, and we even have a set of line dance songs you can dance the night away with your guests. With a little time, planning your wedding playlist is easy!

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