Weddings can range from simple ceremonies to extravagant affairs, but a common theme that is present in many of them is music.
Brides put a great deal of thought into choosing entrance songs that will adequately express how they truly feel about the love of their life.
The following is a list of bride entrance songs that are sure to let their life partner know how much he/she is loved and adored.
We’ve talked to brides through social groups and analyzed hundreds of wedding DJs’ playlists across the U.S. that provide ceremony music.
We selected a list just for you of the most popular and unique bride entrance songs for walking down the aisle.
Every bride’s music taste is different.
Thus, we selected bride processional songs that include many different genres.
What song does the bride walk down the aisle to?
Traditionally, the song selected for the bride to talk down the aisle toward the altar is Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”. In the United States, the song is commonly known as the “Here Comes the Bride” song. As the bride enters, another popular choice is Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”.
NOTE: If you are looking for songs to play as the wedding couple and/or the wedding party enter the reception hall, please see our list of grand entrance songs!
Unique Songs For A Bride to Walk Down The Aisle To
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Pop Bride Entrance Songs
Waiting For You (Acoustic) – Aaron Kellim
It was the very first time, watching my world wrapped inside of your eyes
I still can’t believe I get to call you mine
Imagine (Acoustic) – Ben Platt
2021, Imagine (Acoustic)
I can’t imagine my life without you
I can’t imagine one night without you
The Only One – Music Travel Love
‘Till the silver that runs through our hait
Don’t you know that i’ll always be there
Baby I swear, ’till my days on this earth are done
You’re the only one
Wedding Medley: Marry Me / Bless the Broken Road / All of Me / A Thousand Years – Anthem Lights
2018, We Got You Covered, Vol. 3
Darling don’t be afraid, I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
Beautiful in White – Shane Filan
2017, Love Always
And with this ring I
Say to the world
You’re my every reason
You’re all that I believe in
With all my heart I mean every word
Marry Me – Train
2009, Save Me, San Francisco
Love has surely shifted my way
Today and every day
Do bridesmaids walk down the aisle to the same song as the bride?
Typically, the bride has her own song to walk down the aisle to. Another song is selected for honored family and wedding party members such as the bridesmaids. In a traditional wedding ceremony, the groom and groomsmen are already at the altar.
Country Bride Entrance Songs
Walk in a Room (Reimagined) – Muscadine Bloodline
2021, Walk in a Room (Reimagined)
You walk in a room, I lose my breath
Coming my way, counting your steps
Heart starts to beat, out of my chest
I Don’t Know Any Better – Johnny and Heidi
2021, I Don’t Know Any Better
I don’t know any better
Feeling than loving you
I Prayed for You – 4th + Main
2019, I Prayed for You
It’s hard to imagine, bigger than I could fathom
I didn’t know you from Adam but I prayed for you
I’d spend ten thousand hours and ten thousand more
Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweetheart of yours
And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try
If it’s ten thousand hours or the rest of my life
Made For You – Jake Owen
2019, Greetings From…Jake
Like a ship without a sea
Or a song without a melody
I don’t know where I’d be or what I’d do
‘Cause I was made for you
How long should a Bride’s entrance song be?
A bride’s entrance song should be between 2 and 3 minutes. You need enough time for the bride to enter the ceremony venue (with or without escort) and walk down the aisle from the back of the aisles to the altar where her future spouse is waiting.
Instrumental Bride Entrance Songs
A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
2013, The Piano Guys
What song should a bride walk down the aisle to?
First, you must consider the song’s tempo. Select a song that has a slow tempo so that wedding guests can gasp at the bride’s beauty and is not rushed. You can choose to skip the traditional classical song and select a modern indie, R&B, or acoustic song too.
R&B Bride Entrance Songs
I Found A Love (Live at Levon Helm Studios) – José James, Taali
2021, José James: New York 2020 (Live)
You see my weaknesses and stay no matter what
And every day I find I’m falling more and more in love with you
I found a love to lift me up and pull me through
One in a Million – Will Downing
2020, Romantique, Pt. 2
You’re one in a million
Chance of a lifetime
Today I Do – Tamia
2018, Passion Like Fire
Today I do, today I do
Today I’m saying I do to you
Today I do, today I do
I Choose You (Acoustic) – Kiana Ledé
2017, I Choose You (Acoustic)
I choose you, I choose you
They say it’s choose up season, finally I got a reason
Yeah, and I want you, I choose you
Giving Myself – Jennifer Hudson
2008, Jennifer Hudson
Oh, I’m giving myself over to you
Body and soul
I’m givin’ it over
I’m giving myself over to you now
Who walks in first at a wedding ceremony?
