Say I Do to These Perfect Wedding Ceremony Songs

Set your wedding ceremony to music and give it an ultra-personal touch with our comprehensive list of wedding ceremony songs.
by Christin Perry
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You’re busy putting together your perfect ceremony—you’ve booked the location, found an officiant and even written your vows (bonus points for that!). But don't lose steam when it comes time to choose your wedding ceremony songs! The songs you choose will set the tone not only for your ceremony but for your whole day. Whether you’re planning on copping Kate Middleton’s regal style for your wedding or going casual chic a la Keira Knightly, we’re here to help you choose the best wedding ceremony songs for your day.

Wedding Ceremony Songs in this Article:


Modern Wedding Ceremony Songs

There’s nothing that says you can’t use today’s hottest tunes as part of your ceremony. Our collection of modern wedding ceremony songs brings you some of the most widely used songs for a wedding ceremony—and for good reason! They’re fun, they’re sweet, and they’re super appropriate for your wedding ceremony without being too heavily steeped in tradition.


“I'm Kissing You” by Des’ree
From the album: Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack, 1996
Lyrics you'll love: "I'm kissing you/Our pride can stand a thousand trials/The strong will never fall/But watching stars without you"

“Marry Me” by Train
From the album: Save Me, San Francisco, 2009
Lyrics you'll love: "Now that the weight has lifted/Love has surely shifted my way/Marry me/Today and every day"

“Sea of Love” by Cat Power
From the album: The Covers Record, 2000
Lyrics you'll love: " Come with me/My love/To the sea/The sea of love”

“Stay Young, Go Dancing” by Death Cab for Cutie
From the album: Codes and Keys, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause when she sings I hear a symphony/And I'm swallowed in sound as it echoes through me/I'm renewed, oh how I feel like/Through autumn's advancing, we'll stay young, go dancing"

“Home” by Phillip Phillips
From the album: The World from the Side of the Moon, 2013
Lyrics you'll love: "Hold on to me as we go/As we roll down this unfamiliar road/And although this wave is stringing us along/Just know you’re not alone/'Cause I’m going to make this place your home"

“Photograph” by Ed Sheeran
From the album: x, 2014
Lyrics you'll love: "We keep this love in a photograph/We made these memories for ourselves/Where our eyes are never closing/Hearts are never broken”

“Marry You” by Bruno Mars
From the album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans, 2010
Lyrics you'll love: "It's a beautiful night, we're looking for something dumb to do/Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you/Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice?/Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you”

“You and Me” by Lifehouse
From the album: Lifehouse, 2005
Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause it's you and me/And all of the people with nothing to do/Nothing to lose"

“Heartbeats” by José Gonzalez
From the album: Veneer, 2005
Lyrics you'll love: "One night to be confused/One night to speed up truth/We had a promise made/Four hands and then away”

“Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine
From the album: The Shepherd’s Dog, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: "Have I found you?/Flightless bird, jealous, weeping/Or lost you?/American mouth/Big bill looming"


Best Wedding Ceremony Songs

Every couple has that one special song! The best wedding ceremony songs are those that bring fond memories to you and your partner whenever you hear them. These ultra-romantic tunes make great choices for wedding ceremony songs. You could choose to walk down the aisle to one of these, or play several while your guests are being seated.


“1+1” by Beyoncé
From the album: 4, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause baby we ain't got nothing without love/Darling you got enough for the both of us/So come on baby, make love to me"

“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
From the album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 Soundtrack, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: "I have died every day, waiting for you/Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more”

“Hoppipolla” by Sigur Ros
From the album: Takk, 2005
Lyrics you'll love: "Rennblautur/Allur rennvotur/Engin gúmmístígvél/Hlaupandi í okkur?/Vill springa út úr skel"

“Over the Rainbow” by Isreal Kamakawiwo’Ole
From the album: Alone in IZ World, 2001
Lyrics you'll love: "Somewhere over the rainbow way up high/And the dreams that you dream of once in a lullaby"

“Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
From the album: Grace (Legacy Edition), 2004
Lyrics you'll love: "Your faith was strong but you needed proof/You saw her bathing on the roof/Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you”

“Lucky” by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
From the album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again”

“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
From the album: x, 2014
Lyrics you'll love: "So honey now/Take me into your loving arms/Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars/Place your head on my beating heart/I'm thinking out loud/Maybe we found love right where we are”

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
From the album: Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits, 1990
Lyrics you'll love: "I see trees of green, red roses too/I see them bloom for me and you/And I think to myself what a wonderful world”

“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
From the album: 19, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: "I know you haven't made your mind up yet/But I would never do you wrong/I've known it from the moment that we met/No doubt in my mind/Where you belong”

“Halo” by Beyoncé
From the album: I Am…Sasha Fierce, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: "I found a way to let you win/But I never really had a doubt/Standing in the light of your halo/I got my angel now”


Traditional Wedding Ceremony Songs

Looking to stick with tradition? We understand! No matter how many popular wedding ceremony songs we hear, there’s still something about the famed Bridal Chorus that tugs at our heartstrings. So, if that’s your style, go with it! Here, a list of traditional wedding ceremony songs that pair perfectly with “Here Comes the Bride,” or as alternatives for your walk down the aisle.   


“Canon in D” by Pachelbel
From the album: The Most Relaxing Classical Music in the Universe, 2003
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Bridal Chorus” by Wagner
From the album: Magnificent Orchestrations for Weddings, 2009
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Rigaudon” by Andre Campra
From the album: A Bride’s Collection of Traditional Wedding Music, 2006
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Amazing Grace” by Terri Geisel
From the album: Sweet Soaking Hymns and Prayer Music, 2009
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Procession of Joy” by Hal Hopson
From the album: available as sheet music
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29” by J.S. Bach
From the album: The Complete Wedding Album, 1998
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Wedding March” (from The Marriage of Figaro) by Mozart
From the album: Music for a Civil Wedding, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Trumpet Voluntary” by J. Clarke
From the album: The Ultimate Classical Music Collection, 2005
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Water Suite: No. 2 in D Major” by Handel
From the album: Handel: Water Music; Royal Fireworks Music – Exp. Edition, 2003
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Wedding Song (There is Love)” by Peter, Paul & Mary
From the album: The Very Best of Peter, Paul & Mary, 2005
Lyrics you'll love: “Well a man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home/They shall travel on to where the two shall be as one/As it was in the beginning, is now until the end/Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again”


Instrumental Wedding Ceremony Songs

Instrumental wedding ceremony songs don't have to be stiff and formal. We’re totally in love with some of the whimsical picks on this list, like the theme song from Paperman. If you’re a bit more of a traditionalist, Clarke’s “Trumpet Tune” is a great wedding ceremony song.


“Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy
From the album: Clair de Lune – single, 2014
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Trumpet Tune” by J. Clarke
From the album: available as sheet music
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Turning Page” by Sleeping at Last
From the album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, pt. 1 Soundtrack, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: “I've waited a hundred years/But I'd wait a million more for you/Nothing prepared me for/What the privilege of being yours would do”

“Theme from Paperman” by Christophe Beck
From the album: Paperman Sountrack, 2012
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Appalachia Waltz” by Yo-Yo Ma
From the album: Appalachia Waltz (Remastered), 1996
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Theme from Forrest Gump” by Alan Silvestri
From the album: Forrest Gump Soundtrack, 1994
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Begin Again” by The Piano Guys (T. Swift cover)
From the album: The Piano Guys 2, 2013
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“I’m Yours” by The Vitamin String Quartet
From the album: Vitamin String Quartet Presents Strung Out, Vol. 9, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Gumption” by Hans Zimmer
From the album: The Holiday Soundtrack, 2006
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by The Piano Guys
From the album: Can’t Help Falling in Love – Single, 2012
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental


Christian Wedding Ceremony Songs

Are you getting hitched in a small country church? Or are you planning a lavish affair in a cathedral with a super-long aisle? Either way, we’ve got you covered with our list of Christian wedding ceremony songs. Christian ceremonies are as diverse as the churches they’re held in, so be sure to choose songs for your wedding ceremony that give it an ultra-personal feel.


