What Song Are You Walking Down the Aisle To?

by jaime on June 7, 2012

We’ve talked about a lot of important music, from the first dance to your Father Daughter dance and even Cake Cutting Songs… but let’s make this clear: there is NOTHING wrong with the standard Bridal Chorus. It’s what I’ll probably end up using, so why should I sass it?

But, for those of you looking for something fun and new, here are a handful of options that will change it up a bit – including a few reader recommended songs. I love my readers!

The song I’d pick – and many of you have mentioned – if I switched it up? “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz. It is so beautiful!

“Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez is hauntingly beautiful and a perfect song to follow you down the aisle. A few readers recommended it, and I’m a big fan of Jose’s “Crosses” – how could I say no?

How can you not love Rufus Wainwright? “April Fools” is a favorite song of mine, but for this, let’s take “Across the Universe” – this Beatles cover is a beautiful rendition that’s worthy of your bridal bliss.

A classic – and one recommended by reader Nicole – is La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf. But if you choose this song, you MUST do it in French. Learn the lyrics!

Another classic – and reader recommended! – is the fun and happy “Going to the Chapel” by The Dixie Cups. This is one of those songs where, if you chose it, you couldn’t help by grin ear to ear while walking down the aisle. Jess, I bet you had a fun wedding!

Alyssa wants to hear a guitar and violin version of Coldplay’s “Til Kingdom Come” for her walk down the aisle and, I have to say that I agree entirely. It’s sweet and beautiful – granted, the original is a bit too fast, but a modified version? So perfect.

Finally, a couple people mentioned this for a first dance song, but I can’t help but love it for the procession. I used to listen to Bright Eyes all the time, and “First Day of My Life” is nothing short of romantic genius. I adore it, and you might too.

What song did you walk down the aisle to? There are so many beautiful options to choose from, and so many ways to make your ceremony unique.

Don’t miss our awesome collection of violin covers – perfect for the walk down the aisle or our readers’ favorite wedding songs!