100 Instrumental Wedding Songs for the Walk Down the Aisle

Are you looking for that SPECIAL song for your walk down the wedding aisle?  Here is a list of 100 potential wedding songs that might be perfect for your stroll. Find the song that speaks to you!  As you know, the bride’s entrance is the real start to your special day.

Music for Wedding Ceremony by BrideStLouis.com

Walking down the aisle is one of the most special parts of the wedding day. Expect a few tears as your partner sees you for the first time in your dress, and then having your Dad by your side only adds to the emotion.

All eyes on you can be quite scary, and having that special song that you really love can be comforting – as well as help you set the pace for your walk!


How to Choose Your Bridal Entrance Song

First, the pace: you don’t want something really fast as you want to walk at a slightly slower than normal pace. If your chosen song is a little too up-tempo, see if there’s a slowed-down acoustic version available. You’ll need to work out when you want the music to fade (if it’s not a live presentation) so time your walk to avoid arriving at the front mid-verse or crescendo.

Again – have fun with your selection – choose something that is important to you.  For example, one bride chose an instrumental version of the Jurassic Park’s theme as it was her husband’s favorite film!  

  • 1,2,3,4 by Vitamin String Quartet  (A string ensemble performance of Feist’s indie pop song.)
  • A Day Without Rain by Enya (Touching instrumental perfect for any outdoor event.)
  • Amazing Grace by Bridesmaids Quartet (It’s timeless!)
  • A Sky Full of Stars by The Piano Guys (A fun piano and cello rendition of Coldplay’s house-pop song.)
  • A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys
  • All I Want is You by Bridesmaids Quartet
  • All of Me by Daniel Jang (It’s a tender violin and guitar composition of John Legend’s soulful love ballad.)
  • All You Need is Love by Guitar Tribute Players  (A soft acoustic tribute of The Beatles’ piece.)
  • And I Love Her by United Guitar Players
  • Ants Marching/Ode to Joy by The Piano Guys (An arrangement of Dave Matthews Band rock song and Beethoven’s classis symphony.)
  • Are you Gonna Kiss me or Not
  • Best Day of My Life
  • Better Together by Romeo Loves Juliet (An acoustic adaptation of Jack Johnson’s folk song.)
  • Black Bird by Peter Pupping and Fred Benedetti
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love by United Guitar Players (An acoustic rendition of Elvis Presley’s love ballad.)
  • Can’t Stop the feeling! By Vitamin Street
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Trio Comodo
  • Calling Dr. Love by Vitamin String Quartet
  • Come Away With Me
  • Counting Stars by Simply Three
  • Daughters by Bridesmaids Quartet (String Interpretation of John Mayer’s blues-rock song.)
  • Despacito by Brooklyn Duo
  • Don’t Stop Believin’
  • Endless Love
  • Everything by Bridesmaid Quartet (A rhythmic cover of Michael Buble’s love song.)
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You
  • Fallin’ for You
  • Feels Like Home by Edwina Hayes
  • Fields of Gold by 2 Cellos (A moving cello duet of Sting’s rock song.)
  • Forever by Josh Vietti
  • From This Moment On
  • Get Lucky
  • Glasgow Love Them by Craig Armstrong (A heartwarming piano solo.)
  • God Gave Me You (Blake Shelton’s country love song.)
  • Grow Old With You (Remember The Wedding Singer?)
  • Happy by Vitamin String Quartet.  (Pharell’s neo-soul song.)
  • Hallelujah
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  • Heaven
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • How Long will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
  • How to Save a Life (the Fray Tribute) by Tribute Players (A melodious piano solo.)
  • Hymn for The Weekend by Brooklyn Duo (Coldplay’s Indie Song.)
  • Hymne by the O’Neill Brothers
  • I Do by Bridesmaids Quartet (A string interpretation of Colbie Caillat’s folk song.)
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing (Aerosmith’s legendary love ballad.)
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • I Will Always Love You
  • I’m Yours
  • In Your Eyes
  • Light My Fire
  • Like I’m Gonna Lose You
  • Kashmir (A String Performance of Led Zeppelin’s metal masterpiece.)
  • Love Me Like You Do.
  • Maestro
  • Marry You (Bruno Mars’s pop love song.)
  • Me and My Cello (Happy Together) by The Piano Guys
  • Mine Would Be You (Blake Shelton’s Country Love Song.)
  • La La Land
  • Our Song (A Taylor Swift Love Song.)
  • Open Arms by Scott D. David (A sentimental piano solo of Journey’s rock anthem.)
  • Over the Rainbow/Simple Gifts by Harold Arlen, J. Bracket, Harburg and Piano Guys
  • Paradise (Coldplay’s Inspirational Indie Hit.)
  • Purple Haze by Kronos Quartet (A dramatic string of Jimi Hendrix’s piece.)
  • Rather Be (Clean Bandit’s dance-pop song.)
  • Rhythm of Love
  • Riptide (Vance Joy’s indie declaration of love.)
  • She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5 Song.)
  • Somewhere in Time
  • Something in the Way She Moves (James Taylor’s Folk Love Song.)
  • Something Just Like This
  • Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
  • Stand by Me (Ben E. King’s romantic ballad.)
  • Stand by You (Rachel Platten’s pop love song.)
  • Stay with Me (Sam Smith’s soul pop song.)
  • Take Me to Church
  • Take My Breath Away
  • Teenage Dream (Katy Perry’s pp anthem.)
  • The Best Day (Taylor Swift’s Country Song)
  • The Edge of Glory by The Vitamin String Quartet
  • The Love of Love (Dusty Springfield’s Jazz Hit)
  • The Way I Am
  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
  • This is What you Came For
  • Time After Time (Cindy Lauper)
  • Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson and Bruno Mar’s hit song.)
  • Viva La Vida (Coldplay’s Rock Hymn)
  • We Found Love (Rihanna electro dance hit.)
  • White Wedding
  • With Or Without You
  • Wonderwall (Oasis’s romantic rock song.)
  • You and Me (Lifehouse’s soft rock love anthem.)
  • You are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker’s famous love song.)
  • You are The Best Thing (Ray LaMontagne’s Folk Love Song)
  • You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
  • Your Hand in Mine
  • Your Song (Elton John’s Love Ballad)