“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by J.S. Bach
From the album: Ultimate Joy – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and Other Joyful Sounds, 2001
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“The Marriage Prayer” by John Waller
From the album: As for Me and My House, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: “I Father, I said till death do us part/I want to mean it with all of my heart/Help me to love You more than I love her/Then I know I can love her more than anyone else"

“By My Side” by Thomas Porter
From the album: available on giamusic.com
Lyrics you'll love: “With God in our lives/and you standing by my side/The promises made will strengthen us on our way”

“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
From the album: Closer, 2003
Lyrics you'll love: “When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary/When troubles come, and my heart burdened be/Then, I am still and wait here in the silence/Until you come and sit awhile with me”

“In a Moment” by Rebecca St. James
From the album: I Will Praise You, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: “In a moment, everyone falls silent/To hear the mighty trumpet/Split the eastern sky/Just imagine the King of all Creation/Riding through the heavens/Returning for His bride"

“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United
From the album: Oceans EP, 2013
Lyrics you'll love: “So I will call upon Your name/And keep my eyes above the waves/When oceans rise/My soul will rest in Your embrace/For I am Yours and You are mine”

“This Ring” by T Carter Music
From the album: available at tcartermusic.com
Lyrics you'll love: “I've been waiting for this moment for so long/An answered prayer, I know you are the one/I give to you my heart and soul”

“Wedding Day” by Casting Crowns
From the album: Come to the Well, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: "When someone dries your tears/When someone wins your heart/And says you’re beautiful/When you don't know you are/And all you've longed to see/Is written on his face/When love has come and finally set you free/On that wedding day"

“Heaven’s Knife,” by Josh Garrels
From the album: Home, 2015
Lyrics You’ll Love: "Like the first man /I was cut so deep by heaven’s knife/When I awoke from my sleep/Oh my Lord, she’s beautiful/She’s a part of me/She’s my wife"

“Bread and Wine,” by Josh Garrels
From the album: Love & War & The Sea In Between, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: "If I fall, I fall alone, but two can help to bear the load/A threefold chord is hard to break/All I have I give to you if you will share your sorrows too/Then joy will be the crown upon our heads/My friend"


Catholic Wedding Ceremony Songs

If you’re getting married in a Catholic church, you’ve got a tough job! Catholic churches often have fairly rigid music requirements, and if you’re having a full wedding Mass, you’ll need to incorporate a LOT of wedding ceremony songs. Opt to use musical selections for the Entrance Rite, Communion, lighting of the unity candle, blessing and giving of rings, and of course, the recessional to make your Catholic ceremony your own. Several of the Catholic wedding ceremony songs on our list are performed by contemporary artists, giving a modern twist to your Catholic ceremony.


“Ave Maria” by F. Schubert, performed by Céline Dion
From the album: These Are Special Times, 1992
Lyrics you'll love: “Ave Maria, maiden mild/Oh, listen to a maiden's prayer/For thou canst hear amid the wild/'Tis thou, 'tis thou canst save amid, despair”

“Let There be Peace on Earth” by Vince Gill
From the album: Let There be Peace on Earth, 1993
Lyrics you'll love: “Let there be peace on earth/And let it begin with me/Let there be peace on earth/The peace that was meant to be”

“Come Thou Fount” by MercyMe
From the album: The Worship Sessions, 2013
Lyrics you'll love: “Come, Thou Fount of every blessing/Tune my heart to sing Thy grace/Streams of mercy, never ceasing/Call for songs of loudest praise”

“Here I Am, Lord” by Collin Raye
From the album: His Love Remains, 1996
Lyrics you'll love: "Here I am Lord, Is it I, Lord?/I have heard You calling in the night/I will go Lord, if You lead me/I will hold Your people in my heart."

