Top wedding ceremony songs as chosen by our celebrants
Photo by Danielle Symes Photography
At some point in the wedding planning process, choosing the soundtrack for your ceremony will come into play.
For some the decision may be easy, you might have a set of songs that you give you all the feels. For others, you may be tearing your hair out trying to find the perfect melody to accompany you down the aisle or send you off to party.
Thankfully we have some experts on board who can help us with the decision-making process. Who better placed to advise on the perfect needle drop than our favourite celebrants, who have seen and heard it all – though most insisted that choosing their favourite song was like choosing a favourite child!
Aisle song – Wedding Song by Angus & Julia Stone
I don’t know what it is, I just love the words to this song, “As long as i’ve got you, I’ve got what I need…”
I get shivers every single time I hear it as everyone walks down the aisle…
Signing song – Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd
Not too heavy, not too soft. Upbeat and just right to fill the silence as the happy couple sign!
Recessional – You’ve got the love by Florence & the Machine
What else can we say at the end of ceremony, “You’ve got the love!” Big love and smiles when this song plays loud at the end as the happy couple cruise back down the aisle, showered in petals, soaking in the amazing moment!!
Aisle song – For You by Liam Payne and Rita Ora.
I feel this song is just so, so powerful and emotional. I love the suspense it builds and the moment one steps onto the aisle and the couple finally see each other for the first time.
Signing song – Hard Sun by Eddie Vedder.
I heard this song at a wedding I officiated at for the coolest couple who had the most epic backyard/outdoor/grass area/marquee wedding. This song suited perfectly, it was funky, trendy, cool and had all the vibes.
Recessional song – Heaven by DJ Sammy.
This was my own first dance song, so could work here too! I love this song as it has great nostalgia. It is romantic, sensual and fun all at the same time.
Aisle song – Can’t Help Falling in Love by Kina Grannis or Elvis.
It brings a tear to my eye every time.
Signing song – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith and The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice.
It was too hard to pick just one, I love both these songs.
Recessional song – Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men.
I love the upbeat vibe of this one.
Aisle song – Love on Top by Beyonce.
I love the upbeat nature of the song and you can’t help but do a little shoulder shimmy when listening to it. The song just makes me smile and who says you have to walk down to a slow mooshy lurve song!
Signing song – We Are Family by Sister Sledge
Because, why not! Another song that brings nothing but happiness and joy.
Recessional – Stupid Love Lady Gaga
This is a recently new song which has such a cool beat, it’s great to listen too as you’re dancing to the bar!
Aisle song – Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
Signing song – Hey Ho by The Lumineers
Recessional – Love Sweet Love, by Groove Armada
The party then starts as soon as you walk back down the aisle!
Aisle song – Ocean Eyes by Alicia Keys (Recorded Live at Jungle City Studios)
I love this version of Billie Eilish’s mega hit, so simple yet so beautiful.
Signing song – Hey Ho by Lennon & Maisy
Recessional – Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Perfect upbeat song to send you into party mode!
Aisle song – Simply the Best by Noah Reid
Oh Schitt’s Creek how I love you. I want all my couples to share that rare and beautiful love that the lovely David and Patrick do. This song has the most perfect goose bump inducing build, and makes my heart catch in my chest every time.
Signing song – Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
The Beatles make me feel that the best is always ahead of you. Whatever path you have travelled to be here today, I promise that the most wonderful steps are still to come.
Recessional – Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
Imagine your eco-confetti raining down as you share your first kiss with this soundtrack. Positive and upbeat, this gorgeous Coldplay energy will set the love party vibes for the rest of your day!
Aisle song – XO by John Mayer
I had never heard this song until a client of mine used it. She made the most beautiful entrance and this song was perfection and was quickly added to my own personal playlist!
Signing song – Bloom by The Paper Kites
Sweet, uplifting and easy listening, perfect for signing your marriage documents.
Recessional – Baby, Now That I Found You by The Foundations
An oldie but a goodie to send you back down the aisle and ready to dance.
Aisle song –Speechless feat Tori Kelly OR Two Little Words by Reuben Koops if a ballad ain’t your thing.
Basically your aisle song is all about the drama!
Signing song – Love You For a Long Time by Maggie Rogers
I think the romance is over here. The couple have just kissed, crowd’s gone wild so an upbeat tune is necessary but not so upbeat they want to leave yet!
Recessional –Sweet Lovin’ by Sigala OR You Make My Dreams (Come True) by Hall & Oates for the vintage lovers.
Whatever you choose, it absolutely has to be a banger!
With these beautiful beats sure to bring all the feels to your big day, have you got the rest of your ceremony situation under control? Click here for some top considerations for making your ceremony the best it can be.