87 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To (2023)

If you ask any married couple about their wedding-day soundtrack, chances are they’d be able to recall at least a few of the songs that starred in their day, including everything from the jams that hyped them up while they were getting ready to their memorable first dance tune to their touching parent dance songs. Couples also get to choose their own entrance song for the ceremony. This song will play in the background as you’re walking down the aisle, so if you want to consider it your theme song, you absolutely can—we encourage it!

When choosing the song you’ll walk down the aisle to, you can go about it in a number of different ways. If you tend to take a more classic approach to big-day traditions, you may want to simply opt for an instrumental or acoustic prelude or a classic wedding march. Another option is to have just about any song you love remixed into one with a slower, more walkable pace (this is an especially good option if you’ll be hiring live musicians to performing during your ceremony). Another option is to tease your vows to come with a song that celebrates the love and admiration you have for the person at the other end of the aisle. You can collaborate with your significant other on a track that speaks to your unique love story and everything you envision for your future together, a la Dan + Shay’s “From the Ground Up.” Or you can ask your partner what they’ve dreamed about for your entrance: What song would they sing to you in a perfect world?

Ahead, check out 87 of the best songs to walk you down the aisle and right on into forever.

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“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” by The Mayries

Lyrics of Love: "When the working day is done/Girls, they wanna have fun/Oh girls just wanna have fun"

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"You Are The Reason,” by Calum Scott

Lyrics of Love: "I'd climb every mountain/And swim every ocean/Just to be with you"

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“Simply the Best,” by Noah Reid (Schitt’s Creek)

Lyrics of Love: “In your heart I see the start of every night and every day/In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away/Just as long I'm here in your arms I could be in no better place"

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“I Love You Always Forever,” by Donna Lewis

Lyrics of Love: “Say you'll love, love me forever/Never stop, never whatever/Near and far and always and everywhere and everything”

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“Incredible,” by James TW

Lyrics of Love: “In your embrace, this crowded room doesn't matter/But dancing like it's our own stage/My love, I just wanna say that you look incredible tonight”

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“(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Going To Marry,” by Darlene Love

Lyrics of Love: “He's just what I've been waiting for oh yes/With every kiss, oh this is it as if my heart keeps saying/Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry, yeah, yeah, yeah"

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“Crazy Love,” by Michael Bublé

Lyrics of Love: “I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles/And the heavens open up every time she smiles/And when I come to her that's just where I belong”

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“God Only Knows,” by Kina Grannis featuring Imaginary Future

Lyrics of Love: “God only knows what I'd be without you/God only knows what I'd be without you/God only knows”

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“Oh, It Is Love,” by Hellogoodbye

Lyrics of Love: “It is love from the first/Time I pressed my hand into yours/Thinking, 'Oh, is it love?'"

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“Be My Melody,” by Burwell

Lyrics of Love: “I’ve been waiting for the day I’d find someone like you/All the plans that I’ve been saving finally coming true”

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“The One My Heart Beats For,” by Greg Steinfeld

Lyrics of Love: “So love me now/Love me forever/Love me today and the days we're not together”

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“Newlyweds,” by Anna Mae

Lyrics of Love: “Can we stay forever young? Kissing like it’s the very first one/I don’t care what nobody says, can we always be newlyweds?”

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“Boom Clap,” by Lennon & Maisy

Lyrics of Love: “You are the light and I will follow/You let me lose my shadow/You are the sun the glowing halo”

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“Grow Old With You,” by Adam Sandler

Lyrics of Love: “I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches/Build you a fire if the furnace breaks/Oh, it could be so nice, growing old with you”

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“You Are The Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne

Lyrics of Love: “It's like you see right through me/And make it easier/You please me, you don't even have to try”

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“Stand By Me,” by Florence + the Machine

Lyrics of Love: “I won't cry, I won't cry/No, I won't shed a tear/Just as long as you stand, stand by me”

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“Love,” by Lana Del Ray

Lyrics of Love: “It don't matter because it's enough/To be young and in love, ah, ah/To be young and in love, ah, ah”

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“Chasing Cars,” by Snow Patrol

Lyrics of Love: “If I lay here/If I just lay here/Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”

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“Heartbeats,” by José González

Lyrics of Love: “One night to be confused/One night to speed up truth/We had a promise, babe”

