300+ Wedding Songs to Walk Down the Aisle 2024

Here comes the bride! The moment the bride enters the ceremony is one of the most memorable moments of her big day – it’s the first time the groom and wedding guests see the bride, so it’s important to give that moment the impact it deserves!

For the grand entrance, you’ll need to choose an appropriate grand entrance song and walk down the aisle. The song you choose for the processional will help set the tone for the rest of the wedding, and you can continue the music theme you’ve chosen for other important moments, such as your first dance song.

You may be a traditional couple who prefers a more classic processional song, or you may want to add a more personalized element to your wedding and choose a more contemporary song – the choice is yours!

To help you narrow down your search for the perfect wedding entrance song, we’ve listed the most popular tunes by genre for newlyweds walking down the aisle today. Our list covers everything from dance tunes to rock songs to movie soundtracks – nothing is impossible when it comes to choosing the best wedding music for you.

Romantic Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

If you’re looking for songs to walk down the aisle to, here are a few suggestions.

  • “You Were Meant for Me” by Jewel – Jewel wrote this song about her husband and it’s a beautiful, romantic song that deserves attention from all couples big and small.
  • “Foolish Games” by Jewel – This is another great tune from the same artist who has written many others that are perfect for walking down the aisle to. If you’re looking for something more upbeat and fun than “You Were Meant For Me,” this is an excellent choice!
  • “As Long As You Love Me” by Backstreet Boys – I know what you’re thinking: Backstreet Boys?! But trust me when I say that this song is incredibly sweet and romantic; just imagine how touched your spouse will be when they hear it being played during your ceremony!
  1. La Vie En Rose – Emily Watts
  2. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Kina Grannis
  3. She is Love – Parachute
  4. At Last – Etta James
  5. Unchained Melody – Lykke Li
  6. All The Way – Frank Sinatra
  7. Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

Indie Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

Indie music is a broad umbrella of genres, but often it’s used to describe the smaller, independent record labels that produce music. Indie music is often about love and relationships—just like wedding songs!

  1. Holecene – Bon Iver
  2. Orbit – SŸDE, Ashe
  3. Maps – Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
  4. There She Go – Garren Sean
  5. All I Need – Radiohead
  6. Rivers and Roads – The Head and the Heart
  7. Stand by Me – Florence + the Machine
  8. I’m With You – Vance Joy
  9. The Wedding Song – Matthew Mole
  10. I Get To Love You – Ruelle
  11. Awake My Soul – Mumford & Sons
  12. Love and Some Verses – Iron & Wine
  13. You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  14. Only Love – Ben Howard
  15. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  16. Better Together – Jack Johnson (perfect song if you choose to walk down the aisle together!)
  17. Two – Sleeping at Last
  18. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  19. Give a Little Love – Noah and the Whale
  20. Love and Affection – Matt White
  21. Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine
  22. Only You – Joshua Radin

Acoustic, Electronic + Instrumental Covers to Use

Aside from the classical or traditional wedding songs I’ve mentioned above, you may also want to consider having a couple of covers played at your ceremony. There are plenty of great songs out there that have been covered by indie artists that would be perfect for your occasion. Here are some of my favorite picks:

  1. A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys (cover)
  2. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – Sleeping at Last (cover)
  3. Starálfur – Vitamin String Quartet (cover)
  4. Breathe Me – Sia (have your bridal party enter during the beginning of the song, then you enter at 3:15 for that WOW moment!)
  5. Outro – M83
  6. We Found Love – 2CELLOS
  8. Intro – The XX
  9. Black Screen – LCD Soundsystem
  10. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Jae Hall (cover)
  11. Zuhause – Fynn Kliemann
  12. Invisible String – Taylor Swift
  13. Wild Horses – The Sundays
  14. Pure Imagination – Kathleen (cover)
  15. Friday I’m In Love (acoustic) – Bailey Rushlow (perfect for a Friday wedding!)
  16. Home – Vitamin String Quartet (cover)
  17. Carry You – Novo Amor
  18. Hoppipolla – Sigur Rós (when you want your entrance to feel like a dream!)
  19. Hey Ya – Obadiah Parker (cover)
  20. Breathe Me – Acoustic version – Jonathan Roy (cover)
  21. Storybook Love – Theme from The Princess Bride – Vitamin String Quartet (cover)
  22. Rewrite The Stars – The Piano Guys (cover)
  23. Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen (cover)

Rock + Alternative Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

If you’re looking for a song that’s a little less traditional, we’ve got you covered. These rock + alternative songs will walk down the aisle with you in style:

  1. Going to California – Led Zeppelin
  2. Only One – Yellowcard
  3. Sweet Thing – Van Morrison
  4. Whole Wide World – Biker Daughter
  5. Turning Page – Sleeping at Last
  6. Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
  7. I’d be Waiting – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  8. In My Life – The Beatles
  9. Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
  10. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  11. Thank You – Led Zeppelin
  12. Reign of Love – Coldplay (this is the hidden song on Lovers in Japan – and the song Jen walked down the aisle to!)