The order of the processional is as follows: 1. The officiant (minister, priest) 2. Grandparents 3. Parents 4. Mother of the bride 5. Groom 6. Wedding Party 7. Ring Bearer 8. Flower girl 9. Bride.
Indie Bride Entrance Songs
Steal My Heart Away – The Paper Kites, Ainslie Wills
Steal my heart away
Right down the line
I Found You – Samantha Durnan
2019, I Found You
I finally want to run with you by my side
For a Lifetime – Ryann Darling feat. Cory Ard
2018, For a Lifetime
For a lifetime of “I love you’s”
Two hearts, one beat
You whisper to me
Be mine for a lifetime
I Get to Love You – Ruelle
2016, I Get to Love You
I get to love you
It’s the best thing that I’ll ever do
I get to love you
It’s a promise I’m making to you
Does the groom get an entrance song?
Traditionally the groom does not enter and walks down the aisle to his own song. However, having a song for the groom would add excitement and personalization to the ceremony not found at every wedding. See our list of groom processional song suggestions.
Rock Bride Entrance Songs
nobody else – LANY
2020, mama’s boy
And if heaven doesn’t want us
Would you go with me to hell?
Hope you know I don’t want nobody else
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last
2014, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door
Wedding Song (Acoustic) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Some kind of violent bliss
Led me to love like this
One thousand deaths my dear
I’d die without you here
Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit
I will never stop holding your hand
I will never stop opening your door
I will never stop choosing you babe
I will never get used to you
Sea Of Love – Cat Power
2000, The Covers Record
I wanna tell you
I love you
Who gives the bride away if no father is around?
Besides Dad, who can give the bride away? Ask a parent figure or role model in your life such as your mom, step-parent, uncle, aunt, grandparent, sister, brother, friend, or child. A bride can also choose to walk alone if no one fills the role of giving her away. Remember to do what makes you happy.
Whoever is selected to give the bride away and walk her down the aisle must walk on her right side. This means that the bride holds the left arm of her father.
Singer-Songwriter Bride Entrance Songs
Amen – John Adams
Amen, I found you, you found me
Oh darling I’ve been praying to someone
Praying for someone like you
Made to Love You – Drew Angus
2021, Made to Love You
I was put on Earth for this
You’re my reason for living, my one and only purpose
I was made to love you
Love You True (String Sessions) – Lydia Luce
2020, Love You True (String Sessions)
So take me to the chapel and wear my mother’s ring
Follow me when I’m wandering and teach me how to lead
Keep me grounded, keep me still
I swear I choose forever
Love you true, I will
All My Life – SAILR
2019, All My Life
I’m gonna stay right by your side
I’m gonna live to make you smile
Folk Bride Entrance Songs
The Best Thing – Paper Planes
2021, Simple Things
Stormy nights don’t stay
From the moment that we met
You were worth the wait
No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version) – Us The Duo
2020, No Matter Where You Are
I won’t let you fall
I won’t let you go
No matter where you are
No matter where you are, I’ll be there
Evermore – Hollow Coves
‘Cause you are all
I was hoping for
It’s you I’ll call
I Chose You – Caleb Edens
2019, I Chose You
I Chose You
Cause I love the way you dance & twirl
I Chose You
Cause you kiss me out of the blue
I Chose You
You chose me, too
Forever From Now – Sheffield
2019, Forever From Now
Of all the flowers that will bloom come May
You’re the prettiest I’ve found
I will love you forever from now
And I will hold you like no one’s around
All of these songs are beautiful and have the ability to bring about a flood of emotions and positive feelings, not only for the wedding couple but also for those there to witness the union. No matter which songs you choose, they will always have a great deal of sentimental value, and they will immediately transport you back to the day that you officially became one with your beloved.
Related song lists:
- Songs with BRIDE in the title
- Songs for Brides to dance with their Dad
- Wedding Exit Songs (Recessional)