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“Soldier,” by Gavin DeGraw

Lyrics of Love: “I'll get it if you need it/I'll search if you can't see it/You're thirsty, I'll be rain”

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“Everything’ll Be Alright,” by Joshua Radin

Lyrics of Love: “And I think to myself it's a beautiful night/And I know everything is gonna be alright/Yes now I know it'll be alright”

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“Hallelujah,” by Kate Voegele

Lyrics of Love: “Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof/You saw her bathing up on the roof/Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you”

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“Only You,” by Yaz

Lyrics of Love: “All I needed was the love you gave/All I needed for another day/And all I ever knew, only you”

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“She Is Love,” by Parachute

Lyrics of Love: “And I lost my faith/In my darkest days/But she makes me want to believe"

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“Wild Love,” by James Bay

Lyrics of Love: “I wanna go where the lights burn low and you're only mine/I wanna give you wild love/I wanna give you wild love”

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“You’re The One That I Want,” by Alex & Sierra

Lyrics of Love: “The one that I want/Oo-oo-oo, the one I need/Oh, yes indeed”

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“All For You,” by Gavin James and Kolidescopes

Lyrics of Love: “Cause when I'm down/What would I do without you?/I’d do it all for you”

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“Can’t Help Falling In Love,” by Hearts & Colors

Lyrics of Love: “Take my hand/Take my whole life, too/For I can't help fallin' in love with you”

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“From The Ground Up,” by Dan + Shay

Lyrics of Love: “Beside you I'll stand through the good and the bad/We'll give all that we have/And we'll build this love from the ground up”

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“Keep On Loving You,” by REO Speedwagon

Lyrics of Love: “And I'm gonna keep on lovin' you/'Cause it's the only thing I want to do/I don't want to sleep, I just want to keep on lovin' you”

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“Love Will Keep Us Alive,” by Eagles

Lyrics of Love: “I would die for you/Climb the highest mountain/Baby there's nothing I wouldn't do”

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“You’re The Inspiration,” by Chicago

Lyrics of Love: “So in love when we're together now I know (now I know)/That I need you here with me/From tonight until the end of time”

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“Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” by The Beach Boys

Lyrics of Love: “Happy times together we've been spending/I wish that every kiss was never ending/Oh, wouldn't it be nice?”

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“To Be With You,” by Mr. Big

Lyrics of Love: “Why be alone when we can be together baby?/You can make my life worthwhile/I can make you start to smile”

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“I Choose You,” by Ryann Darling

Lyrics of Love: “And I'd choose you/In a hundred lifetimes I'd choose you/In a hundred worlds I'd find you…"

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“Yours,” by Russell Dickerson

Lyrics of Love: “The best me has his arms around you/You make me better than I was before/Thank God I'm yours”

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“I’ll Be There,” by The Jackson 5

Lyrics of Love: “I'll be there with a love that's strong/I'll be your strength/I'll keep holding on”

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“Forever Like That,” by Ben Rector

Lyrics of Love: “I'll carry your burden and be the wind at your back/I wanna spend my forever/Forever like that”

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“I Am Yours,” by Andy Grammer

Lyrics of Love: “I was free falling through the open sky/'Til you smiled at me and you saved my life and I/Knew I was put here to love you”

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“The Wedding Song,” by Matthew Mole

Lyrics of Love: “Here we are, we found the day/Like we'd always pray/What I see the future brings to you and me one day”

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“Kiss Me,” by Sixpence None The Richer

Lyrics of Love: “Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance/Silver moon's sparkling/So kiss me”

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“Rewrite The Stars,” by Zac Efron and Zendaya

Lyrics of Love: “So why don't we rewrite the stars?/Maybe the world could be ours/Tonight”

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“Finally//Beautiful Stranger,” by Halsey

Lyrics of Love: “Sour apple baby, but you taste so sweet/You got hips like Jagger and two left feet/And I wonder if you'd like to meet”

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“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” by Starship

Lyrics of Love: “And we can build this dream together/Standing strong forever/Nothing's gonna stop us now”

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“Invisible String,” by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: “And isn't it just so pretty to think/All along there was some invisible string/Tying you to me?”