“Nearer My God to Thee” by The Piano Guys
From the album: The Piano Guys 2 (Deluxe Edition), 2013
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
From the album: Red River Blue (Deluxe Edition), 2011
Lyrics you'll love: “'Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs/God gave me you for the days of doubt/For when I think I've lost my way/There are no words here left to say, it's true/God gave me you”

“He Shall Feed His Flock” by Handel
From the album: Manchester by the Sea Soundtrack, 2016
Lyrics you'll love: “Come unto Him, all ye that labour/Come unto Him that are heavy laden/And He will give you rest.”

“O God, Beyond All Praising” by BJU Singers and Orchestra
From the album: Beyond All Praising, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: “O God beyond all praising/we worship you today/and sing the love amazing/that songs cannot repay”

“The Prayer” by Charlotte Church and Josh Groban
From the album: Prelude…The Best of Charlotte Church, 2003
Lyrics you'll love: “I pray you'll be our eyes/And watch us where we go/And help us to be wise/In times when we don't know/Let this be our prayer”

“On Eagle’s Wings” by Angela Birkhead-Flight
From the album: At the Supper of the Lamb, 2006
Lyrics you'll love: “And He will raise you up on eagle's wings/Bear you on the breath of dawn/Make you to shine like the sun/And hold you in the palm of His Hand”


Gospel Wedding Ceremony Songs

Highlight your love for your partner and God with these beautiful gospel hits. Whether you’re looking for a wedding ceremony song to accompany a tear-jerking walk down the aisle to your forever mate, or an exuberant recessional, you’ll find what you’re looking for on our list of gospel wedding ceremony songs.


“This Song,” by BeBe Winans
From the album: BeBe Winans, 1997
Lyrics You’ll Love: “All I wanted was to be loved/No one deserves to be alone/Accused for taking love for granted/But now I see/If I don't share the way I feel/How can you know?/I found a way to let it show”

“Close to You,” by BeBe and CeCe Winans
From the album: Still, 2009
Lyrics You’ll Love: “Patient and strong, always, no matter what I face/You've been there to see me through/Just right (right on) on time/It took a while to see that your love was true”

“Order My Steps,” by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
From the album: Favorite Song of All, 1996
Lyrics You’ll Love: “Order my steps in Your word dear Lord/Lead me, guide me every day/Send Your anointing, Father I pray”

“I Found You,” by BeBe and CeCe Winans
From the album: Still, 2009
Lyrics You’ll Love: “When I found you, I found somebody who cares/When I found you, found my most intimate prayer/When I found you, I found what every heart dreams of/When I found you, I found love”

“I Never Lost My Praise,” by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
From the album: I’ll Say Yes, 2008
Lyrics You’ll Love: “I never lost my hope/I never lost my joy/I never lost my faith/But most of all/I never lost my praise”

“Nothing Without You,” by Smokie Norful
From the album: Nothing Without You, 2004
Lyrics You’ll Love: “There is no joy, no peace, no love for me/No one to care unconditionally/If I don't have you”

“Wait on the Lord,” by Donnie McClurkin feat. Karen Clark Sheard
From the album: We All Are One, 2009
Lyrics You’ll Love: “You can wait, wait, wait on the Lord and you'll see/He always keeps his word/Must, just, trust in Him/Don't be dismayed"

“My Life, My Love, My All,” by Kirk Franklin
From the album: The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin, 2002
Lyrics You’ll Love: “Your touch/Your kiss/Your grace/To me/Is deeper than my soul can see”

“Usher Me,” by Bishop TD Jakes, Sr. feat. Arnetta Murrill
From the album: Sacred Love Songs, 1999
Lyrics You’ll Love: “Thank you for the roses to brighten up my day/Thank you for the tenderness to wipe my tears away/But when you see me drifting, sinking and needing lifting/Usher me into the presence of the Lord”

“The Wedding Song,” by John Kee feat. The New Life Community Choir
From the album: Not Guilty, 2004
Lyrics You’ll Love: “On this wedding day/I’m honored just to say/I love you with all of my heart/As you walk my way/I vowed to never stray/I promise/That we’ll never part”


Country Wedding Ceremony Songs

Enlist a soloist to bring down the house by singing one of these country wedding ceremony songs. Regardless of whether you’re having a country-themed wedding or not, these wedding ceremony songs are sure to strike a chord with you and your guests.


