Picking a song to walk down the aisle to is just one of the many fun things involved in planning a wedding, and it’s also a great way to let your personality shine on your big day. If you’re looking to pick something that will make your lover’s heart skip a beat as you walk towards them, then we’ve got you covered! Here are 25 of our favourite wedding aisle songs you should carefully consider.
“Breathe Me” by Sia
This song is guaranteed to hit you right in the feels. The Rolling Stone magazine described the song as “delicate and haunting”, and we could not put it better ourselves. It may be a sad song… focused on having hard times and needing someone to lean on. But after all, shouldn’t that person to lean on be your partner?
“It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” – James Brown
This one only really makes sense for a male-female partnership. Nonetheless, it’s a really beautiful, classic song and would really suit a vintage wedding.
‘Kissing You’ by Des’ree
Written especially by Des’ree and Timothy Atack for Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film Romeo + Juliet, this beautiful song is a real tear-jerker!
‘Kissing You’ is featured in the hit romance film when the characters first meet at the ball – and love at first sight occurs.
If you aren’t too keen on the lyrics, Kissing You also sounds incredibly beautiful when performed live as an instrumental version.
Popular covers include Beyonce’s in 2007, Taylor Dayne’s in 2008 and Stan Walker’s in 2010.
This song will be sure to start your ceremony on a good note.
‘Lay Me Down’ by Sam Smith
Featured in Sam Smith’s debut studio album In The Lonely Hour (2014), ‘Lay Me Down’ is a popular choice among many modern couples.
This beautiful song was used by popular Australian influencer and blogger ‘The Young Mummy’ Sophie Cachia for her processional song when tying the knot to Carlton footballer, Jaryd Cachia. Their wedding made headlines for Sophie’s choice to wear a black wedding dress.
‘Lay Me Down’ is the perfect tempo to walk toward your love at your wedding ceremony – make sure it’s featured on your wedding playlist.
‘Young and Beautiful’ by Lana Del Rey
Another stand-out song from a Baz Luhrmann movie, Young and Beautiful was featured on the soundtrack for the popular 2013 version of The Great Gatsby.
While the song was labeled haunting and sombre by contemporary music critics, Lana Del Ray’s enchanting voice mixed with sweet lyrics makes this song a lovely modern choice popular among many Australian couples for their wedding procession.
‘You’ve Got the Love’ – Florence + the Machine
‘You’ve Got the Love’ is a must-have song for all wedding playlists.
Originally a 1986 hit single by Candi Staton, English indie rock band Florence + the Machine’s 2009 cover brought the song back to life and introduced it as household name when it comes to romantic love songs.
Although perhaps not a traditional pick as the song is quite upbeat in nature, ‘You’ve Got the Love’ is a great choice for alternative brides who would prefer a more up-tempo approach to their walk down the aisle.
Definitely one of our faves as a wedding song.
‘Somewhere Only We Know’ by Lily Allen
Originally released by English alternative rock band Keane in their debut album Hopes and Fears (2004), it’s Lily Allen’s 2014 cover for the John Lewis Christmas advert that has couples across Australia choosing it for their wedding procession.
Lily Allen injects a feminine twist to this gorgeous, simple song.
I’m crying just watching the music video!
‘Purpose’ by Justin Bieber
The title track of Justin Bieber’s 2015 Purpose album, this incredible song is a real tear-jerker.
Although originally written by Bieber recounting a time he was ‘at the end of his rope but God blessed him with Purpose’, ‘Purpose’ is now commonly used as a song signifying love and gratitude between a couple.
The song is so raw and emotional, there won’t be a single dry eye in the venue – including yours!
‘Here Comes The Sun’ by The Beatles
First released in 1969 album Abbey Road, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ is undoubtedly one of The Beatle’s most famous love songs. The song’s lighthearted nature and romantic lyrics make it a perfect choice for your trip down the aisle.
‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars
Released in 2010, ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars is the perfect upbeat song for a unique trip down the aisle. The lyrics say it all! Plus, this proposal is the cutest thing ever!
‘Your Song’ cover by Ellie Goulding
Originally released by Elton John in his self-titled second studio album, Ellie Goulding’s version of the classic track is so perfectly simple, yet beautiful.
Ellie’s cover isn’t very well known as a wedding song, but should be!
It is absolutely gorgeous as a song to walk down the aisle to.
‘Sweet Disposition’ by The Temper Trap
Although it was not super popular after its release in 2008, ‘Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap became a popular love song after it was included in the 2009 film 500 Days of Summer. Just listen to the song – its soft tone makes it ideal for romantic weddings.
‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri
Even if you’re not a fan of Twilight, it’s hard to deny that this is a beautiful song.
Written and recorded by American singer and songwriter Christina Perri for the album The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Original Picture Soundtrack (2011), ‘A Thousand Years’ is a favourite among modern couples – and for good reason.
You try seeing a beautiful girl walk down the aisle to this song and NOT crying! Impossible.
‘Sea of Love’ by Cat Power
Originally written by Philip Baptitse and George Khoury in 1959, it’s Cat Power’s cover in the year 2000 that has couples choosing ‘Sea of Love’ for their wedding procession song.
We can just picture this beautiful song being played at a beautiful rustic outdoor ceremony.
‘Tenerife Sea’ by Ed Sheeran
Released in 2014 as part of Ed Sheeran’s second studio album x, Tenerife Sea is a love song sure to get all wedding guests mopping up their tears.
Just let the lyrics speak for themselves! This song was made for true lovers.
‘Into My Arms’ by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Love ballad ‘Into My Arms’ written by Nick Cave and released as the first single from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ The Boatman’s Call album in 1997, is one of our favourite wedding aisle songs. It’s just so hauntingly beautiful!
‘All of Me’ by John Legend
Released in John Legend’s fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013), ‘All of Me’ is a must-have for every wedding playlist.
Dedicated to Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigan, this love song is a classic. Just image walking down the aisle to those angelic vocals – amazing.
‘Hallelujah’ by Jeff Buckley
Though originally written and realised by Leonard Cohen, we love Jeff Buckley’s cover of the popular wedding song. It’s just so raw and emotional – expect tears!
‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ by Israel ‘Iz’ Kamakawiwo’ole
Native Hawaiian singer-songwriter, musician and activist Israel Kamakawiwo’ole is known for his medley of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.What a Wonderful World’ released on his albums Ka ‘Ano’i and Facing Future and featured in films, popular television products and commercials.
Imagine walking down the aisle to this song at your quintessential beachfront wedding. Could it be any more suited?
‘Crazy in Love’ cover by Daniela Andrade
Originally released in 2003 by Beyonce and featuring now-hubby Jay-Z, ‘Crazy in Love’ is a dance track everyone knows the words to. Daniela Andrade’s cover of this incredibly popular Beyonce track slows it down a bit, making it a romantic love song perfect for a wedding procession.
‘Canon In D Major’ by Johann Pachelbel
Although it is suggested the song’s original composition occurred between 1680 to 1706, Pachelbel’s Canon only became popularly used in weddings since the 1980s. It’s the perfect wedding aisle song!
‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz
Since its release In 2008, Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’ has become a popular choice among marrying couples. The lighthearted tone is perfect for beach weddings and relaxed garden ceremonies!
‘Lucky’ by Jason Mraz and featuring Colbie Caillat
If you are after an effortlessly beautiful wedding aisle song, 2009 song ‘Lucky’ by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat is a perfect choice. Pay careful attention to the lyrics – they perfectly describe what a wedding is all about – love.
‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by The Verve
If you really want to make a statement with your entrance, we cannot recommend 1997 song ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by The Verve enough. It’s a classic!