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“Let’s Get Married,” by Bleachers

Lyrics of Love: “Get my myself together, spend you all of my money, yeah/I know it's hard enough to love me/But I woke up in a safe house singing, 'Honey, let's get married'"

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“Endless Love,” by Diana Ross

Lyrics of Love: “And your eyes, your eyes, your eyes/They tell me how much you care ooh, yes/You will always be my endless love”

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“Love You Like That,” by Canaan Smith

Lyrics of Love: “Strong as a fifth of whiskey/Steady as a Tom Petty track/I wanna love, wanna love you like that”

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“My Person,” by Spencer Crandall

Lyrics of Love: “My reason for speedin' home from work/My saving grace, my everything/I've never been more sure that you're my person”

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“I Would For You,” by Lauren Duski

Lyrics of Love: “Lay my heart on the line/I'd even walk through a fire/I would for you”

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“Tuesdays,” by Jake Scott

Lyrics of Love: “I've come to know that love's not only/The best days or the worst days/Love is the Tuesdays”

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“So Easy,” by Phillip Phillips

Lyrics of Love: “Like a fall leaf from a tall tree landing on the grass/Like the white sand turns a clock hand in an hourglass/You're the reason I believe in something I don't know”

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“Beautiful In White,” by Matt Johnson

Lyrics of Love: “So as long as I live I love you/Will have and hold you/You look so beautiful in white”

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“This Is It,” by Scotty McCreery

Lyrics of Love: “This is a moment we won't forget/On top of the world, here, together/If there ever was a time for a perfect kiss, this is it”

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“When You Believe,” by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: “Who knows what miracles you can achieve?/When you believe, somehow you will/You will when you believe”

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“First Last Name,” by Madison Kozak

Lyrics of Love: “But I met a real good guy/Still not much of a crier/Till we're halfway down the aisle-isle-isle”

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“Love Like This,” by Lauren Daigle

Lyrics of Love: “What have I done to deserve love like this?/I cannot earn what You so freely give/What have I done to deserve love like this?”

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“The One,” by Matt Johnson and John Adams

Lyrics of Love: “When the rain is pouring down/You make my whole world feel so right when it's wrong/That's how I know you are the one”

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“I Get To Love You,” by Ruelle

Lyrics of Love: “Whatever may come your heart I will choose/Forever I'm yours, forever I do/I get to love you”

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“Time After Time,” by Iron & Wine

Lyrics of Love: “If you're lost, you can look and you will find me/Time after time/If you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting”

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“The Girl,” by City and Colour

Lyrics of Love: “You don't ask for no diamond rings/No delicate string of pearls/That's why I wrote this song to sing my beautiful girl”

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“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” by Sleeping At Last

Lyrics of Love: “Every little thing she does is magic/Everything she does just turns me on/Even though my life before was tragic now I know my love for her goes on”

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“La Vie En Rose,” by Emily Watts

Lyrics of Love: “Give your heart and soul to me/And life will always be la vie en rose”

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“I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” by Daniela Andrade

Lyrics of Love: “If there's no one beside you/When your soul embarks/Then I'll follow you into the dark"

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“Champagne Supernova,” by Oasis

Lyrics of Love: “Someday you will find me/Caught beneath the landslide/In a champagne supernova in the sky”

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“Bloom,” by The Paper Kites

Lyrics of Love: “When the evening pulls the sun down, and the day is almost through/Oh, the whole world it is sleeping/But my world is you”

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“Meet The Man,” by Noah Schnacky

Lyrics of Love: “I wanna meet the man that put that green in your eyes/And that one little dimple on the side of your smile/Let him know how much I'd love to take your hand”

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“Ours Is My Favorite,” by MountainCity

Lyrics of Love: “We've heard some great stories of love in the world/But without a single doubt in my mind/Ours is my favorite!"

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“Just The Way You Are,” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: “The whole world stops and stares for a while/'Cause girl, you're amazing/Just the way you are”

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“Anyone,” by Justin Bieber

Lyrics of Love: “Looking back on my life, you're the only good I've ever done (I've ever done)/Yeah, you, if it's not you, it's not anyone/It's not anyone, not anyone”

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“Feels Like Home,” by Chantal Kreviazuk

Lyrics of Love: “And how long I've waited for your touch/If you knew how happy you are making me/I've never thought that I'd love anyone so much”

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“Will You Be There” by Michael Jackson

Lyrics of Love: “Love me and feed me (lead again)/Kiss me and free me (yeah)/I will feel blessed (I'm only human)”

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“Send Me On My Way,” by Rusted Root

Lyrics of Love: “I would like to reach out my hand/I may see you, I may tell you to run (on my way, on my way)/You know what they say about the young"

