When it comes to picking a song to walk down the aisle to, it can seem like there is an overwhelming number of options for you to choose from! The type of song you choose can really set the scene for what’s to come and should be a personal decision between you and your partner.
At Funkified Entertainment, we are often asked for our recommendations, so we’ve put together a small list of some of our favourite musical pieces and songs that we hope will at least give you some idea as to what you might like to hear on your big day. Remember, the day is about you and your partner so whatever you chose it should reflect the two of you and your musical tastes.
If you have always dreamed of the traditional, fairytale wedding, then classical music is probably the right choice. Elegant and timeless, classical music will set you up with a dramatic entrance that will tug at your guests’ heartstrings.
Popular classical wedding music includes:
- Canon in D – Pachelbel
- Wedding March – Wagner
- Concerto for Two Violins, 2nd Mvt – Bach
- Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
- Air on G – Bach
- Flower Duet – Delibes
- Ave Maria – Schubert
If you and your partner have taken a more relaxed approach towards your ceremony, selecting a contemporary song to be performed as you walk down the aisle can be a great way to set the mood and create the ideal atmosphere. The addition of lyrics is also a bonus as they can be used to express how the two of you feel about one another.
Popular contemporary wedding songs include:
- All Of Me – John Legend
- A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
- Young & Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
- Halo – Beyonce
- Riptide – Vance Joy
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
- Love Song – Adele
- Love Me like You Do – Ellie Goulding
- Flashlight – Jessie J
- Like I’m Gonna Lose You – John Legend/Meighan Trainor
- So Into You – Tamia (re-popularised by Childish Gambino)
If you want something a little different, that still oozes grace and sophistication, why not have a popular jazz standard performed? There is so much great jazz out there for you to choose from, and it won’t be as repetitive as some of the contemporary song options.
Popular jazz processional songs include:
- Moon River – Mancini
- Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
- The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
- At Last – Etta James
- What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
If you’re choosing to have a song performed or played that has lyrics included, be sure to listen to the song carefully and understand the words; you probably don’t want to be walking down the aisle towards your fiancé to a song that is about a break-up! Whatever genre you and your partner choose for your processional song, make it yours – and enjoy the moment!
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Ms Chinoiserie Says: A wonderful choice of music; all guaranteed to make your entrance unforgettable!
About Funkified Entertainment: Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, so naturally you want everything to be perfect. When it comes to finding the right music for your special day, Funkified Entertainment can take care of everything, eliminating the stress so you can simply enjoy the celebration. Whether you want people on their feet dancing, laid back grooves, or sophisticated strings, we can match you and your partner with the perfect wedding entertainment.