12 Nontraditional Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

No, it doesn't need to be "Canon in D."
by The Knot

Your wedding processional song doesn't have to be traditional. If you're searching for something a little more unique than the traditional "Canon in D" or "Bridal Chorus"—or even a popular Ed Sheeran song—look no further.

Whether you want a song that's nostalgic, romantic, alternative or a combination of the three, these are our favorite unexpected songs (that'll still have your guests in tears) to walk down the aisle to.

1. "1+1" by Beyoncé

2. "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith

3. "Parachutes" by Coldplay

4. "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge

5. "You've Got the Love" by Florence and the Machine

6. "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes

7. "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King

8. "Home" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

9. "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw

10. "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys

11. "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie

12. "Bittersweet Symphony" by the Verve

Find your wedding DJ here.


Up Next
Here Comes the Bride! 80 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To
Make your walk down the aisle ultra-memorable with our comprehensive list of processional wedding songs.
by The Knot24 min read