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Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To: 135 Songs for Your Big Entrance

That emotional moment you walk down the aisle to meet your partner deserves an epic soundtrack! We've got 135 perfect entrance songs to inspire you

A bride walking down the aisle

A bride walking down the aisle

Walking down the aisle is one of the most significant parts of your wedding day timeline. You can expect a few tears when your partner sees you for the first time, and a few more when your guests catch their first glimpse of your wedding day look - but one thing that can heighten emotions even further is your choice of songs to walk down the aisle to.

We recommend checking out our best wedding songs playlist, as well as this curated list of walking down the aisle wedding songs to find your inspiration – the winner should really pop out.

You'll have two prominent entrances on your big day: the entrance during your ceremony and your wedding reception entrance as newlyweds - and we've got plenty of wedding entrance songs to help you pick that! But everyone knows the wedding fun truly begins when that walking down the aisle wedding song starts playing.

While you'll have picked prelude songs for when your guests arrive and processional music for your bridesmaids' entrance, your arrival will be the most anticipated of all. All eyes on you can be scary, and having a song to walk down the aisle will comfort you and set the pace for your walk.

Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To: 135 Songs for Your Big Entrance

We've got 135 suggestions for walking down the aisle songs. You'll know many of these wedding entrance songs, but others will be new to you. Why not scroll through our list while you listen to our Spotify library, choosing a number that speaks to you both?

Emotional Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

1. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

"I've known it from the moment that we met / No doubt in my mind where you belong"

2. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

"How long will I be with you? / As long as the sea is bound to / Wash upon the sand"

3. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

"And the songbirds are singing / Like they know the score / And I love you, I love you, I love you / Like never before"

4. Your Song – Ellie Goulding

"How wonderful life is / Now you're in the world"

5. Beautiful in White – Shane Filan

"So as long as I live I love you / Will have and hold you / You look so beautiful in white / And from now 'til my very last breath"

6. This I Promise You – Ronan Keating

"This is forever / I make this vow to you"

7. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

"Settle down with me / And I'll be your safety / You'll be my lady / I was made to keep your body warm"

8. I See You – Leona Lewis

"Now I live through you and you through me, enchanting / I pray in my heart that this dream never ends"

9. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

"I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes"

10. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

"And can you feel the love tonight? / It is where we are"

11. Us Against the World – Coldplay

"Through chaos as it swirls / It's us against the world"

12. From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White

"Through weakness and strength / Happiness and sorrow / For better, for worse / I will love you / With every beat of my heart"

13. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

"A moment, a love / A dream, aloud"

14. Only Time – Enya 

"Who can say if your love grows / As your heart chose? / Only time"

15. At Last – Etta James

"At last / My love has come along / My lonely days are over / And life is like a song"

16. Moon River – Frank Sinatra 

"Two drifters off to see the world / There's such a lot of world to see"

17. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

"I have died every day waiting for you / Darling, don't be afraid / I have loved you for a thousand years"

18. I'm Kissing You – Des'ree

"Touch me deep / Pure and true / Gift to me forever"

19. Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong

"This love loves love / It's a strange love, strange love"

20. Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath

"Love is the river that flows through / And love never fails you"

21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack

"And the first time ever I kissed your mouth / I felt the earth move in my hand"

22. The Dream of the Dolphin – Enigma

"In every colour there's the light. / In every stone sleeps a crystal"

23. Turning Page – Sleeping At Last

"Your love is my turning page / Where only the sweetest words remain"

24. The Rose – Bette Midler

"I say love, it is a flower / And you, it's only seed"

25. I Love the Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery

"But I love the way you love me / Strong and wild, slow and easy / Heart and soul, so completely / I love the way you love me"

26. River Flows In You – Yiruma

"You're a beautiful one / You are like the sun / Cause this one river flows in you"

27. If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon

"Tell me this is love / See if I fall / See if I fall to your heart"

28. Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth & Emeli Sandé

"I wanna see inside / Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight?"

29. Marry Me – Train

"Forever can never be long enough for me / To feel like I've had long enough with you"

30. The Luckiest – Ben Folds

"And in a white sea of eyes / I see one pair that I recognize / And I know"

31. Beautiful People – Labrinth 

"Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere I go / Everywhere that I've been / The only thing I see is beautiful people"

32. I Get to Love You – Ruelle

"I get to love you / It's the best thing that I'll ever do"

33. What Are Words – Chris Medina

"And I know an angel was sent, just for me / And I know I'm meant, to be where I am"

34. Grow Old With Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter 

"Grow old along with me / Two branches of one tree / Face the setting sun / When the day is done"

