How to choose your ceremony music

From traditional to modern, bohemian or glamorous, the songs you play at your ceremony really set the tone for your wedding day and say a lot about you as a couple. Whether you want to walk down the aisle to a traditional tune, a modern number or something completely alternative that means a lot to you both, there are plenty of options for you to make this moment your own.

When planning your ceremony song, a popular modern option it to play your favourite song as an acoustic or classical cover to give it a timeless sound. You may opt to have a professional musician to play it live, or you could also find a cover version on Spotify.

To ensure the song and moment is exactly how you imagined, take some time to check the sound on the day before the ceremony begins and have a back up on an MP3 player or memory stick – just in case!

Here are some of our favourite wedding songs for your walk down the aisle:


A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys (orginally Christina Perry) piano and cello

Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually

Marry Me – Train

At Last – Etta James

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

‘Heartbeats’ by Jose Gonzalez

‘All Of Me’ by John Legend

‘You Raise Me Up’ by Westlife

‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson

‘Hoppipolla’ by Sigur Rós

‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran

‘We Found Love’ accoustic cover by Philmont

‘Make You Feel My Love’ By Adele

‘This I Promise You’ by Ronan Keating

‘Angels’ by The XX

‘Sigh No More’ by Mumford & Sons

I’m Kissing You by D’Ree

And for your walk back down the aisle, here are some great RECESSIONAL music choices:

Don’t Stop believing – Vitamin String Quartet

Love is on the Radio – McFly

Signed, sealed delivered I’m yours – Stevie Wonder

First Day of my Live – Bright Eyes

Now that we found love – Heavy D & The Boyz (from Hitched)

This Will be (An Everlasting Love)’ by Natalie Cole

‘Happy Together’ by The Turtles

‘Love Is In The Air’ by John Paul Young

‘Beautiful Day’ by U2

‘Love On Top’ by Beyonce

‘Love Is All Around’ by Wet Wet Wet

‘It Had To Be You’ by Harry Connick Jr.

‘(Your Love Keeps Lifting me) Higher & Higher’ by Jackie Wilson

‘Clocks’ by Coldplay

‘Love Story’ by Taylor Swift

‘Accidently In Love’ by Counting Crows

‘Do You Realise’ by The Flaming Lips

‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness

‘Best of My Love’ by The Emotions

If you still can’t decide or if you would like live music for your ceremony – perhaps a string quartet, sax player or guitarist- get in touch and we can share some ideas.

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