What's the best song to walk down the aisle to?
Updated: Feb 15
It's all about the first impression right? Yeah, we thought so - therefore your entrance song will set the tone for the day. Make sure to pick a song that expresses who you are as a couple. Since this is likely the first time your family, friends, and partner, will see you, a lot of pressure rides on the entrance song you pick.
It's very common to concentrate on finding the perfect photographer, a fun DJ, and a beautiful venue. This is what makes it easy to let a decision like choosing your entrance song fall by the wayside. It isn't till the week you begin scrambling online to find the perfect song, or you begin asking your DJ (yep, we've seen it). While it's useful to have an expert's opinion, those opinions may not fit you - they also may be the ones everyone else gets.
BTW, if you don't have a song yet, this moment in your day should definitely not go overlooked. However, don't stress over this. Luckily music can be played at any time while doing other tasks. To help your inspiration, below are several different song examples to use for your entrance, we included some staples and some out of the box, for our 'extra' couples. These are by no means in a particular order, heck there are actually more than 25 songs in our playlist. The key is to pick a song that best connects with you!
Pro Tip: Listen to these on headphones, or in your car, and make sure to close your eyes to view yourself walking down the aisle to the best song. Check out the full playlist here.
Now That We Found Love - Heavy D & The Boyz - It's a classic, so why not?!
XO - Beyonce - If the original isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you can’t go wrong with the acoustic or instrumental.
All of Me - John Legend - Name a better romantic pop song to solidify your love for one another - GO.
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran - It’s bound to be played at some point in your search history. Why not include it in this list?
Marry You - Bruno Mars - As goofy as it sounds, it's bound to make you smile. It's not 'unique', but it's fun and that's what matters most.
Marry Me - Train - TBH we thought of this one while describing the previous song, but play it. You may like it!
Canon in D - This is one of those songs that won’t leave a dry eye in the house.
Somewhere Only We Know - Vitamin String Quartet - It's a beautiful orchestra version of a classic hit, subtle yet elegant.
Make you Feel my Love - Adele - Even typing her name gets us emotional!
Your Song - Elton John - Whether it’s the original one or Ellie Goulding's cover. It's a near-perfect announcement of your presence walking down the aisle.
At Last - Etta James - At last, you're getting married! This is a soundtrack to your love and wedding journey!
Beyond - Leon Bridges - Bridges has a ton of romantic songs. You won’t go wrong including him in your nuptials.
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles - It's a perfect blend of upbeat pop music and sweet lyrics.
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac - Stevie Nick’s voice is powerful and will blend perfectly with how beautiful you'll look walking down the aisle.
Lover - Taylor Swift - For all the Swifties out there(US), this ballad is the perfect choice to start off your ceremony. We may have been a little biased with this one - maybe.
Better Together - Jack Johnson - This song is a perfect way to kick off a long, happy marriage. Just think of that popular neon sign out there.
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Kina Grannis or Haley Reinhart - We all know the original. Captivate your quests with this breathtaking cover, or go with the viral TikTok version, they're all good.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole - This romantic ballad is perfect for any beach/destination wedding.
I see the light - Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi - For those planning a magical Disney-themed wedding, this is the song.
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri - STOP, you knew it was gonna be here, it's a lovely song.
One Love - Bob Marley - If slow romantic tunes aren’t your thing, this is a great option for those who want an upbeat love song.
God Bless The Broken Road - For those who want to add a little “country” to their ceremony - this song hits the feels.
Paradise - Coldplay - Your ceremony may feel like paradise -close your eyes and enjoy!
Truly Madly Deeply - Yoke Lore - This song perfectly sets the tone for those getting hitched in the mountains.
Rich Man - Hearts and Colors - Often, the 'simple' songs say the most.
Do you have your entrance song?
- YES! 🥰
- NO! 😱
- I TOTALLY FORGOT I NEEDED A SONG! 😱