35. The Secret Wedding (From "Braveheart") – David Arkenstone featuring Kathleen Fisher


36. Air On the G String, from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 – J.S. Bach Orchestra


37. Romeo & Juliet: Act I, Scene XVIII, Gavotte – Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra


38. Rhapsody On a Theme By Paganini, Op. 43: Introduction – Lang Lang, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre & Valery Gergiev


Classic and Traditional Wedding Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

39. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

"I see trees of green / Red roses too / I see them bloom / For me and you / And I think to myself / What a wonderful world"

40. Feels Like Home – Edwina Hayes

"It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me / It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong"

41. You Had Me From Hello – Bon Jovi

"Standing here, my hands in my pockets like I have a thousand times / Thinking back, it took one breath / One word to change my life"

42. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

"Come away with me and we'll kiss / On a mountaintop / Come away with me / And I'll never stop loving you"

43. A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum

"The room was humming harder / As the ceiling flew away / When we called out for another drink / The waiter brought a tray"

44. I'll Be There – Jackson 5

"And oh-oh-oh, I'll be there to comfort you / I'll build my world of dreams around you"

45. Rigaudon – Empire Brass & Michael Murray


46. Time After Time – Eva Cassidy

"If you're lost, you can look, and you will find me / Time after time / If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting"

47. La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf

"When you kiss me heaven sighs / And though I close my eyes / I see la vie en rose"

48. Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray

"As we swayed to the music, and held to each other / I fell in love with you"

49. On This Day – David Pomeranz

"Been rehearsing' for this moment all my life / So don't act surprised / If the feelings start to carry me away"

50. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams

"Search your heart, search your soul / And when you find me there / You'll search no more"

51. Crystal – Fleetwood Mac

"I turned around and the water was closing all around like a glove / Like the love that had finally, finally found me"

52. Giving Myself – Jennifer Hudson

"Oh, I'm giving myself over to you / Body and soul / I'm giving it over / I'm giving myself over to you"

53. I Fall Apart – Rory Gallagher

"I don't mind waiting for your love / For time I've got plenty of"

54. She – Charles Aznavour

"She may be the song that summer sings / May be the chill that autumn brings / May be a hundred different things / Within the measure of a day"

55. Can't Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

"Like a river flows / Surely to the sea / Darling, so it goes / Some things, you know, are meant to be"

56. Lovin' You – Minnie Riperton

"Lovin' you is easy cause you're beautiful / Makin' love with you is all I wanna do"

57. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

"I can fly higher than an eagle / For you are the wind beneath my wings"

58. Come Rain Or Come Shine – Ray Charles

"I'm gonna love you, like no one loves you / Come rain or come shine / High as a mountain, deep as a river / Come rain or come shine"

59. Love Song – Tesla

"Waitin' for you is this love made just for two / Keep an open heart and you'll find love again, I know"

60. The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

"I love it when you sing to me / And you / You can sing me anything"

61. And I Love Her – Beatles Celebration

"A love like ours / Could never die / As long as I / Have you near me"

62. Here and Now – Luther Vandross

"Here in my heart I believe / Your love is all I'll ever need"

63. I Could Not Ask for More – Sara Evans

"These are the moments, I'll remember all my life / I've found all I've waited for / And I could not ask for more"

64. Look At Me – Carrie Underwood

"Darling look at me / I've fallen like a fool for you"

65. Till There Was You – The Surreal Beatles

"There was love all around / But I never heard it singing / No, I never heard it at all / 'Til there was you"

66. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden

"I'll be your dream, I'll be your wish, I'll be your fantasy / I'll be your hope, I'll be your love, be everything that you need"

67. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

"I need your love / God speed your love to me"

68. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) – Santana

"Oh, how I'd like to hold her near / And kiss and forever whisper in her ear"

69. Have I Told You Lately? – Tony Bennett

"Have I told you lately you look so lovely / Each time I see you my heart melts away?"

70. If I Could Be With You – Duke Heitger Big Four

"All day long I seem to think of you / Find it wrong when I let you go away / Now I dream about you night and day"

71. Suddenly – Angry Anderson

"Now I know that you are mine / You bring me your love and peace of mind / You see the real me and I know that you're the key"

72. Linger – The Cranberries

"You know I'm such a fool for you / You got me wrapped around your finger / Do you have to let it linger?"

73. Sweet Louise – Passenger

"She hits me in the heart / She drops me to my knees / And I don't know where I'd be without you / Sweet Louise"

74. One Day Like This – Elbow

"What made me behave that way? / Using words I never say / I can only think it must be love"

75. This Guy's In Love with You – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

"When you smile, I can tell we know each other very well / How can I show you I'm glad I got to know you?"

