When you close your eyes and imagine a bride walking down the aisle, what do you hear? Most likely, it's strains of Mendelssohn's "The Wedding March" or Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major." Classical wedding music provides an elegance unlike any other, so it's no wonder so many brides are opting to include these instrumental processional melodies as a part of their big day.
Though we're all about updating and personalizing every part of a ceremony and reception to your liking, there's something about traditional wedding songs that strike up the most sentimental feelings. Plus, classical music is timeless, so you won't look back on your wedding in 10 years and regret picking a trendy song. Many brides think they should include at least one classical tune in their wedding playlist, but after listening to these, we have a feeling that more than one will make the cut.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy our list of the 65 best classical wedding songs that will have your wedding guests swooning.
"Lohengrin, WWV 75, Act 2: 'Gesegnet soll sie schreiten' (Attacca)," by Leonore Kirschstein, Heinz Imdahl, Hans Helm, Walter Kreppel, Herbert Schachtschneider, and Ruth Hesse
Why We Love It: The various horns give this song a dreamlike quality. Get ready to float down the aisle with this angelic tune humming softly in the background.