R&B and Soul Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

Here are some R&B and soul songs to walk down the aisle to.

  1. Why I Love You – MAJOR.
  2. River – Leon Bridges
  3. XO – Beyoncé
  4. OTHERSIDE – Beyoncé
  5. Soulmate – Lizzo
  6. How Deep is Your Love – Bee Gees
  7. All Love Everything – Aloe Blacc
  8. Best Part – Daniel Caesar, H.E.R.

Country Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

Texas’ own George Strait has a few songs that just might work for you and your groom. His iconic ballad “Amarillo by Morning” is perfect for the first dance, but if you’d like to take it down a notch, keep in mind that he also released a sweet love song called “I Cross My Heart.”

While we’re on the topic of country love songs: Trisha Yearwood has written several songs about heartbreak, loss and healing that could be perfect for your wedding if you want to avoid anything too upbeat. If they’ve been there themselves, they’ll feel an extra connection with these lyrics!

One more thing—the words may be sweet but the beat is infectious (and deserves its own Top 10 list).

  1. Landslide – The Chicks
  2. Oh, What a World – Kacey Musgraves
  3. Me and You – Kenny Chesney
  4. I Run to You – Lady A
  5. The Bones – Maren Morris (make your entrance at :38!)
  6. If I Ever Saw Heaven – Roan Ash
  7. Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
  8. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
  9. Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs
  10. Look at Me Now – Matt Stell

Fun Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

It’s hard to walk down the aisle, but these fun songs will make it easier.

  1. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  2. Dog Days are Over – Florence + the Machine — this is the song the bride in the photo above danced down the aisle to!
  3. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
  4. Hold On – Wilson Phillips — this is a fun song for your bridesmaids to walk into also!
  5. Top Gun theme – do the two of you have a fave movie theme that might be fun to use??
  6. All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
  7. Good Life – OneRepublic
  8. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  9. White Wedding – Billy Idol

Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To


If you’re the bride or groom, there’s no better feeling than walking down the aisle to your song. I know because for my wedding, I got to choose all of my music from start to finish. But your choice doesn’t have to stop at just one song! You can walk down with three songs—one for each part of your big moment: first meeting your partner before coming out as a couple; when you’re about to enter into this new chapter of life together (and hopefully also get hitched); and then finally when it’s time for dancing. If you need some help picking out those tunes that are just right for each moment in time (and don’t worry if you don’t know anything about music), here are 7 great options that will make any wedding feel extra special:

