Wedding Songs For The Bride to Walk Down The Aisle To (By Genre: Country, Rock, Classical, Indie, Modern, and More)!

If there’s one guaranteed way to make your wedding feel special, it’s through music. When choosing your wedding songs, you’re reflecting a small piece of your personality. Trust me when I say the right songs can add romance, drama, and grandeur to your wedding in all the right ways. And there’s no better time for a little grandeur than when the bride takes her walk down the aisle. While choosing your entrance song can be one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning, it can also be the most difficult if you don’t know where to start. So we’ve compiled some of the all-time greatest songs for the bride to walk down the aisle to - sorted by genre so you can stick to your style! These songs will sound amazing whether through an at-home speaker or played live. They sound perfect for just the bride but could also be played for the entire wedding processional!

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R&B

Marlena is absolutely glowing as she is escorted down the aisle by her brother (who is rocking that fedora)!

Marlena is absolutely glowing as she is escorted down the aisle by her brother (who is rocking that fedora)!

Here and Now - Luther Vandross

Why It Made Our List: “Here and Now” focuses on the sacred promise you are making to each other on this day, at this very moment, right here, and right now.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Here in my heart I believe
Your love is all I'll ever need”


At Last - Etta James

Why It Made Our List: This epic classic is perfect for any bride wanting a grand entrance. Everyone will quiet down and heads will turn as soon as those opening notes come over the speaker, “aaaaat laaaaaaaaast”.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over and life is like a song”


All of Me - John Legend

Why It Made Our List: Two words. John. Legend.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you”


Giving Myself - Jennifer Hudson

Why It Made Our List: Jennifer Hudson’s voice is a gift from god that we should all be thankful for! She especially shows off her vocal gifts in her song “Giving Myself”.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“I'm giving myself over to you
Body and soul
I'm giving it all”


Spend My Life With You - Eric BenÉt (Featuring Tamia)

Why It Made Our List: This somewhat upbeat love ballad provides the perfect R&B beat for the bride to walk down the aisle to.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Can we just feel this way together til the end of all time”


That’s when I knew - Alicia Keys

Why It Made Our List: Alicia Keys puts heart, soul, and so much emotion into all of her music. “That’s When I Knew” is a particularly powerful love song from this legend of a singer.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“That's when I knew I fell in love 
That's when I knew you were the one“


Country

These boots were made for walking…down the aisle! Julie shows off her country-chic style as she makes her way down the aisle to her future hubby.

These boots were made for walking…down the aisle! Julie shows off her country-chic style as she makes her way down the aisle to her future hubby.

From This Moment - Shania Twain

Why It Made Our List: Possibly the best love song from a female country artist, “From This Moment” was an instant favorite of brides when it came out in 1997 and has stayed that way for good reason.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“I give my hand to you with all my heart
I can't wait to live my life with you, I can't wait to start”


January Wedding - The Avett Brothers

Why It Made Our List: Very fitting, especially for a winter wedding, this Avett Brothers hit is the best choice for brides wanting to walk down the aisle to a plunky country tune.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“I understand because my heart and hers are the same”


Speechless - Dan & Shay

Why It Made Our List: This modern country song is likely to go down in the books as one of the best bridal entrance songs of this decade. The epic belting of the lyrics “I’m speechless” is perfect for the ultimate bridal reveal!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Every time you walk into the room
I'm speechless”


I Cross My Heart - George Strait

Why It Made Our List: The country classic “I Cross My Heart” wonderfully captures what it means to make a promise. It’s more than fitting to play this love song right before you “cross your heart” and say “I do”.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“I cross my heart and promise to
Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true
In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine”


Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts

Why It Made Our List: Sure to get stuck on repeat in all your wedding guest’s heads, this catchy country song is perhaps the number one pick for country-chic brides. This love ballad packs a punch of romance and emotion, but in Rascal Flatts’ signature country twang.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

”This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you”


Amazed - Lonestar

Why It Made Our List: Another catchy country tune, Lonestar put out “Amazed” in 1999 and it has been on country wedding playlists ever since. The triumphant chorus solidifies this song as a quintessentIal pick for the bride’s entrance!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

”I don't know how you do what you do
I'm so in love with you
It just keeps getting better”


Modern

Beautiful Tatenda makes her grand entrance and walks down the aisle with her BFF holding her hand!

Beautiful Tatenda makes her grand entrance and walks down the aisle with her BFF holding her hand!

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

Why It Made Our List: Originally written for the wedding scene in the popular movie franchise “Twilight”, Christina Perri’s song is perfectly crafted for a bride’s big walk down the aisle.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

”Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more”


Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Why It Made Our List: Ed Sheeran is the breakout love singer-songwriter of this generation. His songs flawlessly highlight romance and relationships and “Perfect” is his masterpiece.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“I found a love for me
Darling just dive right in
And follow my lead”


Everything - Michael BublÉ

Why It Made Our List: Michael Bublé is one of the few artists able to blend the old school crooner sound with modern pop. His hit “Everything” has everything you’d want for your wedding day walk - it’s upbeat but still serious, playful yet meaningful, and just an all around lovely song!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Whatever comes our way, oh, we'll see it through
And you know that's what our love can do”


To make you feel my love - Adele 

Why It Made Our List: While this soulful song does have a touch of melancholy, “To Make You Feel My Love” should absolutely be considered by any bride, especially Adele fans!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

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


Marry Me - Train

Why It Made Our List: Basically written with engaged couples in mind, “Marry Me” tells the story of one man asking one woman to marry him. As if the lyrics weren’t enough, “Marry Me” is set to the perfect tempo for a nice slow walk down the aisle.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Marry me
Today and every day”


Old School

This old-school-cool bride, Heather, looks like she’s bursting with happiness and she takes her solo walk down the aisle (in the most amazing vintage dress)!

