15 Uniquely Interesting Songs People Chose To Walk Down the Aisle To

Couples walking down the aisle
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Planning a wedding can feel daunting at times. But despite the possible stresses, it should also be a joyous and fun time. One of the most enjoyable tasks is choosing the music that will be incorporated into the special day, from the first dance song to the tunes for the reception.

The Perfect Song Selection

People throw rice on newlyweds walking out of the church

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

A very special song is the one to walk down the aisle to. You can go the traditional route and choose Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus,” Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” or Pachebel’s “Canon in D.” But if you want something more unique and creative, these are some lovely song choices for that auspicious moment.

1. “I Do (Cherish You)”- Mark Wills

first wedding dance

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

If you want a song that is contemporary yet feels timeless and appropriate, “I Do (Cherish You)” is a perfect choice. The tempo is slow, and the instrumentation includes piano, acoustic, and steel guitar.

It has a soft and pretty sound. Moreover, the lyrics are ideal: “I do, cherish you for the rest of my life. You don’t have to think twice. I will love you still.” These evoke wedding vows which would reflect the feelings of the happy couple.

2. “Lucky”- Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz

Recently married couple walks down the aisle

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

The sweet duet “Lucky” would be a terrific choice for a couple who wants a light-hearted and non-traditional wedding. Outdoor ceremonies at a beach feel like the best location for this breezy song. But the song still has meaningful lyrics that many couples can relate to: “Lucky I’m in love with my best friend.

Lucky to have been where I have been. Lucky to be coming home again.” When we marry, we make a home with someone and feel grateful to have found it. This song choice reflects those sentiments.

3. “Pure Imagination”- Jane Monheit

A couple in wedding dresses on the background of fireworks at night.

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

“Pure Imagination” may not be a traditional love song, making it a unique option. Still, it features a soft tempo and dreamy, enchanting lyrics about a world of endless, magical possibilities. Most apropos is, “If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it.”

On your wedding day, you are hopeful, ready to take on the world together. Is that not what the heart of “Pure Imagination” echoes? There are many versions of the song, but Jane Monheit’s is the most beautiful and serene, perfectly fitting for the occasion.

4. “All I Ask of You”(From The Phantom of the Opera)- Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson

Couple dancing

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

“All I Ask of You” is a gorgeous duet from The Phantom of the Opera with powerful vocals and lyrics. While not all work because they reflect the story’s context, some are perfect for the brief walk down the aisle. These are “Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime. Say the word, and I will follow you. Share each day with me, each night, each morning. Say you love me (you know I do). Love me; that’s all I ask of you.”

The film version features my favorite vocals, with Rossum and Wilson’s sweet voices blending seamlessly. The melody of this song is lovely on its own, so an instrumental version is another viable alternative.

5. “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”- Patti Page or Bing Crosby

romantic couple dancing on their wedding

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

The standard “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” is a pleasant, uncommon choice for those who want a wedding with an old-fashioned and vintage feel. The song dates back to 1910 and features romantic sentiments: “Let me call you ‘Sweetheart,’ I’m in love with you.

Let me hear you whisper that you love me too. Keep the love light glowing in your eyes so true. Let me call you ‘Sweetheart,’ I’m in love with you.” Sometimes, a couple wants a simple, uncomplicated, and beautiful song.

6. “You and I”- Michael Bublé

Romantic couples dancing

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

If traditional standards with a modern feel are more to your taste, anything by Michael Bublé would suffice. But in particular, “You and I” has some of the deepest lyrics that reflect traditional vows and the profound feelings any couple shares.

He sings, “Here we are on earth together, it’s you, and I. God has made us fall in love, it’s true. I’ve really found someone like you,” and “Will it say the love you feel for me, will it say, That you will be by my side, To see me through, until my life is through.” You can’t get much more perfect than that.

7. “This I Promise You”- NSYNC or Anthem Lights

Happy newlywed couple dancing together in festive hall

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

I have always felt like “This I Promise You” is an amazing song for a wedding. The vocals are as smooth as silk in both the NSYNC and Anthem Lights renditions. The lyrics sound like vows, with a promise to love someone forever: “And I will take you in my arms, and hold you right where you belong.

Til the day my life is through, this I promise you.” The most traditional choice would be to make this your first dance song. But why not subvert expectations and walk down the aisle to this lilting love song?

8. “Never Enough” (From The Greatest Showman)- Loren Allred

bride dancing at wedding

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Sometimes a person may wish for this moment to be awe-inspiring and want the song to reflect that profundity. “Never Enough” would be a spectacular choice to wow the guests and the special person waiting at the end of the aisle. This song is so powerful that I suspect there wouldn’t be a dry eye in the house.

