Richard Wagner’s Bridal Chorus or “Here Comes the Bride” has held its place as a traditional wedding song since 1850. However, there are many different versions of this well-known tune. If you want a more modern sound, try Jonathan Cain’s Bridal March. Click here to listen.
more contemporary entrance songs
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Marry Me - Train
Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop - Piano Version - Landon Pigg
Hallelujah Instrumental - Jeff Buckley
The Luckiest Piano - Ben Folds
Your Guardian Angel - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
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All I Ever Want is You - Megan Davies
Amazed - Lonestar
Never Stop - Safetysuit
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You - Elvis Presley
Bring Me the Night - Sam Tsui and Kina Grannis
Gone, Gone, Gone - Phillip Phillips
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The father-daughter dance is always an emotional part of the reception. Choose a song that reflects how you want this moment to feel-- uplifting, sweet, or even fun! Think about what the song will mean to your father.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - IZ Kamakawiwo'ole
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
I Loved Her First - Heartland
Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant
My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
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The mother-son dance is a beautiful moment where the groom can give a tribute to his mother and all of the things she has taught him. The songs below capture the friendship and bond between mother and son.
Everything - Michael Bublé
Child of Mine - Carole King
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
For all of the music on your wedding day, choose songs to reflect your personality and the relationships with all of the important people in your life. Happy listening!
Resource: Laich, C. (2010, September 23). History of Here Comes the Bride and the Wedding March.
*Sara Steinhoff contributed to this article.