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31 Unique Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

Jul 15, 2020
By Wedding Spot

Music is part of the fabric of our lives. It infuses many of the activities we take part in and is an integral part of who we are as people. And when it’s time to walk down the aisle, some couples want to make the song truly unique to them. Whether it’s a themed wedding with music to match or you want your personality to shine through, your choice of processional music is important. Thankfully, there are tons of unique songs to walk down the aisle to. Check out our top picks below!

Keep in mind: While these songs aren’t your traditional processional tunes, you have plenty of flexibility when it comes to how you want it to be played. Want your DJ to play the original over the speakers as you walk down the aisle? Go for it! Want your band to play a slowed-down acoustic version of your top option? The choice is yours, and the options are endless!

Discover 31 unique songs to walk down the aisle to:

Explore the top-hits list

Love songs have infused the top-hits list for generations, and because the rankings of these best-in-class songs have been recorded for decades, you can really have fun with it. If you have an ‘80s themed wedding or want a song that’s a blast from the past, there’s a 100% chance you will find fantastic love songs perfect for your wedding.

1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack

A romantic classic, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is paced perfectly for a processional, giving listeners the ability to hear every word as they watch you walk down the aisle towards your partner.

2. Best Of My Love – The Emotions

Another top-hit love song, Best Of My Love is upbeat and celebratory. Keep your wedding entrance happy with this wonderful hit!

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3. Endless Love – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Timeless and enduring, Endless Love is a beautiful ballad speaking to exciting beginnings and love that lasts forever. It’s perfectly paced for your walk down the aisle.

4. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden

With heart-touching lyrics, Truly Madly Deeply is a fantastic addition to your list of unique songs to walk down the aisle to. Every word speaks to the joy of love — and the celebration of finding it.

5. Vision Of Love – Mariah Carey

Vision of Love is a beautiful song speaking to the joy of finding your true love. A perfect fit for walking down the aisle towards the love of your life!

Keep it country

Country music is another genre that includes some incredible and unique songs to walk down the aisle to. This style has some great story-based acoustic options that can really make your walk down the aisle one to remember.

6. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

This song is an incredible addition to any wedding processional. Its slow-paced perfection will get you down the aisle and remind everyone that finding the right person can change your life.

7. Beautiful, Crazy – Luke Combs

Another excellent country song, Beautiful, Crazy speaks to a man loving his partner just as she is, because it’s how their relationship flourishes. She’s honest with her appearance and who she is as a person, and he loves her all the more for it.

8. In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young

For those couples for whom actions mean more than words, this upbeat song brings all the things they want to say to the forefront. It’s a beautiful ballad reminding all of your guests how wonderful love truly is.

9. You Make It Easy – Jason Aldean

Perfectly paced for your walk down the aisle, You Make It Easy talks about how amazing it is to spend your life with your partner, and how doing so changes you forever — in the best way.

10. Love Someone – Brett Eldredge

This upbeat and perky tune is a perfect start to your wedding ceremony. It tells the story of finding your best life in your partner and living it to the fullest.

Rhythm and blues processional tunes

The R&B genre has some incredible songs for walking down the aisle. Heartfelt lyrics pervade each song and will have your wedding guests feeling the love as you walk towards your partner.

11. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo

With a beautiful piano introduction, this song celebrates the joy of love found and cherished. Its steady pace will keep the ceremony moving forward and have your wedding guests wanting to sing along.

12. Here and Now – Luther Vandross

This iconic song celebrates the joy and surety of taking vows with the one you love. The theme and lyrics meld perfectly, creating a joyful and heartfelt walk down the aisle.

13. Happy - Pharrell Williams

The song title says it all! This upbeat, fast-paced song is more general when it comes to a theme, but the joy it sparks in listeners will make your processional walk all the more sweet.

14. All Of Me – John Legend

Soulful and beautiful, this song is a perfect encapsulation of the joyful discovery of your soulmate, imperfections and all. The incredible love that comes through in this song is bound to make your walk a memorable one without a single dry eye in the audience.

15. I Believe In You and Me – Whitney Houston

A classic R&B love song, I Believe In You and Me is a great option for your wedding entrance. Celebrating a lifelong love found and held forever, the music is paced perfectly for your walk.

For those who want to rock down the aisle …

Although not traditionally thought of as a genre that lends itself to walking down the aisle, there are some great rock and roll songs for couples that want to buck tradition and take their wedding up to 11.

