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Top 150 Wedding Ceremony Songs

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Just imagine Great Aunt Cordelia’s reaction when you walk down the aisle to an a cappella group singing Nickelback. For that reason alone, it’s worth considering your wedding ceremony music carefully. Thankfully we are here to help you make those somewhat crucial musical decisions…

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Contents


Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Songs

These wedding songs are the ones that everyone asks for. And that happens for a reason! They are perfectly suited to a wedding and everyone loves them!

  1. At Last – Etta James
  2. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  3. Rule the World – Take That
  4. Dreams Come True – Westlife
  5. Canon In D Major – Johann Pachelbel
  6. All of Me – John Legend
  7. ‘Spring’ from ‘The Four Seasons – Violin Concerto In e Major – Antonio Vivaldi
  8. After All Is Said and Done – Beyoncé & Marc Nelson
  9. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  10. Amazed – Lonestar
  11. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  12. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  13. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  14. Canon In F – The O’Neill Brothers
  15. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  16. Halo – Beyoncé
  17. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  18. Recessional – Trumpet Tune – Purcell
  19. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  20. Love You More – JLS

 

Best Wedding Ceremony Songs

In our expert opinion, these are the best songs for your wedding playlist. They always lighten the atmosphere and get everyone excited for your big day!

  1. Gravity – Embrace
  2. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Montagne
  3. When You Love a Woman – Journey
  4. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  5. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  6. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  7. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  8. Amazing Day – Coldplay
  9. Chanson de Matin (Piano) – Edward Elgar
  10. All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
  11. Everything – Michael Buble
  12. Amazed – Lonestar
  13. All Of Me – John Legend
  14. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  15. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  16. The Best of Me – Cliff Richard
  17. If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon
  18. Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  19. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

 

Modern Wedding Ceremony Songs

No wedding is complete without some up to date music to keep your elderly relatives awake and disgruntled!

  1. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver
  2. Be Mine – David Gray
  3. Have You Ever – Westlife
  4. Songbird – Oasis
  5. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  6. On This Day – David Pomeranz
  7. From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White
  8. Always – Bon Jovi
  9. (There Is) No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse
  10. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  11. Helena – My Chemical Romance Piano Tribute
  12. This I Promise You – Ronan Keating
  13. Feels Like Home – Edwina Hayes
  14. Any Other Name – Original – Thomas Newman

 

Christian Wedding Ceremony Songs

Check out this selection of Christian songs that would work perfectly during your wedding ceremony. What better way to celebrate marriage than your favourite Christian music!

  1. Everything – TobyMac
  2. Because of Your Love – Tim Hughes
  3. This Is Love – For King & Country
  4. Girl of My Dreams – Brandon Heath
  5. How Great Thou Art – Carrie Underwood
  6. The Prayer – Josh Groban and Charlotte Church
  7. This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham
  8. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  9. Wedding Song (There Is Love) – Peter, Paul & Mary
  10. I Will Wait – Mumford And Sons
  11. Good Day For Marrying You – Dave Barnes
  12. Here Is Love – Matt Redman
  13. Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath
  14. Bless The Broke Road – Rascal Flatts
  15. Shackles (Praise You) – Mary Mary
  16. Whole World In His Hands – Tim Hughes
  17. When God Made You – Newsong
  18. When I Say I Do – Matthew West
  19. Something in Your Eyes – Shonlock
  20. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
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Acoustic Wedding Ceremony Songs

Who doesn’t love an acoustic cover of your favourite romantic wedding songs… This selection of acoustic wedding songs will sort you out right away if you’re stuck for a choice!

  1. Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine
  2. Just The Way You Are – Anthem Lights
  3. Lego House – Hearts & Colors
  4. Wild Horses – The Sundays
  5. Perfect – Gardiner Sisters ft. Peter Hollens
  6. Lovesong – Colin & Caroline
  7. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson
  8. Never Gonna Give You Up – Alex Cornell
  9. Cheerleader – Suzan & Freek
  10. Crazy In Love – Daniela Andrade
  11. Yellow – Caroline Pennell
  12. Sugar – Ebony Day ft. Jake Coco
  13. Love Me Like You Do – Beth
  14. Every Breath You Take – Aaron Krause ft. Liza Anne
  15. You’ve Got A Friend – Joanna Wang
  16. Make You Feel My Love – ortoPilot
  17. 2U – Landon Austin and Chelsea Hpe
  18. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Branches
  19. Here Comes The Sun – Imaginary Future
  20. Malibu – Maygen Lacey
  21. All Of Me – Jessi Malay
  22. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Grace Grundy
  23. You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Sleeping At Last

 

R&B Wedding Ceremony Songs

Want to have an 80s inspired wedding, why not? This handpicked selection of classics will get all your friends and family feeling suitably lovey-dovey…

  1. When I First Saw You – Jamie Foxx featuring Beyonce
  2. Stay With You – John Legend
  3. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  4. Exceptional – Babyface
  5. Share My Life – Kem
  6. I Gotta Be – Jagged Edge
  7. I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
  8. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
  9. A Couple of Forevers – Christette Michele
  10. Caught Up in the Rapture – Anita Baker
  11. Happily Ever After – Case
  12. If I Ever Fall in Love (Acapella) – Shai
  13. Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
  14. Always and Forever – Heatwave
  15. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  16. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  17. I Found Love – Bebe and Cece Winans
  18. Here And Now – Luther Vandross
  19. All This Love – DeBarge

Pre Wedding Ceremony Songs

Get everyone excited before the big entrance with this selection of romantic songs perfectly suited for before your wedding ceremony.

  1. Circle of Life (From “The Lion King”) – Lebo M & Carmen Twillie
  2. All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) – Wedding Music
  3. A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
  4. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  5. Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner
  6. Can’t Hold Us Down (feat. Lil’ Kim) – Christina Aguilera
  7. Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong
  8. Chopin – Nocturne – Ballet Dance Company
  9. The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
  10. Prelude from Te Deum – The Raglan Baroque Players
  11. Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman
  12. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Carpenters
  13. She Is Love – Oasis
  14. Moon River – Frank Sinatra
  15. The Secret Wedding (From “Braveheart”) – David Arkenstone
  16. Falling In Love With You Again – Imelda May
  17. Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet

 

After Wedding Ceremony Songs

What better way to send you off to the wedding reception of your dreams than some of your favourite bangers…

  1. Londonderry Air – John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers
  2. No One – Alicia Keys
  3. Four Seasons – Summer III Presto – Antonio Vivaldi
  4. Wagner Bridal Chorus – Wagner
  5. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  6. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  7. “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 – Beethoven
  8. The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
  9. On the Wings of Love – Vitamin String Quartet
  10. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) – Rodgers & Hammerstein
  11. Canon in D Major – Pachelbel Orchestra
  12. Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
  13. Kisses and Cake – John Powell
  14. My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
  15. Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers
  16. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  17. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  18. Claire De Lune – Claude Debussy
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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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