Top 50 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

While you try on your dress and picture your special day, you’re probably thinking about all the possible songs to walk down the aisle to. As you enter the venue and start to walk towards your future husband or wife, you’ll capture everyone’s attention. Any newlywed couple will tell you that this will be one of the most beautiful highlights of the day, so you’ll want to find the most unforgettable song. Regardless of your style or how you choose to walk down the aisle, the song needs to reflect the special bond between you and your partner.

If you need inspiration, check out the below selection of the Top 50 songs to walk down the aisle to. Whatever you’re into, from country, pop and R&B, to classical and instrumental, there will definitely be a song for you.

Choosing your song

There are several points to consider when looking at songs to walk down the aisle to, including where you’re getting married, the meaning behind the song and the pace of the song. The location is important, as you’ll need to think about how you’ll play the song. You might have chosen a live band, a pianist or even Spotify, but you’ll need to make sure the song is heard by everyone around the venue. Some songs might sound better through different mediums.
The meaning behind the song is also a key element. The song you choose needs to express your love, your personality and how you feel about this special day. Make sure you select a section of the song that speaks to you the most and evokes your message to your guests.

1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Kina Grannis

Key lyrics: “Take my hand, take my whole life, too, for I can’t help falling in love with you”. The ultimate ballad by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is one of the most obvious choices for songs to walk down the aisle too. But this delicate cover by Kina Grannis adds an even more romantic touch.

2. “Your Song” – Ellie Goulding

Key lyrics: “I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words, how wonderful life is now you’re in the world”. The melody originally written by Elton John, has become more and more popular for weddings. This is because it expresses a first-love situation that everyone can relate to. The cover is an even more simple and sweet version that perfectly aligns with a bridal entrance.

3. “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele

Key lyrics: “Nothing that I wouldn’t do, go to the ends of the Earth for you, to make you feel my love”. Adele’s version of this modern classic, evokes protection, care and unconditional love. The message is simple yet striking.

4. “At Last” – Etta James

Key lyrics: “My love has come along, my lonely days are over, and life is like a song”. This song matches the sentiment of finally coming together and creating a union between you and your partner. The timeless classic epitomizes the feeling of finding your true love.

5. “She is Love” – Parachute

Key lyrics: “and she is all I need, she is love”. The simplicity of this song makes it easy for any couple to connect with. It expresses the deep and unconditional love for your partner, which makes it so perfect for one of your choices for songs to walk down the aisle to.

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6. “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

Key lyrics: “I see them bloom, for me and you, and I think to myself, what a wonderful world”. The song has truly stood the test of time as an expression of love. Just like a relationship, it shows that amongst the hardships, there is beauty and power in the love you both feel.

7. “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars

Key lyrics: “When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change, ’cause you’re amazing, just the way you are” The popularity of this song for weddings is down to it’s simple message, that you’re perfect no matter what. As you walk to your husband or wife to be it’s a beautiful expression of how you feel towards them.

8. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton

Key lyrics: ” I feel wonderful because I see, the love light in your eyes, and the wonder of it all, is that you just don’t realize how much I love you”. This pretty ballad is an undeniable classic. It’s known as one of the most romantic songs of all time, which everyone can relate to. It beautifully captures the emotion of pure love.

9. “Lucky” – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat

Key lyrics: “I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend, lucky to have been where I have been, lucky to be coming home again”. The sweet duet reflects on finding a love that completes you, and who you can truly be yourself with. It’s about the unique nature of a relationship that only you both understand.

10. “You Are The Reason” – Calum Scott

Key lyrics: “I´d climb every mountain, and swim every ocean, just to be with you”. This features in our top 50 songs to walk down the aisle to because it explains how even through difficult times the love a couple feels for each other is more powerful than anything else. No relationship is perfect, but the effort and care between each partner shows the true value of the relationship.

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11. “Canon in D Major (Pachelbel’s Canon)” – J.S. Bach Orchestra

The centuries old classic still remains a popular choice for weddings. Although it wasn’t originally intended to be a romantic song, couples have chosen to use it because of the captivating and dream-like elements. Also, because of similar baroque inspired songs being used in films. As well as most famously the royal wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

12. “Best Part” – H.E.R. featuring Daniel Ceasar

Key lyrics: “I just wanna see how beautiful you are, you know that I see it, I know you’re a star, where you go I’ll follow, no matter how far”. This beautifully tender R&B song stands out as a charming expression of love. The power and purity of the song, symbolizes the strength of your relationship, and makes it perfect to walk down the aisle to.

13. “Simply The Best” – Noah Reid

Key lyrics: “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”. The original of this song is fast-paced, but slowed down in this version the beautiful lyrics really stand out. They reveal a vulnerable and personal side just as relationships do. It will be unexpected for your guests to hear this twist.

14. “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

Key lyrics: “Oh darling, place your head on my beating heart, I’m thinking out loud, that maybe we found love right where we are”. Although this is usually picked as a first dance song, Sheeran himself declared it as a great option for songs to walk down the aisle to. The lyrics explain a love that will stand the test of time. It expresses commitment, deep connection and real love.

