What’s a good song for walking down the aisle?

by DIY wedding planner on July 20, 2012

My wedding is going to be outside in the spring, and the theme is French. I despise the “Here Comes the Bride” song (it sounds downright scary) and I really don’t care for rock/indie either (nevermind the fact that my mom is 61 and she would not agree to it). My mom, however, can’t seem to get it through her head that organ music doesn’t belong at an outdoor wedding that is not even at a church. The song for the aisle needs to be something sweet and pretty, yet exciting. I’m trying to avoid cliches, as well as music that would not match my wedding. It’s supposed to be elegant and classy, so the usual pop songs that I like to listen to are kind of out of the question. That’s why I need help. I don’t have anything in my iTunes library that would work for walking down the aisle. Still, I would ideally like something that is tame enough for my mom to agree to and fun enough for me and won’t put people to sleep. Any ideas? Please give me your suggestions! Thanks!

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Carly B July 20, 2012 at 6:08 am

“At last” by the Vitamin String Quartet!


Alyssa Jo July 20, 2012 at 6:44 am

Pachelbell’s Cannon in D is common, but not too cheesy. It can be played on piano, string quartet or a number of other ensembles.


LIZA July 20, 2012 at 6:50 am

“Beauty” by Sisco. The guy who sung the thong song.


camo7498 July 20, 2012 at 7:02 am

“its your love” by tim mcgraw and faith hill


pj July 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

candle in the wind =elton john


nery s July 20, 2012 at 7:48 am

A great one, the one I plan on using, is “Return to innocence” by Enigma.

If you haven’t heard it, download it. Tryst me, it’s a good one.


*nicki* July 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

i agree with the pachabells cannon in D its very pretty thats what i’m walking down the aisle to in may of next year


Wendee32 July 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

Take a pop song that you like and see if you can find an instrumental version. Slow it down a bit, and it may work. Only you and your hubby would know that it wasn’t classical. Remember that this is your wedding, even though you want to make your mom happy, ultimately this is your day, not hers.

They did this in the movie “The Wedding Singer”, they took Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and did an instrumental version. Sounded really nice.


cagess1982 July 20, 2012 at 9:46 am

Pachelbel’s Canon in D-it’s romantic, traditional, classical and absolutely beautiful! You could easily download it from i-Tunes or Limewire and I promise it’ll be worth it!


Angel M July 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

A good song to walk down the aisle to is “The Wedding Song” by Kenny G


AMAZON July 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

“From This Moment” by Shania Twain.


EPiC July 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

A wedding I went to recently had “Procession of Joy” (Hal Hopson) for the bridal procession and is one of the most lovely processional tune I’ve heard.


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