“God Gave Me You,” by Blake Shelton
From the album: Red River Blue, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: “There's more here than what we’re seeing/A divine conspiracy/That you, an angel lovely/Could somehow fall for me”

“My Best Friend,” by Tim McGraw
From the album: A Place in the Sun, 1999
Lyrics You’ll Love: “I never had no one that I could count on/I've been let down so many times/I was tired of hurtin' so tired of searchin'/Til you walked into my life/It was a feelin' I'd never known/And for the first time I didn't feel alone”

“Me and You,” by Kenny Chesney
From the album: Greatest Hits, 2000
Lyrics You’ll Love: “Ordinary no, really don't think so/Not a love this true/Common destiny/We were meant to be/Me and you”

“Grow Old with Me,” by Mary Chapin Carpenter
From the album: Party Doll and Other Favorites, 1999
Lyrics You’ll Love: “Grow old along with me/The best is yet to be/When our time has come/We will be as one/God bless our love/God bless our love”

“I Could Not Ask for More,” by Sara Evans
From the album: Born to Fly, 2000
Lyrics You’ll Love: “Lying here with you/Listening to the rain/Smile just to see the smile upon your face/These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive”

“From This Moment On,” by Shania Twain feat. Bryan White
From the album: Come on Over, 1997
Lyrics You’ll Love: “I give my hand to you with all my heart/Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start/You and I will never be apart/My dreams came true because of you”

“Bless the Broken Road,” by Rascal Flatts
From the album: Feels Like Today, 2004
Lyrics You’ll Love: “I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you/That every long-lost dream lead me to where you are/Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars/Pointing me on my way into your loving arms”

“To Make You Feel My Love,” performed by Garth Brooks
From the album: Hope Floats Soundtrack, 1998
Lyrics You’ll Love: “When the evening shadows/And the stars appear/And there is no one there/To dry your tears/I could hold you/For a million years/To make you feel my love”

“Amazed,” by Lonestar
From the album: From There to Here – Greatest Hits, 2003
Lyrics You’ll Love: “I don't know how you do what you do/I'm so in love with you/It just keeps getting better/I want to spend the rest of my life/with you by my side”

“Love Like Crazy,” by Lee Brice
From the album: Love Like Crazy, 2010
Lyrics You’ll Love: “Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you/Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense/Never let your prayin' knees get lazy/And love like crazy”


R&B Wedding Ceremony Songs

Ultra-romantic with a sultry vibe, R&B wedding ceremony songs make great music selections. Get in the mood to exchange vows with a solo rendition of John Legend’s “All of Me,” or get your guests party-ready as you exit to the ever-popular “Happy.”


“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder
From the album: Signed Sealed and Delivered, 1970
Lyrics you'll love: "Here I am baby/Oh, you've got the future in your hand/(signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours) Here I am baby/oh, you've got the future in your hand/(signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours)”

“Now That We Found Love” by Heavy D & The Boyz
From the album: Heavy Hitz, 2000
Lyrics you'll love: "One two, tell me what you got/Let me slip my quarters inside your slot to hit the jackpot/Rev me up rev me up, my little buttercup”

“Here and Now” by Luther Vandross
From the album: The Essential Luther Vandross, 2003
Lyrics you'll love: "One look in your eyes and there I see/Just what you mean to me/Here in my heart I believe/Your love is all I'll ever need”

“Happy” by Pharell Williams
From the album: G I R L, 2014
Lyrics you'll love: "It might seem crazy what I am about to say/Sunshine she's here, you can take a break/I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space/With the air, like I don't care, baby, by the way”

“I Promise” by CeCe Winans
From the album: Purified, 2005
Lyrics you'll love: "I could tell by the way you smile/I could feel it in your touch/And I knew this heart of mine/This time would fall in love”