15. “All Of Me” – John Legend

Key lyrics: “You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose, I’m winning, ’cause I give you all of me”. This is undeniably one of the greatest modern love ballads, so there’s no wonder it’s so popular for weddings! The lyrics are honest and vulnerable. It expresses adoration for your partner, and how you’ll be there for them throughout everything.

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16. “XO” – Beyonce

Key lyrics: “Your face is all that I see, I’ll give you everything, baby love me lights out”. The endearing love song expresses loving your partner to the fullest. The running theme is to enjoy love and life in the present, which is perfect to highlight the special moment of you walking down the aisle.

17. “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri

Key lyrics: “Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you, for a thousand years, I’ll love you for a thousand more”. Any bride can relate to these vulnerable lyrics, which is why it’s such a popular walk down the aisle song. It speaks about the shy and nervous feeling of falling in love, but getting that confidence from your partner and the love between you both. This perfectly reflects how it feels to walk down the aisle towards your future husband or wife.

18. “Chasing Cars” – Snow Patrol

Key lyrics: “If I lay here, if I just lay here, would you lie with me and just forget the world?”. This vulnerable song is about focusing on love and living in the moment forever. It’s one of the most played songs over the last 20 years, and it’s no surprise! The pure love song expresses the special nature of having a bond only you and your partner understand.

19. “Lover” – Taylor Swift

Key lyrics: “Can I go where you go? Can we always be this close forever and ever?”. The slow yet charming song makes for the perfect unforgettable bridal entrance. It expresses staying in romantic bliss and never losing the love between you both. The tender lyrics express the feeling of having known your partner forever.

20. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars

Key lyrics: “Is it the look in your eyes?, or is it this dancing juice?, who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you”. If you’re looking for songs to walk down the aisle to that are light-hearted, this is a perfect option. This cute and upbeat song is a fun way to show how excited you are for this special day.

21. “Butterfly Waltz” – Brian Crain

Another instrumental option for songs to walk down the aisle to, is this classic song. The upbeat tempo gives off a happy and hopeful emotion. It’s ideal for a traditional wedding, if you’re looking for something subtle to accompany you down the aisle.

22. “Good As You” – Kane Brown

Key lyrics: “I just wanna wake up everyday here in this bed, never leave ‘I love you’ left unsaid, it might take a hundred lifetimes to do, but baby, I just wanna be good as you”. The feel-good song is definitely a must for country fans. Brown explains how the love from his partner inspires him to be a better man. It’s the perfect personification of newlywed bliss!

23. “Iris” – Goo Goo Dolls

Key lyrics: “When everything’s made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am”. This song is about being open when finding true relationship. The recognisable power ballad expresses the importance of feeling deep love.

24. “Better Together” – Jack Johnson

Key lyrics: “And there is no combination of words I could say, but I will still tell you one thing, we’re better together”. This is another fun option for a backyard and informal wedding. It expresses how the love between the two of you just works, and there’s nothing quite like it.

25. “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles

Key lyrics: “Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right”. This upbeat tune matches a summer backyard wedding perfectly. The lyrics express hope and a new era of happiness. It’s bound to put a smile on your guest’s faces!

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26. “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz

Key lyrics: “But I won’t hesitate no more, no more, it cannot wait, I’m yours”. This feel-good song is about finally giving into love and finding joy. It expresses making the most of the moment you’re in, which fits perfectly with the wedding ceremony.

27. “Marry Me” – Train

Key lyrics: “Promise me, you’ll always be, happy by my side”. The song beautifully captures the passion of being in love. It’s bound to get a few tears from your guests! The sweet and soft melody is a charming accompaniment to walking down the aisle.

28. “Speechless” – Dan + Shay

Key lyrics: “After all this time I’m just as nervous, every time you walk into the room, I’m speechless”. This country song is about the overwhelming feeling of being in love. The singers were actually inspired by their own weddings and the feeling of seeing their brides walk towards them.

29. “The Few Things” – J.P. Saxe

Key lyrics: “You’re one of the few things that I’m sure of, you’re one of the few things that I know already”. If you’re looking for a song with a modern vibe, then this is for you. The smooth vocals and simple lyrics are the perfect addition to a magical moment. It’s about being certain in your relationship and trusting your partner unconditionally.

30. “Somewhere Only We Know” – Vitamin String Quartet

This instrumental spin on a modern song is a perfect mix for a traditional wedding with a touch of contemporary details. The romantic undertone of the lyrics express a unique love. Your guests are bound to enjoy this special version.

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31. “You’ve Got the Love” – Florence + the Machine

Key lyrics: “But you’ve got the love I need to see me through, you’ve got the love”. Although this might not be a traditional option for songs to walk down the aisle to, the fun and upbeat tempo makes it ideal for alternative brides. It explains how if you have that one person that loves you, then together you can face anything.