  1. At Last – Etta James
  2. Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  3. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  4. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
  5. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  6. Lucky – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
  7. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  8. Canon in D – Pachelbel
  9. Your Song – Elton John
  10. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  11. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver
  12. Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman
  13. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  14. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  15. The Prince of Denmark’s March – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  16. Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong
  17. Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain
  18. From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White
  19. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  20. Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow
  21. The Secret Wedding (From “Braveheart”) – David Arkenstone featuring Kathleen Fisher
  22. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  23. Best Part – Daniel Caesaer featuring H.E.R
  24. Green Eyes – Coldplay
  25. Ave Maria – Schubert
  26. Air On the G String, from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 – J.S. Bach Orchestra
  27. Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath
  28. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  29. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  30. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from “Solomon” – Bela Banafalvi & Budapest Strings
  31. Paradise – Coldplay
  32. Tale As Old As Time (Instrumental) – Beauty and the Beast
  33. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  34. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  35. The Dream of the Dolphin – Enigma
  36. All Of Me – John Legend
  37. This I Promise You – Ronan Keating
  38. Air – Handel’s Water Music
  39. Kiss from a Rose – Seal
  40. Amazing Day – Coldplay
  41. Turning Page – Sleeping At Last
  42. Feels Like Home – Edwina Hayes
  43. This I Swear – Nick Lachey
  44. Halo – Beyoncé
  45. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  46. Highland Cathedral – The Regimental Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  47. No One – Alicia Keys
  48. The Rose – Bette Midler
  49. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  50. Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups
  51. Romeo & Juliet : Act I, Scene XVIII, Gavotte – Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra
  52. Songbird – Oasis
  53. Superman Theme (”Superman” the Movie Theme) – Toners
  54. You Had Me From Hello – Bon Jovi
  55. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  56. A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
  57. A Fifth Of Beethoven – Walter Murphy
  58. Falling In Love With You Again – Imelda May
  59. I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
  60. Rigaudon – Empire Brass & Michael Murray
  61. The One – Kodaline
  62. Time After Time – Eva Cassidy
  63. Us Against the World – Coldplay
  64. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  65. I Love the Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery
  66. La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
  67. Rhapsody On a Theme By Paganini, Op. 43: Introduction – Lang Lang, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre & Valery Gergiev
  68. River Flows In You – Yiruma
  69. A Million Love Songs – Take That
  70. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  71. Celebration – Kool & the Gang
  72. Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
  73. Heaven – DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring Do
  74. On This Day – David Pomeranz
  75. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  76. Crystal – Fleetwood Mac
  77. Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone
  78. Giving Myself – Jennifer Hudson
  79. I Fall Apart – Rory Gallagher
  80. If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon
  81. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  82. Hallelujah – Pentatonix
  83. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  84. Hero – Enrique Iglesias
  85. Nothing’s Going to Stop Us Now – Starship
  86. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  87. It Must Be Love – Madness
  88. Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen
  89. The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
  90. You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine
  91. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  92. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  93. The Reason – Hoobastank
  94. Marry Me – Train
  95. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
  96. I Get the Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
  97. When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
  98. Lover – Taylor Swift
  99. I Found You – Alabama Shakes
  100. Everything – Michael Bublé
  101. We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
  102. Everything – Mary J. Blige
  103. You’re All I Need to Get By – Aretha Franklin
  104. Angels – Robbie Williams
  105. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  106. Romeo and Juliet – The Killers
  107. Islands In the Stream – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
  108. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  109. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
  110. Moon River – Frank Sinatra
  111. She’s The One – Robbie Williams
  112. You Give Me Something – James Morrison
  113. The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
  114. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
  115. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  116. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  117. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  118. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  119. Run – Leona Lewis
  120. You Make It Real – James Morrison
  121. Love You ‘Till the End – The Pogues
  122. You’re Still the One – Shania Twain
  123. Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
  124. Rich Man – Heart & Colours
  125. Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  126. Let There Be Love – Nat “King” Cole
  127. You Do Something to Me – Paul Weller
  128. Somewhere Over The Rainbow– Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  129. Come What May – Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman
  130. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  131. One Day Like This – Elbow
  132. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  133. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything – Barry White
  134. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  135. I Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  136. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  137. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  138. Something – The Beatles
  139. Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  140. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  141. Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
  142. Alone With Me – Vance Joy
  143. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross & The Supremes
  144. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  145. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  146. Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  147. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  148. This Kind of Love – Sister Hazel
  149. Champagne Supernova – Oasis
  150. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

We hope you find the perfect song for your walk down the aisle. Just remember that there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing a wedding song, as long as it’s something meaningful to you and your partner!


Can modern or unconventional songs be used as wedding processionals?

Yes, modern or unconventional songs can be used as wedding processionals if they hold special meaning for the couple. It’s important to consider the overall tone and feel of the wedding and ensure that the song fits with the theme and atmosphere.

What are some popular wedding songs to walk down the aisle to?

Some popular wedding songs to walk down the aisle to include “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel, “Here Comes the Bride” by Richard Wagner, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, “Marry Me” by Train, and “At Last” by Etta James.

How do you choose the right wedding song to walk down the aisle to?

When choosing the right wedding song to walk down the aisle to, consider your personal taste and style as a couple, the overall tone and theme of the wedding, and the lyrics and message of the song. It’s also important to consider the length of the aisle and the timing of the song.

How long should the wedding song be for the processional?

The length of the wedding song for the processional depends on the length of the aisle and the number of people walking down it. Typically, the song should be long enough to allow all members of the wedding party to make it down the aisle without feeling rushed or hurried.

Can the same song be used for both the wedding party processional and the bride’s processional?

Yes, the same song can be used for both the wedding party processional and the bride’s processional. Alternatively, separate songs can be chosen to differentiate between the two.

Can the wedding song for the processional be customized or remixed?

Yes, the wedding song for the processional can be customized or remixed to fit the couple’s personal taste or to create a unique and memorable moment. It’s important to work with a professional DJ or musician to ensure that the remix is well-executed and fits with the overall atmosphere of the wedding.