My Most Popular Songs to Walk Down the Aisle: A Guide to Choosing The Soundtrack to Your "I Do" Moment

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It's A Personal Touch

A question I often get asked as a Wedding Pianist is, “What song should I choose to walk down the aisle to?” This is such a personal touch it is hard to answer, as it’s a moment that many couples remember for the rest of their lives, and the right song can make it even more poignant. To add to the importance of this choice, for your guests, the arrival of the bride or groom can be the highlight of the ceremony or even the day; the first time you are seen in your wedding dress! Eek! The right music adds to the entertainment value of this moment, creating anticipation and excitement.

An Iconic Moment

Undoubtedly walking down the aisle is one of the most iconic moments of a wedding. It's a time filled with sentiment, joy, and anticipation. The music played as the bride or groom walks down the aisle often evokes profound emotions. It sets the tone for the ceremony and can evoke feelings of joy, love, anticipation, or even nostalgia.  

Wedding Aisle Songs 2023

In the spirit of Wedding Entertainment, I have gathered a list of some of the most popular and enchanting songs I have performed on my model baby grand piano for Brides to walk down the aisle to. So without further ado let me serenade you with the harmonious notes of the my most popular wedding aisle songs of 2023! Oh – yes some of these can be found on my Instagram, Facebook and TikTok pages @domtheweddingpianist 

Your Song

The advice I give is to either choose a song that has personal significance to your relationship, it may remind you of a special place or moment together or, choose a song that may be "your" song or a piece that captures your feelings for one another. This personal touch makes the wedding more unique and can make the moment more special and intimate. @declanwestphotography

Top 10 of 2023 So Far

August 2023

1. "Canon in D" by Johann Pachelbel

A timeless classic that resonates with love and elegance. Its gentle chords and graceful progressions are a favorite for traditional weddings.

2. "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

A modern love ballad that has become synonymous with romance. Its heartfelt lyrics speaking of eternal love, transform into a melodic charm on the piano has meant it has found it’s way into Wedding Themes 2023 and a favourite for contemporary weddings.

3. "Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles 

For those looking for a cheerful and optimistic tone, this Beatles' classic can bring a ray of sunshine to your ceremony.

4. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Elton John

Ah, Sir Elton, we can feel the love! A tune as enchanting as a moonlit dance, and just as elegant as the Wedding Venues in Cheshire. Perfect for those seeking a touch of nostalgia, magic, and, dare we say, a whiff of Disney romance. Trust us; Simba would approve. Pair with piano entertainment by Dom The Wedding Pianist for extra pizzazz.

5. "All of Me" by John Legend

John Legend's soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics can be heard through the piano notes, make this song a popular choice for expressing unconditional love.

6. "You Are the Reason" by Calum Scott

This modern, emotive and powerful ballad has touched many hearts. The original song Calum Scott sweeps in with the voice of an angel and lyrics that make hearts flutter. Played on the piano this song is just as touching.  If this song were a wedding dessert, it would be that chocolate fountain everyone gathers around. You are the reason for a perfect wedding, after all!

7. "Can’t Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley

A classic love song that has captured hearts for generations. Its sentimental lyrics and melody make it a popular choice for weddings, especially when performed on the piano.

8. "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls

A rock ballad that captures the essence of deep connection and love, also a popular choice for the First Dance.

9. "Love Me Like You Do" by Daniele Leoni and Andrea Carri (piano version) written by Ellie Goulding

An enchanting and deeply moving piano version that exudes passion and romance, perfect for creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

10. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

A gentle and uplifting rendition on the piano that can bring a sense of magic and wonder to your special day.