32. “Everything” – Michael Buble

Key lyrics: “And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times, it’s you, it’s you, you make me sing, you’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything”. In this option for songs to walk down the aisle to, the lyrics explain the rare and unique happiness of love. It makes a statement about your adoration for one another.

33. “Endless Love” – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Key lyrics: “Cause you, you mean the would to me, I know, I know, I’ve found, I’ve found in you, my endless love”. The classic Motown duet between these music icons express a love that conquers all.

34. “White Dress” – Ben Rector

Key lyrics: “I never knew, that I could love someone, the way that I love you”. This sweet love song is about the unexpected happiness of falling in love. The simplicity and pop beat compliment any wedding theme.

35. “Big, Big Plans” – Chris Lane

Key lyrics: “And I’m down on one knee, I guess she finally figured out, I’m gonna ask her to marry me”. Another country option for songs to walk down the aisle to. The sentiment of the ballad expresses the excitement of getting married and spending your life together.

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36. “I will wait” – Mumford and Sons

Key lyrics: “Now I’ll be bold, as well as strong, and use my head alongside my heart”. The song makes a promise to be there for the other person. In the midst of so much emotion, the most important thing is to be there unconditionally. It’s a poignant sentiment as you walk towards your future husband or wife.

37. “You’re The One That I Want” -Alex & Sierra

Key lyrics: “The one that I want/Oo-oo-oo, the one I need/Oh, yes indeed”. This version of the popular song is absolutely stunning. It’s tender rhythm makes it perfect to walk down the aisle to at a soft pace. The beautiful cover is sure to surprise your guests as you make your entrance.

38. “I’m With You” – Vance Joy

Key lyrics: “Only been here for a moment, but I know I want you, darling, I do, I’m with you”. This song is about how even throughout the high and lows of a relationship, the love for each other still stands.

39. “I am yours” – Andy Grammer

Key lyrics: “You take my breath away every night, still can’t believe it when you say you’re mine and I am yours”. This song is about trusting in your relationship and knowing the bond between you both is strong. The lyrics express knowing that you both fit perfectly.

40. “Budapest” – George Ezra

Key lyrics: “And baby if you hold me, then all of this will go away”. This song is about a love only you understand that you’ve given up everything for. The joyful and casual rhythm fits a summer wedding perfectly.

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41. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack

Key lyrics: “And the first time ever I lay with you, I felt your heart so close to mine, and I knew our joy would fill the earth”. This powerful ballad is about new moments in a relationship, so it works well as the theme tune to starting a new life together.

42. “Isn’t She Lovely?” – Stevie Wonder

Key lyrics: “But isn’t she lovely made from love? Isn’t she lovely? Life and love are the same”. Although Stevie Wonder wrote this song about his daughter, it also perfectly fits a bridal entrance because of its beautifully innocent lyrics. It’s an expression of joy, which is perfect for walking down the aisle.

43. “So Easy” -Phillip Phillips

Key lyrics: “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”. The lyrics in this song express the ease of falling in love. It’s a beautiful sentiment to walk towards your partner to.

44. “The Girl” – City and Color

Key lyrics: “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”. This beautifully soft song is about thanking your partner for their love. It explains knowing you’ve found the right person.

45. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran

Key lyrics: “Darling, just hold my hand, be my girl, I’ll be your man, I see my future in your eyes”. The charming lyrics in expresses a youthful feeling of being enamoured by your partner. The strength of the song resembles the endless and powerful love.

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46. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” – Sleeping At Last

Key lyrics: “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”. This is another cover that softly expresses a special love. It’s about having the courage to say how you feel.

47. “La Vie En Rose” – Emily Watts

Key lyrics: “Give your heart and soul to me, and life will always be la vie en rose”. This song has been famously covered many times, and is wonderful option to walk down the aisle to. If you have a pretty and romantic theme, the ‘life is pink’ translation suits this style perfectly.

48. “My Best Friend” – Tim McGraw

Key lyrics: “You’re more than a lover, there could never be another, to make me feel the way you do”. The country song defines the feeling of having found your soulmate. The lyrics express trusting your partner completely and feeling whole.

49. “Halo” – Beyoncé

Key lyrics: “Everywhere I’m looking now, I’m surrounded by your embrace, baby, I can see your halo, you know you’re my saving grace”. In this song Beyoncé writes about how her husband truly impacts her life in the best way. It’s explains the feeling of being safe and your true self with your partner.

50. “And I Love Her” – Passenger

Key lyrics: “And the best one that I know, and I love her, yeah well I love her”. The delicate lyrics in this song express the extraordinary love you have for each other. This is particularly sentimental for a bridal entrance on your special day.

Once you’ve selected one of the songs to walk down the aisle to, you’ll be just a few more steps away from making your grand entrance! For more tips for your wedding ceremony such as How to Hire a Live Band in Italy or Wedding Arches and Arbors Ideas, head over to WedBoard where you’ll find everything you need to start planning your perfect destination wedding.

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