• Steve Mummery

Music to walk down the aisle to

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

It's the moment. The moment your guests have all been waiting for. It's your moment - the one you've been waiting for most of your life probably. The bride's entrance is the one single moment everyone pauses and looks to the back and watches the bride, or brides, or grooms walk into the room and take their place for one of life's most special rituals - marriage.

It's a moment that the addition of music can make it stay in people's minds forever. Every time after that moment when they hear that song, they will remember that special day you walked down the aisle to get married.

But keep in mind, the pace of the music is just as important. If it's too fast you'll be running down the aisle and if it's too slow, your guests will start yawning before the celebrant has already started.

The team from "you and your wedding" have categorised song songs below.

Modern songs to walk down the aisle to:

  1. All of Me – John Legend

  2. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

  3. Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen (Cover of Keane)

  4. Greatest Day – Take That

  5. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

  6. Marry You – Bruno Mars

  7. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

  8. Come Away With Me – Nora Jones

  9. Best Day of My Life – American Authors

  10. The Power of Love – Gabrielle Aplin cover

Classical music to walk down the aisle to:

  1. Canon in D – Pachelbel

  2. Air – George F. Handel

  3. Romeo and Juliet Love Theme – Tchaikovsky

  4. Clair de Lune – Debussy

  5. The Flower Duet from Lakmé – Léo Delibes

  6. Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod

  7. Bridal Chorus – Wagner

  8. Wedding March – Andrew Grossman, Lana Ross and Anna Moor

  9. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba from Solomon – Handel

  10. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bac

TIP: Have the driver play the music on your way to the ceremony to get your headspace right

Instrumental music to walk down the aisle to:

  1. A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys (Cover of Christina Perri)

  2. Love Me – Yiruma

  3. I’m Yours – Vitamin String Quartet (Cover of Jason Mraz)

  4. Married Life (from the film Up) – Michael Giacchino

  5. La Vie en Rose – The O’Neill Brothers Group (Cover of Edith Piaf)

  6. A Sky Full of Stars – The Piano Guys (Cover of Coldplay)

  7. All I Want is You – Bridesmaids Quartet

  8. Riptide – Piano Tribute Players (Cover of Vance Joy)

  9. Wings – Pierluigi Colangelo (Cover of Birdy)

  10. Your Song – United Guitar Players (Cover of Elton John)

Old favourite songs to walk down the aisle to:

  1. Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis

  2. Hallelujah – Blake (Cover of Leonard Cohen)

  3. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

  4. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

  5. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

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

  7. Be My Baby – The Ronettes

  8. The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday

  9. At Last – Etta James

  10. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

  11. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

  12. Dream a Little Dream of Me – The Mamas and Papa


Steve Mummery is a celebrant based in Perth who can travel to officiate your wedding.

Check his website here. See Facebook reviews of his work here and follow him on instagram here @smcelebrant.

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