41 Non-Traditional Wedding Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

Not every couple’s wedding vision includes walking down the aisle to “Here Comes The Bride.” So what other non-traditional song options are there? Plenty. 

We asked The Huffington Post’s Facebook community for song ideas to set the scene, and more than 200 people shared their picks.

Below is a sampling of different tracks ― some are deeply romantic, others are light, upbeat and charismatic. 

1. “Sea of Love,” by Cat Power

“Come with me // My love // To the sea // The sea of love // I wanna tell you // How much // I love you.” 

2. “Lucky,” by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillet

“Lucky I’m in love with my best friend // Lucky to have been where I have been // Lucky to be coming home again.”  

3. “Kissing You,” by Des’ree from the movie Romeo & Juliet

“Touch me deep // Pure and true // Gift to me forever // ‘Cause I’m kissing you, oh, I’m kissing you.” 

4. “Married Life,” by Michael Giacchino from the movie Up

5. “Look At Me,” by Carrie Underwood

“Make me feel like I’m the only girl alive for you // I don’t know what it is that makes me fall like this // First time in your arms, I knew.” 

6. “History In The Making,” by Darius Rucker

“Tonight, maybe tonight // Is the start of a beautiful ride that’ll never end.” 

7. “All This Time,” by One Republic

“All this time we were waiting for each other // All this time I was waiting for you // Got all these words, can’t waste them on another // So I’m straight in a straight line running back to you.”  

8. “Somebody,” by Depeche Mode

“I want somebody to share // Share the rest of my life // Share my innermost thoughts // Know my intimate details // Someone who’ll stand by my side // And give me support.” 

9. “Calgary,” by Bon Iver

“Sold, I’m ever // Open ears and open eyes // Wake up to your starboard bride // Who goes in and then stays inside.” 

10. “All You Need Is Love,” by The Beatles

“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done // Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung…All you need is love, love // Love is all you need.” 

11. “I Choose You,” by Sarah Bareilles

“’Cause I could live by the light in your eyes // I’ll unfold before you // Would have strung together // The very first words of a lifelong love letter.” 

12. “Baby, Would You Marry Me,” by Svavar Knutar

“And, baby, would you marry me // On a mountain top or a traffic stop // Or maybe on a boat that floats into the great unknown // That would be a day to remember our love by.”  

13. “Moon River,” by Henry Mancini from the movie “Breakfast At Tiffany’s

“Two drifters, off to see the world // There’s such a lot of world to see // We’re after that same rainbow’s end.” 

14. “Kissing,” by Bliss

“On a journey of the heart // There’s so much to see // And when the sky is dark // You’ll be right here // Right here with me.” 

15. “Come Away With Me,” by Norah Jones

“Come away with me and we’ll kiss on a mountaintop // Come away with me and I’ll never stop loving you.” 

16. “Here, There And Everywhere,” by The Beatles

“I want her everywhere and if she’s beside me // I know I need never care // But to love her is to need her everywhere // Knowing that love is to share.” 

17. “Peanuts Theme,” from “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”

18. “Here and Now,” by Luther Vandross

“I look in your eyes and there I see // What happiness really means // The love that we share makes life so sweet // Together we’ll always be // This pledge of love feels so right.” 

19. “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” by The Velvet Underground

“I’ll be your mirror // Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know // I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset // The light on your door to show that you’re home.”

20. “Best Day of My Life,” by American Authors

“This is gonna be the best day of my life… All the possibilities // No limits just epiphanies.” 

21. “The Water Is Wide,” version by James Taylor

“Build me a boat // That can carry two // And both shall row, my love and I.”

22. “Falling Slowly,” from the Broadway musical Once

“Falling slowly, eyes that know me // And I can’t go back.” 

23. “Like Real People Do,” by Hozier

“Honey just put your sweet lips on my lips // We should just kiss like real people do.”  

24. “Falling Slowly,” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

“Falling slowly, eyes that know me // And I can’t go back.” 

25. “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face,” by Roberta Flack

“And the first time ever I lay with you // I felt your heart so close to mine // And I knew our joy would fill the earth // And last ‘til the end of time, my love.”  

26. “Sweet Thing,” by Van Morrison

“And you shall take me strongly // In your arms again // And I will not remember // That I even felt the pain.” 

27. This Must Be the Place,” version by Iron & Wine and Bed Bridell
“Home, is where I want to be // But I guess I’m already there // I come home she lifted up her wings // Guess that this must be the place.” 

28. “Bron-Yr-Aur,” by Led Zeppelin

“Well if the sun shines so bright // Or on our way it’s darkest night // The road we choose is always right, so fine.” 

29. “All My Life,” by K-Ci and JoJo

“You’re all that I ever known, when you smile, on my face, all I see is a glow // You turned my life around, you picked me up when I was down.”

30. “Just Like Heaven,” by The Cure

“And threw her arms around my neck // Show me how you do it // And I promise you I promise that // I’ll run away with you // I’ll run away with you.”

31. “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” from the movie Cinderella

“A dream is a wish your heart makes // When you’re fast asleep… Have faith in your dreams and someday // Your rainbow will come smiling through.”   

32. “Bless the Broken Road,” by Rascal Flatts

“Every long lost dream led me to where you are // And others who broke my heart they were like northern stars // Pointing me on my way into your loving arms.”  

33. “Is This Love,” by Bob Marley

“I wanna love you every day and every night // We’ll be together with a roof right over our heads // We’ll share the shelter of my single bed.” 

34. “Plainsong,” by The Cure

“Sometimes you make me feel like I’m living at the edge of the world // Like I’m living at the edge of the world // ‘It’s just the way you smile,’ you said.” 

35. “First Day of My Life,” by Bright Eyes

“Yours is the first face that I saw // I think I was blind before I met you.” 

36. “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

“We’ve come a long way // And baby, you know I hope and I pray // That you believe me // When I say this love will never fade away // Oh, because // You are the best thing // Ever happened to me.” 

37. “How Long Will I Love You,” by Ellie Goulding

“How long will I love you? // As long as stars are above you // And longer, if I may.” 

38. “Beyond The Sea,” by Frank Sinatra

“Somewhere beyond the sea // She’s there watching for me // If I could fly like birds on high // Then straight to her arms // I’d go sailin’.” 

39. “Hearts and Bones,” by Paul Simon

“You take two bodies and you twirl them into one // Their hearts and their bones // And they won’t come undone // Hearts and bones.” 

40. “Til Kingdom Come,” by Coldplay

“For you, I’d wait ‘til kingdom come // Until my day, my day is done.” 

41. “Songbird,” by Fleetwood Mac

“And I wish you all the love in the world // But most of all, I wish it from myself.” 

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