17 Best Wedding Ceremony Song Ideas

One of the hardest parts of planning my wedding (besides that wedding guest list), was choosing the music for our ceremony. You have the pre-ceremony music as guests are arriving, the processional, the bride's entrance, a song to play during communion or any other ceremony you choose, and then a recessional song (which is typically a bit more upbeat).

We ended up choosing many instrumental versions of songs and they were beautiful! So if there is a song you love but the lyrics don't quite work for a wedding, then choose the instrumental version and you'll be all set - it's the best of both worlds!

With all of that being said, here are some of our favorite wedding ceremony songs.

Help us add to our list and comment below with some great ceremony song ideas!

Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”


Kelly Clarkson (Featuring John Legend) - "Run Run Run"


Christina Perri – “A Thousand Years”


Train- “Marry Me”


Jason Mraz – “I Won’t Give Up”


Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down”


Yiruma – “A River Flows in You”


Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”


Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”


Canaan Smith – “Love You Like That”


Randy Montana – “1,000 Faces”


Jason Mraz – “93 Million Miles”


Brian Crain – “A Walk in the Forest”


Dashboard Confessional – “Even Now”


Bright Eyes – “First Day of My Life”


Chantal Kreviazuk – “Feels Like Home”


Brantley Gilbert – “Fall Into Me”