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15 Instrumental Songs You Have to Play at Your Wedding

Looking for background music for your wedding? There are moments where you may need instrumental wedding music to set the mood without distracting with lyrics. Instrumental wedding songs can add to the ambiance and set the tone for your big day.

If you are looking for some instrumental pieces to play at your wedding, look no further. Here is a list of the fifteen best instrumental songs you can play throughout your wedding day. 


Instrumental Wedding Music For Your Big Day

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From famous classics to popular new wave music, there is no shortage of outstanding instrumental songs to play at your wedding. Whether you are looking for a song to walk down the aisle to or some music to play in the background at your cocktail party, the following instrumental songs are all great choices for your wedding day playlist. These songs also make great pre-wedding ceremony music!


Canon in D (Pachelbel) by Tritonia Music

“Canon in D” is a wedding song that everyone is guaranteed to know. Even if you do not know the name, you will certainly know the tune. A classical masterpiece, “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel has grown in popularity to become one of the most well known classical pieces of all time.

This violin and piano duo by Sophie Moser and Katja Huhn at Tritonia Music is an elegant and seamless rendition of this song. 


Stay With Me by Daniel Jang

“Stay With Me” is a 2014 pop ballad by powerhouse singer, Sam Smith. Daniel Jang’s violin cover is nothing if not absolutely stunning.

This is certainly the perfect instrumental song to play as you walk down the aisle or during your cocktail hour while guests are drinking and chatting. This song is truly beautiful so you cannot go wrong having it played it on your big day. 


Turning Page (Instrumental) by Sleeping At Last

If you are looking for a song to accurately convey all of the emotions you are feeling with just a few notes, “Turning Page (Instrumental)” is the perfect choice for you. You are sure to be flooded with love as you listen to this song and stare at the love of your life. There is no better way to kick off your lives together than by listening to this song. 


Just The Way You Are by The Piano Guys

Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are” is a timeless modern love song that perfectly describes what it feels like to look at the person you love.

This piano cover by The Piano Guys conveys all of those same emotions without any words. Play this song to let your honey know that they are perfect just the way they are. 


Perfect by The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys are pros when it comes to creating poignant instrumental pieces. Their cover of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran is moving and heartfelt.

You are sure to feel nothing but pure joy and love as you listen to this piece with your person. This truly is the perfect instrumental song for your wedding day. 


Can’t Help Falling In Love by Brooklyn Duo

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” is one of the most popular and well known love songs. Since its release in 1961, this musical triumph has quickly become the quintessential love song of the last sixty years. Having been remade many times, it is possible to wonder if it could ever get any better and it does.

Brooklyn Duo’s rendition of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” is a gorgeous take on this timeless tune. This instrumental version is a complete knock out. Live out your Crazy Rich Asians dream by having this play as you walk down the aisle. 


Ode to Joy by Stringspace String Quartet

If you are looking for the ideal song to close out your ceremony, consider opting for “Ode to Joy”. A wonderful celebration of life and love, play “Ode to Joy” as you process out of your wedding ceremony. It is sure to uplift everyone’s spirits and get them excited for the evening ahead. 


Can You Feel The Love Tonight by The Epic Orchestra

It is a well known fact that Disney movies have some of the best soundtracks of all time. The Lion King soundtrack is no exception.

This orchestral cover of “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” is a bounding musical marvel. With soaring notes filled with emotion, you will feel love and so much more when you play this song at your wedding. 


Your Song by iMusico

Known as one of Elton John’s most well liked songs, “Your Song” is a great choice for your wedding day. Whether you listen to him religiously or you just know one or two songs, most people can agree that “Your Song” is one of his best.

Play this cover by iMusico and you’ll have everyone humming along to the familiar tune. Bask in the love and glee that this song brings out of everyone who listens to it. 


What A Wonderful World by the WDR Funkhausorchester

Featured in numerous popular films, “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong is a song that not many people think of to play at their wedding. Consider having this be the song you play for your father daughter dance or it can even be your first dance song.

No matter what you choose, this cover by the WDR Funkhausorchester will fit perfectly into your big day. 


Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You by Trio Comodo

Since the rise in popularity of the video sharing app, TikTok, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” has made a resurgence in popular culture and media. With a wide variety of remixes now making their way across the internet, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” is more well known than ever before.

Take this song about the beauty of being in love and have it play while you walk down the aisle or as your first dance song. Either way, all eyes will be on you and your spouse. 


I’m Yours by The Stringspace String Quartet

Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” is all about the woes of falling deeper and deeper in love with someone. The Stringspace String Quartet rendition of this wonderful song is absolutely stunning.

The upbeat and bubbly nature of this song truly shines in this string version. Add a little bit of brightness to your wedding day by playing this lovely number. 


Somewhere Only We Know by Simply Three

Probably best known for being featured in an episode of the hit television series, Grey’s Anatomy, “Somewhere Only We Know” is a 2004 sensation by British rock band, Keane.

This song has a melody that is beautiful and perfect for any part of your wedding day. Covered by Simply Three, this piece is sure to evoke a lot of emotions as you listen to it with your family and friends. 


I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Javier Rodriguez

Arguably one of Aerosmith’s most famous songs, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” tells listeners all about what it’s like to be so enraptured by someone that you do not want to miss a second with them. If your relationship is like that, consider playing this version by Javier Rodriguez on your wedding day.

Guests are sure to know the tune, but will be shocked when they find it is solely instrumental. A beautiful take on a famed rock song, this cover is astounding to listen to. 


Endless Love (Instrumental) by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie

Duets are commonly recognized as some of the greatest love songs of all time. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie is one example of such a song. The instrumental version of this duet has all the important parts of the song without any of the words.

Even without the words, the feeling in the song is still there and it comes off as strong as ever. Go back to the 1980s and play this classic instrumental song at your wedding. 



Music is great because it reminds people of certain times in their lives and allows them to relive it over and over again. Be sure to choose songs for your wedding that will bring back memories for years to come. These instrumental songs should definitely do the trick. And they are are sure to make everyone tear up when they hear them. 

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Laura Gooch

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