Bride Entrance Songs: Ignite Excitement & Anticipation

Know popular songs chosen to play as a bride walks down the aisle.

bride entrance songs for walking down the aisle

Quick Tips

As the bride, select what song to play as you walk down the aisle. You must consider the following 3 factors:

1. What is the tempo of the song to determine how fast you will walk?
2. Does the song match the theme of your wedding – classical, acoustic, or genre?
3. What is the moment of the song when doors will open and guests will see you for the first time?

New Songs for Brides Walking Down the Aisle

  1. Beautiful Things (Acoustic) – Reillys (Folk, 2024)
  2. NOTHING NEW (I DO) [Wedding Version] – Brandon Lake (Country, 2024)
  3. Lighthouse – Calum Scott (Pop, 2024)
  4. If This Is Love – Ingrid Michaelson (Pop, 2023)
  5. Joy of My Life (Instrumental) – Guitar Tribute Players (New Age, 2023)
  6. Patience – Madilyn Paige (Pop, 2023)
  7. I Get to Love You (Acoustic) – Mysha Didi (Pop, 2023)
  8. Wedding Entrance X Can’t Help Falling In Love – James Wong (Pop, 2023)
  9. All the Small Things – SleepSpace (New Age, 2023)
  10. My Feet Don’t Touch the Ground – Bonner Rhae (Country, 2023)
  11. I’m Gonna Love You – Jessie James Decker (Country, 2023)
  12. Flower Girl – Molly Lovette (Country, 2023)
  13. golden hour – Brooklyn Duo (Classical Pop, 2023)
  14. Lucky Me – Jake Miller (Pop, 2022)
  15. Simply The Best – Billianne (Folk, 2022)
  16. When I See You – Aaron Watson (Country, 2022)
  17. Accidentally in Love (Wedding Piano Version) – Paul Hankinson Covers (Classical, 2022)

“I Get To Love You” by Ruelle

Singer-Songwriter, 2016

I think this is the most popular indie wedding song currently. It has been selected by brides for many years for their processional and will be for years to come. It features a beautiful flow as you proceed down the aisle.

“Look At Me” by Carrie Underwood

Country, 2009

The walk down the aisle is the bride’s moment. Everyone is looking at her and her dress. The song describes the moment.

“A Thousand Years” by The Piano Guys

Classical, 2017

Of course, the original by Chistina Perri is a monster wedding hit. This piano and cello cover has been on many brides’ ceremony playlists.

“Turning Page Instrumental” by Sleeping At Last

Alternative, 2012

Another wedding hit from the Twilight Saga. You can select the vocal original or this instrumental version. Your choice!

“Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac

Rock, 1977

If you are a classic rock fan, this slow love song can be the highlight of any bride’s processional. There have been many covers too including Rita Wilson & Josh Groban.

“Better Place” by Rachel Platten

Pop, 2016

The track features a prominent piano with a story of her sister longing for love and wanting to get married resulting in being in a better place.

“Wildest Dreams” by Duomo

Classical, 2020

This song was featured on the Bridgerton soundtrack and TV show. This orchestra track can accent your walk with a traditional flair.

“If You Love Her” by Forest Blakk and Meghan Trainor

Pop, 2021

This is a love duet letting your partner know that if you love the bride she will stand by your side forever.

“I See the Light” by Taylor Davis

Pop, 2018

The song was originally performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in the animated film ‘Tangled’ as a love story describing finding love.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Kina Grannis

Singer-Songwriter, 2017

This cover of Elvis’ famous song was in the film ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ as the bride walked down the aisle. It is a very personal and emotional tune that sets the tone of love.

“Canon in D” by Brooklyn Duo

Classical, 2020

This is a cello and piano remake of Pachelbel’s ‘Canon in D’. It brings a modern twist to a traditional wedding song.

Poll: Songs Brides Chose For Processional

I polled brides in a Facebook group (COMPLETELY BRIDAL – Wedding Planning Tips, Tricks & To-Dos Facebook group) of engaged and recently married brides. See below for their list of chosen bride entrance songs. My bride entrance playlist on Spotify has more than 16,000 likes!

