If you ask any married couple about their wedding day soundtrack, chances are they’d be able to recall at least a few of the songs that starred in their day: from the jams that hyped them up while they were getting ready, to their memorable first dance tune, to their touching parent dance songs. And brides and grooms also get to choose their own entrance song for the ceremony. This song will play in the background as you’re walking down the aisle, so if you want to consider it your theme song, you absolutely can—we encourage it!
When choosing the song you’ll walk down the aisle to, you can go about it in a number of ways beyond simply opting for an instrumental or acoustic prelude or a classic wedding march. We’d venture to say that almost any song could be remixed into one with a slower, more walkable cadence—especially if you’ll be enlisting live musicians for your ceremony. You can sort of tease your vows to come with a song that celebrates the love and admiration you have for the person at the other end of the aisle. You can collaborate with your S.O. on a track that speaks to your unique love story and everything you envision for your future together, a la Dan + Shay’s “From The Ground Up.” Or you can ask your partner what they’ve dreamed about for your entrance: what song would they sing to you in a perfect world?
Ahead, check out 82 of the best songs to walk you down the aisle and right on into forever.
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” by The Mayries
Lyrics of Love: "When the working day is done/Girls, they wanna have fun/Oh girls just wanna have fun"
"You Are The Reason,” by Calum Scott
Lyrics of Love: "I'd climb every mountain/And swim every ocean/Just to be with you"
“Simply the Best,” by Noah Reid (Schitt’s Creek)
Lyrics of Love: “In your heart I see the start of every night and every day/In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away/Just as long I'm here in your arms I could be in no better place"
“Feels Like Home,” by Chantal Kreviazuk
Lyrics of Love: “And how long I've waited for your touch/If you knew how happy you are making me/I've never thought that I'd love anyone so much”
“I Love You Always Forever,” by Donna Lewis
Lyrics of Love: “Say you'll love, love me forever/Never stop, never whatever/Near and far and always and everywhere and everything”
“Incredible,” by James TW
Lyrics of Love: “In your embrace, this crowded room doesn't matter/But dancing like it's our own stage/My love, I just wanna say that you look incredible tonight”
“(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Going To Marry,” by Darlene Love
Lyrics of Love: “He's just what I've been waiting for oh yes/With every kiss, oh this is it as if my heart keeps saying/Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry, yeah, yeah, yeah"
“Crazy Love,” by Michael Bublé
Lyrics of Love: “I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles/And the heavens open up every time she smiles/And when I come to her that's just where I belong”
“God Only Knows,” by Kina Grannis featuring Imaginary Future
Lyrics of Love: “God only knows what I'd be without you/God only knows what I'd be without you/God only knows”
“Oh, It Is Love,” by Hellogoodbye
Lyrics of Love: “It is love from the first/Time I pressed my hand into yours/Thinking, 'Oh, is it love?'"
“Be My Melody,” by Burwell
Lyrics of Love: “I’ve been waiting for the day I’d find someone like you/All the plans that I’ve been saving finally coming true”
“The One My Heart Beats For,” by Greg Steinfeld
Lyrics of Love: “So love me now/Love me forever/Love me today and the days we're not together”
“Newlyweds,” by Anna Mae
Lyrics of Love: “Can we stay forever young? Kissing like it’s the very first one/I don’t care what nobody says, can we always be newlyweds?”
“Boom Clap,” by Lennon & Maisy
Lyrics of Love: “You are the light and I will follow/You let me lose my shadow/You are the sun the glowing halo”
“Grow Old With You,” by Adam Sandler
Lyrics of Love: “I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches/Build you a fire if the furnace breaks/Oh, it could be so nice, growing old with you”
“You Are The Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne
Lyrics of Love: “It's like you see right through me/And make it easier/You please me, you don't even have to try”
“Stand By Me,” by Florence + the Machine
Lyrics of Love: “I won't cry, I won't cry/No, I won't shed a tear/Just as long as you stand, stand by me”
“Love,” by Lana Del Ray
Lyrics of Love: “It don't matter because it's enough/To be young and in love, ah, ah/To be young and in love, ah, ah”
“Chasing Cars,” by Snow Patrol
Lyrics of Love: “If I lay here/If I just lay here/Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”
“Heartbeats,” by José González
Lyrics of Love: “One night to be confused/One night to speed up truth/We had a promise, babe”
“Soldier,” by Gavin DeGraw
Lyrics of Love: “I'll get it if you need it/I'll search if you can't see it/You're thirsty, I'll be rain”
“Everything’ll Be Alright,” by Joshua Radin
Lyrics of Love: “And I think to myself it's a beautiful night/And I know everything is gonna be alright/Yes now I know it'll be alright”
“Hallelujah,” by Kate Voegele
Lyrics of Love: “Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof/You saw her bathing up on the roof/Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you”
“Only You,” by Yaz