76. Dance Me to the End of Love (Live at Eddie's Attic) – The Civil Wars

"Dance me to your beauty like a burning violin / Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in"

77. Endless Love (From "The Endless Love" Soundtrack) – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

"And I, I want to share / All my love with you / No one else will do"

78. Gabriel’s Oboe (Whispers In A Dream) – Ennio Morricone

"The world is quiet and waiting / And all around the air is still / Then sings the angels"

79. Air – Handel's Water Music


80. Wagner Bridal Chorus – Wagner


81. Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain


82. Tale As Old As Time – Beauty and the Beast


83. Bella's Lullaby – Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman


84. Verdi: Aida: Triumphal March & Ballet – Giuseppe Verdi


85. Highland Cathedral – The Regimental Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards


86. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary In D Major) – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Christian Rainer


87. Here Comes the Bride (Wedding Version) – Dannie Marie

"Oh baby, I can't wait til it's time / When you give me a wedding ring / And we hear the choir sing / Oh baby, here comes the bride"

88. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from "Solomon" – Bela Banfalvi & Budapest Strings


89. Canon in D Major – Pachelbel Orchestra


Upbeat and Happy Walking Down the Aisle Songs

90. Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

"The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky / Are also on the faces of people passing by"

91. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

"Here comes the sun, doo-doo-doo-doo / Here comes the sun, and I say / It's alright"

92. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

"Take me into your loving arms / Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars"

93. Lucky – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat

"Lucky I'm in love with my best friend / Lucky to have been where I have been / Lucky to be coming home again"

94. Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver

"I know you've been hurting but I've / Been waiting to be there for you"

95. Marry You – Bruno Mars

"Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice? / Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you"

96. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

"When I see your face / There's not a thing that I would change / 'Cause you're amazing / Just the way you are"

97. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls

"And all I can taste is this moment / And all I can breathe is your life / And sooner or later, it's over / I just don't wanna miss you tonight"

98. Paradise – Coldplay

"And so lying underneath those stormy skies / She'd say, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh / I know the sun must set to rise"

99. All Of Me – John Legend

"'Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections"

100. Kiss from a Rose – Seal

"Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey / Ooh, the more I get of you, stranger it feels, yeah"

101. Amazing Day – Coldplay

"Hope has its proof / Your hand in mine, singing / Life has a beautiful, crazy design"

102. This I Swear – Nick Lachey

"I may not say it quite as much as I should / But when I say I love you / Darlin', that means for good"

103. Halo – Beyoncé

"I found a way to let you win / But I never really had a doubt / Standing' in the light of your halo / I got my angel now"

104. Paper Rings – Taylor Swift

"I like shiny things, but I'd marry you with paper rings"

105. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

"It's the eye of the tiger / It's the thrill of the fight / Rising up to the challenge of our rival"

106. No One – Alicia Keys

"You and me together / Through the days and nights / I don't worry 'cause / Everything's gonna be alright"

107. I'm Yours – Jason Mraz

"But I won't hesitate, no more, no more / It cannot wait, I'm yours"

108. Songbird – Oasis

"Give her all the love she gives to me / Talk of better days that have yet to come / Never felt this love from anyone"

109. A Fifth Of Beethoven – Walter Murphy


110. Falling In Love With You Again – Imelda May

"You're my lover, my best friend, but I can't believe what's happening / 'Cause I'm falling in love with you again"

111. The One – Kodaline

"You make my heart feel like it's summer / When the rain is pouring down"

112. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo

"I will never find another lover / Sweeter than you"

113. A Million Love Songs – Take That

"A million love songs later / And here I am, here I am"

114. Celebration – Kool & the Gang

"There's a party goin' on right here / A celebration to last throughout the years"

115. Heaven – DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring Do

"And love is all that I need / And I found it there in your heart / It isn't too hard to see / We're in heaven"

116. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

"You've brought a lot of sunshine into my life / You've filled me with happiness I never knew"

117. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

"All that I am / All that I ever was / Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see"

118. Latch – Sam Smith

"I’m so encaptured, got me wrapped up in your touch / Feel so enamoured, hold me tight within your clutch"

119. Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now – Starship

"And we can build this dream together / Standing strong forever / Nothing's gonna stop us now"

120. Spectrum (Say My Name) – Florence + The Machine

"Say my name / As every colour illuminates / We are shining / And we will never be afraid again"

121. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T's

"Time Square can't shine as bright as you / I swear, it's true"

122. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

"Love me like you do, lo-lo-love me like you do"

123. All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar

"All I want is you, will you stay with me / Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea?"

