It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: You’re about to walk down the aisle in your beautiful white dress and meet your partner at the altar.
But what song will you choose for one of the most important moments of your life? Whether you plan on grand entrances straight out of a fairytale or simply strolling casually up to join hands, we’ve got 158 perfect songs to pick from when it’s time for Here Comes The Bride!
From sweet strings sets and traditional standards, to modern acoustic rock grooves and classic tunes with a unique twist, our list has something that every bride can appreciate. Read on – after all, love awaits!
Classical Music for Walking Down the Aisle
Are you ready to make your grand entrance? Walking down the aisle can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with the right classical music, you’ll feel like having your own personal orchestra following you around while you execute the most important strut of your life.
Picture “Rhapsody On a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff setting the scene, its harmonious melody creating a grand yet dreamlike atmosphere. Or perhaps you prefer the dramatic flair of “Séguédille” of Bizet’s Carmen Suite No.1, a timeless piece that has been accompanying brides for almost 150 years. With so many classics to choose from, your only problem will be picking just one!
So toss those nerves out the window and focus on the music, because it’s time to make your grand entrance.
- Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19 – Maurice Ravel
- Air Variation (From Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068, Arr. for Piano and Cello by Svetoslav Karparov) – Johann Sebastian Bach
- 6 Zweistimmige Lieder, Op.63: No. 1. Ich wollt’ meine Lieb’ – Felix Mendelssohn
- Estrellita (Arr. Heifetz) – Manuel Ponce
- Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Andante – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Ellens Gesang III “Ave Maria! Jungfrau mild!”, D.839 – Franz Schubert
- Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Liszt: 3 Liebesträume, S. 541: No. 3 in A-Flat Major, “O lieb so lang’ du lieben kannst” – Franz Liszt
- Schubert: Ave Maria, Op. 52 No. 6, D. 839 – Franz Schubert
- The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): I. Allegro – Karoly Botvay
- Paganini: Cantabile in D Major, Op. 17 – Niccolò Paganini
- The Swan – Camille Saint-Saëns
- Rhapsody On a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: V. Variation XVIII – Sergei Rachmaninoff
- Minuet in G, WoO 10, No. 2 (Arr. Mischa Elman) – Ludwig van Beethoven
- Piano Sonata No.8 in C Minor, Op. 13 “Pathetique”: II. Adagio cantabile – Ludwig van Beethoven
- Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821: III. Allegretto – Franz Schubert
- Prelude No.1 in C Major, BWV 846 – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Suite bergamasque, L.75: No. 3, Clair de lune – Claude Debussy
- Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano: IV. Allegretto poco mosso – César Franck
- Violin Concerto, Op. 14: I. Allegro – Samuel Barber
- 3 Romances, Op.22: No. 3, Leidenschaftlich schnell – Clara Schumann
- Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125: 13. Le Cygne – Camille Saint-Saëns
- Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): I. Allegro – Antonio Vivaldi
- Rêverie, L. 68 (Arr. for Orchestra) – Claude Debussy
- Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Arabesques I, L. 66: I. Andantino con moto in E Major – Claude Debussy
- 8 Humoresques, Op.101, B. 187: No. 7, Poco lento e grazioso (Transcribed by Oscar Morawetz for Violin, Cello & Orchestra) – Antonín Dvořák
- Serenade, D. 957, No. 4 – Franz Schubert
- Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano: III. Ben moderato – César Franck
- Canon and Gigue in D Major: No. 1, Canon – Johann Pachelbel
- 4 Lieder, Op.27: 4. Morgen! – Richard Strauss
- On The Wings Of Song Op. 34 No. 2 – Felix Mendelssohn
- Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
- Carmen Suite No. 1 (Arr. for Violin & Guitar): IV. Séguédille – Georges Bizet
- Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: II. Intermezzo in A Major – Johannes Brahms
- 3 Gymnopédies: No.1, Lent et douloureux in D Major – Erik Satie
- Porgy and Bess: Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Arr. Heifetz for Violin and Piano) – George Gershwin
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, No. 9, Op. 61: Wedding March (For Solo Piano) – Maria Luisa Cestaro
- Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2. in E-Flat Major – Frédéric Chopin
- Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D Major, Op. 109, MWV Q34 – Felix Mendelssohn
- Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: I. Andante molto – Clara Schumann
- Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, Cantata BWV 22: 5. Sanctify Us (Arr. Cohen) – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en rondeau – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Pavane, Op. 50 (Version for Piano) – Gabriel Fauré
- Ode To Joy – The O’Neill Brothers
Piano Music for Walking Down the Aisle
What makes walking down the aisle even more magical? The perfect piano melody, of course! Whether you’re a traditional bride or seeking an unconventional tune, we’ve got you covered.
From the classic “Minuetto” by Boccherini to the whimsical “So This Is Love” for a dreamy Disney flair, our list has something for everyone. Trust us, you’ll be tapping your toes and shedding a tear before you even reach the altar.
