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Top 150 Wedding Ceremony Songs

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Your wedding ceremony sets the tone for the entire day which is why the wedding ceremony songs you choose are so important.

Over the last few years, Encore Musicians has helped thousands of couples make their wedding music dreams a reality. Our national network of professional musicians provides high-quality, tailored wedding entertainment to suit your needs.


As such, we’ve become experts at finding couples the perfect songs for walking down the aisle to. So whether you want Ed Sheeran, Frank Sinatra or Taylor Swift, we have your covered. Below are our top 150 wedding ceremony songs, broken down by genres, so you can find the right song for you.

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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!

  • At Last – Etta James


  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

  • Rule the World – Take That

  • Dreams Come True – Westlife

  • Canon In D Major – Johann Pachelbel

  • All of Me – John Legend

  • ‘Spring’ from ‘The Four Seasons – Violin Concerto In e Major – Antonio Vivaldi

  • After All Is Said and Done – Beyoncé & Marc Nelson

  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran

  • Amazed – Lonestar

  • Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

  • Canon In F – The O’Neill Brothers

  • Halo – Beyoncé

  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

  • Recessional – Trumpet Tune – Purcell

  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele

  • 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!

  • Gravity – Embrace

  • You Are The Best Thing – Ray Montagne

  • When You Love a Woman – Journey

  • Better Together – Jack Johnson

  • I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

  • Better Together – Jack Johnson

  • Amazing Day – Coldplay

  • Chanson de Matin (Piano) – Edward Elgar

  • All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar

  • Everything – Michael Buble

  • Amazed – Lonestar

  • All Of Me – John Legend

  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele

  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

  • The Best of Me – Cliff Richard

  • If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon

  • Here and Now – Luther Vandross

  • 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!

  • Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver

  • Be Mine – David Gray

  • Have You Ever – Westlife

  • Songbird – Oasis

  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

  • On This Day – David Pomeranz

  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White

  • Always – Bon Jovi

  • (There Is) No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse

  • The Luckiest – Ben Folds

  • Helena – My Chemical Romance Piano Tribute

  • This I Promise You – Ronan Keating

  • Feels Like Home – Edwina Hayes

  • 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 a marriage than your favourite Christian music!

  • Everything – TobyMac


  • Because of Your Love – Tim Hughes

  • This Is Love – For King & Country

  • Girl of My Dreams – Brandon Heath

  • How Great Thou Art – Carrie Underwood

  • The Prayer – Josh Groban and Charlotte Church

  • This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham

  • God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

  • Wedding Song (There Is Love) – Peter, Paul & Mary

  • I Will Wait – Mumford And Sons

  • Good Day For Marrying You – Dave Barnes

  • Here Is Love – Matt Redman

  • Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath

  • Bless The Broke Road – Rascal Flatts

  • Shackles (Praise You) – Mary Mary

  • Whole World In His Hands – Tim Hughes

  • When God Made You – Newsong

  • When I Say I Do – Matthew West

  • Something in Your Eyes – Shonlock

  • 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!

  • Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine

  • Just The Way You Are – Anthem Lights

  • Lego House – Hearts & Colors

  • Wild Horses – The Sundays

  • Perfect – Gardiner Sisters ft. Peter Hollens

  • Lovesong – Colin & Caroline

  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson

  • Never Gonna Give You Up – Alex Cornell

  • Cheerleader – Suzan & Freek

  • Crazy In Love – Daniela Andrade

  • Yellow – Caroline Pennell

  • Sugar – Ebony Day ft. Jake Coco

  • Love Me Like You Do – Beth

  • Every Breath You Take – Aaron Krause ft. Liza Anne

  • You’ve Got A Friend – Joanna Wang

  • Make You Feel My Love – ortoPilot

  • 2U – Landon Austin and Chelsea Hpe

  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Branches

  • Here Comes The Sun – Imaginary Future

  • Malibu – Maygen Lacey

  • All Of Me – Jessi Malay

  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Grace Grundy

  • 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…

  • When I First Saw You – Jamie Foxx featuring Beyonce

  • Stay With You – John Legend

  • Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

  • Exceptional – Babyface

  • Share My Life – Kem

  • I Gotta Be – Jagged Edge

  • I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince

  • Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

  • A Couple of Forevers – Christette Michele

  • Caught Up in the Rapture – Anita Baker

  • Happily Ever After – Case

  • If I Ever Fall in Love (Acapella) – Shai

  • Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean

  • Always and Forever – Heatwave

  • All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo

  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

  • I Found Love – Bebe and Cece Winans

  • Here And Now – Luther Vandross

  • 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.

  • Circle of Life (From “The Lion King”) – Lebo M & Carmen Twillie

  • All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) – Wedding Music

  • A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins

  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

  • Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner

  • Can’t Hold Us Down (feat. Lil’ Kim) – Christina Aguilera

  • Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong

  • Chopin – Nocturne – Ballet Dance Company

  • The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett

  • Prelude from Te Deum – The Raglan Baroque Players

  • Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman

  • (They Long to Be) Close to You – Carpenters

  • She Is Love – Oasis

  • Moon River – Frank Sinatra

  • The Secret Wedding (From “Braveheart”) – David Arkenstone

  • Falling In Love With You Again – Imelda May

  • 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…

  • Londonderry Air (Various Covers)

  • No One – Alicia Keys

  • Four Seasons – Summer III Presto – Antonio Vivaldi

  • Wagner Bridal Chorus – Wagner

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

  • I’m Kissing You – Des’ree

  • “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 – Beethoven

  • The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

  • You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) – Rodgers & Hammerstein

  • Canon in D Major – Pachelbel Orchestra

  • Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson

  • Kisses and Cake – John Powell

  • My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding

  • Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers

  • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

  • I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden

  • Claire De Lune – Claude Debussy


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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