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Here Comes The Bride: 50 Of The Best Wedding Songs To Walk Down The Aisle

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A bride accompanied by the best wedding songs to walk down the aisle.

Introduction

*sheds tear* 🥹

Oh, don’t mind us… We’re just practicing our happy tears for when you finally walk down the aisle during your wedding day! It’s a special moment after all, so don’t blame us if we can’t hold all these tears back!

But before we (… and you 🫣) start letting the waterfalls out during the big day, have you already decided what wedding song you will walk down the aisle to?

Not yet? We get it, girl. With countless tunes to choose from, it’s tricky to narrow it down to just one.

But we got your back, because we’ve rounded up 50 of the best wedding songs to walk down the aisle to and we’ve categorized them by genre to help you pick more easily. This way, you can focus on making the most beautiful walk – and just thinking about it is going to make us cry (of happiness… Of course)!

Ready? Let’s get right into it.

Table of Contents

  1. Romantic Love Songs
  2. Country
  3. Traditional/Classical
  4. Instrumental
  5. R&B
  6. What to Consider When Picking the Wedding Song to Walk Down the Aisle to

Romantic Love Songs To Walk Down The Aisle

There’s nothing better than pairing one of the most romantic days of your life with the best heart-tugging wedding song to walk down the aisle to! As our top romantic song picks, these songs are sure to get everyone’s heart fluttering. And hey, it always pays to stick with what’s popular! 

  1. “At Last” – Etta James
  2. “Unchained Melody” – The Righteous Brothers
  3. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
  4. “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
  5. “Amazed” – Lonestar
  6. “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
  7. “Something” – The Beatles
  8. “All of Me” – John Legend
  9. “Un-break My Heart” – Toni Braxton
  10. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith

Country Songs To Walk Down The Aisle

There’s just something about good ol’ country music that makes it the perfect for brides to walk down the aisle to. Whether it’s the gentle guitars, emotional singing, or lyrics that often tell the most gorgeous stories, you can never go wrong with country music. We even picked the best songs for you! 

  1. “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts
  2. “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain
  3. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
  4. “Making Memories of Us” – Keith Urban
  5. “I Cross My Heart” – George Strait
  6. “To Make You Feel My Love” – Garth Brooks
  7. “My Best Friend” – Tim McGraw
  8. “Then” – Brad Paisley
  9. “Forever and Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis
  10. “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw

Classical Songs To Walk Down The Aisle

If you want to add a degree of sophistication to your bridal walk or if you simply prefer a more formal ceremony, these choices will provide you with the perfect walking tempo as everyone watches your grand entrance. Can you already picture it? We can!

  1. “Canon in D” – Johann Pachelbel
  2. “Ave Maria” – Franz Schubert
  3. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” – Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. “Trumpet Voluntary” – Jeremiah Clarke
  5. “Ode to Joy” – Ludwig van Beethoven
  6. “Air on the G String” – Johann Sebastian Bach
  7. “Spring” from The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
  8. “Arioso” – Johann Sebastian Bach
  9. “Rondeau” – Jean-Joseph Mouret
  10. “Overture from Royal Fireworks Music” – George Frideric Handel

Instrumental Songs To Walk Down The Aisle

Want something more modern without worrying about lyrics that may not strictly apply to you? Then how about checking out our favorite instrumental picks? These instrumentals are all about the gorgeous melodies, so everyone can focus on you instead! (slay queen!

  1. “Clair de Lune” – Claude Debussy
  2. “Marry Me” – Train (Piano/Cello Cover)
  3. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Ukulele Instrumental)
  4. “Hoppípolla” – Sigur Rós
  5. “A Thousand Years” – The Piano Guys (Instrumental)
  6. “Storybook Love” – Mark Knopfler (Instrumental)
  7. “A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay (String Quartet Cover)
  8. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley (Instrumental)
  9. “Bittersweet Symphony” – The Verve (Orchestral Cover)
  10. “Theme from A Summer Place” – Percy Faith

R&B Songs To Walk Down The Aisle

If you want a tender atmosphere without going full-on old school and traditional, then consider these R&B tunes as the best song to walk down the aisle to. Think soulful and smooth music, and you’ll find yourself having an unforgettable walk down the aisle. 

