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Wedding Ceremony Music [40+ Songs + Playlists]

Last updated October 16, 2020

What type of ambiance do you want to create for the stage where you will be sharing your vows? Do you want classic orchestral tunes or some contemporary songs that hold a special place in your heart? Check out our list of some of the best ceremony music choices – there are 40 different songs that are sure to inspire.

Enter Song Name Enter Year Enter Artist Notes Decade Post URL YouTube URL iTunes URL Spotify URL Song Name Artist Year YouTube iTunes Spotify
Cheap Thrills 2.017 Ember Trio https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd7RwrBffcY&feature=share https://music.apple.com/us/album/cheap-thrills/1317330373?i=1317330811 https://open.spotify.com/track/0ctFeRHVyrzo8ssMPJAoiM Cheap Thrills Ember Trio 2017 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Hallelujah 2.017 Lindsey Stirling https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpe7KYeeBFs&feature=share https://music.apple.com/us/album/hallelujah/1064209730?i=1064209802 https://open.spotify.com/track/1ekYzXIWgelL4Ai3pXMOfe Hallelujah Lindsey Stirling 2017 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Just The Way You Are 2.011 The Piano Guys https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=kDwL0jdfles&feature=share https://music.apple.com/us/album/just-the-way-you-are/634152326?i=634152735 https://open.spotify.com/track/3wGQULikds23nGCvIJf5G4 Just The Way You Are The Piano Guys 2011 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Beethoven's 5 Secrets 2.012 The Piano Guys https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=fldzyZc5zuk&feature=share https://music.apple.com/us/album/beethovens-5-secrets/1438316337?i=1438316343 https://open.spotify.com/track/7xPQY7skgsujvvVyoE5lBi Beethoven's 5 Secrets The Piano Guys 2012 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Canon In D 1.680 Pachebel https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/classics-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlprozGcs80 https://music.apple.com/us/artist/johann-pachelbel/186691 https://open.spotify.com/artist/6jZOBFPP2k29gmrBMLhcFF Canon In D Pachebel 1680 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I'm Kissing You 1.996 Des'ree https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=5jfKMkzbyck&feature=gws_kp_track https://music.apple.com/us/album/romeo-juliet-music-from-the-motion-picture/724214744?i=724215186&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/1Xp8MKmfoFDib6dHM6JF53?autoplay=true I'm Kissing You Des'ree 1996 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Clair De Lune 1.905 Debussy https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/classics-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=rWSqT-7g6gA https://music.apple.com/us/album/clair-de-lune-reverie-debussy-moon-songs-au-clair-de/507296301?i=507296303&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/5VFdl8EO0Mx1pzbzqMRsbR?autoplay=true Clair De Lune Debussy 1905 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I Run To You 2.008 Lady A https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=DR23jvE5l8M https://music.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/716756295?i=716756316&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/3MHTGwjWJhfcc3yBnvo6yh?highlight=spotify:track:2YVCkTYJpv5jelYrHYoEG8 I Run To You Lady A 2008 YouTube iTunes Spotify
The Prayer 1.998 Andrea Bocelli https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=qWRn_AQ7OWQ https://music.apple.com/us/album/andrea-bocelli-the-complete-pop-albums/1469601305?i=1469606847&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/3b5zsjKo5LrrfHhQvXSudL?highlight=spotify:track:1f5RU7SxVG3ofRnPAcp6yy The Prayer Andrea Bocelli 1998 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Rhythm of Love 2.010 Plain White T's https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=uXDWJb1bTNA https://music.apple.com/us/album/wonders-of-the-younger/1443912359?i=1443912686&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/1OUxBM6TphEnDh4EQkNRv1?autoplay=true Rhythm of Love Plain White T's 2010 YouTube iTunes Spotify
This I Promise You 2.006 Ronan Keating https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Oa-rXgMw0 https://music.apple.com/us/album/bring-you-home/1443495664?i=1443496273&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/3XUMJwJz331NSZ8BXTASsX?highlight=spotify:track:5evi4LXGYKiSzxWL8utI4l This I Promise You Ronan Keating 2006 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Glasglow Love Theme 2.003 Craig Armstrong https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ul5rrTSjmk https://music.apple.com/us/album/love-actually-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/290788880?i=290788909&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/2LhA68Vm5k6lh0QenNFrDV?autoplay=true Glasglow Love Theme Craig Armstrong 2003 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I Do 2.011 Colbie Callait https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=2mqi6Vqfhh8&list=RDAMVM2mqi6Vqfhh8 https://music.apple.com/us/album/all-of-you/1440783946?i=1440783957&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/2hbFS15Afv1f65ykpncuNL?highlight=spotify:track:6D5f3rlT0QYFbZrdN3Kkip I Do Colbie Callait 2011 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Heavenly Day 2.007 Patty Griffin https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=CpbRkm-A9Jk