“Suddenly” by Billy Ocean
From the album: Suddenly (Expanded Edition), 2011
Lyrics you'll love: "Suddenly life has new meaning to me/There's beauty up above and things we never take notice of/You wake up suddenly you're in love”

“Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge
From the album: The Hits, 2006
Lyrics you'll love: "Meet me in the altar in your white dress/We ain't getting no younger, we might as well do it/Been feeling all the while girl I must confess/Girl let's just get married/I just wanna get married”

“I Can’t Help Myself” by Four Tops
From the album: Four Tops Second Album, 1965
Lyrics you'll love: "Sugar pie honey bunch/You know that I love you/I can't help myself/I love you and nobody else”

“I Found You” by BeBe and CeCe Winans
From the album: Still, 2009
Lyrics you'll love: "When I found you, I found somebody who cares/When I found you, found my most intimate prayer/When I found you, I found what every heart dreams of/When I found you, I found love”

“All of Me” by John Legend
From the album: Love in the Future (Deluxe Edition), 2013
Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause all of me/Loves all of you/Love your curves and all your edges/All your perfect imperfections/Give your all to me/I'll give my all to you”


Unique Wedding Ceremony Songs

If you’re looking for something less mainstream but still wedding-ready, we’ve got you covered. These unique wedding ceremony songs range from funky to off-beat to totally tweet-worthy!


“Brian Boru’s March” by Loreena McKennitt
From the album: The Wind that Shakes the Barley, 2010
Lyrics you'll love: “Brian Boru/Maraíodh Brian Boru chun beatha na hÉireann/Síochain in gCuige Uladh agus i mBaile 'Cliath/Aontacht an teaghlaigh, aontacht na dtuath/Aontacht an domhain is na gCeilteach”

“Heroes” by David Bowie
from the album: Heroes, 1977
Lyrics you'll love: “And you, you can be mean/And I, I'll drink all the time/'Cause we're lovers, and that is a fact/Yes we're lovers, and that is that”

“Dance Tonight” by Paul McCartney
From the album: Memory Almost Full, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: “Well you can come on to my place if you want to/You can do anything you want to do/Everybody gonna dance tonight/Everybody gonna feel alright/Everybody gonna dance around tonight”

“Make You Mine” by Us the Duo
From the album: No Matter Where You Are, 2014
Lyrics you'll love: “If summer is for lovers/then consider me in love/I found the one/Ooo I found the one that I've been dreaming of/If friends are what you're looking for/Consider me a friend/But I'll break apart/and take your heart before this story ends”

“Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” by Landon Pigg
From the album: Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: “I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you/Yes, there's a chance that I've fallen quite hard over you/I've seen the paths that your eyes wander down, I wanna come too/I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you”

“Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
From the album: Once (Music from the Motion Picture), 2007
Lyrics you'll love: "I don't know you/But I want you/All the more for that/Words fall through me/And always fool me/And I can't react"

“James Bond Theme” by Instrumental Champions
From the album: At the Movies, 2006
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Hey Ho” by The Lumineers
From the album: The Lumineers, 2012
Lyrics you'll love: "(Hey!) I don't know where I went wrong/(Ho!) But I can write a song/(Hey!)/I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart"

“Neville’s Waltz” by Patrick Doyle
From the album: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Soundtrack, 2005
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental


Acoustic Wedding Ceremony Songs

If there’s a song you’re crushing on that doesn’t seem like a good fit for a wedding ceremony song, we’ve got a perfect solution—check for an acoustic version! Often, the acoustic version is slower and softer, so you can have your cake and eat it too (oh wait, that’s the reception!). We’ve got some great acoustic wedding ceremony songs on our list.