Do you have concerns about your “Father” giving you away?

Bride with Son

In today’s crazy mixed up world, there are lots of “fathers” who are “fathers” in name only.   One of the hardest decisions many brides have is whether to have their biological father walk them down the aisle, or should they ask someone who is closer to them, someone who has helped them to be the person they are and helped them along the way.

Some brides that I know have had their mother escort them down the aisle, as their mother was the most significant person in their lives.  Others have had brothers to do the honors.  When this occurs, many brides simply invite their biological father as any other guests.  Their rational for this decision is that they are not entitled to the honors that come with being “Father of the Bride.”   Some brides choose not to even invite the person that is “Father” in name only.  Do any of our future 2014 brides have a similar issue?  We would love to hear from you what your plans are.




Music to Walk Down the Aisle

It’s your wedding day and it’s your time to walk down the aisle.  So what music did you choose for your grand entrance?

If you are still deciding…here are some suggestions:

Walk down the Aisle


Canon in D (Most Popular)

March from Lohengrin by Wagner (The traditional “Here Comes The Bride” music)

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole

Ode to Joy by Beethoven

I Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

Purcell – Trumpet Tune

Endless Love by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Henry Mancini

The Look of Love by Herb Alpert

In My Life – The Beatles

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

Glory of Love – Peter Cetera

I Was Born To Love You – Eric Carmen

Heaven – Bryan Adams

A Walk to Remember – Mandy Moore

Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago – Maurice Jarre

Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Ingrid Michaelson

How Deep is Your Love – The Bee Gees

When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge

At Last – Etta James

You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Forever and for Always – Shania Twain

Love is All – Marc Anthony

Trumpet Voluntary


This is the beginning of your life together.  Choose a song that speaks to you.