- River Flows In You – Yiruma
- What a Wonderful World – Emile Pandolfi
- Rest Your Sorrow, Movement 1 – Laura Sullivan
- I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
- Love’s River – Laura Sullivan
- You Raise Me Up – Stan Whitmire
- More Than All the Stars – Laura Sullivan
- The Piano: The Heart Asks Pleasure First – Michael Nyman
- Thinking out Loud (Instrumental Version) – Laura Sullivan
- A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Emile Pandolfi
- Perfect – Laura Sullivan
- So This Is Love – Emile Pandolfi
- Wishing on a Dandelion – Laura Sullivan
- Classical Minuetto (Wedding Processional) – Robbins Island Music Group
- Sweet Nothing – Laura Sullivan
- Kiss the Rain – Yiruma
- Blessed – Laura Sullivan
- A Thousand Miles – Niko Kotoulas
- Moonlight Romance – Laura Sullivan
- Einaudi: Le Onde – Ludovico Einaudi
- Faithfully – Laura Sullivan
- Mia & Sebastian’s Theme – Justin Hurwitz
- 10000 Hours (Instrumental Version) – Laura Sullivan
- Inside – Nadav Cohen
- The Princess Dance – Laura Sullivan
- At Last (Solo Piano Version) – Alexis Ffrench
- La vie en rose – Laura Sullivan
- Hero – Stan Whitmire
- Anyone – Laura Sullivan
- Fields of Gold – Paul Hankinson Covers
- Reverie – Laura Sullivan
- You Are the Reason – Laura Sullivan
- Saman – Laura Sullivan
- Nuvole Bianche – Ludovico Einaudi
- Mariage D’amour (Spring Waltz) – Laura Sullivan
- Love Story – Laura Sullivan
- Dusk Till Dawn – Norman Dück
- Fairytale Waltz – Laura Sullivan
- When We Were Happy – Laura Sullivan
- (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Professional Piano
- Sedona – Laura Sullivan
- I Guess I’m in Love (Instrumental Version) – Laura Sullivan
Instrumental Music for Walking Down the Aisle
Get ready to strut your stuff down the aisle with some instrumental tunes that will make you want to dance before you even say “I do”. We’ve got a whole selection of songs that will perfectly match your pace, whether you’re a slow and steady type or a quick-stepping mover and shaker.
From the classics to the unexpected, our instrumental choices will have you feeling like the star of your very own rom-com. So take a deep breath, smile, and get ready to embark on the most important walk of your life!
- Moon River (Instrumental) – JJ Heller
- Cinema Paradiso Love Theme (From “Cinema Paradiso”) – Lisa Friend
- For The Love Of A Princess – James Horner
- On The Nature Of Daylight – Max Richter
- Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Spring 1 – Max Richter
- Merry-go Round of Life – Joe Hisaishi
- Can’t Help Falling in Love (Instrumental Version) – Steven C
- Falling in Love (Instrumental Version) – The O’Neill Brothers
- Married Life from Up (Violin & Piano) – Paul Hankinson Covers
- Lover – Edward Ong
- ANOTHER SKY – Sylvain Millepied
- All of Me – Vesislava
- Here Comes the Bride – Bridesmaids Quartet
Guitar Songs for Walking Down the Aisle
Picture yourself walking down the aisle, bouquet in hand, heart aflutter. Now add some strumming guitar chords and a romantic melody. No matter what your music taste, there’s a guitar tune that captures your love story.
From classic hits to modern jams, we’ve compiled a killer playlist that will have you tapping your toes and swaying your hips all the way to the altar. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get this musical party started!
- The Nearness of You – Collin Hill
- A Thousand Miles – Sykomori
- Tanglewood Rhyme – Nik Davies
- Falling Slowly – Ulli Boegershausen
- Marry Me (Contemporary Guitar) – Michael Marc
- What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Sensual Guitar) – Michael Marc
- When You Say Nothing at All – CallumMcGaw
Pop Songs for Walking Down the Aisle
Do you want to strut your stuff down the aisle to some catchy tunes? Look no further, because we’ve got the perfect selection of pop music to elevate your wedding march from basic to banger.
We’re talking about the ultimate pop bangers to soundtrack your walk down the aisle. Whether you’re a full-blown diva or just want a little bit of a beat to step to, we’ve got you covered. Imagine this: You strut towards your partner, and the notes of “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz start to play. Your guests nod their head to the beat, can’t help but smile – this is how you make an entrance.
Ultimately, pop music is the great unifier – it’s catchy, it’s fun, and it’s easily recognizable. So, why not make your walk down the aisle one that people will be buzzing about for years to come?
- Blood Bank – Bon Iver
- All Is Full of Love – Björk
- Thinking Out Loud – Daniel Jang
- re:member – Ólafur Arnalds
- Heartbeats – José González
- Bless the Broken Road – The Piano Guys
- Song For You – Rhye
- When You Wish Upon a Star – Emile Pandolfi
- This Woman’s Work – Kate Bush
- 22 (OVER S∞∞N) – Bon Iver
- A Thousand Years (Instrumental Violin & Piano Cover) – VioDance
- I’m Yours – Vitamin String Quartet
- Love On Top – Beyoncé
- Unravel – Björk
- Open – Rhye
- Unchained Melody – Lykke Li
- Mystery of Love – Sufjan Stevens
- Perfect – Daniel Jang
- Stay with Me – Vitamin String Quartet
- Pink Moon – Nick Drake
Alternative/Indie Songs for Walking Down the Aisle
When it comes to choosing music for your big day, many couples prefer to go the traditional route with classical pieces or ballads. But why not switch things up with some Alternative/Indie tunes?