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“She’s Got A Way,” by Billy Joel

Lyrics of Love: “She's got a light around her, ooh/And everywhere she goes/A million dreams of love surround her everywhere"

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“Beautiful Crazy,” by Luke Combs

Lyrics of Love: "She's unpredictable, unforgettable/It's unusual, unbelievable how I'm such a fool/Yeah, I'm such a fool for her”

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“A Thousand Years,” by Christina Perri

Lyrics of Love: “I have died every day waiting for you/Darling, don't be afraid/I have loved you for a thousand years”

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“Love Me Like You Do,” by Brooklyn Duo

Why We Love It: It’s Fifty Shades of Grey, but so much more appropriate for the aisle—the all-instrumental version of this Ellie Goulding original is passionate and immersive.

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"Canon in D, P.37," by Johann Pachelbel, Edward Brewer, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Why We Love It: Reminiscent of all of the big walks in our lives, Canon in D makes everyone in the room pause and turn their attention to the beautiful bride or groom as they approach the aisle.

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“Butterfly Waltz,” by Brian Crain

Why We Love It: The soft, all-piano melody is a tribute to the transformation that takes place right before everyone’s eyes: You walk down the aisle as a bride or groom and walk off of it as wife or husband.

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"Clair de Lune," by Claude Debussy

Why We Love It: The soft, classical tone of this song makes it perfect for background music during multiple parts of the wedding ceremony—but particularly the bride’s entrance, which is likewise sparkling, feminine, and ethereal.

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“The Rose” by David Schultz

Why We Love It: It’s a beautiful piano rendition of one of Bette Midler’s bests. Even if you aren’t carrying roses in your bouquet, your love is still blooming.

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"Wedding March," by Andrew Grossman, Lana Ross, and Anna Moor

Why We Love It: It’s the traditional wedding processional we all know and love, and it will be a perfect accompaniment for a wedding entrance forever.

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"You're Still the One," by Shania Twain

Lyrics of Love: “Looks like we made it/Look how far we've come, my baby/We mighta took the long way/We knew we'd get there someday"

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"Stand by Me," by Ben E. King

Lyrics of Love: “No I won't, be afraid/Just as long, as you stand, stand by me/So darlin', darlin' stand, by me"

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"Ave Maria," by Celine Dion

Lyrics of Love: “Ave Maria, maiden mild/Oh, listen to a maiden's prayer/For thou canst hear amid the wild"

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"Hallelujah," by Pentatonix

Lyrics of Love: “I used to live alone before I knew ya/And I've seen your flag on the marble arch/And love is not a victory march/It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah"

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"From This Moment On," by Shania Twain featuring Bryan White

Lyrics of Love: “Through weakness and strength/Happiness and sorrow/For better, for worse/I will love you"


87 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To? ›

“Always” by Atlantic Starr

A number one hit in 1987, “Always” is that perfect song for a wedding first dance or a love dedication.

What was the number one wedding song in 1987? ›

“Always” by Atlantic Starr

A number one hit in 1987, “Always” is that perfect song for a wedding first dance or a love dedication.

What is the best song for a bride to walk down the aisle to? ›

Canon in D” by Pachelbel

A timeless classic that everyone will recognize, Canon in D is a beautiful (and one of the most popular!) bride entrance song to play as you make your way down the aisle.

What songs do wedding party walk down the aisle to? ›

70 Best Processional Songs for Your Wedding Party
  • "Bridal Chorus," by Richard Wagner.
  • "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole.
  • "Wedding March," by Mendelssohn.
  • "Can't Help Falling in Love," by Haley Reinhart.
  • "Earned It," by the Weeknd.
  • "Only Time," by Enya.
  • "Stay With Me," by Sam Smith.

How many songs do you need for walking down the aisle? ›

Most civil ceremonies will have: One song during the processional (walk down the aisle / bridal entrance) Three songs during the signing of the register. One song during the recessional (exit of the married couple)

What was the hottest song in 1987? ›

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1987
1"Walk Like An Egyptian"The Bangles
3"Shake You Down"Gregory Abbott
4"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"Whitney Houston
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What was the number one wedding song of the 1980s? ›

Brides Often Ask

The number one love song from the 80s was Careless Whisper by George Michael. This 1984 hit combines the calming tunes of the saxophone and romantic lyrics, making it one of the most iconic songs of all time.