9. “How Deep is the Ocean”- Frank Sinatra or Tony DeSare

Young wed couple dancing to song

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Irving Berlin’s classic love song features beautiful lyrics about a love so deep it’s almost impossible to put into words. They can only respond with the vastest tangibles they can imagine. It says, “How much do I love you? I’ll tell you no lie. How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky?”

Additional lyrics are, “How far would I travel to be where you are? How far is the journey from here to a star?” This song’s slow melody and utterly romantic sentiments make it one of the dreamiest options.

10. “Portuguese Love Theme” or “Glasgow Love Theme” (from Love Actually)- Craig Armstrong

Bride, groom and guest dancing

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Instrumental songs are the most common and traditional choices for a wedding march. But choosing songs other than those would make your day more unique. The themes composed by Craig Armstrong for Love Actually are beautiful options. The melodies are lovely, and the simplicity of just the piano gives this music a clear yet rich sound.

11. “Moon River” (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s)- Henry Mancini

First wedding dance

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

While a lyrical rendition of “Moon River” would be a great option, there’s something about Henry Mancini’s instrumental version that can reach deep inside anyone who hears it. It evokes feelings of nostalgia, comfort, and love and is a terrific choice for those who love the classics.

12. “Evenstar” (from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)- Howard Shore

Couple dancing in open space area

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

One of Howard Shore’s most glorious compositions for the Lord of the Rings films is the Aragorn and Arwen love theme “Evenstar.” When picturing employing this music, I imagine two scenarios.

One would be a wedding themed to Lord of the Rings in an ethereal outdoor setting while a small ensemble plays the tune. The other is in a grand church or cathedral where an orchestra and chorus give a sublime rendition of the song. Either option would be breathtaking.

13. “Runaways” (from Becoming Jane)- Adrian Johnston

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Choosing a song from the luscious and beautiful score of Becoming Jane would be unexpected. Some guests may not even recognize it. But it makes no difference. Although the film tells the story of a love that was not meant to be, the music (and the movie) reflects the essence of Jane Austen’s novels that end happily and hopefully.

The queue “Runaways” is especially lovely, with a slow tempo and glorious instrumentation that starts softly with a piano and then soars with strings and woodwinds. Even if the guests are unfamiliar with the music, hearing this song during this moment could bring tears to their eyes.

14. “Come What May” (from Moulin Rouge)- Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman

Bride and groom dancing in field

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Love duets from movies may not be the most conventional choice for a bridal march. Still, it would be an undeniably beautiful and memorable one. And “Come What May” has some of the most appropriate lyrics for a wedding.

These include, “And there’s no mountain too high, no river too wide. Sing out this song, and I’ll be there by your side. Storm clouds may gather, and stars may collide. But I love you until the end of time. Come what may, come what may- I will love you until my dying day.”

15. “Beauty and the Beast”- Alan Menken or Céline Dion and Peobo Bryson

Charming bride dancing

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Speaking of movie love themes, the perfect song for the Disney fan is undoubtedly “Beauty and the Beast.” Walking down the aisle to this song, whether it’s Menken’s instrumental or the pop duet between Dion and Bryson, would evoke happy and sentimental memories and reflect a love that’s a “tale as old as time.”

The Perfect Wedding Reception Playlist

DJ takes control platter spindle of rhythm music with and mixer dash board, playing the song at the party, adjusting the music with the controller, fun of music and light colors, Music & Event party

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Check out this guide to creating the perfect wedding reception playlist from actual wedding DJ’s to keep your wedding reception dance floor rocking all night long!

Top Wedding First Dance Songs for 2023

Wedding couple dancing in sparklers their first dance

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Looking for the perfect wedding first dance song for your big day? Don’t miss this epic list of modern hits, plus some old faithful classic song choices for your first dance.

How to DJ Your Own Wedding

Smiling Black Husband Using Laptop Showing Something His Wife Sitting On Couch

Image Credit: Adobe Stock.

No budget for a DJ? No Problem. Skipping a DJ at your wedding is one way that couples choose to save money. But before you plug in your iPod and set of speakers, see what you could be missing.

10 Best Mother-Son Wedding Dance Songs Of All Time

the groom hugs his mother and holds her hand. mom and son at the wedding. son's wedding. happy mom on wedding day

Image Credit: Adobe Stock.

Looking for the perfect song for the groom’s dance with his mother? Check out these mother son wedding songs to find the best one for your big day!

Choosing the Perfect Music for Key Wedding Moments

Beautiful wedding couple on the wedding autumn ceremony

Image Credit: Adobe Stock.

Picking the perfect song for every major moment of your wedding day will make your day more meaningful. Check out these top tips for choosing wedding music for your celebration!