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Thought picking a first dance song was hard enough? Try deciding on what you want to walk down the aisle to! We round up the best wedding music for making your big entrance, whether you want something lighthearted or deep and meaningful for your bride entrance song…

Traditional wedding music

If you’re a stickler for tradition, you can’t do much better than these four musical pieces that were (some quite literally) composed with a wedding in mind…

  1. ‘Canon in D Major’ by Pachelbel

  2. ‘Wedding March’ by Mendelssohn

  3. ‘Ave Maria’ by Schubert

  4. ‘Bridal Chorus’ by Wagner

Contemporary wedding music

Many couples have ‘their’ songs that have hidden meaning – maybe it was playing as you had your first kiss, or it’s one that always reminds you of them. Instead of saving it for the dancefloor, why not walk up the aisle to it? It’s sure to get eyes watering…

  1. ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele

  2. ‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson

  3. ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri

  4. ‘Moon River’ by Frank Sinatra

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Classical wedding music

There’s nothing like a classical piece to make your hairs stand on end – these four musical compositions are sure to speak to the romantic in you…

  1. ‘I Giorni’ by Einaudi

  2. ‘Clair de Lune’ by Debussy

  3. ‘Fur Elise’ by Beethoven

  4. ‘Spring’ by Vivaldi

Film scores to walk down the aisle to…

Make like the movie stars by locking eyes over a film score. Because, after all, you should feel like one on your wedding day!

  1. ‘Glasgow Love Theme’ from Love Actually

  2. ‘City of Stars’ from La La Land

  3. ‘The Portrait’ from Titanic

  4. ‘Maestro’ from The Holiday

Up-beat wedding music

Sashay your way down the aisle to one of these smile-inducing tunes…

  1. ‘All You Need is Love’ by The Beatles

  2. ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley

  3. ‘Over the Rainbow’ by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

  4. ‘You’ve Got a Friend In Me’ by Randy Newman

READ MORE: Inspired by the music at Harry and Meghan’s wedding? Here’s how to plan your own

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