How do you pick a bride's entrance song? ›

The song should reflect that moment, so we suggest picking a tune that's upbeat, romantic, and positive. Something like U2's “Beautiful Day” or “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)” by Stevie Wonder, or even “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé are all fun choices that work perfectly for that moment.

Do you play a different song when the bride walks down the aisle? ›

Wedding music commences, either a separate song for the Bridesmaids to enter and a different song for the Bride. Alternatively, the entire wedding party can use just one song.

What is the traditional song to walk out of a wedding ceremony? ›

Mendelssohn's “Wedding March” and Beethoven's “Ode to Joy” are traditional wedding recessional songs, but you don't have to follow tradition on this one.

What song did Kate Middleton walk down the aisle to? ›

I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me (Kate Middleton's Wedding Processional, short version) LYRICS: I was glad when they said unto me, we will go into the house of the Lord. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is at unity in itself. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee.

How long should the song be for the bride to walk down the aisle? ›

The average song is 3 minutes long. It can take 20 seconds for a couple to prepare and get from the entrance to their seats or the dance floor. As you increase the number of introductions, add on another song.

Who walks down the aisle first? ›

From walking down the aisle first to last, the traditional order is: Mother of Bride, Mother of Groom, Grandparents of Bride, Grandparents of Groom, Groom, Officiant, the Wedding Party, Maid of Honor and Best Man, Ring Bearer, Flower Girl and lastly the Bride and her Father.

Who walks down the mother of the bride? ›

The mother of the bride is traditionally escorted by her son if she has one. Otherwise, any close male relative, the best man, or a groomsman walks with the mother of the bride during the procession.

How long should my aisle be? ›

The average aisle width for two people walking down the aisle together measures about 5 feet—we recommend adding on an additional 2-3 feet if you have three people (bride + parents, or two bridesmaids + one groomsmen) walking down the aisle together or have aisle decor pieces that will take up some of that space.

How many songs do you pick for a wedding ceremony? ›

How Many Songs Should You Pick? A good rule of thumb is 15 songs per hour. A typical wedding reception will see about 3 hours of dancing after dinner and all the formalities are over. That is just 45 songs.

What was the No 1 song in 1986? ›

That's What Friends Are For

What was No 1 in 1987? ›

Whitney Houston's “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” George Michael's “Faith,” Bon Jovi's “Livin' On A Prayer,” Madonna's “Who's That Girl,” and many other future classics all snagged the top spot on Billboard's Top 100 that year. It also marks the first year U2 took No.

What was the #1 song in May 1987? ›

List of Cash Box Top 100 number-one singles of 1987
Issue dateSongArtist
April 25"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"Aretha Franklin & George Michael
May 2"(I Just) Died in Your Arms"Cutting Crew
May 9
May 16"With or Without You"U2
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What was number one wedding song in 1985? ›

“Heaven” by Bryan Adams

Canadian singer Bryan Adams had his first #1 hit with this mega-hit in 1985, which was undoubtedly the most played song at both proms and weddings that year.

What was the most watched wedding in the 80s? ›

Luke and Laura's November 17, 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers; it remains the highest rated soap opera episode in American daytime television history. Elizabeth Taylor made a cameo appearance during the event, and Princess Diana sent champagne.

What was the popular wedding song in 1983? ›

"Tonight I Celebrate My Love" | Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson

The song would be the first song to be released off her 1983 album Born To Love, and would peak at #4 on the adult contemporary chart in 1983.

Do grooms walk down the aisle to music? ›

The groom, followed by his groomsmen, can walk down the aisle to a song that's just for them. The groom, followed by his groomsmen, can come in from stage left (the guests right) and get into place to a song just for the guys.

How do you pick a grand entrance song? ›

*Playlist updated for 2023-2024 wedding season
  • First, consider the mood you want to set. Do you want to keep it traditional with a classic song or go with something more upbeat and contemporary? ...
  • Next, think about the lyrics. ...
  • Consider the tempo of the song as well. ...
  • Lastly, practice your entrance with the song beforehand.

What wedding ceremony songs do you need? ›

Here are some of the most popular choices.
  • 1 "Canon in D" by Pachelbel. ...
  • 2 "Wedding March" by Wagner. ...
  • 3 "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. ...
  • 4 "Kissing You" by Des'ree. ...
  • 5 "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach. ...
  • 6 "She" by Elvis Costello. ...
  • 7 "Ave Maria" by Schubert. ...
  • 8 "Moon River" by Mancini.