Lyrics of Love: “All I needed was the love you gave/All I needed for another day/And all I ever knew, only you”
“She Is Love,” by Parachute
Lyrics of Love: “And I lost my faith/In my darkest days/But she makes me want to believe"
“Wild Love,” by James Bay
Lyrics of Love: “I wanna go where the lights burn low and you're only mine/I wanna give you wild love/I wanna give you wild love”
“You’re The One That I Want,” by Alex & Sierra
Lyrics of Love: “The one that I want/Oo-oo-oo, the one I need/Oh, yes indeed”
“All For You,” by Gavin James and Kolidescopes
Lyrics of Love: “Cause when I'm down/What would I do without you?/I’d do it all for you”
“Can’t Help Falling In Love,” by Hearts & Colors
Lyrics of Love: “Take my hand/Take my whole life, too/For I can't help fallin' in love with you”
“From The Ground Up,” by Dan + Shay
Lyrics of Love: “Beside you I'll stand through the good and the bad/We'll give all that we have/And we'll build this love from the ground up”
“Keep On Loving You,” by REO Speedwagon
Lyrics of Love: “And I'm gonna keep on lovin' you/'Cause it's the only thing I want to do/I don't want to sleep, I just want to keep on lovin' you”
“Love Will Keep Us Alive,” by Eagles
Lyrics of Love: “I would die for you/Climb the highest mountain/Baby there's nothing I wouldn't do”
“You’re The Inspiration,” by Chicago
Lyrics of Love: “So in love when we're together now I know (now I know)/That I need you here with me/From tonight until the end of time”
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” by The Beach Boys
Lyrics of Love: “Happy times together we've been spending/I wish that every kiss was never ending/Oh, wouldn't it be nice?”
“To Be With You,” by Mr. Big
Lyrics of Love: “Why be alone when we can be together baby?/You can make my life worthwhile/I can make you start to smile”
“I Choose You,” by Ryann Darling
Lyrics of Love: “And I'd choose you/In a hundred lifetimes I'd choose you/In a hundred worlds I'd find you…"
“Yours,” by Russell Dickerson
Lyrics of Love: “The best me has his arms around you/You make me better than I was before/Thank God I'm yours”
“I’ll Be There,” by The Jackson 5
Lyrics of Love: “I'll be there with a love that's strong/I'll be your strength/I'll keep holding on”
“Forever Like That,” by Ben Rector
Lyrics of Love: “I'll carry your burden and be the wind at your back/I wanna spend my forever/Forever like that”
“I Am Yours,” by Andy Grammer
Lyrics of Love: “I was free falling through the open sky/'Til you smiled at me and you saved my life and I/Knew I was put here to love you”
“The Wedding Song,” by Matthew Mole
Lyrics of Love: “Here we are, we found the day/Like we'd always pray/What I see the future brings to you and me one day”
“Kiss Me,” by Sixpence None The Richer
Lyrics of Love: “Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance/Silver moon's sparkling/So kiss me”
“Rewrite The Stars,” by Zac Efron and Zendaya
Lyrics of Love: “So why don't we rewrite the stars?/Maybe the world could be ours/Tonight”
“Finally//Beautiful Stranger,” by Halsey
Lyrics of Love: “Sour apple baby, but you taste so sweet/You got hips like Jagger and two left feet/And I wonder if you'd like to meet”
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” by Starship
Lyrics of Love: “And we can build this dream together/Standing strong forever/Nothing's gonna stop us now”
“Invisible String,” by Taylor Swift
Lyrics of Love: “And isn't it just so pretty to think/All along there was some invisible string/Tying you to me?”
“Let’s Get Married,” by Bleachers
Lyrics of Love: “Get my myself together, spend you all of my money, yeah/I know it's hard enough to love me/But I woke up in a safe house singing, 'Honey, let's get married'"
“Endless Love,” by Diana Ross
Lyrics of Love: “And your eyes, your eyes, your eyes/They tell me how much you care ooh, yes/You will always be my endless love”
“Love You Like That,” by Canaan Smith
Lyrics of Love: “Strong as a fifth of whiskey/Steady as a Tom Petty track/I wanna love, wanna love you like that”
“My Person,” by Spencer Crandall
Lyrics of Love: “My reason for speedin' home from work/My saving grace, my everything/I've never been more sure that you're my person”
“I Would For You,” by Lauren Duski
Lyrics of Love: “Lay my heart on the line/I'd even walk through a fire/I would for you”
“Tuesdays,” by Jake Scott
Lyrics of Love: “I've come to know that love's not only/The best days or the worst days/Love is the Tuesdays”
“So Easy,” by Phillip Phillips
Lyrics of Love: “Like a fall leaf from a tall tree landing on the grass/Like the white sand turns a clock hand in an hourglass/You're the reason I believe in something I don't know”
“Beautiful In White,” by Matt Johnson
Lyrics of Love: “So as long as I live I love you/Will have and hold you/You look so beautiful in white”
“This Is It,” by Scotty McCreery
Lyrics of Love: “This is a moment we won't forget/On top of the world, here, together/If there ever was a time for a perfect kiss, this is it”
“When You Believe,” by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
Lyrics of Love: “Who knows what miracles you can achieve?/When you believe, somehow you will/You will when you believe”
“First Last Name,” by Madison Kozak
Lyrics of Love: “But I met a real good guy/Still not much of a crier/Till we're halfway down the aisle-isle-isle”
“Love Like This,” by Lauren Daigle
Lyrics of Love: “What have I done to deserve love like this?/I cannot earn what You so freely give/What have I done to deserve love like this?”