“La Vie en Rose” by Cristin Milioti
Featured on: How I Met Your Mother, 2014
Lyrics you'll love: “Hold me close and hold me fast/The magic spell you cast/This is la vie en rose”

“Is This Love” by Allen Stone
From the album: available as mp3 download, 2015
Lyrics you'll love: “I want to love you, and treat you right/I want to love you, every day and every night/We'll be together, with a roof right over our heads/We'll share the shelter, of my single bed”

“At Last” by Jason Mraz
From the album: Amazon download, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: “At last my love has come along/My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah/At last the skies above are blue/My heart was wrapped up clover the night I looked at you”

“Sweet Disposition” by Vitamin String Quartet
From the album: Amazon download, 2010
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Somebody to Love,” by Vitamin String Quartet
From the album: Vitamin String Quartet Performs Queen, 2004
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Heaven,” by Boyce Avenue feat. Megan Nicole
From the album: Cover Collaborations, Vol. 2, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: “And baby you're all that I want/When you're lyin' here in my arms/I'm findin' it hard to believe/We're in heaven”

“You & Me (acoustic),” by Dave Matthews
From the album: Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, 2009
Lyrics you'll love: “We’re gonna take a boat to the end of the world/All the way to the end of the world/Oh, and when the kids are old enough/We're gonna teach them to fly/You and me together, we could do anything, Baby/You and me together yes, yes”

“L-O-V-E,” by Joss Stone
From the album: Amazon download, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: “L is for the way you look at me/O is for the only one I see/V is very, very extraordinary/E is even more than anyone that you adore can/Love is all that I can give to you”

“Sweet Child O’ Mine,” by Taken by Trees
From the album: Amazon download, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: “Now and then when I see her face/She takes me away to that special place/And if I stared too long/I'd probably break down and cry”

“Let’s Stay Together” by Obadiah Parker
From the album: The TipJar, Vol. 1, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: “I, I'm so in love with you/Whatever you want to do/Is all right with me/'Cause you make me feel so brand new/And I want to spend my life with you”


Non-Traditional Wedding Ceremony Songs

If you’re getting hitched and wedding music just isn’t your thing, opt for one of these non-traditional wedding ceremony songs for your event. On this list are several great alternative wedding ceremony songs for your processional and recessional.


“I’ll Be Your Mirror” by Velvet Underground and Nico
From the album: Gold, 2005
Lyrics you'll love: "When you think the night has seen your mind/That inside you’re twisted and unkind/Let me stand to show you that you are blind/Please put down your hands/’Cause I see you”

“Harvest Moon” by Neil Young
From the album: Greatest Hits, 2004
Lyrics you'll love: "Because I'm still in love with you/I want to see you dance again/Because I'm still in love with you/On this harvest moon”

“I Was Married” by Tegan and Sara
From the album: The Con, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: “I married in the sun (tell me where tell me where)/Against the stone of buildings built before/You and I were born (start again start again)/To my heart confusion rose against/The muscles fought so long (fought so long)”

“You You You You You” by The 6ths
From the album: Hyacinths and Thistles, 2000
Lyrics you'll love: "Even though I met you only recently/I find myself falling in love with you/I don't know quite how to put this decently/But what's the chance that you could love me too?”

“Modern Nature” by Sondre Lerche
From the album: Faces Down, 2001
Lyrics you'll love: "The moment has come, to face the truth/I'm wide awake and so are you/Do you have the clue what this is? (I don't know)/Are you everything that I missed? (Don't hope so)/We'll just have to wait and see (Wait and see)/If things go right we're meant to be”

“You and Me Song” by The Wannadies
From the album: Be a Girl, 1994
Lyrics you'll love: "Always will we find / I tried to make you love / 'Til every thing's forgotten/I know you hate that…”

“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver
From the album: For Emma, Forever Ago, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: "I tell my love to wreck it all/Cut out all the ropes and let me fall/My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my/Right in the moment this order's tall”

“Wedding Song” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
From the album: Mosquito, 2013
Lyrics you'll love: "In flames I sleep soundly / With angels around me / I lay at your feet / You're the breath that I breathe…”

“The Book of Love” by Magnetic Fields
From the album: 69 Love Songs, 1999
Lyrics you'll love: “The book of love has music in it/In fact that’s where music comes from/Some of it is just transcendental/Some of it is just really dumb/But I, I love it when you sing to me/And you, you can sing me anything”


Fun Wedding Ceremony Songs

If your perfect ceremony includes a relaxed setting with just a touch of glam, you’re probably already thinking of using these super-adorable fun wedding ceremony songs. Great for a wedding on the beach, in a garden, or anywhere in between, these songs for your wedding ceremony will get your guests ready to celebrate.