Does maid of Honour walk first or last? ›

After those people take their places, the best man and the groomsmen traditionally walk down the aisle, in order to protect the groom from evil spirits or attackers. Then the bridesmaids make their way down the aisle, followed by the maid of honor.

Can you walk down the aisle to the same song as first dance? ›

Well, let's start things off with wedding songs to walk down the aisle to. You can use the same one for the first dance or use separate tracks to make the bride's entrance more dramatic.

What song do you play at a wedding when the bride and groom leave? ›

Our most popular wedding recessional song requests from couples are 'Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' by Handel, 'September' by Earth, Wind & Fire, and '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher' by Jackie Wilson. And of course, the classic 'Wedding March' from A Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn."

What is a unity song wedding? ›

It is a meaningful custom that typically reflects the personalities, religions, or families of both the bride and groom.

Can the bride and groom walk down the aisle to the same song? ›

It would not be rude to have them walk down the aisle to the same song that was already playing before your processional start. It would not be rude to have them walk down to a different song all together. It would not be rude to have them walk in to the same song as your BMs.

What was the entrance music for Meghan Markle wedding? ›

"It's a beautiful thing for both of us." Excuse us while we grab some tissues. "Eternal Source of Light Divine" was performed by soprano Elin Manahan Thomas at the ceremony, and it was the perfect pairing to Meghan's entrance into St.

What song did William and Kate dance to wedding? ›

Prince William and Princess Kate

The royal couple enlisted Ellie Goulding to sing at their wedding reception, performing a rendition of Elton John's Your Song for their first dance.

What song did Prince William and Kate dance to at their wedding? ›

Prince William and Kate Middleton

But, while you'd be forgiven for thinking they opted for Ellie's hit, Love Me Like You Do, the duo actually had her perform a rendition of Elton John's, Your Song – yep, the very same one she sang in the John Lewis Christmas advert of 2010 just one year earlier.

Who gets announced first at wedding reception? ›

The wedding party is announced. Traditionally they are announced in the following order: groom's parents, bride's parents, flower girl and ring bearer, bridesmaids escorted by groomsmen, maid/ matron of honor escorted by the best man and finally the Bride and Groom.

How long does it take for 7 bridesmaids to walk down aisle? ›

A wedding processional typically lasts between three to five minutes, depending on the number of people taking part. The bride's walk down the aisle can take up to one minute of that time.

Should the last song at a wedding be slow or fast? ›

If you want a private last dance with just your partner, choose a slow song to create an intimate moment and re-focus the attention on you, the couple. If you'd rather go out with a bang, especially if you're having an after-party, pick a high-energy tune for all your guests to enjoy.

Who is the last person to walk down the aisle? ›

The flower girl is typically the last one to walk down the aisle before the bride. Finally, the bride walks down the aisle last to her wedding with her father or other escort that will give her away. The father of the bride will lift the bride's veil and kiss her before the bride approaches the groom at the altar.

Who does the maid of honor walk with? ›

Typically, the maid of honor walks down the aisle with the best man, but this "head bridesmaid" could also walk behind the bride. If you have two MOHs and only one best man, you could either have him escort both MOHs down the aisle or tap another VIP (such as one of your brothers) to serve as a second escort.

Who does groom walk down aisle with? ›

4. Groom. If the groom is walking down the aisle, he may do so solo or escorted by one or both parents. In a nondenominational ceremony, the groom and his crew stand on the right side of the venue.

What should the mother of the bride not do? ›

Mother of The Bride: How to Avoid Upstaging or Upsetting the...
  • Consult with The Bride. ...
  • Avoid Being Too Casual. ...
  • Don't Make the Wedding About You. ...
  • Don't Be Pushy. ...
  • Don't Tell Her Who Should Be Her Bridesmaids. ...
  • Don't Compare Her Wedding to Others. ...
  • Don't Be Too Critical. ...
  • Don't Make Empty Offers.

What is the mother of the bride called? ›

This stands for Maid or Matron of Honor.

Which mother is seated first at a wedding? ›

The parents of the bride always sit in the first pew or row on the left, facing where the ceremony will be held; the groom's parents sit in the first row on the right. At same-sex marriage ceremonies, the couple might assign each family a side, and seat guests on "Bill's side" or "Kevin's side" accordingly.