“The One,” by Matt Johnson and John Adams
Lyrics of Love: “When the rain is pouring down/You make my whole world feel so right when it's wrong/That's how I know you are the one”
“I Get To Love You,” by Ruelle
Lyrics of Love: “Whatever may come your heart I will choose/Forever I'm yours, forever I do/I get to love you”
“Time After Time,” by Iron & Wine
Lyrics of Love: “If you're lost, you can look and you will find me/Time after time/If you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting”
“The Girl,” by City and Colour
Lyrics of Love: “You don't ask for no diamond rings/No delicate string of pearls/That's why I wrote this song to sing my beautiful girl”
“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” by Sleeping At Last
Lyrics of Love: “Every little thing she does is magic/Everything she does just turns me on/Even though my life before was tragic now I know my love for her goes on”
“La Vie En Rose,” by Emily Watts
Lyrics of Love: “Give your heart and soul to me/And life will always be la vie en rose”
“I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” by Daniela Andrade
Lyrics of Love: “If there's no one beside you/When your soul embarks/Then I'll follow you into the dark"
“Champagne Supernova,” by Oasis
Lyrics of Love: “Someday you will find me/Caught beneath the landslide/In a champagne supernova in the sky”
“Bloom,” by The Paper Kites
Lyrics of Love: “When the evening pulls the sun down, and the day is almost through/Oh, the whole world it is sleeping/But my world is you”
“Meet The Man,” by Noah Schnacky
Lyrics of Love: “I wanna meet the man that put that green in your eyes/And that one little dimple on the side of your smile/Let him know how much I'd love to take your hand”
“Ours Is My Favorite,” by MountainCity
Lyrics of Love: “We've heard some great stories of love in the world/But without a single doubt in my mind/Ours is my favorite!"
“Just The Way You Are,” by Bruno Mars
Lyrics of Love: “The whole world stops and stares for a while/'Cause girl, you're amazing/Just the way you are”
“Anyone,” by Justin Bieber
Lyrics of Love: “Looking back on my life, you're the only good I've ever done (I've ever done)/Yeah, you, if it's not you, it's not anyone/It's not anyone, not anyone”
“Will You Be There” by Michael Jackson
Lyrics of Love: “Love me and feed me (lead again)/Kiss me and free me (yeah)/I will feel blessed (I'm only human)”
“Send Me On My Way,” by Rusted Root
Lyrics of Love: “I would like to reach out my hand/I may see you, I may tell you to run (on my way, on my way)/You know what they say about the young"
“She’s Got A Way,” by Billy Joel
Lyrics of Love: “She's got a light around her, ooh/And everywhere she goes/A million dreams of love surround her everywhere"
“Beautiful Crazy,” by Luke Combs
Lyrics of Love: "She's unpredictable, unforgettable/It's unusual, unbelievable how I'm such a fool/Yeah, I'm such a fool for her”
“A Thousand Years,” by Christina Perri
Lyrics of Love: “I have died every day waiting for you/Darling, don't be afraid/I have loved you for a thousand years”
“Love Me Like You Do,” by Brooklyn Duo
Why We Love It: It’s Fifty Shades of Grey, but so much more appropriate for the aisle—the all-instrumental version of this Ellie Goulding original is passionate and immersive.
"Canon in D, P.37," by Johann Pachelbel, Edward Brewer, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Why We Love It: Reminiscent of all of the big walks in our lives, Canon in D makes everyone in the room pause and turn their attention to the beautiful bride or groom as they approach the aisle.
“Butterfly Waltz,” by Brian Crain
Why We Love It: The soft, all-piano melody is a tribute to the transformation that takes place right before everyone’s eyes: You walk down the aisle as a bride or groom and walk off of it as wife or husband.
"Clair de Lune," by Claude Debussy
Why We Love It: The soft, classical tone of this song makes it perfect for background music during multiple parts of the wedding ceremony—but particularly the bride’s entrance, which is likewise sparkling, feminine, and ethereal.
“The Rose” by David Schultz
Why We Love It: It’s a beautiful piano rendition of one of Bette Midler’s bests; even if you aren’t carrying roses in your bouquet, your love is still blooming.
"Wedding March," by Andrew Grossman, Lana Ross, and Anna Moor
Why We Love It: It’s the traditional wedding processional we all know and love and it will be a perfect accompaniment for a wedding entrance forever.