Are you having trouble choosing a song for your big day? Well, don’t worry anymore! At Perfect Venue we have compiled a list of special songs to help make your dream come true! These songs can be used throughout the day, not just for your first dance!
Entrance songs to use when your guests are finding their seats or during a prelude/interlude:
“Canon in D-Major” by Brooklyn Duo
Topping our list of wedding songs is this classic and popular choice often used before the ceremony begins as guests are finding their seats! This rendition of the classic song is beautiful and will undoubtedly cause a few tears!
“Wedding” by Craig Armstrong
This song has been used in Bridget Jones’s Baby and the crescendo makes it the perfect song to accompany the wedding party while they are entering the venue!
“I Could Fall in Love” by Guitar Tribute Players
This song is an acoustic guitar cover of “I Could Fall in Love” by Selena Quintanilla and will undoubtedly cause some guests to tear up! This cover is beautiful and we believe that it would be perfect to play whilst guests are entering the venue, or for the bride and groom’s first dance, if you are looking for a simpler song.
“Nocturne No.2 in E-Flat Major, Op.9” by Frederic Chopin
This is a classical piano song by Chopin and could be a great option to play whilst your guests are walking into the venue and waiting before the ceremony begins!
“Theme from ‘The Search for Everything’” by John Mayer
This song from John Mayer’s 2017 album is a wonderful tune to use as people are entering the venue for a casual yet romantic setting!
“Watching Connell Play” by Stephen Rennicks
This song begins slowly and gradually builds as the song goes on, creating the ideal track to accompany guests walking in before the ceremony officially begins.
“Eden (Harlem)” by Nicholas Britell
This song, which lasts almost three minutes, is a piece formed by violins and cellos. It is simple but effective, forming the perfect song to accompany the guests entering the venue. Be careful: this song may make you cry!
“Ordinary People” by John Legend
One of John Legend’s most famous hits, this song is a must have on your wedding day! John Legend is famous for his romantic ballads and this instrumental version will set a beautiful scene for your wedding!
“Your Song” (Elton John) version by United Guitar Players
Another classic song, Elton’s “Your Song” will provide the perfect accompaniment to your wedding day, setting the tone and adding romance and intimacy. If you want something different to the original, or Ellie Goulding’s cover to use for the first dance or before the ceremony, try using this instrumental version covered by the United Guitar Players! It will not disappoint you!
“Opening” by Craig Armstrong
This song begins with a violin and will strike the listeners, provoking emotion. It is a beautiful track that would work well to accompany the guests whilst they are entering and finding their seats.
“Main Title” by Quincy Jones
This unique song would be great for outdoor or special themed weddings! It has a different tone to the other wedding songs listed, using alternative instruments to create a peaceful and emotional piece.
“Your Hands Are Cold” by Dario Marianelli
This song is used in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and is the perfect song to add chills to your big day! It could be a good option for an entrance song while the guests are finding their seats before the ceremony begins.
“Allie Returns” by Aaron Zigman
You may recognise this song from the popular film The Notebook. If you like this track, you could use it whilst guests are entering the wedding venue before the ceremony, or even as an interlude song if there are any breaks in the ceremony, such as a break to sign the legal documents!
“Hampshire” by Adrian Johnston
This short, happy tune adds a touch of elegance, making it perfect for an interlude during your wedding!
“Attraversiamo” by Dario Marianelli
This song is used in Eat Pray Love and provides a beautiful background song to accompany your guests while they walk in or during an interlude.
For the walk down the aisle:
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
Our top pick for the walk down the aisle, “A Thousand Years” is a classic choice for use at weddings since it was used in the movie franchise Twilight. This song is beautiful and provides the ideal romantic setting, perfect for the walk down the aisle or for the first dance in the evening at the reception! This beautiful song is bound to make you and your guests cry on the big day!
“Turning Page” by Sleeping at Last
This is a beautiful track to set the scene and leave your guests speechless and teary eyed! This song is most commonly known for being used in the movie franchise Twilight, specifically Twilight Breaking Dawn- Part 1 when Bella gets married and is walking down the aisle! This song is so diverse that not only can it be used for walking down the aisle, but also for your first dance later on at the wedding reception!
“Glasgow Love Theme” by Craig Armstrong
This song is most commonly used in the 2003 Rom-Com Love Actually and provides a gentle and romantic tune to use to walk down the aisle.
“Sicilienne” by Maria Theresia von Paradis
Does this song remind you of anything? This song was played at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding at Windsor Castle in 2018. It is a great choice for the walk down the aisle or even as an interlude if there will be a short break during your wedding (i.e. to sign the documents).
“Feels Like Home” by Edwina Hayes
This soft and elegant tune is the perfect accompaniment for your walk down the aisle!
Exiting the wedding:
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61:IX, Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn
This is one of the most traditional yet classic tunes to accompany the bride and groom after tying the knot when they are leaving the wedding venue!
Reception songs (first dance and background songs):
“Suite Beramasque, L. 75:III, Clair De Lune” by Claude Debussy
This classic piece is quite commonly used in weddings to set the tone and add romance and a touch of elegance to your big day! This would be a great song for your reception as people walk in or to play quietly in the background whilst the guests are eating!
“Up With End Credits” by Michael Giacchino
You may recognise this song from the Disney film Up. It is the perfect fun song to use at your wedding reception, adding an element of class to your party!
“Día de los Muertos Suite” by Michael Giacchino
This track from Disney’s Coco is fun, soft and will undoubtedly add the special touch to your wedding day!
“Clocks” by 2Cellos ft. Lang Lang
This rendition of the Coldplay song starts off slow and quickly builds with a strong crescendo as more instruments begin to play. We believe that this would be a great choice for your wedding reception or as guests are entering!
“Define Dancing” by Thomas Newman
This song is used in the film Wall-E by Disney. This song can be used for a first dance, while the guests are entering the venue, or even while the guests are eating as soft background music.
“The Meeting” by John Powell
This song is used in the film P.S I Love You and is the perfect song to add joy and happiness at the reception whilst the guests are finding their seats or entering.
“And I Love Her” by George Martin
This classic is a great choice for the reception, as a song for the first dance or for all of the guests to enjoy dancing with your friends and family!
We hope that this list has been useful to help you find your ideal song for your dream wedding!
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