https://music.apple.com/us/album/children-running-through/212230540?i=212232046&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/2vy6F2C23RxlGJvbdA7NTq?autoplay=true Heavenly Day Patty Griffin 2007 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Good Life 2.009 OneRepublic https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=DiwjnCOu2-E https://music.apple.com/us/album/waking-up-deluxe-version/1440734623?i=1440734643&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/1CTXupGS1OvWZtW2VczJ8R?autoplay=true Good Life OneRepublic 2009 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I Was Married 2.007 Tegan and Sara https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=7LjlX5K78lI https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-con/1118672313?i=1118672390&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/1R2wGs3SY5uGLmkN2v4ueu?autoplay=true Tegan and Sara #REF! 2007 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Bella's Lullaby 2.008 Carter Burwell https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=nVuL4VtU9Dk https://music.apple.com/us/album/twilight-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/294342468?i=294342517&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/1wiaWRlv5fVSKIcKXqcnwW?highlight=spotify:track:7bhub6kscykFs0ux2kSLSd Bella's Lullaby Carter Burwell 2008 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Ribbon in the Sky 1.982 Stevie Wonder https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/80s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=lWd1NZckbBs https://music.apple.com/us/album/natural-wonder/1492374880?i=1492375326&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/5mokboUpvSxFY4vHmpCheF?autoplay=true Ribbon in the Sky Stevie Wonder 1982 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Still Fallin' 2.014 Hunter Hayes https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=BwJ28wSZ7F0 https://music.apple.com/us/album/storyline/836221161?i=836221223&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/0HSfuPAX1K9L5ekfcNIWuM?highlight=spotify:track:5nqD7Un5BOLlnk5AjfXZRJ Still Fallin' Hunter Hayes 2014 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Grow Old With Me 1.999 Mary Chapin Carpenter https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ8PKvZ71U0&feature=gws_kp_track https://music.apple.com/us/album/grow-old-with-me-single/1450366571?i=1450366573&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/6xjxMWGsprmtUVMDaMhgH0?autoplay=true Grow Old With Me Mary Chapin Carpenter 1999 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Bread & Wine 2.011 Josh Garrels https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljlk47t4qGI https://music.apple.com/us/album/love-war-the-sea-in-between/441397183?i=441397255&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/6CgrS3cN3hBo4uCft5uFom?autoplay=true Bread & Wine Josh Garrels 2011 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Sea of Love 2.000 Cat Power https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=KEfNo-rHjyQ https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-covers-record/1023383899?i=1023385738&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/5FbcUqv44TZnt8Ox6bzzZT?highlight=spotify:track:1J3w85cS3FEmoSKRu2dQJ8 Sea of Love Cat Power 2000 YouTube iTunes Spotify
You and Me 2.005 Lifehouse https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=8UiVtsVOERI https://music.apple.com/us/album/lifehouse/1443833959?i=1443833976&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/0815caqt2Lytro5EIzMufT?autoplay=true You and Me Lifehouse 2005 YouTube iTunes Spotify
What a Wonderful World 1.967 Louis Armstrong https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFFM4dxC1kk https://music.apple.com/us/album/what-a-wonderful-world/1440787250?i=1440787254 https://open.spotify.com/track/29U7stRjqHU6rMiS8BfaI9 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1967 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Make You Feel My Love 2.008 Adele https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0put0_a--Ng https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/make-you-feel-my-love/1399799906?i=1399800382&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/6P7tTFzn6oNa0GL8w8oazE Make You Feel My Love Adele 2008 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Bridal Chorus 1.850 Wagner https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/classics-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=qydjG2nXrpQ https://music.apple.com/us/album/bridal-march-here-comes-bride-wagners-lohengrin-bridal/1321681049 https://open.spotify.com/album/29JqM74hVxlIg1qw56MasK?highlight=spotify:track:0jJOil4ffEx1UhfiJshJ3q Bridal Chorus Wagner 1850 YouTube iTunes Spotify
You Raise Me Up 2.003 Josh Groban https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=6lHV_aSVGa0 https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-josh-groban-collection/988096948?i=988100220&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/1xugsCboIm1yILqpLvH9aD?autoplay=true You Raise Me Up Josh Groban 2003 YouTube iTunes Spotify
God Gave Me You 2.011 Blake Shelton https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=npEGrqZFmb8 https://music.apple.com/us/album/red-river-blue-deluxe-version/663114146?i=663114228&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/03IdmP4frla6BCFZH6rkaF?autoplay=true God Gave Me You Blake Shelton 2011 YouTube iTunes Spotify