“You are the Best Thing” by Ray Lamontagne
From the album: Gossip in the Grain (Bonus Track Version), 2009
Lyrics you'll love: "Baby / We've come a long way / And baby you know I hope and I pray/That you believe me / When I say this love will never fade away”

“Everything” by Michael Bublé
From the album: Call me Irresponsible, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: "And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It's you, it's you; you make me sing/You're every line, you're every word, you're everything"

“Best Day of My Life” by American Authors
From the album: Oh, What a Life, 2014
Lyrics you'll love: "I'm never gonna look back/Woah, never gonna give it up/No, please don't wake me now/This is gonna be the best day of my life”

“I Do” by Colbie Caillat
From the album: All of You, 2011
Lyrics you'll love: "Maybe yes and maybe no/I can live without it, I can let it go/Ooh, what did I get myself into/You make we wanna say I do, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do”

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Michael Bublé
From the album: Michael Bublé, 2003
Lyrics you'll love: "This thing called love, I just can't handle it/This thing called love, I must get round to it/I ain't ready/Crazy little thing called love”

“Love” by Matt White
From the album: Best Days, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: "And love…/Such a silly game we play, oh/Like a summer's day in May/What is love, what is love?"

“Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups
From the album: Chapel of Love, 1964
Lyrics you'll love: "Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried/Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried/ Gee, I really love you/And we're gonna get ma-a-arried…”

“Better Together,” by Jack Johnson
From the album: In Between Dreams, 2005
Lyrics You’ll Love: "Love is the answer, At least for most of the questions in my heart/Like why are we here? And where do we go? And how come it's so hard?/It's not always easy and/Sometimes life can be deceiving/I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together"

“Love Someone,” by Jason Mraz
From the album: Yes!, 2014
Lyrics You’ll Love: "Oh, ain't it nice tonight we've got each other/And I am right beside you/More than just a partner or a lover/I'm your friend"

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” by Beyoncé
From the album: I am...Sasha Fierce, 2008
Lyrics "You’ll Love: 'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it/If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it"


Rock Wedding Ceremony Songs

Are you a rock n’ roll bride at heart? Have no fear, we’ve got you covered with these rock wedding ceremony songs. If an instrumental rock song is what you’re looking for, be sure to check out “Canon Rock in D Major”—we can’t get enough!


“Never Gonna Be Alone” by Nickelback
From the album: Dark Horse, 2008
Lyrics you'll love: "And now, as long as I can, I'm holding on with both hands/Cause forever I believe that there's nothing I could need but you/So if I haven't yet, I've gotta let you know"

“Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows
From the album: Films About Ghosts: The Best of Counting Crows, 2003
Lyrics you'll love: "So she said what's the problem baby/What's the problem I don't know/Well maybe I'm in love (love)/Think about it every time”

“Gimme Some Lovin’” by Spencer Davis Group
From the album: Revolutions: The Very Best of Steve Winwood, 2010
Lyrics you'll love: “Let me in, baby, I don't know what you've got/But you'd better take it easy, 'cause this place is hot/So glad we made it, so glad we made it/You got to gimme some lovin', gimme some lovin'”

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
From the album: Appetite for Destruction, 1987
Lyrics you'll love: “Now and then when I see her face/She takes me away to that special place/And if I'd stare too long/I'd probably break down and cry”

“Canon Rock in D Major” by Jerry C.
From the album: download on mp3youtubing.com, 2007
Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day
From the album: Nimrod, 1997
Lyrics you'll love: “Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road/Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go/So make the best of this test, and don't ask why/It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time”

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