124. Earned It – The Weeknd

"'Cause girl, you're perfect / You're always worth it / And you deserve it"

125. Late Night Talking – Harry Styles

"If you're feelin' down / I just wanna make you happier, baby / Wish I was around / I just wanna make you happier, baby"

126. Budapest – George Ezra

"My acres of a land that I've achieved / It may be hard for you to, stop and believe / But for you oh, you oh, I'd leave it all"

127. Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

"I never thought through love we'd be / Making one as lovely as she / But isn't she lovely, made from love"

128. Past Lives – BØRNS

"So save that heart for me / Cause girl you know that you're my destiny / Swear to the moon, the stars / The sons, and the daughters / Our love is deeper than the oceans of water"

129. Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns N' Roses

"She's got a smile that it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories / Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky"

130. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

"Should this be the last thing I see? / I want you to know it's enough for me / 'Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need"

131. The Final Countdown – Europe

"We're headin' for Venus / And still we stand tall / 'Cause maybe they've seen us / And welcome us all, yeah"

132. With You – Chris Brown

"And oh little cutie, when you talk to me / I swear the whole world stops, you're my sweetheart"

133. Haven't Met You Yet – Michael Bublé

"Wherever you are, whenever it's right / You'll come out of nowhere and into my life"

134. Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups

"Today's the day we'll say 'I do' / And we'll never be lonely anymore"

135. Superman Theme – Toners


How to Choose Your Walking Down the Aisle Song

According to Vaughan Jones of Manor House Music Wedding String Quartet, walking down the aisle is one of the most significant moments of your wedding day, so choosing the right song is essential. Most music that represents something personal to you and your partner will make a great impression, but a few items are worth considering.

When selecting wedding songs to walk down the aisle to, avoiding anything too energetic is always a good idea because it can make the moment feel rushed. The opposite is also true because something too slow can create a static atmosphere. The ideal song tempo is walking pace, which is one of the reasons why Canon in D by the Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel has proved to be such a great hit.

The other thing to consider is how your walking down the aisle entrance music finishes. Vaughan has been at weddings where couples have opted for an entrance song played by a stereo system rather than live musicians. In theory, this should work, but when the person responsible for starting and stopping the song switches it off, the sound will stop dead in its tracks.

This abrupt absence of music creates a cold ambience, getting your ceremony off to a bumpy start, whereas live musicians will tail the music off gradually, either finishing at the end of a phrase or fading it out gently. They can also wind down the piece a few seconds after you have reached your destination, so long as they give the registrar a heads-up.

Lastly, Vaughan advises against picking a song with too long an introduction, particularly if you want to enter with the verse or the chorus. It's tricky timing these things precisely, but if you are resolved to arrive at a certain point in the song, make sure you communicate this to your musicians.

You can do this by sharing a Youtube video with marked timings and rehearsing your entrance at your venue or a similarly sized space. You can also achieve this by instructing your musicians to keep playing until a particular word or phrase ending is reached. If you want a slow, dramatic build-up, you can delay your entrance by pausing at the starting point and taking your time.

The addition of bridesmaids, flower girls or page boys will also allow much more of your entrance music to be heard. And for the sound to fully open up, you can ask your wedding party to stagger their entrances. 

Do Bridesmaids Walk Down the Aisle to a Different Song?

These details vary from wedding to wedding, but many nearlyweds enter to the same piece of music as their bridesmaids. It's a popular choice because it builds a sense of drama, with your guests trying to figure out if another bridesmaid is yet to come. This is invariably followed by a slight pause before the nearlywed themself enters.

Some couples opt for something different from the song they choose for their bridesmaids, creating a clean break that announces their coming. This offers the perfect opportunity to play something unique and meaningful to you and your partner, lifting the mood and setting a celebratory tone.

If you choose the latter, it's worth noting that your musicians may require a few seconds to end the song accompanying the bridesmaids before turning the pages and starting the processiona, yet another great reason to pause before making your grand entrance.

What Song Can I Walk Down the Aisle to?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Look into your heart and choose a song that means something to you personally or reminds you of your love. If you are stuck between several pieces, try playing them individually in your kitchen or backyard while walking the distance of your aisle.

This is a great way to find what feels most comfortable and select that special number you will remember for the rest of your life. 

What Song Did Bella Walk Down the Aisle to?

In Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Bella walked down the aisle to Turning Page, by Sleeping At Last.

What Song Did Kim Kardashian Walk Down the Aisle to?

In her wedding to Kanye West, Kim Kardashian walked down the aisle to Andrea Bocelli's version of Ave Maria.

What Song Did Kate Middleton Walk Down the Aisle to?

The Kate Middleton walked down the aisle to I Was Glad by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry.

For more wedding song inspiration, check out these amazing first dance songs for you and your partner to choose from!