This Song 2.007 BeBe Winans https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCeOB4-7-1jlblcj295Z-sCw https://music.apple.com/us/artist/bebe-winans/164660 https://open.spotify.com/artist/6D9xBdOOyGHqOam9OShAWl?autoplay=true This Song BeBe Winans 2007 YouTube iTunes Spotify
My Best Friend 1.999 Tim McGraw https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=s0kbNcMdSbI https://music.apple.com/us/album/mcgraw-the-ultimate-collection/1163445221?i=1163445295&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/3yWndEe8eqSlbp2b9dAFWU?highlight=spotify:track:3JEPfsHlaIfPsB6I8BY4Sl My Best Friend Tim McGraw 1999 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I Can't Help Myself 1.965 Four Tops https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=JkHJqqCxxCA https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-ultimate-collection-four-tops/1440912157?i=1440912498&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/0OsqdLxQpBWI2Fw6Ztxc0D?highlight=spotify:track:4QUvajWQkkx6nLYCXYjaXk I Can't Help Myself Four Tops 1965 YouTube iTunes Spotify
All of Me 2.013 John Legend https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=450p7goxZqg https://music.apple.com/us/album/all-of-me-live-single/915998720 https://open.spotify.com/album/1YdXQgntClL3BhIXB0xpgs All of Me John Legend 2013 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Turning Page 2.011 Sleeping At Last https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=EgMXULZX2Sc&list=RDAMVMEgMXULZX2Sc https://music.apple.com/us/album/turning-page-single/532884479?i=532884592&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/0Enbbg8VUylJt0X6VJS99V?highlight=spotify:track:14EvAcDfF3Ga823WRwO2a9 Turning Page Sleeping At Last 2011 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Only Time 2.000 Enya https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=YArQ641o8V8 https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-day-without-rain/96217801?i=96216872&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/2ioso1tqQ5zABQDVYyiUi5?highlight=spotify:track:3RgU6ucs1Pq3EpvLUFDmqb Only Time Enya 2000 YouTube iTunes Spotify
The Book of Love 2.004 Peter Gabriel https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=RZzeAjyCFdM https://music.apple.com/us/album/rated-pg/1457703375?i=1457703379&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/track/4Yx6qmmQtBenkDIJL1PPcf?autoplay=true The Book of Love Peter Gabriel 2004 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Can't Help Falling In Love 1.961 Elvis Presley https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXhKWWCCdk8 https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/cant-help-falling-in-love/217633715?i=217635636&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/5Lw5Jydp8yaWsKS0yXkZFs Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley 1961 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Songbird 1.998 Eva Cassidy https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWBsRnl7KWE https://music.apple.com/us/album/songbird/306987130?ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://music.apple.com/us/album/songbird/306987130?ign-gact=3&ls=1 Songbird Eva Cassidy 1998 YouTube iTunes Spotify
When I Say I Do 2.019 Matthew West https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=o3Vo_fXh-uU&list=RDAMVMo3Vo_fXh-uU https://music.apple.com/us/album/hello-my-name-is-greatest-hits/1473630308?i=1473630421&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/1Sh8YsEhhMDI0dt9Ox4xuC?highlight=spotify:track:0b99xsUKkETGwZGzpX987r When I Say I Do Matthew West 2019 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Heavenly Day 2.007 Patty Griffin https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=CpbRkm-A9Jk https://music.apple.com/us/album/children-running-through/212230540?i=212232046&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/2x2dXgEz4l4jBEz25kvbs6?highlight=spotify:track:2vy6F2C23RxlGJvbdA7NTq Heavenly Day Patty Griffin 2007 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Forrest Gump Suite 1.994 Alan Silvestri https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=nafMZTJfmxE https://music.apple.com/us/album/forrest-gump-the-soundtrack/418556875?i=418557001&ign-gact=3&ls=1 https://open.spotify.com/album/3LP0jc2J6fvhpVTKWzvFUk?highlight=spotify:track:655OjsI6LbHdo3565qEfbE Forrest Gump Suite Alan Silvestri 1994 YouTube iTunes Spotify

More Wedding Ceremony Music

Common Questions About the Wedding Ceremony

How many songs do you need for a wedding ceremony?

The traditional “classic” western wedding ceremony has three phases: the prelude, the processional, and the recessional. The prelude music is what plays while guests arrive and are seated; the professional music is what plays while the wedding party, including the bride, enters; the recessional is what plays after the ceremony concludes.

Does the Groom walk down the aisle to music?

In most traditional western weddings, the groom and groomsmen are already at the alter when the bride arrives. However, it is also common for the groom/groomsman to walk down the aisle to some prelude music. There isn’t really a “right” or “wrong” way to do it so long as you both wind up at the alter in the end!

Why does everyone stand when the bride enters?

Standing when the bride begins to walk down the aisle is a custom that has been part of the traditional wedding ceremony for a long time. However, it is getting quite common for the officiant to ask guests to remain seated, as many brides prefer their guests to remain seated vs. stand. Again, this is another wedding tradition that certainly isn’t set in stone!