50 Songs to Play When the Groom Walks Down the Aisle

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Groom in his tux walks with an umbrella on his way to see the bride at his wedding

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Choosing the right song to accompany the groom's walk down the aisle toward his bride is no easy feat. It requires careful consideration of genre, vibe, and of course the song's artist and lyrics.

“Songs selected by our grooms are typically ones that make a strong emotional and personal connection to how he feels for his bride and what the bride means to him,” says Annie Singer, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Wedding Chapel Manager. “For example, Luke Combs’s 'Beautiful Crazy' would be an example of a country favorite; Babyface’s 'Every Time I Close My Eyes' is an example of an R&B favorite; and the contemporary ballad by Ed Sheeran, 'What Would You Feel,' would also appeal to some grooms. 

Meet the Expert

Annie Singer is the Wedding Chapel Manager at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Singer has had some clients that will choose a song such as “Death of a Bachelor”—which always gets a good laugh from her guests. “We’ve also had grooms walk down to the Stars Wars theme song and dress the part with Storm Troopers as groomsmen, which makes for a fun wedding,” she says.

Whether you choose to be serious and emotional, a little silly, or strike a balance, here are 50 songs, perfect for the groom's journey down the aisle.

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"Beautiful in White," by Shane Filan

Lyrics of Love: "So as long as I live I'll love you/Will have and hold you"

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"You Are the Reason," by Calum Scott

Lyrics of Love: "There goes my heart beating/Cause you are the reason"

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"Hallelujah," by Rufus Wainwright

Lyrics of Love: "There goes my heart beating/'Cause you are the reason I'm losing my sleep"

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"Make You Feel My Love," by Adele

Lyrics of Love: "When the rain is blowing in your face/And the whole world is on your case/I could offer you a warm embrace"

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"How Would You Feel," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "I'm feeling younger/Every time that I'm alone with you"

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"Thinking Out Loud," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love:  "Place your head on my beating heart/I'm thinking out loud"

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"Perfect," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet/Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me"

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"Lover," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: "We could leave the Christmas lights up 'til January/This is our place, we make the rules"

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"La Vie en Rose," by Louis Armstrong

Lyrics of Love:  "Hold me close and hold me fast"

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"Shallow," by Lady Gaga

Lyrics of Love: "I'm falling in/all the good times"

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"All of Me," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: "You've got my head spinnin'/no kiddin' I can't pin you down"

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"Conversations in the Dark," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: "World is sleeping/I'm awake with you"

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"Never Felt This Way," by Brian McKnight

Lyrics of Love: "I can't contain myself/I never felt so alive"

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"Forever," by Chris Brown

Lyrics of Love: "It's you and me/moving at the speed of light into eternity"

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"A Sky Full of Stars," by Coldplay

Lyrics of Love: "Cause you're a sky/'cause you're a sky full of stars/I wanna die in your arms"

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"Viva la Vida," by Coldplay

Lyrics of Love: "Roman Cavalry choirs are singing/Be my mirror, my sword and shield"

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"10,000 Hours," by Dan + Shay ft. Justin Bieber

Lyrics of Love: "Do you love the rain/does it make you dance"

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"Speechless," by Dan + Shay

Lyrics of Love: "I'm speechless/Staring at you standing there in that dress"

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"From the Ground Up," by Dan +Shay

Lyrics of Love: "The clouds are gonna roll/The earth's gonna shake/But I'll be your shelter through the wind and the rain"

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"I Get to Love You," by Ruelle

Lyrics of Love: "One look at you/my whole life falls in line"

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"Heaven," by Kane Brown

Lyrics of Love: "I couldn't dream this up/Even if I tried/You and me in this moment/Feels like magic, don't it"

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"I Do," Aloe Blacc

Lyrics of Love: Never understood why/People always say/'Love chooses you'/Now I do"

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"Suit and Tie," by Justin Timberlake

Lyrics of Love: "And you're dressed in that dress I like/Love is swinging in the air tonight/Let me show you a few things"

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"This I Promise You," by N’Sync

Lyrics of Love: "I will take you in my arms/And hold you right where you belong"

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"A Thousand Years," by Cristina Perri

Lyrics of Love: "Watching you stand alone/All of my doubt/suddenly goes away somehow"

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"Marry Me," by Jason Derulo

Lyrics of Love: "A hundred and five is the number that comes to my head/When I think of all the years I wanna be with you"

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"You Are The Best Thing," by Ray LaMontagne

Lyrics of Love: "You are the best thing/That ever happened to me"

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"H.O.L.Y," by Florida Georgia Line

Lyrics of Love: "I’m high on loving you/high on loving you"

29 of 50

"Beautiful Crazy," by Luke Combs

Lyrics of Love: "Beautiful, crazy/she can't help but amaze me"

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"Die A Happy Man," by Thomas Rhett

Lyrics of Love:  "I don't need no vacation/no fancy destination/Baby, you're my great escape"

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"In Case You Didn’t Know," by Brett Young

Lyrics of Love:  "Baby, I'm crazy bout you/And I would be lying if I said/That I could live this life without you"

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"Marry Me," by Train

Lyrics of Love: "Forever can never be long enough for me"

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"Just The Way You Are," by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: "When I see your face/There's not a thing that I would change/'Cause you're amazing/Just the way you are"

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"Latch," by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith

Lyrics of Love: "I'm latching on to you/I won't let go of you"

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"How Will I Know," by Sam Smith

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, it's you I know/You're the one I dream of"

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"Say You Won’t Let Go," by James Arthur

Lyrics of Love: "I met you in the dark/You lit me up/You made me feel as though I was enough"

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"Why I Love You," by MAJOR

Lyrics of Love: "I found love in you/And I've learned to love me too"

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"At Last," by Etta James

Lyrics of Love: "At last/My love has come along/My lonely days are over"

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"Stand by Me," by Ben E. King

Lyrics of Love: "No I won't be afraid/just as long as you stand/stand by me"

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"Halo," by Beyonce

Lyrics of Love: "Everywhere I'm lookin' now/I'm surrounded by your embrace/Baby, I can see your halo/You know you're my savin' grace"

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"For Once in My Life," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "For once in my life I have someone who needs me/Someone I’ve needed so long"

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"Here and Now," by Luther Vandross

Lyrics of Love: "One look in your eyes and there I see/Just what you mean to me"

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"All You Need is Love," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "There's nothing you can do that can't be done/Nothing you can sing that can't be sung"

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"Here Comes the Sun," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "It's been a long, cold lonely winter/Little darling"

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"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "I've done a lot of foolish things/That I really didn't mean I could be a broken man but here I am"

46 of 50

"Can't Help Falling in Love," by Elvis Presley

Lyrics of Love: "Wise men say/Only fools rush in/But I can't help falling in love with you"

47 of 50

"Everything I Do I Do It For You," by Bryan Adams

Lyrics of Love: "Look into my eyes/you will see/What you mean to me"

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"When I Say I Do," by Matthew West

Lyrics of Love: "There must be a God/I believe it's true.Cause I can see His love/When I look at you"

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"Wonderful Tonight," by Eric Clapton

Lyrics of Love: "I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes/Then the wonder of it all is that you just don't realize/How much I love you"

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"Unforgettable," by Nat King Cole

Lyrics of Love: "Like a song of love that clings to me/How the thought of you does things to me "

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