16. Wonderwall – Oasis

This rock ballad about love and being there for the one you love is beautifully written and heartfelt. With fantastic acoustic guitar riffs and lovely violin music in the background, this song is a sure thing for your wedding processional.

17. Thank You – Led Zeppelin

Celebrating love and faithfulness, Thank You, by Led Zeppelin, is an excellent song to walk down the aisle to. The pace of the song works well, and it’s a great throwback to the ‘70s!

18. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

This iconic rock ballad is steady paced and beautiful. The yearning tones and haunting melody make this song a great option for your walk down the aisle, and will ensure there isn’t a dry eye in the ceremony.

19. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

Legendary rock group Aerosmith performs this emotionally-charged and beautiful ballad about not wanting to miss a moment of life shared together. It’s a perfect processional song and sets the tone for a wonderful ceremony.

20. Canon in D, Pachelbel – The Rock Version

For those who like a twist to a classic, this version of the wedding march adds a guitar, which is sure to make your processional beautifully classic — but also metal. When it comes to unique songs to walk down the aisle to, it doesn’t get more unique than this.

Folk music processional songs

The grassroots and natural feel of folk music make it an incredible genre all by itself, and there are some wonderful love songs that are perfect for your wedding processional, too. The stories in these songs are as personal as they are universal, and they will be a perfect addition to your wedding ceremony.

21. Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

This song celebrates the joy of a life spent together and will be a great addition to the beginning of your marriage.

22. Better Together – Jack Johnson

This song about getting through all things, good and bad, as a couple is a great option for your wedding march. It’s well-paced and will keep the ceremony upbeat and joyful.

23. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Well-paced and upbeat, You Are the Best Thing celebrates the joy of being with the one you love and how many good things being with them adds to your life. It’s a fantastic way to start your life with someone.

24. Wedding Song (There Is Love) – Noel Paul Stookey

This is another song where the title says it all. Quoting a few verses from the Bible, there is a beautiful spirituality in this song celebrating the joy of marriage and being with the one you love eternally.

25. A Love That Will Never Grow Old – Emmylou Harris

This beautiful ballad is a bit slower paced, but the lyrics will bring smiles to your wedding guests’ faces — and tears to their eyes.

Jazz it up!

The beats and tempo in jazz music will start your wedding right and keep the ceremony moving. Jazz music features steady beats and rhythms and is characterized by improvisation. For those couples who want to buck tradition, there are some great options this genre has to offer.

26. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

An iconic jazz classic, Unforgettable is just that. The sweet, slow music sets a perfect pace for your wedding processional, and adds the perfect touch of class.

27. At Last – Etta James

Another iconic jazz love song, At Last is slow-paced and beautiful, bringing to mind the joy of love found and held. It’s a perfect wedding song, and if you are interested in bucking tradition, this should absolutely be a consideration.

28. You and I – Michael Bublé

This slow-paced song is great for a wedding processional, with lovely background piano music and string instrument undertones. Celebrating lifelong love, this song is perfect for your ceremony.

29. Your Love Is King - Sade

A staple in jazz music, Sade’s Your Love Is King is a great option for walking down the aisle. The steady pace, calm beats, and lyrics celebrating your partner, will make it a truly memorable walk.

30. All the Way – Frank Sinatra

This iconic love song from Ol’ Blue Eyes is a sure thing for your wedding processional. The melodic music, Sinatra’s deep voice, and lyrics celebrating the beauty in romance makes this song a wonderful option for your big day.

31. Our Love Is Here to Stay - Natalie Cole

This classic jazz song is all about lifelong love, which makes it perfect to walk down the aisle to. Take the first four lines, for example, which read: “It’s very clear, our love is here to stay, not for a year, but ever and a day.”

Buck tradition and use one of these unique songs to walk down the aisle to!

Of course, there are two sides to every coin, and there are some songs that, while popular, are not the best fit for a wedding. Make sure that when you choose your song, you avoid break-up songs, songs about heartbreak, or songs that take a more dour view of marriage. Keep it light and happy.

Wedding processionals are personal to every couple, and the song you choose for yours — be it traditional or non-traditional — will be perfect. Whatever song you choose, you will end up in the same place; next to your partner ready to take your vows. So don’t be nervous! It’s your big day, so be sure to smile, stand up straight, and make that walk confidently. Remember, everyone is there to celebrate your marriage and the joy it will bring you.

Up next, check out our list of the most fun wedding songs for 2020.

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