When selecting music for specific moments of your wedding ceremony like the processional, unity, and recessional, songs with a piano emphasis are very popular.
What type of piano wedding songs should you consider?
- Traditional classical piano songs
- Instrumental piano covers of popular songs
- Piano covers from the original music artists
Wedding Ceremony Songs on Piano
Wedding March (Here Comes the Bride) by The O’Neill Brothers Group
The most popular bride’s processional walk down the aisle to play. This was originally written by Felix Mendelssohn in the 1800s. The “Wedding March” is considered in the classical genre.
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Victor’s Piano Solo by Daniel Packard
The song was featured in the film Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. A beautiful song the bride could walk down the aisle to as a processional.
River Flows In You by Yiruma
A very popular (modern) classical music song with more than 160 million video views on YouTube.
Butterfly Waltz by Brian Crain
A song considered in the new age genre that you could use to highlight any moment of your wedding ceremony.
Until I Found You (Piano Version) – Stephen Sanchez
The original was released in 2021. The song has been a viral sensation on TikTok and has more than 300 million streams on Spotify.
Rewrite the Stars (Piano Version) by Piano Peace
A piano cover of the love song in the film The Greatest Showman.
Ava Maria (Piano Version) by Robbins Island Music Artists
A Christian song that you can incorporate into your wedding ceremony while the vows are being shared or during the unity ceremony.
Married Life [Piano Version] by The Wild Conductor
An instrumental song from the animated movie Up.
SPRING WALTZ (MARIAGE D’AMOUR) by Toms Mucenieks
A song first composed by Frederic Chopin. A classica=l song for your wedding ceremony playlist.
Perfect (Solo Piano Wedding Version) by Paul Hankinson Covers
An instrumental cover of the widely popular wedding song originally released by Ed Sheeran.
10,000 Hours (Piano) by Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
Instead of having the pop-country version, you can select this piano-emphasized remake to spotlight you on your big day.
Yellow (Piano Version) by Henry Smith
A piano instrumental cover of the romantic love song first released by the band Coldplay.
Valentine by Jim Brickman & Martina McBride
A blend of a new age and country for one of the most beautiful love songs of all time with the prominence of a piano playing.
A Thousand Years (Piano Version) by Riyandi Kusuma
The song was first sung by Christina Perri and featured in the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1. You could have this played as a prelude (as guests arrive) or throughout your wedding ceremony.
Turning Page (Instrumental) by Sleeping At Last
Another song featured in the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1. However, this is without words and would be fitting for any wedding – even for a church wedding.
Bless the Broken Road by The Piano Guys
Yes, this whole list could be filled with The Piano Guys. However, this particular song is a piano solo of one of the greatest modern love songs.
Nothing Else Matters by William Joseph
Rock fans are in awe of this instrumental cover of Metallica’s hit tune – made for weddings.
A Whole New World by Disney Peaceful Piano & Disney
The song was first released in the film Aladdin in 1992. A song you can play as guests arrive at the ceremony venue.
All of Me by The Piano Gal
An instrumental cover of the song first released by John Legend.
The Prayer by Lorie Line
The song was first released by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. A beautiful song to incorporate into the actual ceremony proceedings such as the unity candle lighting, exchange of vows, and gift giving.
You Are the Reason (Piano Arrangement) by The Theorist
A song first released by pop artist Calum Scott. This instrumental cover makes for a great selection for any wedding ceremony.
Parla più piano by The Speakeasies’ Swing Band!
This song is widely popular because it is the love theme from The Godfather. No, it is not instrumental and does include vocals with other instruments. However, the piano is prevalent for movie buffs.
Here Comes the Sun by David Lanz
A cover of the famous Beatles song. It is selected by many couples as a processional song for the wedding party to walk down the aisle to.
Bella’s Lullaby by Stan Whitmire
A solo piano cover song that was featured in the film Twilight.
Piano Man by Billy Joel
One of the greatest pop-rock pianists of all time. We cannot leave this song off the list as many couples and DJs choose to have this be their final song at their reception as a final sing-along hurrah.
Many instrumental piano songs exist that you can have incorporated into your wedding day, specifically the wedding ceremony. However, do not think of only classical-style songs. Many cover songs make for beautiful songs to add to your wedding day playlist!
Do you have a favorite piano song that makes for a great wedding song? Please share your song below in the comments!