This old-school-cool bride, Heather, looks like she’s bursting with happiness and she takes her solo walk down the aisle (in the most amazing vintage dress)!

All you need is love - The Beatles

Why It Made Our List: As it is my personal favorite, “All You Need is Love” was a must for this list. No one masters a love song quite like The Beatles and the triumphant fanfare at the opening of the song is such a great way to start a wedding processional!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“All you need is love, love
Love is all you need”


God Only Knows - Beach Boys

Why It Made Our List: The dreamy sound of this Beach Boys classic can fill a room with love whenever played. It’s a guaranteed no-regrets situation if you choose this timeless song for your walk!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“You never need to doubt it
I'll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I'd be without you”


Can’t help falling in love - Elvis PresLey

Why It Made Our List: Possibly the most romantic song in the world, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” has been covered by so many artists but no one else can quite capture the deep and sensual sound of Elvis Presley.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be”


Stand by me - Ben e. king 

Why It Made Our List: Often overlooked and underutilized as an entrance song, “Stand By Me” should be considered by any bride wanting an old school sound. This song is slow enough to walk to, but packs a jazzy punch!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me”


The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies

Why It Made Our List: If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, but don’t want to be generic, look no further than “The Air That I Breathe”. There is something quite fun about this love song that makes everyone want to belt it out with The Hollies.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Sometimes all I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you“


Classical

With elegance and grace, Linda makes her grand entrance before walking down the aisle to a classical composition.

With elegance and grace, Linda makes her grand entrance before walking down the aisle to a classical composition.

Canon in D - Pachelbel

Why It Made Our List: This instantly recognizable tune has been used at weddings for years and for good reason. And because of the tradition behind it, whenever this song plays everyone deeply understands the seriousness and gravity of the moment.


Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach

Why It Made Our List: The faster tempo of Bach’s “Joy of Man’s Desiring” seems to match that of a fluttering heart. If you want a classical sound, but not necessarily a super slow walk then this one’s for you girl!


Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn

Why It Made Our List: Filled with fanfare, “Wedding March” is the perfect classical song for brides wanting all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional wedding.


Air On A G String - Bach

Why It Made Our List: Classical songs don’t always need a piano. Rather, “Air” is a classical wedding song played by a string orchestra (or guitarist) that still has that conventional wedding feel.


Appalachia Waltz - Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer, and Yo-Yo Ma

Why It Made Our List: Because you can’t overlook Yo-Yo Ma, we must include “Appalachia Waltz” on our list. Released in 1996, this composition feels slightly more modern than most. The slow song has a certain sweetness to it which is exactly what most brides are looking for in their entrance song!


Rock

Leather jacket lovers, Kati & Dustin, rock their way down the aisle, hand-in-hand, before saying “I do”.

Leather jacket lovers, Kati & Dustin, rock their way down the aisle, hand-in-hand, before saying “I do”.

Everlasting Light - The Black Keys

Why It Made Our List: Every rock fan can recognize the powerful opening bass of “Everlasting Light”. Starting off your processional with that sound is a fantastic way to get everyone’s attention! And it doesn’t hurt that the lyrics are some of the most passionate you’ll ever hear.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Love is the coal
That makes this train roll
Let me be your everlasting light”


Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Why It Made Our List: What better way to let your groom know that you’re on your way than with “Here Comes My Girl”. Tom Petty’s half singing/half grunting makes this song a fan favorite of any rocker couple.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“But when she puts her arms around me
I can somehow rise above it”


You’re the inspiration - Chicago

Why It Made Our List: The right amount of “cool” mixed with the right about of “cheese” gives us “You’re The Inspiration” by Chicago. If you don’t mind your guests singing along, this would be our pick for any classic rock bride!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“And I want you here with me
From tonight until the end of time”


You’re My Best friend - Queen

Why It Made Our List: Let the whole wide world know you’re marrying your BFF with this sweet song from the one and only Queen. Any real rocker bride would feel honored to walk down the aisle to the sound of Freddie Mercury!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“You're my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you”


Indie

Little lovebird, Sophie, is covered in flowers from head to toe as she is escorted down the aisle by both her mother and father!

Little lovebird, Sophie, is covered in flowers from head to toe as she is escorted down the aisle by both her mother and father!

First Day of my life - bright eyes

Why It Made Our List: Sure to bring a tear to the eyes of anyone listening to the lyrics, “First Day of My Life” is a sweet song that would be ideal for any indie bride.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“Yours was the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you”


Home - Edward sharpe and the magnetic zeroes

Why It Made Our List: A somewhat silly sounding song, “Home” is sure to bring everyone to their feet as the bride gets ready to take her walk. Possibly more than any other song on this list, “Home” speaks to shared adventures and the comforts of love.

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“I'll follow you into the park
Through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I never loved one like you”


Chateau Lobby #4 - Father John Misty

Why It Made Our List: An acoustic indie hit, “Chateau Lobby #4” might be a more obscure pick, but we promise it would make for a beautiful entrance song for the boho brides out there!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“People are boring
But you're something else I can't explain
You take my last name”


Riptide - Vance Joy

Why It Made Our List: Another acoustic indie classic, “Riptide” has become a favorite for brides who are drawn to the plucky ukulele sound. There is something girly and gleeful about this song from Vance Joy!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“I just wanna, I just wanna know
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
I just gotta, I just gotta know
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way”


Budapest - George Ezra 

Why It Made Our List: George Ezra’s sweet sounding voice mixed with a rhythm that matches an excited heart beat makes “Budapest” the current front runner for Indie bridal entrance songs (in our book anyway)!

Our Favorite Love Lyric:

“If you just say the words
I'll up and run Oh, to you
You
I'd leave it all”


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