Walking down the aisle is one of the most emotional moments of your entire wedding day. It may be the first time you’re seeing your partner that day, and all the wedding planning and organizing (and stress!) leads up to this moment.
There are tons of amazing song options to choose from for this incredible moment—from modern-day classics to instrumental ballads. Here are 20 timeless options for that walk to remember.
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri (Piano/Cello cover by The Piano Guys)
Twilight fans will instantly recognize this 2011 song, even in instrumental form. Over 2 billion people have liked this song on YouTube, and that’s not counting the additional 202 million people that have liked the cover by The Piano Guys! It has become an instant classic, and we have a feeling it’s going to be a top wedding song for a while.
Listen to the Piano Guys cover here!
Air On the G String by Bach
“Air On the G String” is one of the older songs on our list, proving that it’s truly timeless. It’s considered one of the most famous pieces of baroque music, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra plays it beautifully. It’s a stunning choice for a bridal entrance.
All Of Me by John Legend
Who doesn’t love John Legend? This song gives us all the feels about a man who truly loves his woman. It gives us goosebumps just thinking about it, so imagine your guests watching you walk down the aisle to it.
If you need some real love inspiration, check out the official music video (featuring Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen).
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Another classic choice is Canon in D by baroque composer Pachelbel. This is considered his most famous composition and is still recognizable today. Many traditional brides use this for their bridal entrance or another processional song (like the walking of the bridesmaids).
If you love the tune but want a more romantic feel, we love this cello and piano cover by Brooklyn Duo—a husband and wife team!
Listen to the original version here!
Listen to the Cello/Piano cover here!
Can’t Help Falling in Love by Haley Reinhart
Made popular by the king of Rock ‘N’ Roll (Elvis Presley), this crooner is a fan-favorite for brides. It’s not only a great contender as a bridal entrance, but many couples choose it as their first dance. The Haley Reinhart cover is just as swoon-worthy as the original.
Come Away with Me by Norah Jones
This song gives us all the feels every time we hear it. Norah Jones is a true songstress, and this slow and intimate song is perfect for a processional song. The sentiment behind this song is a great choice for an elopement or destination wedding.
Crazy Love by Michael Bublé
Any song by Michael Bublé instantly makes us swoon, but “Crazy Love” is on another level. The song is from the viewpoint of a man in love, and he is totally smitten. It’s everything we could ever hope for in a wedding song.
Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
For your sunset ceremony, this classic song by The Beatles brings joy and happiness. It’s a great pick if you’re looking for a fun, upbeat processional song. We wouldn’t be surprised if your guests are tempted to sing along!
I Get to Love You by Ruelle
We dare you to listen to this song and NOT tear up. It’s so emotional and sweet—perfect for walking down the aisle to marry your love.
La Vie en Rose by Daniela Andrade
We’re taking things back to the 1940s. This French ballad, translated to “life in pink”, was first performed by Edith Piaf and has been covered by many well-known artists over the years. Our favorite is an acoustic version by Daniela Andrade; it’s so dreamy, we want to listen to it on repeat.
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
From Adele’s 19 soundtrack, we love this swoon-worthy song. The melody is super romantic, and the words really describe what many of us are willing to do for the ones we love.
Marry Me by Train
This modern hit has gained popularity in the wedding world, and it’s a great pick for walking down the aisle. The lyrics are sweet and simple, and Pat Monahan’s voice is so smooth and soft.
Moon River by JJ Heller
If you’re looking for a soft lullaby-like song, “Moon River” fits the bill. You may recognize the dreamy melody; it was first sung by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The song actually won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1961. We love JJ Heller’s version as a classy, non-traditional processional song.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole
One of the most popular movie songs of all time is Judy Garland singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Today, it’s also a top contender for a bride’s entrance.
As much as we love Garland’s original, there are two other versions that we like as a wedding option: the acoustic version by Hawaiian native Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (perfect for a beach wedding), and the instrumental cover with a violin and piano. Both versions are amazing and have two totally different vibes.
Listen to Israel’s version here!
Listen to the instrumental version here!
Take My Hand (The Wedding Song) by Emily Hackett featuring Will Anderson
This song is perfect for a wedding ceremony. It’s literally about a couple coming together on their wedding day—heart in heart, hand in hand. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (Piano cover by Phil Thompson)
Ed Sheeran fans, this one’s for you. Phil Thompson took Sheeran’s chart-topping love song and created a romantic piano cover. The melody is sweet and simple, perfect for a walk down the aisle.
Wedding March by Mendelssohn
It doesn’t get much more traditional than this. This orchestra version of the “Wedding March” is the most well-known, but there are other versions out there (like an organ solo) if you’re wanting a slight spin on a classic.
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong (String cover by Weiss and Thiele String Quartet)
This Louis Armstrong classic is a wedding favorite, but the string quartet version is so elegant. It’s perfect for the bride who wants something instrumental for her walk, plus the melody is instantly recognizable.
XO by John Mayer
The queen of pop (aka Beyoncé) may have originally sung this song, but we’re obsessed with John Mayer’s cover. The melody is upbeat yet slow enough for a walk down the aisle.
You Are the Reason by Calum Scott featuring Leona Lewis
We love the duet version of this Calum Scott song. Leona Lewis adds that feminine touch and their vocals work so well together. The song really represents the power of love and why we love in the first place.