Choosing the music you walk up the aisle to might seem like a small decision but it’s actually a really important one. The music you play sets the tone for your ceremony (and more often than not the music is what starts getting everyone emotional!). So you want to get it right. Something upbeat enough that you can walk down the aisle without blubbering and ruining your makeup, but meaningful enough to play during one of the biggest moments of your life. We’re going to give you our top 20 songs you can use to walk up the aisle to. Use these as inspiration or feel free to take one straight from our list.
It’s a small decision, so why is it so tricky? For some, it’s an easy decision if you and your partner’s song is super romantic. However, even if you’re lucky enough to have a romantic song rather than a funny one, you might want to save that for your first dance and pick something else romantic for walking up the aisle. The main thing to keep in mind when choosing a song is to make sure you pick something personal, something you both love. If you’re a big nerd then pick a song from your favourite fantasy epic. If you both really love rock and metal then find a song in that genre that can work. It’s your wedding so pick something you love, don’t just follow everyone else!
So here it is, our list of the best songs for walking up the aisle. You can use any from this list but keep in mind there are lots of versions of every song. So if you like a song but not sure it works then see if you can find a violin or piano cover! You can also have an instrumental band at your wedding, that way they can help you create the perfect music.
John Legend – All of me
A very popular song to walk down the aisle to, and with good reason. It’s super romantic and a really nice pace.
James Arthur – Say you won’t let go
Just listen to the lyrics of ‘Say you won’t let go’ and you’ll understand why it’s on this list.
Christina Perri – A thousand years
Just listening to this song at home can make you want to cry! Definitely, a good choice if you want everyone in the audience to get emotional. Just don’t forget the tissues!
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
He’s a global star so he must have got something right! Perfect is a lovely song to use, but be warned if you use this one you might tear up every time you hear it on the radio.
Ellie Goulding – How long will I love you
Ellie Goulding has such a beautiful voice and the perfect tone for serenading you down the aisle.
Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love
An oldie but a goodie. You can’t beat a bit of Elvis, especially with this romantic song. Not that keen on the style? Why not use the lyrics and melody just make it instrumental? Or you can always find a modern cover.
Moulin Rouge – Come what may
Are you a fan of musicals? There are so many romantic musical theatre songs to choose from. This one from the film Moulin Rouge is a great version.
Elton John – Your song
Your song is up there as one of the most romantic songs ever. Now you’ve got three versions to choose from! The original Elton John, the cover in Moulin Rouge or the version from the film Rocketman.
Bruno Mars – Just the way you are
Another popular song for walking down the aisle. Beautiful lyrics accompanied by an amazing melody.
One direction – Little things
If you and your partner love a bit of a boyband then this one is perfect! Go for this One direction song and tell your partner all the little things you love about them.
Avicci (violin cover) – Wake me up
Now ‘wake me up’ might not seem like a particularly romantic song but check out some of the instrumental covers. The violin version is particularly beautiful.
Emeli Sande – Where I sleep
Emeli Sande has an incredible voice and this song is very romantic. Have a listen and see if this one fits the style of your wedding party.
Shania Twain – You’re still the one
‘You’ll still the one’ is a representation of the journey your relationship has been on. If it’s been a long or difficult journey then this song is perfect for you.
Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter
That beautiful chorus ‘can’t take my eyes of you, I can’t take my eyes off you’… is enough to make anyone shed a few tears!
All American Rejects – When the world comes down
If you’re a little alternative or rock deep down then this is a nice option. It’s got an alternative feel whilst still being a good choice for the aisle.
Celtic song – She moves through the fair
A traditional song which is often used in weddings. Head over to YouTube and check out how amazing this melody is.
Vance Joy – Take your time
Romantic, chilled and beautiful. This one ticks all the right boxes!
Norah Jones – Come away with me
If you’re a big fan of Norah Jones then this is the song for you. Her tone and style in this song are just mesmerising.
Jason Mraz – I’m yours
We’ve all heard this one on the radio. Sweet and simple, it’s a lovely song choice.
Frank Sinatra -Moon river
Another great option if you want to go for a classic. The version from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, is also very well known and works well if you’re a fan of the film.
There you have it! We hope you like our list. Feel free to send us your ideas on our social media and get in touch if you’ve used any of these in your wedding ceremony.