120 of the Best Wedding Ceremony Songs

Try these beautiful songs played during throughout the wedding service to create a calming atmosphere.

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Wedding ceremony songs cover all the music you’ll play during the ceremony. Getting the right music for the prelude (the time when the guests are taking their seats) and the processional (when the bridesmaids are walking down the aisle) will set the tone for your ceremony.

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How to Choose Your Wedding Ceremony Music

The key sections of your wedding ceremony that you require music for are:

  • Prelude
  • Processional
  • Signing of the register
  • Recessional
  • Post-wedding music, to move between the ceremony and reception

For each section, think whether you want calming or upbeat music? Will you have songs or just instrumental? Will you have gentle background music while the register is being signed or it is hymns all the way for you? Do you want something playing while you say your vows?

Our playlist contains lots of different genres and tempos so have a listen to them all and get a sense of what feels right for you.

Because there’s so much choice, we’ve actually created separate inspirational playlists for the signing of the register and the recessional (when you exit the church) but these beautiful songs could be used at any point during the ceremony.

The 120 Best Wedding Ceremony Songs

Below you’ll find our Spotify playlist of the top wedding ceremony songs, which includes wedding prelude songs and processional songs. Scroll down for the full list of songs to inspire you.

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  1. Canon in D Major – Pachelbel Orchestra
  2. Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman
  3. Make You Feel My Love – ADELE
  4. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  5. The Secret Wedding (From “Braveheart”) – David Arkenstone featuring Kathleen Fisher
  6. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  7. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver
  8. The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
  9. Across the Stars (From “Episode II: Attack of the Clones”) – John Williams
  10. The Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary In D Major) – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Christian Rainer
  11. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  12. My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
  13. From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White
  14. Claire De Lune – Claude Debussy
  15. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  16. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  17. All Of Me – John Legend
  18. When You Love a Woman – Journey
  19. Circle of Life (From “The Lion King”) – Lebo M & Carmen Twillie
  20. Kisses and Cake – John Powell
  21. This I Promise You – Ronan Keating
  22. All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) – Wedding Music
  23. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  24. A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
  25. Londonderry Air – John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers
  26. Canon In F – The O’Neill Brothers
  27. Dreams Come True – Westlife
  28. Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong
  29. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  30. Be Mine – David Gray
  31. Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  32. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  33. The Best of Me – Cliff Richard
  34. Bridal Chorus (From “Lohegrin”) – Royal Wedding Orchestra
  35. Halo – Beyoncé
  36. Moon River – Frank Sinatra
  37. Rule the World – Take That
  38. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  39. “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: Choral) – Beethoven
  40. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  41. Helena – My Chemical Romance Piano Tribute
  42. If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon
  43. On the Wings of Love – Vitamin String Quartet
  44. Endless Love (From “The Endless Love” Soundtrack) – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  45. Love You More – JLS
  46. On This Day – David Pomeranz
  47. Recessional – Trumpet Tune  – Purcell
  48. She Is Love – Oasis
  49. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  50. Canon In D Major – Single – Johann Pachelbel
  51. Falling In Love With You Again – Imelda May
  52. Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers
  53. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Carpenters
  54. Barry: Main Theme from Out of Africa – Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  55. Chanson de Matin (Piano) – Edward Elgar
  56. Prelude from Te Deum – The Raglan Baroque Players & Nicholas Kraemer
  57. (There Is) No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse
  58. After All Is Said and Done – Beyoncé & Marc Nelson
  59. Always – Bon Jovi
  60. Gravity – Embrace
  61. Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
  62. 12. Wagner Bridal Chorus – Wagner
  63. Chopin – Nocturne – Ballet Dance Company
  64. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) – Rodgers & Hammerstein
  65. ‘Spring’ from ‘The Four Seasons – Violin Concerto In e Major – Antonio Vivaldi
  66. Feels Like Home – Edwina Hayes
  67. Have You Ever – Westlife
  68. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  69. Songbird – Oasis
  70. The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
  71. This Guy’s In Love With You – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  72. All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
  73. Amazed – Lonestar
  74. Any Other Name – Original – Thomas Newman
  75. Can’t Hold Us Down (feat. Lil’ Kim) – Christina Aguilera
  76. Four Seasons – Summer III Presto – Antonio Vivaldi
  77. No One – Alicia Keys
  78. Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
  79. Amazing Day – Coldplay
  80. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  81. Eidelweiss – The New London Orchestra
  82. Everything (Curtis & Moore Remix) – Mary J. Blige
  83. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Overture (arr. S. Bergler) – John Bauer Brass
  84. Love Is Easy [Live] – McFly
  85. Power of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
  86. Bel Air – Lana Del Rey
  87. Cherish – The Association
  88. Evergreen (Love Theme from “A Star Is Born”) – Barbra Streisand
  89. Everything – Michael Bublé
  90. Father Daughter Dance – Wayne Jacobs
  91. Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Bublé
  92. Just Be – Paloma Faith
  93. Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  94. Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath
  95. Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson
  96. Marry Me – Train
  97. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
  98. Still In Love – Lionel Richie
  99. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  100. All Time Love – Will Young
  101. Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf
  102. Grow Old With Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  103. Highway to Hell – AC/DC
  104. I See You [Theme From Avatar] – Leona Lewis
  105. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  106. Love Oh Love – Lionel Richie
  107. My Girl – The Temptations
  108. One – Ed Sheeran
  109. Suddenly – Angry Anderson
  110. Sweet Louise – Passenger
  111. The One – Kodaline
  112. The Power of Love – Jennifer Rush
  113. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  114. Two Hearts – Phil Collins
  115. Verdi: Aida: Triumphal March & Ballet – Giuseppe Verdi
  116. Wedding Day – Bee Gees
  117. When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles
  118. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  119. Your Song – Ellie Goulding
  120. You’re Still the One – Shania Twain