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Top 10 Piano Songs For Your Wedding

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Just imagine John Legend playing the piano at your wedding… okay, well maybe we can’t promise the big man himself! But we can give you a hand-picked list of the best piano songs to have at your wedding.

We know wedding music can be really stressful, so to help you make some quick and easy decisions, we’ve made a list of our top 10 piano songs to have at your wedding (including bonus information about each song).

Check out our Spotify playlist to listen along as you read…

Having a pianist is a very flexible way to celebrate (musically) with your family and friends on your big day. Pianists can often play requests very easily and may even have recommendations if you are stuck for ideas.

Here at Encore, we’ve helped booked musicians for thousands of weddings. Our network of professional musicians provides music of all kinds for events across the UK.

So if you love the idea of having a pianist at your wedding, why not browse the amazing pianists we have at Encore. Available from Glasgow to Southampton, our pianists can cater to your needs and make your wedding dreams come true…


Need advice on planning your wedding music? Read our Ultimate Guide to Hiring Wedding Musicians (2021)

Book Encore pianist Sam Burkey to play at your wedding now!


Modern Piano Songs

Who doesn’t love a piano cover? These modern classics will get all your relatives feeling the feels right away…

All of Me – John Legend

A modern classic, this lovey-dovey song is a perfect choice to show everyone how much you love each other on your special day. If not at the ceremony, then how about a romantic first dance song…

Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros

Icelandic band Sigur Ros are pioneers of simplistic but powerful piano music. This emotional anthem would work perfectly during your ceremony, maybe as a musical interlude whilst signing the register?

Love’s River – Laura Sullivan

Written by Grammy Award Winner Laura Sullivan, this is a simple but beautifully elegant piano piece. So why not start your marriage as you mean to go on… in a musical paradise.

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

That title says it all… This old school banger was practically made for your wedding!

Check out Charlie Myers playing Ed Sheeran… got any ideas about your wedding yet?

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s 2017 hit is always a crowd favourite. So if you want to please your audience, then this is the song for you. Maybe a first dance or some light entertainment during the meal… you decide.

A Thousand Years – Christiana Perri

As so many of the Youtube comments suggest, ‘this song is so beautiful’. A masterpiece of romantic songwriting, this song will make even your hard-hearted Uncle Roderick weep!

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Classical Piano Songs

Why not add a touch of class to your wedding reception or add some extra magic to your ceremony music? These classical selections (old and new) will be sure to fit the bill!

Nuvole Bianche – Einaudi

This beautiful piece by Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi has quickly become a favourite amongst ambient romance fans. Just imagine walking down the aisle to the lilting melody and gentle chords. A blissful way to start your wedding!

Claire de Lune – Debussy

Does it get lusher than this… Debussy’s Claire de Lune is a blissful trip into the imagination… Check out Encore’s very own Cat Delphi playing it here:

Claire de Lune performed by Encore pianist Cat Delphi

Pachelbel’s Canon (Canon in D) – Pachelbel

This song has been on the wedding playlist for centuries, literally! Another elegant choice that will go down an absolute treat with those looking for something traditional.

The River Flows In You – Yiruma

This piece is another favourite of wedding pianists. The smooth and romantic feel gives it a timeless touch, perfect for your big day.

BONUS: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

We couldn’t have a Top 10 list and not mention the Wedding March. You’ll recognise it instantly! If you want a traditional classic, then here is your answer!


How much does a pianist cost?

A pianist is a super cost-effective way to have lots of beautiful music at your wedding compared to a function band or string quartet. The cost of a pianist can range from £150-£500 depending on how much they play, but that’s up to you…

  • Starting price: £150
  • Average price: £250
  • High-end price: £500

So, all you have to do is go to encoremusicians.com and choose the musician that looks most suited to your event. It’s as simple as that! We have hundreds of pianists just waiting for you…

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And if you are struggling to find music for the rest of your day, you’re in luck! Our network of wedding musicians covers all genres. Whether you’re in need of a ceilidh band, a DJ, a choir, an acoustic duo… We’ve got you covered. So, get browsing!


Cover image featuring Encore pianist Bryan Edery

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Matt Venvell

Matt is a recent Music Graduate of Oxford University. He now splits his time between being a freelance drummer/percussionist and a content writer. In between these, Matt loves to learn about how the world works, enjoys the outdoors, and is always looking for more music recommendations.

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