The music you choose for your wedding day creates magical moments that stay in your memory forever. Your music choices are also one of the ways to best ways to express who you are as a couple: classical traditionalists, vintage music aficionados, or pure romantics.
We would argue that one of the most significant wedding song moments is the bridal entrance. It’s when the wedding becomes truly real and you, your groom, and your guests all become overcome with emotion as time slows down for just one second.
It can be a hard task to select the right wedding song to express so much, so we’ve pulled together a list of 150 of the best wedding songs, known for their beautiful lyrics, to help amplify the romance of your big entrance with music.
How To Choose The One
There’s a lot to think about with all musical choices, but the bridal entrance and walk down the aisle has its own requirements. Here are three insider tips to think about when selecting the chosen one.
The first step is to get clear on the medium you’ll be using for the music. Will there be instruments, a pianist, a singer, a friend or playlist that you have your heart set on? The medium that you decide on will help make a number of other choices more easily, so it’s important to decide on this upfront.
You’ll remember the music and songs played from the moment you walk down the aisle for years to come, so your wedding songs should reflect your personalities as a couple and have meaning for both of you. Meaning can come in a few ways. Your bridal entrance song could express your feelings toward your partner: for example, do you feel like you are marrying your best friend, or has it taken a long and winding road to finally find true love? Your song could also reflect your life as a couple and even the blending of families, especially if you’ll be walking down the aisle with your father by your side which plays up the emotion. Or do you want to walk down the aisle to “your song”? Discuss the choice together to find the song that really speaks to you.
The actual pace of the wedding music you select to walk down the aisle is a highly important component. You’ll need something with a slightly slower than normal pace so that you and your bridesmaids can walk comfortably down the aisle. If you have your heart set on a song that has a quick tempo, see if there’s a slower acoustic version available. It’s also worth working out when you want the music to fade so you can time your music to finish as you arrive in front of your partner.