Modern Instrumental Cover Songs (Piano, Violin & Strings)

  • Beauty and the Beast (Piano & Cello) – The Wong Janice, Benny Martin
  • Accidentally in Love (Wedding Piano Version) – Paul Hankinson Covers
  • Something in the Orange (Instrumental) – Philip Bowen
  • I’ll Be There For You (Cover Version) – Baltic House Orchestra
  • Sweet Child o’ Mine – The Piano Guys
  • Yellow – Brooklyn Duo
  • A Thousand Years – Daniel Jang
  • All Of Me – VioDance
  • I See the Light – Taylor Davis
  • Welcome to the Black Parade (For Cello and Piano) – GnuS Cello
  • To Make You Feel My Love (Instrumental Version) – The O’Neill Brothers
  • A Million Dreams – The Piano Guys
  • El Color de Tus Ojos – Omar Robles, Arcano
  • Never Enough [Instrumental] – The Greatest Showman Ensemble
  • God Gave Me You (Instrumental Version) – Wedding Music Experts
  • Still Into You (Acoustic Version) – Acoustic Guitar Tribute Players
  • Kiss the Girl (Instrumental Version) – Wedding Reception, Instrumental Wedding Music Zone & Wedding
  • Enchanted – Piano Dreamers
  • Love Me Like You Do (Cinematic Version) – VioDance
  • Marry You – Midnite String Quartet
  • Nothing Else Matters (Orchestral Instrumental Version) – VioDance
  • La Vie En Rose (Instrumental Version) – Ken Thorne
  • Turning Page (Instrumental) – Sleeping At Last
  • Here Comes the Sun (Piano Instrumental) – Benny Martin
  • A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
  • There Will Be Time – Midnite String Quartet
  • Everlong – Vitamin String Quartet
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Instrumental) – Jack Jezzro
  • Tiny Dancer – Vitamin String Quartet

Romantic Vocal Cover Songs

  • Simply The Best – Billianne
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Kacey Musgraves
  • First Date (Acoustic) – Taylor Acorn
  • What Dreams Are Made Of – Brent Morganv
  • You’re Still The One – Eddie Tom
  • I Guess I’m In Love – Alice Kübe
  • Iris – Kina Grannis
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Haley Reinhart
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last
  • Secret Garden (Instrumental) – The Professionals
  • Feels Like Home – Edwina Hayes
  • Fields Of Gold – Eva Cassidy

Original Instrumental Hits

  • Kiss the Rain – Yiruma
  • Across the Stars – John Williams and London Symphony Orchestra
  • Married Life – Michael Giacchino
  • Main Theme From Jurassic Park – John Williams
  • Flower of Scotland – The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  • I Choose You – Amanda Jordan
  • Can’t Have Mine (Find You A Girl) – Dylan Scott
  • All That Really Matters (Stripped Version) – ILLENIUM & Teddy Swims
  • That’s What Love Is – Alexandra Kay
  • Never Til Now – Ashley Cooke
  • I GUESS I’M IN LOVE – Clinton Kane
  • She’s Somebody’s Daughter (The Wedding Version) – Drew Baldridge
  • If You Love Her – Forest Blakk feat. Meghan Trainor
  • My Person (Wedding Version) – Spencer Crandall
  • Lifetime – Justin Bieber
  • Biblical – Calum Scott
  • still into you (first dance cover) – Isabella Kensington
  • If You Love Her (Acoustic) – Forest Blakk
  • Joy Of My Life – Chris Stapleton
  • Never Worn White – Katy Perry
  • Baby It’s You – London Grammar
  • The One My Heart Beats For – Greg Steinfeld
  • I Get To Love You – Ruelle
  • Looking For You – Fantasia feat. Mama Diane
  • Falling Like The Stars – James Arthur
  • Love Like This – Ben Rector
  • Speechless (Acoustic) – Dan + Shay
  • Beautiful Crazy (Acoustic) – Luke Combs
  • You Are The Reason (Duet Version) – Calum Scott & Leona Lewis
  • Cheerleader (Demo) – JP Cooper
  • This Is It – Scotty McCreery
  • Is That Alright? – Lady Gaga
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  • Promise to Love Her – Blane Howard
  • Lady May – Tyler Childers
  • Why I Love You – MAJOR.
  • You Are My Sunshine – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton
  • ocean eyes – Billie Eilish
  • If I Could Fly – One Direction
  • Love Me Like You Do (Acoustic) – Ellie Goulding
  • The One – Kodaline
  • All Of Me – John Legend
  • Bloom – The Paper Kites
  • I’m Sure It’s You (The Wedding Song) – Sheléa
  • Grow Old With You – Ortopilot
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Enchanted – Taylor Swift
  • Look at Me – Carrie Underwood
  • Marry Me – Train
  • Strangers – Maddie and Tae
  • Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  • Giving Myself – Jennifer Hudson
  • Runnin’ Home to You – Grant Gustin
  • You And Me – Lifehouse
  • You Had Me At Hello – A Day To Remember

Classic Ceremony Tunes

  • She – Elvis Costello
  • For You I Will – Monica
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  • Love Of My Life – Queen
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  • At Last – Etta James

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All of these songs are beautiful and can 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.


Don’t forget about your besties. Check out our list of bridesmaids’ entrance songs too.


If you are looking for songs to play as the wedding couple and/or the wedding party enter the reception hall, please see our classic wedding entrance songs!


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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