  1. “Endless Love” – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  2. “I Believe in You and Me” – Whitney Houston
  3. “Adore” – Prince
  4. “Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green
  5. “The Closer I Get to You” – Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
  6. “Lovely Day” – Bill Withers
  7. “Rock With You” – Michael Jackson
  8. “Always and Forever” – Luther Vandross
  9. “No One” – Alicia Keys
  10. “All My Life” – K-Ci & JoJo
Picking the best wedding songs to walk down the aisle is very important.

What To Consider When Picking The Wedding Song To Walk Down The Aisle To

  • Reflect On Your Style: First things first, the best wedding songs to walk down the aisle to should reflect your style and personality. After all, it’s your special day and it’s your special walk, so pick a tune that’s all about you, all while making everyone’s eyes go 🥹🥹 (we can imagine it already!)

     

  • Lyrics That Speak to You: Of course, the lyrics of the song matter just as much as the song itself. Do you want lyrics that will highlight your love story? How about lyrics that make you think about your partner? Or would you prefer just an instrumental piece to keep it traditional? Here’s a tip: if the song talks about heartbreak… pick another one!

     

  • Consider the Venue: Another thing to consider is the setting of your wedding, as this can also influence your song choice. For example, traditional church ceremonies are often the ideal setting for a classical piece, while an outdoor or rustic venue will pair well with a country or acoustic song. The great thing about weddings is that there’s so many locations you can pick from.  Your options for wedding songs for brides to walk down the aisle to are just as varied!

     

  • Think About the Tempo: When choosing a wedding song to walk down the aisle to, keep the tempo in mind as well. Making a grand entrance with a slower song is a classic pick, but it might make your walk feel longer than it actually is. Meanwhile, it’s also easy to envision a more upbeat song, but it might feel like you’re racing down the aisle. But not on our watch! 🛑 So, we recommend practicing your walk to a few different options to get an actual feel before the big day, as this will help you feel more confident!

     

  • Make It Memorable: The bridal walk signifies the start of your marriage journey, so why not pick a song that’s already part of your love story? It can be a song you danced to on your first date, or a song that you always share with each other. Here’s another tip: once the song starts playing and your partner starts doing this 😭 long before both of you are on the altar, you’ve found the one (both the right song and the right person to marry).

     

  • Consider Cultural or Family Traditions: Do you have any cultural or family traditions? Like a great-grandma that really, REALLY swears by Sinatra? (jk) If so, then it might be a good choice to incorporate them into your song choice. Further, making the wedding song you’re walking down the aisle to a piece that your family has passed down through generations (again… this could just be Sinatra 👨🎤) can add a unique touch to the ceremony.

     

  • Collaborate with Your Partner: Think about you and your partner’s musical preferences and find a piece that resonates with the both of you. Not only is this a good bonding moment, but it also reflects your shared values as a couple. Of course, be prepared to compromise – your partner might love heavy metal, but you might also love not surprising your grandma at your wedding (or she might like it too, you never know 🤷).
  • Test the Acoustics: Finally, visit your ceremony venue and test the acoustics with the chosen song if possible. You can even ask your DJ what type of sound system they’re bringing, and whether it will be able to fill the space appropriately. Nothing is worse than making your grand entrance to a song nobody can properly hear!
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Final Thoughts

And there you have it – a top 50 list of the best wedding music to walk down the aisle to, plus some extra tips to make that choice more meaningful for you and your partner. 

We know that the bridal entrance is a dream many brides-to-be look forward to, so we hope our list helps you find the best song to walk down the aisle to. More than that, we’re glad to help you create a wonderful memory you’ll surely picture lovingly years from now.

And if you’re looking for a DJ to get the cues and timing of that wedding song right, then reach out to us at DJing.ca. As Canada’s largest DJ company, we only collaborate with the top 1% of DJs in Canada, all of which will play the best song for you to walk down the aisle to. Not only that, but we also boast a 5-star rating and have over 1,000 successful events in our repertoire! 

We congratulate you on your upcoming nuptials and can’t wait to watch you make that special walk down the aisle!

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