What color should the aisle runner be? ›

The most popular and traditional runner is the white aisle runner, but often a red aisle runner will be used. Many brides are breaking from the traditional white and going with a runner that matches their color scheme.

Who sits in the front row at a wedding? ›

In the most traditional Christian, heterosexual weddings, the bride's parents sit in the first row on the left side of the aisle, while the groom's parents will fill in the first row on the right side.

How many aisle songs do you need? ›

Most civil ceremonies will have: One song during the processional (walk down the aisle / bridal entrance) Three songs during the signing of the register. One song during the recessional (exit of the married couple)

Do you need 2 processional songs? ›

The number of processional songs you'll need depends on a few factors including the number of people walking down the aisle and the length of the aisle. Usually people choose two processional songs—one for the family and wedding party, and then a more dramatic and emotional song for the bridal processional.

How many dances are in a wedding? ›

How many traditional wedding dances are there? There are four main ones: the first dance, the parents' dance, the anniversary dance, and the money dance.

Do you play music after wedding ceremony? ›

The recessional is the piece of music played as the newly married couple and their attendants walk back down the aisle at the end of the ceremony. This is generally an upbeat piece of music and often couples will choose 'their song' or a song that they feel sums up their relationship.

What was number 1 in the charts in 1987? ›

1 tracks from 1987 is a memorable one. Whitney Houston's “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” George Michael's “Faith,” Bon Jovi's “Livin' On A Prayer,” Madonna's “Who's That Girl,” and many other future classics all snagged the top spot on Billboard's Top 100 that year. It also marks the first year U2 took No.

Who was the most popular singer in 1987? ›


What was the number 1 song on 4 11 1987? ›

List of Cash Box Top 100 number-one singles of 1987
Issue dateSongArtist
April 11"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"Starship
April 18
April 25"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"Aretha Franklin & George Michael
May 2"(I Just) Died in Your Arms"Cutting Crew
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What was most popular in 1987? ›

Popular Movies
  • Beverly Hills Cop III.
  • Dirty Dancing.
  • Dragnet.
  • Fatal Attraction.
  • Full Metal Jacket.
  • La Bamba.
  • Lethal Weapon.
  • The Living Daylights.

What was the top 10 in 1987? ›

Top 100 Hits of 1987/Top 100 Songs of 1987
  • Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles.
  • Alone - Heart.
  • Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott.
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston.
  • Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship.
  • C'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil.
  • Here I Go Again - Whitesnake.
  • The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby and the Range.

What was the number 1 song in June 1987? ›

On June 27, 1987, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston Hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Who had the number 1 album of 1987? ›

Whitney became Whitney Houston's second album to top the Billboard 200 and the first album by a female artist to debut at number 1. Bad became Michael Jackson's second Billboard 200 number one album.

What was the best selling album in 1987? ›

Oct 1987 - Michael Jackson "Bad"

The album goes #1 in both the US and UK and sells over ten million copies in the US alone. The album generates five US #1 singles including the title track "Dirty Diana", "Man In The Mirror" and "The Way You Make Me Feel".

Which singer wanted to dance with somebody in 1987? ›

"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for her second studio album, Whitney (1987).

What song was #1 on April 16 1987? ›

April 1987: Aretha Franklin & George Michael Hit #1 in America with "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"

What song was #1 on April 3 1987? ›

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now.

What song was number 1 march 8 1987? ›

Huey Lewis and the News.

What is the original wedding song? ›

But neither song was actually composed to be performed at a wedding. Rather, German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote the “Wedding March” for an 1842 production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and “Here Comes the Bride” was the Bridal Chorus from Richard Wagner's 1850 opera Lohengrin.

What was the number one wedding song in 1982? ›

“Truly” by Lionel Richie

The lyrics of this tender slow ballad are a powerful pledge of love, and it's no surprise that it was a popular request for the first dance of brides and grooms at weddings in the early 80s. “Truly” went gold, and reached #1 on the Top 40 charts in 1982.

What were weddings like in the 1980s? ›

If there is one word to sum up the decade that was the 80s, it is Big. Big hair, big sleeves, big accessories and big clothes. And bridal style was no exception, with big gowns, big flowers, and the biggest veils seen since they stopped becoming a symbol of status a fixture of the 80s bride.


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