It’s not always easy to pick the perfect song you want to walk down the aisle to on your wedding day. The usual choice would be your song for your future husband. However, not a lot of songs fit the tempo and the feel of a wedding march.
Still stumped about which song to pick for your big day? Here’s a wedding march playlist that combines the conventional, the unconventional, the upbeat, and the solemn, all in one list!
Train – Marry Me
No list of wedding march songs would be complete without this one, though it does seem like an off choice if you’re already about to get married. The song itself is about the fantasy of asking someone you just met to marry you because of that indescribable spark between the two of you. We guess in a way it’s a fitting song because maybe when you just met your soon-to-be spouse, you’ve had that fantasy too.
Wedding march lyrics: Forever can never be long enough for me
Feel like I’ve had long enough with you
Forget the world now we won’t let them see
But there’s one thing left to do
Now that the weight has lifted, love has surely shifted my way
Marry me today and every day
Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
If you want a song that will tell your soon-to-be husband about your undying love, this is the song. How Long Will I Love You has that perfect slow melody and romantic cadence that’s practically made for walking down the aisle. Combine that with lyrics about eternal love and you’re all set!
Wedding march lyrics: How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can
How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan
Israel Kamakawiwo‘Ole – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
If you’re having a destination wedding on a tropical island or by the beach, this has got to be the song you’ll walk down the aisle to. This version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow combines the soothing voice of Israel with the unmistakably tropical sound of ukuleles. And it doesn’t hurt that the song is about having bright hopes for the future – something you and your future hubby definitely have.
Wedding march lyrics: Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I heard of, once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true
Shania Twain – From This Moment
What better way to signify a new chapter in your lives than with this song by Shania Twain? The lyrics of the song read much like wedding vows, making it a very fitting choice for a wedding march song. But here’s a bit of trivia: Shania Twain came up with the idea for the song while watching a soccer game with her husband. She was so bored at the game that she created this masterpiece!
Wedding march lyrics: I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can’t wait to live my life with you, can’t wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you
From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn’t give
From this moment on
Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing
If you’re a more modern couple, this funky and upbeat tune might be right up your alley! You Are the Best Thing is a catchy and upbeat tune about finding the best person for you in this world. It’s lighthearted, fun, and a great choice if you want to get the crowd pumped up for the after-wedding party!
Wedding march lyrics: And baby
The way you move me, it’s crazy
It’s like you see right through me
And make it easier
Believe me, you don’t even have to try
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan’s cover of this song may have been great, but we can’t deny how expertly Adele lent her voice to this track to make it so much more fitting for a wedding. This romantic rendition of the Dylan hit has become a popular choice for couples the world over. The lyrics of the song could practically be wedding vows, with promises to hold each other through the storm, to make each other happy, and to make each other’s dreams come true.
Wedding march lyrics: I could make you happy
Make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn’t do
Go to the ends
Of the Earth for you
To make you feel my love
Kem – Fascination
Here’s another cover fits the wedding theme better than the original, as great as the original is. Kem’s version of Fascination was used for the dance movie Take the Lead. This beautifully soulful cover is also a great choice for your first dance as husband and wife. As for the lyrics, they talk about how a passing glance could easily turn into fascination and then love. Perhaps this might be fitting for couples who took a while to get together and have just been watching each other from afar.
Wedding march lyrics: It was fascination, I know
Seeing you under the moonlight above, baby
And I touch your hand and I kiss you
and fascination turned to love
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
It would be impossible not to have this song on our list! Thinking Out Loud, much like many of the songs on this list, is a profession of love by way of a song. The lyrics talk about the future and how when you and your husband are old and gray, you’ll still be as in love with each other as you were on the day you got married.
Wedding march lyrics: So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are
Buddy Holly – Everyday
If you want a little pep in your step when you walk down the aisle, go for Buddy Holly’s Everyday. This upbeat tune is about Buddy daydreaming about the girl of his dreams as he waits for the perfect moment to be with her. The lyrics literally say “love like yours will surely come my way,” and it’s extremely fitting as you walk closer to your bridegroom. It’s sweet and romantic, and it might have been what your future husband was thinking when he first met you.
Wedding march lyrics: Everyday, it’s a gettin’ closer,
Goin’ faster than a roller coaster,
Love like yours will surely come my way
Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling in Love
Elvis’ most famous love song is perfect for couples who want to put a modern twist on The King’s timeless track. Ingrid Michaelson’s version of Can’t Help Falling in Love blends her soothing voice with the piano, giving it a solemn yet still romantic feel. As far as the lyrics go, what better way to tell someone you love them by saying you absolutely couldn’t help but fall in love with them?
Wedding march lyrics: Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
Band of Horses – Marry Song
Marry Song is one of those obvious choices when looking for a wedding march song that’s both modern and classy. It’s mostly a song about finding that one person who makes the world feel like a better place, that person whose smile seems to light up your whole world. So if you’re a less conventional couple who’s looking for a song that’s not only about love but also about the life you’ll be living together, Marry Song is the song for you.
Wedding march lyrics: I’ll marry my lover in a place to admire
I don’t have to even ask her I can look in her eyes
And thank God that I am forgiven
I thank all my friends
To say I’ve been truer or they forgotten
U2 – All I Want is You
All I Want Is You was written to be a duet, but not with Bono and another artist singing. Instead, it’s a duet of Bono’s voice and lyrics paired with the sounds of the guitar signifying his wife. All I Want Is You was written for his wife, Ali, and it’s a beautiful alternative song for couples who aren’t into the usual too-sweet wedding march songs. It may not go with the usual tempo, but how can you resist when the lyrics say, “All I want is you”?
Wedding march lyrics: You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
Since we’re taking a quick break from ultra-romantic wedding march songs, here’s one that’s more of an appreciation for life than just for love. What a Wonderful World takes on a whole new meaning when it’s used as a wedding march song. It’s like you’re telling your future husband that the world is a more wonderful place with him by your side. And this song does that without going over-the-top cheesy!
Wedding march lyrics: I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
The Beatles – I Will
Couples who love the Beatles might consider this one of their most wedding march-appropriate songs. This timeless yet lighthearted song about wanting to be near someone and being willing to wait a lifetime to be with them might be fitting for couples who have had a long engagement or those who spend majority of their relationship apart.
Wedding march lyrics: Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we’re together
Love you when we’re apart
Etta James – At Last
Just imagine waiting at the threshold of your wedding venue and listening to the soft sound of strings being played. And when Etta belts out the first note of the song, the doors slowly open to reveal you in your wedding gown. There’s no doubt that your bridegroom is thinking, “At last, I get to marry her.” That image and the message of the song is enough to make Etta James’ At Last one of the most appropriate wedding march songs!
Wedding march lyrics: At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over and life is like a song
Without a doubt, you’ve found the perfect song for your wedding march. And if you haven’t, please feel free to share with us some of your suggestions!