Since music will be an important part of your wedding, from your wedding ceremony prelude through the dance music at your wedding reception, your wedding music playlist needs careful consideration.
The best wedding songs and wedding music for your ceremony and reception are often hard to select – there are so many popular wedding songs and so much iconic wedding music to choose from. And as you plan for your wedding music you of course must remain mindful of your wedding music budget as it relates to your overall wedding budget. Live bands, string pieces, orchestras, singers and/or DJ’s can often be pricey.
While you want your wedding music to be pleasing to your wedding guests, you also want your wedding music to reflect the style and preferences of you and your fiancé. That’s where the the ultimate guide to wedding music can be a great help to you.
The music that accompanies the bride as she walks down the aisle is often traditional wedding march, but there are other beautiful songs available for your walk down the aisle.
Here are 22 beautiful songs for your walk down the aisle, from Bridal Musings:
Here Comes The Bride…
Many brides still want that big Da da da da moment, as the doors open, and they walk down the aisle in their stunning white dress.
But for other brides, the traditional wedding march is overdone, outdated, or not quite reflective of their style.
Enter our inspirational processional song playlist!
From cool indie tracks, and romantic tear-jerkers, to epic numbers that add a real sense of occasion while all eyes are on you, we’ve come up with a something-for-everyone list of ideas.
My favourites among the list include Nina Simone’s Feeling Good.
My sister walked down the aisle to this one, and while she was a little nervous about it being a bit OTT, on the day is was so atmospheric and gave her entrance such a grand feel.
I nearly didn’t share Bon Ivor’s Skinny Love and James Vincent McMorrow’s Higher Love with you guys because I want to hoard them for myself!
But I figure if I did that with every gorgeous wedding idea I come across, we wouldn’t have much of a blog now, would we?
Carl Goes Up from the Up Soundtrack is also a pretty special one if you and your other half have ever wept together while watching the movie. (I know that feeling, all too well!)
And while Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars and KC & Jo-Jo’s All My Life can seem a little over-used in TV and movies, there is a reason these songs are so poignant.
As with our Pre-Wedding Playlist, this tracklist is a work in progress, so help inspire other couples by letting us know what you would add.
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For more wedding music ideas, see some of our favourite audio-inspiration posts from the archives…