101 Ceremony Songs for Your Wedding

Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 Suave Strings Quartet

Music is everything! It makes everlasting impressions on those all-important events in your life. Songs relate to specific people, places and memories and it’s an amazing feeling to bring back those special moments. Especially through your wedding music!

However, picking a wedding song is always a tricky task. It’s difficult to select one track to represent years of a relationship. But when you find that magical melody, it’ll transport you back to the very moment you said “I do”. No one ever forgets the song they walked down the aisle to. Seeing your significant other staring back at you, tears creeping into mother and father’s eyes; it’s a moment that lingers in your mind forever. Don’t forget the recessional song too!

All the wedding songs have been categorised into: Classics, Alternative, Modern, Up-beat, Films, Old School and Swing/Jazz.

So, whether you’re here to pick that perfect song, or to reminisce about your wedding day, sit back and enjoy the 101 ultimate love songs for your wedding day!


Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 Wandering Wings

The traditional wedding song, for a classy and elegant entrance. A handful of beautiful, classic and simple melodies to walk you down the aisle.
Bridal March

Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel

Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Ingrid Michaelson

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Ode to Joy

Berlin Song – Ludovico Einaudi

Sueno de una noche de verano

Air on the G String – Johann Sebastian Bach

Handel – Water Music – Air

Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus K618



Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 The Collective

If you fancy something a little more unconventional then an alternative wedding anthem is the one for you! A slow indie band or soloist with some skilful instrumentals is all you need.


Yours – Russell Dickerson

Yellow – Coldplay

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s

You Make It Real – James Morrison

Unbreakable – Westlife

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

One Day Like This – Elbow

You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

Old Pine – Ben Howard

Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Riptide – Vance Joy



Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 Gospel Works

Contemporary pop artists have released some gorgeous ballads for you to glide down the aisle to. Popular with all, modern songs are a very common alternative to traditional wedding songs!


Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

All of Me – John Legend

Marry You – Bruno Mars

The Power of Love – Gabrielle Aplin

One Call Away – Charlie Puth

Over and Over Again – Nathan Sykes

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Lay Me Down – Sam Smith

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

The One – Kodaline

Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

Stay – Rihanna

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Where I Sleep – Emile Sande

See You Again – Charlie Puth (acoustic)

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars


Up beat

Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 Kudos Big Band

Don’t be scared to dance down the aisle! You’re getting married! Here’s a few toe tappers for your big day!


Paradise – Coldplay

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynn

Best Day of My Life – American Authors

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Sugar – Maroon 5

A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Love On Top – Beyonce

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

Wake Me Up – Avicii

For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire

Hey Soul Sister – Train

I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes



Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 Downtown Acoustic

There’s nothing like a romantic movie soundtrack to bring tears to your eyes as you make your way to the altar. Everyone loves a good lovey-dovey movie and everyone will know the words!


Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast

A Thousand Years – Twilight Breaking Dawn

Kissing You – Romeo and Juliet

My Heart Will Go On – Titanic

Love You I Do – Dreamgirls

I Will Always Love You – The Bodyguard

Take My Breath Away – Top Gun

Love Me Like You Do – Fifty Shades of Grey

Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Robin Hood

Unchained Melody – Ghost

Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Lion King

Eidelweiss – Sound Of Music

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Armageddon

Hopelessly Devoted To You – Grease


Old School

Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 Oak Piano

For someone wanting an individualistic wedding song! Bring back a good old classic love song that everyone will know! Even the grandparents will know these ones!


Love Me Tender – Elvis

If I Could Build My Whole World Around You – Marvin Gaye

All You Need Is Love – Beatles

When You Need Me – Bruce Spingsteen

You and I – Stevie Wonder

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Happy Together – The Turtles

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Kiss From A Rose – Seal

Ain’t No Mountain High – Marvin Gaye

Saving All My Love For You – Whitney Houston

It Must Be Love – Madness


Swing & Jazz

Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 Sally Violin

Sway down the aisle to a jazzy tune that the whole family will nod along to. Smiles all around!


Crazy Love – Michael Buble

At Last – Etta James

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Who’s Lovin’ You – Michael Buble

L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

La Mer – Charles Trenet

Do It Again – Marilyn Monroe

It Had to be You – Ray Charles

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon – The Andrews Sisters

In the Mood – Glenn Miller

Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

My Girl – The Temptations





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  • This is a brilliant blog post on wedding music. Not only is this very comprehensive but with some lovely pictures and plenty of inspiration to be found. Many of these songs are definitely very popular requests for DJs at wedding receptions. And who can blame people? They’re fantastic songs. You’ve got a nice mixture of old classics and modern love songs also, which caters for multiple generations and tastes. Thanks for sharing!

  • Picking the wedding songs is really a difficult task and all we want is to enjoy and make the day memorable. And this is only possible when we have an amazing playlist of songs for the wedding.

  • A great list. I’ve played quite a few of these over the years. One useful tip for prospective wedding couples is to choose some music that doesn’t take too long to reach your favourite bit! Some bridal entrances are over in less than a minute, so pick something that won’t take too long to hear the chorus or the main hook of the song. If in doubt, you can always ask the wedding musician(s) you intend on hiring.

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