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Instrumental Wedding Songs for Walking Down the Aisle at Your Wedding

Updated: Jan 8

Introduction: Setting the Tone for Your Big Day

Walking down the aisle is super special and really emotional. Picking the right music is a big deal, and instrumental wedding songs or wedding processional songs are awesome for this.

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They're classic and elegant, and they just fit the mood perfectly. 

Whether you like old-school classics or something more modern, the perfect instrumental tune can make your big day feel even more romantic and fancy.


Classical Elegance for Your Aisle Walk

Time-Honored Classics for a Memorable Entrance

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Classical instrumental songs, such as "Canon in D" by Johann Pachelbel and "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy, are popular choices for their romantic and delicate nature. 

These pieces evoke grace and beauty, setting a soothing and contemplative mood for the ceremony​​​​:

  1. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri (Piano/Cello cover by The Piano Guys)​​.

  2. Air On the G String by Bach​​.

  3. All Of Me by John Legend​​.

  4. Canon in D by Pachelbel​​.

  5. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Haley Reinhart​​.

  6. Come Away with Me by Norah Jones​​.

  7. Crazy Love by Michael Bublé​​.

  8. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles​​.

  9. I Get to Love You by Ruelle​​.

  10. La Vie en Rose by Daniela Andrade​​.

  11. Make You Feel My Love by Adele​​.

  12. Marry Me by Train​​.

  13. Moon River by JJ Heller​​.

  14. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole​​.

  15. Take My Hand (The Wedding Song) by Emily Hackett featuring Will Anderson​​.

  16. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (Piano cover by Phil Thompson)​​.

  17. Wedding March by Mendelssohn​​.

  18. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong (String cover by Weiss and Thiele String Quartet)​​.

  19. XO by John Mayer​​.

  20. You Are the Reason by Calum Scott featuring Leona Lewis​​.

The Emotional Appeal of Violin and Piano

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Violin and piano arrangements, like the instrumental version of Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years," bring a modern twist to the aisle walk. 

The combination of these instruments creates a heartfelt and emotional atmosphere, perfect for a sophisticated wedding ceremony​​​​:

  1. 10,000 Hours – ItsAMoney (a cover of the song by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber)​​.

  2. A Thousand Years – VioDance (a cover of the song by Christina Perri from the Twilight Saga)​​.

  3. All of Me – Alison Sparrow (a cover of the famous wedding song by John Legend)​​.

  4. All You Need Is Love – Midnite String Quartet (a cover of the song made famous by the Beatles)​​.

  5. Anyone – UNSECRET and Unsecret String Quartet (a cover of Justin Bieber’s song)​​.

  6. Beauty and the Beast – Daniel Jang (a Disney favorite)​​.

  7. Beethoven’s 5 Secrets – The Piano Guys (a remake combining OneRepublic’s “Secrets” and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony)​​.

  8. Between Twilight – Lindsey Stirling (an original song by Stirling)​​.

  9. Bittersweet Symphony – Dallas String Quartet (a cover of The Verve’s song)​​.

  10. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Daniel Jang (a cover of the song originally by Elvis Presley)​​.

Modern Interpretations for a Contemporary Ceremony

Instrumental Covers of Modern Favorites

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Modern instrumental wedding songs, featuring covers of popular tracks by artists like Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, add a contemporary touch to your ceremony. 

These versions can range from the romantic piano and violin renditions to more upbeat and unique interpretations, catering to all tastes​​​​:

  1. "Perfect" (Ed Sheeran) by Joel Miranda​​.

  2. "In My Blood" (Shawn Mendes and Bridgerton Soundtrack) by Vitamin String Quartet​​.

  3. "A Thousand Years" (Christina Perri) by Daniel Jang & AMoney​​.

  4. "All Of Me" (John Legend) by Brooklyn Duo​​.

  5. "Just The Way You Are" (Bruno Mars) by The Piano Guys​​.

  6. "A Million Dreams" (The Greatest Showman) by The Time-Keepers​​.

  7. "Lovely" (Billie Eilish & Khalid) by ItsAMoney​​.

  8. "Love Story" (Taylor Swift) by Alan Milan​​.

  9. "Rewrite The Stars" (The Greatest Showman) by The Piano Guys​​.

  10. "Stay With Me" (Sam Smith) by Brooklyn Duo​​.

  11. "Bless The Broken Road" (Rascal Flatts) by The Piano Guys​​.

  12. "Wonderful Tonight" (Eric Clapton) by Vitamin String Quartet​​.

  13. "Halo" (Beyoncé) by Brooklyn Duo​​.

  14. "Without You" (David Guetta Featuring Usher) by The Piano Guys​​.

  15. "Photograph" (Ed Sheeran) by Joel Miranda​​.

  16. "Señorita" (Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes) by ItsAMoney​​.

  17. "Lovely" (Billie Eilish) by Brooklyn Duo​​.

  18. "Despacito" (Luis Fonsi) by Daniel Jang​​.

  19. "This Is Me" (The Greatest Showman) by Brooklyn Duo​​.

  20. "All Of Me" (John Legend) by Daniel Jang​​.

The Versatility of Instrumental Music

Instrumental music can turn any track into a perfect wedding ceremony song, be it a fun song, a metal song, or a country song. 

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Piano or violin renditions can be used for various moments in the wedding, from the bridal entrance to the recessional walk​​:

Unique Arrangements for a Distinctive Touch

Alternative and Rock Instrumental Options

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For those seeking something different, instrumental rock songs or alternative tunes offer a unique and non-traditional choice. 

The instrumental versions of rock classics or alternative hits can set a memorable and distinctive tone for the ceremony​​​​.

The Beauty of Soundtracks and Acoustic Covers

Soundtracks and acoustic covers provide a sweet, romantic, and inspiring option for the wedding entrance. 

These songs, often instrumental by nature, are emotional and fitting for the ceremony, adding a cinematic quality to your special moment​​:

  1. Sugar – Ebony Day ft. Jake Coco

  2. Cheerleader – Suzan & Freek

  3. You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Sleeping At Last

  4. Wild Horses – The Sundays

  5. Wonderwall – Jake Coco

  6. You’ve Got A Friend – Joanna Wang

  7. Love Me Like You Do – Beth

  8. Every Breath You Take – Aaron Krause ft. Liza Anne

  9. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Branches​​.

Creating Your Perfect Instrumental Aisle Playlist

Choosing the right instrumental wedding songs for walking down the aisle sets the tone for an unforgettable wedding day. From the timeless appeal of classical songs to the modern charm of contemporary covers, there is a perfect instrumental song for every couple. 

As you curate your wedding music playlist, consider these beautiful and diverse options to create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding ceremony. 

If you're looking to make that walk down the aisle just a little more special, consider hiring a live band from Moontower Entertainment. Adding live music to your special day is an easy way to make you and your wedding party have an amazing time. 

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The songs you pick sound just that much more special when you hear them played live. Check out our amazing 5-star reviews on Wedding Wire & The Knott to see why so many couples have trusted us with their wedding entertainment. 

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