There are many important things and aspects about the wedding day that brides prioritize and concentrate on. But there are little things that are put on the back burner that are a key component of the big day. One of them being the processional song.
Yes, yes, you could pick “Here Comes the Bride” like every other typical bride who saves this part until last minute and that is her final resort. So, unless you want to walk down the aisle to the song little kids tease saying, “Here comes the bride, all fat and wide”, we suggest taking a look at some other songs. Songs that will not only A) NOT be here comes the Bride, but B) will be romantic and beautiful OR fun and catchy, maybe even funny.
We want the groom to cry, let’s be real. That is every bride’s goal.
We want to be so stunning, so beautiful, that when we walk down that aisle, our spouse will be so amazed that their floodgates will open. We hope that these songs can crack the tough guys to their breaking point and allow them to express those emotions, whether it be crying tears of happiness or tears of laughter from those brides who love to dance their way down the aisle.
1. Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars Cover by ThePianoGuys
If you love Bruno Mar’s classic hit “Just the Way You Are” as much as we do, then this beautiful, slowed down piano and cello version is sure to make you love this composition even more! Although this version does not have words, its beautiful, musical harmonies most definitely make up for it. This song is perfect for the cute, white church wedding in Spring!
2. Best Day of My Life American Authors Cover by CIMORELLI
Okay, okay. Not the most romantic. But for those who want to dance their way down the aisle in celebration, this cover is upbeat and less rock, making it pure joy and fun to skip down the aisle to.
3. When I’m With You by Ben Rector
“But when I’m with you, I’m no longer wandering. And when I’m with you, I swear I can breathe. And when I’m with you, I know who I am and who I want to be.” Another joyous song with more of a lovey dovey message, Ben Rector nails it with this one!
4. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Whether it is your first dance song or your processional song, this classic composition will most certainly bring tears to not only your groom’s eyes, but your eyes (the bride obviously) as well.
5. Love Story by ThePianoGuys
Can you tell we love ThePianoGuys? All of their piano and cell covers are to die for! If you are bride who does not want words in her processional song, than check out these guys on their Youtube channel by clicking here.
6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder
Looking for an old beat to rock down the aisle to? Who better to do that with than with Stevie Wonder. Wonder belts “Ooh baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours.” I mean you are literally signing a document for your marriage, so it fits perfectly!
7. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Haley Reinhart
This song is quite the one to swoon over! If you are having a live band or a family member singing, this song as a ukulele cover and some nice harmonies is the icing on the cake!
7. Marry Me by Train
Although it is the big wedding day, and you are not being proposed to now, but rather walking down the way to meet your groom, this song is still a great reminder of love. It can represent you as a couple on this day, a day to celebrate marriage.
8. You and Me by Lifehouse
The husky voice of Lifehouse brings a raw and emotional side to love that not many people see. If you are looking for a song that truly represents the struggles you have gone through as a couple, but are still committing to each other, this one is sure to make your husband-to-be shed a few tears.
9. I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
This song is a wonderful representation of the vows that couples make to each other. “I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough. I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up.” This song says that even when the going gets tough, you as a couple will not give up. Combined with its beautiful sound and meaningful lyrics, this is a great option for any romantic bride.
10. Let Her Go Instrumental by Passenger
While you could use this song as a processional song (the lyrics might not follow the agenda you have), the song is just as beautiful without words. Glide down the aisle to Passenger’s beautiful guitar sounds and patterns!
11. All of Me John Legend Cover by Boyce Avenue
This is another one of those songs that gives the feels. A song of devotion and commitment, and while this song might be one that should be saved for the dance floor, it is still perfect for any couple in love that wish to express these emotions to their guests.
12. Wanted Hunter Hayes Cover by Alex Goot and Julia Sheer
Originally done by country hit Hunter Hayes, Alex and Julie give this song a more modern twist with their beautiful melodies and harmonies.
13. Stay with You by John Legend
With a more gospel sound, in this song John Legend sings, “Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs, I’ll stay with you when no one else is around.” Combined with Legend’s uniquely rich voice and slight upbeat sound, this song is great for any bride ready for the altar.
14. L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole
Ahh. A classic. If you really want to please your parents, or even grandparents, this is a great classic song to belt down on the way down to your future mate. If you belt it out to him as well, he may shed a few tears of laughter.
15. Marry Me by Jason Derulo
A final plea for marriage. Good thing you are already getting married, because Jason Derulo pledges that he will stick by your side for a very long time in this hit!