If you’re looking to inject some personality into your wedding soundtrack, give Alternative/Indie music a chance. Imagine walking down the aisle to the upbeat sounds of The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” or the dreamy melodies of The xx’s “Angels”. These unconventional choices will have guests buzzing and set the tone for a unique and memorable ceremony.
- Futures – Zero 7
- Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
- Only Love – Ben Howard
- The Winner Is – DeVotchKa
- Luscious Life – Patrick Watson
- Through The Backyards – Au Revoir Simone
- Sea of Love – Cat Power
- The Fall – Rhye
- Skinny Love – Bon Iver
- A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Rhye
- All I Need (feat. Beth Hirsch) – Air
- Angels – The xx
Rock Songs for Walking Down the Aisle
Rock music might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of walking down the aisle, but don’t underestimate the power of a good rock song.
There’s something undeniably powerful about a good guitar riff and a thumping bass line that can make anyone feel like a rockstar. Not only can they add a little edge to the traditional walk, but they can also reflect your individuality as a couple.
- Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
- Hope for the Sun – Laura Sullivan
- Into My Arms – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
- Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime – Beck
- Harvest Moon – Neil Young
- You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
R&B, Jazz and Soul Music for Walking Down the Aisle
The most important walk of your life is down that aisle and it deserves an amazing soundtrack. And R&B, Jazz, and Soul are wonderful genres which are unfortunately sometimes overlooked.
These tunes are the musical equivalent of a warm hug, a love letter, and a comforting hand- everything you need on your big day. With silky smooth saxophones, soulful vocals, and smooth melodies, it’s impossible not to feel the love in the air as you strut down the aisle to the beat.
- Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
- Come to Me – Koop
- Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
- You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
- I’ve Been Thinking – Handsome Boy Modeling School
Dance Music for Walking Down the Aisle
Want to step up your aisle game? Look no further than the groovy beats of dance music. Whether it’s a slow sway or a funky strut, adding a dance tune to your walk down the aisle is sure to get your guests’ toes tapping.
And let’s be real, who doesn’t want a little boogie in their step on their wedding day? Plus, with the wide variety of dance genres out there, from disco to EDM, you’re bound to find the perfect vibe to match your love story.
- Wedding Song – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Destiny – Zero 7
- At the River – Groove Armada
- A grand love theme – Kid Loco
- Alone in Kyoto – Air
Frequently Asked Questions
What songs should the bride walk down the aisle to?
The choice of songs for the bride to walk down the aisle to is very personal and varies depending on her taste, the tone of the wedding, and the couple’s shared memories and experiences. This blog post provides a list of 158 perfect songs for this significant moment, offering a wide range of genres and styles to choose from.
How do you pick a bride’s entrance song?
The bride’s entrance song should resonate with her. It’s often a tune that sparks emotion, brings back memories, or just feels ‘right.’ When choosing, consider lyrics, music tempo, and how it matches your wedding aesthetic. Most importantly, it should be a song you feel comfortable and happy walking down the aisle to.
Does the bride walk down the aisle to the same song as the bridesmaids?
Often, the bride has a distinct song for her entrance, while the bridesmaids walk to a different tune. However, it is not a hard-and-fast rule. Some brides prefer the whole bridal party walk to one song, while others opt for separate pieces for everyone.
Can you walk down the aisle to the same song as first dance?
Absolutely! Your wedding is your day, and if you have a song that holds special meaning to both of you, feel free to use it for both your aisle walk and your first dance. However, you might want to consider different versions (for example, an instrumental version for the procession and a vocal version for the dance) to maintain a sense of variety and surprise.
How long should the bride entrance song be?
The length of the bride entrance song depends on various factors – the length of the aisle, how fast you’re walking, etc. However, generally, a three to five-minute song should suffice. If it’s a live performance, the band or musicians can trim or extend it as needed.
Do grooms walk down the aisle to music?
Yes, often the groom walks down the aisle to music. The song can be the same as the bridesmaids’ or it can be unique to capture the importance of his entrance. It’s another opportunity to personalize your wedding ceremony, so choose the music that feels right for the moment.
As you can see from the 158 perfect songs to walk down the aisle, there are so many different and unique possibilities to make your special day even more breathtaking! Whether it is a classic, a pop hit, or something with a twist of originality – the right music should get your guests in the mood.
Just don’t forget that using those precious headphones and giving guests a list of songs to listen to while you’re walking toward becoming a married couple, ensures that everyone will be able to savor these memorable moments. Lastly, don’t forget to have some fun – as no matter what you choose, when it’s time “Here Comes The Bride,” you’re going in style!
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