95 Songs for an Unforgettable Walk Down the Aisle

From classic hymns to modern chart-toppers, these processional tunes are perfect for your ceremony.
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Sarah Hanlon
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Sarah Hanlon
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  • Sarah is an Associate Digital Editor for The Knot, with special focuses in fashion, pop culture and wedding trends.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Feb 17, 2022

Walking down the aisle on your wedding day will be one of the most memorable experiences of your nuptials—and perhaps even your life. Given the importance of that moment, we recommend choosing a great song to walk down the aisle to. Because, even though all eyes will be on you, it won't hurt to have a gorgeous tune playing in the background. (In fact, it'll make the experience that much sweeter!)

When it comes to popular walking down the aisle songs, you might think of traditional hymns, like Canon in D or the Wedding March. While you can certainly opt for a classic, we're all about modernizing wedding traditions. After all, your ceremony should feel like a seamless representation of you. So, if you and your partner are huge country fans or you've got a soft spot for Taylor Swift, we encourage you to be thoughtful about your wedding song to walk down the aisle. And if you're not sure where to start, that's where we come in.

No matter what your music preferences are, we've got the best wedding song suggestions for walking down the aisle right here. Whether you're looking to walk down the aisle to a song that's trendy and fun or a bit more traditional, we've got you covered. This extensive roundup of songs to walk down the aisle to has everything from country hits to R&B ballads, even under-the-radar song ideas you might not have thought of. Plus, we also share the three things you need to consider when picking your wedding aisle song.

What to Consider When Picking a Wedding Song to Walk Down the Aisle To

When it comes to choosing appropriate "walking down the aisle" songs, personal preference is the utmost important factor. After all, you should make your entrance to a tune that you genuinely love. Of course, there are a few other facts that will help you make the final decision, which we share below.

The Pace

First, you'll want to think about the pace of a potential wedding aisle song. When walking to any sort of music, it's natural to fall into a rhythm that aligns with the beat. This is particularly important to consider when selecting your wedding processional song. A song with a fast pace, for example, might make you feel the need to race down the aisle. Or, a song that's a bit slower could make your walk feel longer than it actually is. We recommend practicing walking to a few different options to get a feel for what it'll be like on the big day, as this will help you find a rendition that makes you feel comfortable and confident.

The Performer

Will you have a live band or a music group performing your wedding song as you walk down the aisle? If so, you'll need to touch base with them about the style, pace and timing of whatever tune you chose. It's helpful to understand how they'll perform the song you select, that way you know exactly what to expect when the moment comes. Or, if you're planning to have a digital recording of the song play out, you'll need to learn about how your venue handles A/V tech. (Will someone need to plug their phone into an aux system? Will the venue queue the song through their own sound system? These questions are important to cover well before the wedding day arrives.)

The Lyrics

Let's face it: Even though some songs may sound romantic, their lyrics might be anything but. (Reference our roundup of inappropriate first dance songs for proof.) Your walk down the aisle is a beautiful moment that deserves an equally eloquent song, so we recommend giving the lyrics a thorough listen before moving forward with your choice. After all, the last thing you want is for less-than-romantic words playing out as you prepare to exchange vows.

Weddings Songs For Your Walk Down The Aisle:

The Best Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

    Chart-toppers come and go, but some things never change... like the best songs to walk down the aisle to. A wedding processional is filled with emotion, excitement and a little bit of magic, so you need a romantic ballad that matches the energy. We've listened to countless wedding songs, which means we know a thing or two about the best of the best—and we've compiled them right here. If you're searching for a good wedding song to walk down the aisle to, you simply can't go wrong with these sweet love songs.

    • "What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong
    • "At Last," by Etta James
    • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," by Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole
    • "Can't Help Falling in Love," by Elvis Presley
    • "Beyond," by Leon Bridges
    • "Turning Page," by Sleeping at Last
    • "You Are the Best Thing," by Ray LaMontagne
    • "Lover," by Taylor Swift
    • "A Thousand Years," by Christina Perri
    • "Hallelujah," by Pentatonix
    • "Thinking Out Loud," by Ed Sheeran
    • "Marry Me," by Train
    • "Better Together," by Jack Johnson
    • "Your Song," by Elton John
    • "I'm Yours," by Jason Mraz
    • "How Sweet It Is," by James Taylor
    • "Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder
    • "Come Away with Me," by Norah Jones
    • "Lucky," by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
    • "Somewhere Only We Know," by Lily Allen
    • "All of Me," by John Legend
    • "Everything," by Michael Bublé
    • "I Love You, Baby," by Frank Sinatra
    • "Here Comes the Sun," by The Beatles
    • "La Vie en Rose," by Édith Piaf

    Country Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

    It's no secret that country music is responsible for some of the most heartfelt love songs out there. Whether you're having a full-blown rustic affair on a ranch or you just want to incorporate your favorite hitmaker in your grand entrance, here are our favorite country songs to walk down the aisle to during your wedding ceremony.

