May 16, 2022

“It’s Our Song”  – Best Wedding Ceremony Songs of All Time

When I was a little girl dreaming of what my wedding would look like one day, I knew two things: 1. I did NOT want the preacher to talk for a long time and 2. I wanted A LOT of music. So, it’s no surprise to me that I now sit on my couch in 2022 researching the best wedding ceremony songs of all time. Aside from the walk down the aisle, and the first kiss, music can be one of the most memorable parts of a ceremony. And with all the songs in the world to choose from, how will you ever make the right decision? Well… I’m here to help.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect song for walking down the aisle, the unity ceremony song, or the recessional, I’ve got you covered. I’ve compiled a list of songs by decade, by genre, and a top ten overall list. 

Decade

Oldies (1920s – 1970s) 

  • “Over the Rainbow” – Judy Garland 
  • “What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong 
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis 
  • “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles 
  • “Sugar, Sugar” – The Archies 
  • “Heroes” – David Bowie
  • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” – Natalie Cole 

1980s & 1990s 

  • “You Make My Dreams” – Daryl Hall & John Oats 
  • “(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life” – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes 
  • “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves 
  • “Endless Love” – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 
  • “Every Breath You Take” – The Police
  • “I’ll Be– Edwin McCain
  • “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” – Aerosmith
  • “You Were Meant for Me” – Jewel 
  • “I Swear” – All-4-One 
  • “I Love you Always Forever” – Donna Lewis 
  • “Kiss from a Rose” – Seal 

2000s 

  • “You and Me” – Lifehouse 
  • “Lucky” – Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Calliat 
  • “Make you Feel My Love” – Adele 
  • “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz 
  • “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban 
  • “Better Together” – Jack Johnson 
  • “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” – Landon Pig 

2010s 

  • “Home” Phillip Phillips 
  • “Perfect” Ed Sheeran 
  • “1+1” – Beyonce 
  • “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perry 
  • “I Do” – Colbie Caillat 
  • “Begin Again” – The Piano Guys (T. Swift cover) 
  • “Love Someone” – Jason Mraz 

Current Hits (2020s) 

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
  • “You Got me Thinking” – Joshua Radin (Okay, I know this one was released in 2019, but that counts right?) 
  • “I’ll Be Around” – Garrett Kato 
  • “That’s What Love Is” – Justin Bieber 

Genre 

Traditional 

  • “Canon in D” – Pachelbel 
  • “Wedding March” – Mozart 
  • “Trumpet Voluntary” – J. Clarke 
  • “Water Suite: No. 2 in D Major” – Handel 
  • “Clair de Lune” – Claude Debussy 

Christian 

  • “Amazing Grace” 
  • “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” – J.S. Bach 
  • “Wedding Day” – Casting Crowns 
  • “Come Thou Fount” – Mercy Me 
  • “The Prayer” – Charlotte Church and Josh Groban 

Gospel 

  • “I Found You” – Bebe and CeCe Winans 
  • “Usher Me” – Bishop TD Jakes, Sr. feat. Arnetta Merrill 
  • “My Life, My Love, My All” – Kirk Franklin 
  • “The Wedding Song” – John Kee feat. New Life Community Choir 

Country 

  • “God Gave me You” – Blake Shelton 
  • “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain feat. Bryan White 
  • “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flats
  • “To Make You Feel My Love” – Garth Brooks version 
  • “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)” – Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson 
  • “Look at Me” – Carrie Underwood 
  • “I Do” – Jessie James Decker 
  • “Grow Old Along with Me” – Mary Chapin Carpenter 

R&B 

  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” – Stevie Wonder 
  • “I Promise” – CeCe Winans 
  • “Here & Now” – Luther Vandross 
  • “I Can’t Help Myself” – Four Tops 
  • “All of Me” – John Legend 

Pop & Rock 

  • “Adore You” – Harry Styles
  • “Can you Feel the Love Tonight” – Elton John for The Lion King 
  • “City of Stars (Humming)” – Justin Hurwitz feat. Emma Stone 
  • “Everything” – Michael Bublé
  • “Good Riddance (Time of your Life)” – Green Day 
  • “Never Gonna Be Alone” – Nickelback 

Top 10 Overall 

  1. “Bridal Chorus” – Wagner
  2. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis
  3. “At Last” – Etta James 
  4. “Marry Me” – Train
  5. “You are the Best Thing” – Ray Lamontagne (this song gives serious rom-com vibes) 
  6. “Chapel of Love” – The Dixie cups 
  7. “La Vie en Rose” – Cristin Milioti (for How I Met Your Mother) 
  8. “Falling Slowly” – Glen Hansard & Markets Irglova 
  9. “Grow Old with Me” – Tom Odell 
  10. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars

I couldn’t end this list without including the theme from Anne of Green Gables by Hagood Hardy. My cousin walked down the aisle to this song and it was the perfect wedding day soundtrack. 

If you’re into acoustic music, be sure to check out this Spotify playlist from The Knot.

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