Your wedding is a once-off occasion where you stand in front of your loved ones and declare your love for your partner.

So many couples put so much time and effort into choosing their first dance song that sometimes the ceremony does not get enough thought put into it

So we’ve taken a selection of the songs we’ve played over the years and created this list for you.


Choosing the soundtrack for your wedding

The music you choose plays an important part in showing this love and setting the mood for you and your guests and should help to cover all areas of the ceremony itself.

It’s common for brides to walk down the aisle to music, and aside from some limitations (depending on the church, or priest), you should have free reign.

This choice comes down to the personal preferences of the couple. Some people prefer to keep things low key, while others like to make sure that all eyes are on them.

The music you choose sets the tone for the occasion and it should be dictated by the couple to display their own personalities.

The first few notes can trigger a whole range of emotions that all play their role in making this a special occasion.

This is the soundtrack to of your wedding.

Music is the ideal way to set the mood for your ceremony.

Other things to take into consideration is the size of your venue, the priest / officiate, the personal meaning that any of these songs brings to you.

Whatever you want to.


Key sections of your wedding ceremony that require music include:

  • Prelude
  • Processional
  • Singing of the register
  • Recessional
  • Post-wedding music

For each of these sections, you need to think whether you want calming or upbeat music.


There are three common ways to choose the way that your songs are performed:

  • Live instrumental without singing
  • A singer / group of singers playing instruments
  • A speaker / recording of the song

What are the most popular wedding ceremony songs for your wedding?

With the help of professional wedding entertainers, we’ve compiled gathered a list of the X best wedding ceremony songs to suit all styles of wedding.


Popular non Religous ceremony songs

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular non-relegious wedding ceremony songs.

These are commonly played at the church / venue during the ceremony and offer a great mix between the emotion and sentiment felt at the day.

  1. Can’t help falling in love – Elvis
  2. When I say I do – Matthew West
  3. Caledonia – Dougie Maclean
  4. From this moment – Shania Twain
  5. The Rose – Bette Middler
  6. Take my hand (The wedding song) – Emily Hackett
  7. She moved through the fair – Celtic Woman
  8. The parting glass – The Clancy Brothers
  9. Higher love – James Vincent McMorrow
  10. Kiss me – Sixpence non the Richer
  11. All you need is love – The Beatles
  12. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  13. Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
  14. The one – Kodaline
  15. Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  16. Somewhere over the rainbow – Eva Cassidy
  17. One day like this – Elbow
  18. Always – Bon Jovi
  19. Better together – Jack Johnson
  20. Beneath your beautiful – Labrinth ft Emily Sandae
  21. Better – Tom Baxter
  22. To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  23. I Choose You – Sarah Bareilles
  24. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  25. Somewhere only we know – Lilly Allen
  26. The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennet
  27. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  28. All of Me – John Legend
  29. Rule the World – Take That
  30. Bless the broken road – Rascal Flatts
  31. Feels like home
  32. Ave Maria
  33. The voyage
  34. How long will I love you
  35. Down to the river
  36. Clouds veil
  37. I watch the sunrise
  38. The prayer
  39. You are the reason
  40. At Last – Etta James
  41. Time after Time – Cyndi Lauper
  42. I will always love you – Whitney Houston
  43. Your song – Elton John
  44. They long to be (close to you) – The Carpenters
  45. Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
  46. Love me – Colin Raye
  47. Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
  48. All I want is you – U2
  49. I got you babe – Sonny and Cher
  50. You do something to me – Paul Wellar

We’re always updating our list to make sure we cover the best wedding ceremony songs for you.

If you need a more substantial guide on choosing the wedding and wedding bands for your special day, check out our guide now.