When you’re planning a wedding, one of the most crucial music decisions you can make is what type of Aisle Music you will have.

It is so important that you choose the right aisle music. It will reflect the moment and significance of your special day. You may consider the pacing, mood you want to set, and if it will be instrumental or vocal.

Aisle music choices have evolved over the decades, and many are choosing to use songs that are not Richard Wagner’s traditional wedding march, or ‘Here Comes the Bride’ as it is better known. Here are some popular choices but remember it’s your day – so choose what is best for both of you!


Go classical with Canon in D

This classical piece by Pachelbel became the wedding song as the centuries passed. It wasn’t intended to be used for weddings and the history behind it is fascinating. Word has it that when Princess Diana and Prince Charles used ‘Prince of Denmark’s March’, it drew attention towards other baroque composers like Pachelbel. With strings and a slow tempo, Canon was already becoming popular, and its dreamy quality became perfect for the wedding aisle.

Wedding Aisle Music Ideas

How about a contemporary classic?

For the old school romantics, the original version of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis Presley is the ultimate love song. The lyrics and slow tempo are especially appropriate for a classic wedding. Some couples prefer to keep an upbeat vibe to signal a marriage that is not just loving but fun. And that’s where UB40’s version is just perfect. Other couples choose to use a slow instrumental version, as it is less distracting. There are also some stunning acoustic covers of this song to be found!


Modern Ballads

Wedding Aisle Music

“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran is a wonderful example of wedding-perfect ballad. It has lyrics as romantic as anyone could hope for. The slow, acoustic guitar-based music behind the vocals just adds to the beautiful moment. It is also a popular choice for the couple’s first dance, and many like to replicate the music video in which Sheeran dances with a girl in a room where they are all alone.

Something funny?

If you’d prefer aisle music that is a little bit funny or quirky, how about “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler, from the movie The Wedding Singer. It’s an increasingly popular choice for couples and sets a great tone for a fun wedding.


This is your wedding and only the best will do. Ballara Receptions can help with all your needs when it comes to music and walking down the aisle, including a sound system and microphones for our chapel, gazebo, and courtyard wedding ceremony locations.

Not only do we provide these resources, but your function manager on the day can even coordinate the music for you, allowing your bridal party, loved ones, and officiant to concentrate on you and your ceremony.

Contact Ballara Receptions to find out more or book a tour of the venue.