70 Best Instrumental Songs for Weddings
We have created a list of our favorite best instrumental songs for weddings. Instrumental songs are songs sung without lyrics or verbiage. Instrumental songs can be used during events in the wedding ceremony such as the processional, recessional, unity candle lighting, and more. Instrumental songs can also be played during a wedding reception including during the cocktail and dinner hours, cake cutting, grand entrance or introductions and more.
Many popular mainstream songs are renditioned into instrumental jazz songs by many jazz music artists. When selecting wedding music, you can consider different types of instrumental songs such as recorded music artists of the piano, guitar, sax, and harpists. Wedding planners can also consider popular classical music artists like Mozart, and Bach. In addition, you can include many big band musicians of today and yesteryear.
Top 10 Classical Instrumental Songs (as popular downloads on Amazon)
- A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
- Beethoven’s 5 Secrets – The Piano Guys
- Over the Rainbow / Simple Gifts – The Piano Guys
- Pachelbel’s Canon in D – Barrymoore Chamber Orchestra
- Story of My Life – The Piano Guys
- Wedding March: Recessional – London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Claire De Lune – Claude Debussy
- Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: III. Allegro scherzando – Anna Fedorova, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie & Laércio Diniz
Best Instrumental Songs
Last Updated: August 15, 2017
When considering instrumental music for your wedding, you may also consider live musicians to perform at particular times of the wedding day. For example, bagpipes can play as a grand entrance, a harpist can play during a wedding ceremony, a 3+ piece band (lead singer, guitarist, drummer, etc.) can perform at wedding receptions for music entertainment.
15 Instrumental Hit Wedding Songs
Bridal couples want to have current songs on the radio incorporated into their weddings. However, not every radio hit is perfect for every event of a wedding. This is when it is great to have instrumental hit wedding songs versions.
According to the Dictionary, instrumental is music written for or performed on musical instruments not including singing. Popular instrumental songs include instruments such as guitar, piano, saxophone, and string quartets (commonly two violin players, a viola player, and a cellist).
Not only can you play instrumental songs during cocktail hour and meal time, the songs can be used as unity songs during the wedding ceremony, processional, recessional, and music played as guests arrive into the venue. Depending on your type of event and the music you like, The Piano Guys‘ song “A Thousand Years” would make for a fantastic first dance song. Along with The Piano Guys, another popular instrumental music artist is Vitamin String Quartet. With instrumental versions of hit songs “Stay With Me” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, Vitamin String Quartet will remain on wedding playlists for years to come.
Instrumental Hit Song Covers For Weddings
Instrumental wedding song lists curated by Matthew Campbell