Hugo Coelho

50 Wedding Ceremony Songs

From traditional to modern, bohemian or glamorous, the music you play at your ceremony really set the tone for your wedding day. Whether you want to walk down the aisle to a traditional tune, a modern number or something completely alternative that means a lot to you both as a couple, there are plenty of options for you to make this moment your own.

When planning your ceremony song, a popular modern option it to play your favourite song as an accoustic or classical cover, to give it a timeless yet meaningful sound. You may even opt to hire a professional musician to play it live, or you could also find a cover on Spotify.

To ensure the song and moment is exactly how you imagined, be sure to have someone (such as a groomsman) check the sound and play the song on the day before the ceremony begins.

For ideas, see our favourite wedding songs to walk down the aisle to.

Classical wedding ceremony songs

'Bridal Chorus' by Wagner: The most famous and traditional bridal entrance song, 'Bridal Chorus' is often known as 'Here Comes The Bride' or 'Wedding March.' The song was made popular when it was used during the processional at the 1858 wedding of Victoria the Princess Royal to Prince Frederick William of Prussia.

'Canon in D' by Johann Pachelbel: Another classic wedding tune, 'Cannon in D' is bound to bring tears to the eyes of your wedding guests.

'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' by Johann Sebastian Bach

'Clair de Lune' by Claude Debussy

'Butterfly Waltz' by Brian Crain

'Chanson de Matin' by Edward Elgar

'The Flower Duet' by Lakme

'Ave Verum Corpus' by Mozart

'Glasgow Love Theme' by Craig Armstrong: This song is on Love Actually Soundtrack

Contemporary wedding ceremony songs

'Over the Rainbow' acoustic version by Amber Leigh Irish or ukulele cover by Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole

'Everyday' by Buddy Holly

'Can't Help Failling in Love' by Elvis

'All You Need Is Love' by The Beatles

'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' by Elton John

'Hallelujah' by Leonard Cohen

'I'm Kissing You' acoustic version by Kevin Simm

'First Day Of My Life' by Bright Eyes

'The Luckiest' by Ben Folds

'Wonderwall' solo acoustic guitar version by The O'Neil Brothers Group

'Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)' by Quindon Tarver

'Come Away With Me' by Nora Jones

'I'm Yours' by Jason Mraz

'At Last' acoustic version by Kina Grannis

'Heartbeats' by Jose Gonzalez

'All Of Me' by John Legend

'You Raise Me Up' by Westlife

'Better Together' by Jack Johnson

'Hoppipolla' by Sigur Rós

'Thinking Out Loud' by Ed Sheeran

'We Found Love' accoustic cover by Philmont

'Make You Feel My Love' By Adele

'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri

'This I Promise You' by Ronan Keating

'Angels' by The XX

'Sigh No More' by Mumford & Sons

Wedding Recessional Songs

'Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)' by Stevie Wonder

'This Will be (An Everlasting Love)' by Natalie Cole

'Happy Together' by The Turtles

'Love Is In The Air' by John Paul Young

'Beautiful Day' by U2

'Love On Top' by Beyonce

'Love Is All Around' by Wet Wet Wet

'(Your Love Keeps Lifting me) Higher & Higher' by Jackie Wilson

'It Had To Be You' by Harry Connick Jr.

'Clocks' by Coldplay

'Love Story' by Taylor Swift

'Accidently In Love' by Counting Crows

'Do You Realise' by The Flaming Lips

'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' by The Darkness

'Walking On Sunshine' by Katrina & The Waves

'Best of My Love' by The Emotions

More wedding songs

First Dance Songs

Father daughter dance songs

Wedding entrance songs