    • "Background Music," by Maren Morris
    • "From the Ground Up," by Dan + Shay
    • "Butterflies," by Kacey Musgraves
    • "Forever After All," by Luke Combs
    • "Always Gonna Love You," by Florida Georgia Line
    • "10,000 Hours," by Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay
    • "In Case You Didn't Know," by Brett Young
    • "Good as You," by Kane Brown
    • "God Gave Me You," by Blake Shelton
    • "Love of My Life," by Sammy Kershaw
    • "My Best Friend," by Tim McGraw
    • "Speechless," by Dan + Shay
    • "Cowboy Take Me Away," by The Chicks
    • "Me and You," by Kenny Chesney
    • "Grow Old with Me," by Mary Chapin Carpenter
    • "From This Moment On," by Shania Twain feat. Bryan White
    • "Bless the Broken Road," by Rascal Flatts
    • "Love Like Crazy," by Lee Brice
    • "You're Still the One," by Shania Twain
    • "Amazed," by Lone Star

    Unique Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

    If you're a frequent guest, there are probably some songs you've heard at each event—and while there's no denying that popular wedding love songs are great, you might want something a little more unique for your walk down the aisle. Enter, these non-traditional songs to walk down the aisle to. From Fleetwood Mac to One Direction, these tunes might not be your first thought when you think of wedding songs to walk down the aisle, but that's exactly why we love them. (Psst: For an even cooler twist, consider swapping any of these for an instrumental version.)

    • "Songbird," by Fleetwood Mac
    • "Invisible String," by Taylor Swift
    • "If I Could Fly," by One Direction
    • "Fallin' All in You," by Shawn Mendes
    • "Wildest Dreams," by Duomo
    • "I Am Yours," by Andy Grammar
    • "Firefly," by Ed Sheeran
    • "XO," by Beyoncé
    • "Kiss Me," by Vitamin String Quartet
    • "Something Just Like This," by Coldplay and The Chainsmokers
    • "Just the Way You Are," by Bruno Mars
    • "Feel So Close," by Calvin Harris
    • "How Long Will I Love You," by Ellie Goulding
    • "Love You For a Long Time," by Maggie Rogers
    • "All My Love," by George Ezra
    • "Sweet Disposition," by The Temper Trap
    • "A Sky Full of Stars," by Coldplay
    • "I Like Me Better," by Lauv
    • "Sweetest Devotion," by Adele
    • "Into You," by Ariana Grande
    • "Home," by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    Traditional Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

    When you think of songs to walk down the aisle to, you probably envision classical wedding entrance tunes (like the "Here Comes the Bride" chorus). If you want an ultra-traditional bride entrance, classical music is the way to go. Here are our favorite classic songs to walk down the aisle to.

    • "Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)," by Richard Wagner
    • "Canon in D Major," by Johann Pachelbel
    • "Ave Maria," by Franz Schubert
    • "Clair De Lune," by Debussy
    • "Ave Verum Corpus," by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • "The Four Seasons: Spring," by Antonio Vivaldi
    • "Nella Fantasia," by Il Divo
    • "Flower Duet" from Lakmé, by Léo Delibes
    • "Allegro Maestoso" from Water Music, by G.F. Handel
    • "Air on the G String," by Johann Sebastian Bach

    R&B Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

    Soulful R&B love songs certainly deserve a spot on your wedding playlist, especially for your walk down the aisle. Here are some of our favorite tunes to make your entrance simply unforgettable.

    • "Stand by Me," by Ben E. King
    • "Water Music (Air)," by George Frideric Handel
    • "At Your Best (You Are Love)," by Aaliyah
    • "Let's Stay Together," by Al Green
    • "Have You Ever," by Brandy
    • "If I Ain't Got You," by Alicia Keys
    • "Halo," by Beyoncé
    • "Thinkin Bout You," by Frank Ocean
    • "Ordinary People," by John Legend

    Christian/Gospel Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

    Religious wedding music may be what you're looking for, especially if your ceremony will take place in a church or a house of worship. Below, find the best Christian and gospel songs to walk down the aisle to.

    • "Bread and Wine," by Josh Garrels
    • "The Wedding Song (There Is Love)," by Noel Paul Stookey
    • "This Song," by BeBe Winans
    • "In a Moment," by Rebecca St. James
    • "Order My Steps," by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
    • "Ave Maria," by Céline Dion
    • "Like Jesus Does," by Eric Church
    • "Oceans," by Hillsong United
    • "Heaven's Knife," by Josh Garrels
    • "I Found You," by BeBe and CeCe Winans

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