Everyone has grown up singing the familiar wedding march of “here comes the bride,” a staple in popular culture. Perhaps you have envisioned yourself gracefully stepping to this tune and plan to stick to this timeless tradition. However, many couples desire to stand out from the crowd and choose their own song for their wedding ceremony. With millions of romantic melodies available, Savvy is here to suggest some non-traditional songs for your walk down the aisle.


“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart

This modern cover of a classic ballad about unstoppable devotion for another person intertwines tradition with a fresh twist. The notes are slowed and create a tasteful feel that allows the spotlight to shine directly on the beautiful bride.

Memorable Verses: “Like a river flows surely to the sea / Darling so it goes, some things are meant to be.”

“Lucky” by Jason Mraz (feat. Colbie Caillat)

For fun loving couples who will be playfully dancing their way to the officiant, an upbeat jam like this will ensure an enjoyable beginning to the ceremony. The voices from this sweet duet pairs perfectly with charming poetics about being grateful for finding that special someone.

Memorable Verses: “I keep you with me in my heart / You make it easier when life gets hard / Lucky I’m in love with my best friend / Lucky to have been where I have been.”

“Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green

If your music taste falls on the rhythm and blues side of the musical spectrum, a track with genuine, emotionally surged lyricism is best for you. This song mirrors the wedding vows you will say shortly after, emphasizing the components of the anticipated long lasting love.

Memorable Verses": “I’ll keep on loving you whether / Times are good or bad, happy or sad.”


“Le Onde” by Ludovico Einaudi

For brides who prefer to walk to a song that is purely instrumental, this elegant Italian piece will suit your wedding style. Gracefully playing each key, the talent of this pianist’s classical work speaks for itself in a sophisticated manner you will adore.

“When I Say I Do” by Matthew West

If you and your future spouse come from a religious or spiritual background, a track with lyrics about strong faith and belief will reflect your values to your guests. This also coincides well with the ambiance of a ceremony held in a church or a religious place of worship.

Memorable Verses: “There must be a God, I believe it’s true / Cause I can see His love, when I look at you.”

These are just a few songs from a wide range of musical genres to help narrow down your options. The myriad of choices are limitless, but you have the opportunity and freedom of having the final say. When in doubt, find a noteworthy song that you connect with emotionally and feel best paints the picturesque moment you yearn for.