Choosing the perfect romantic song to walk down the aisle to can help make your wedding day absolutely perfect, but choosing the right song isn't always easy.
Choosing the perfect song to walk down the aisle to is an important task. For most people, a wedding is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so the song you choose should reflect your character and perhaps even the story behind your relationship. You should consider the theme and style of the wedding, your tastes in music, the emotions you want to provoke and, in some cases, the meaning of the lyrics.
- Pop covers a wide spectrum of music ranging from “You To Me Are Everything” by Soul Band The Real Thing, to “Please Forgive Me” by David Gray. Pop music is possibly the safest and most popular option to walk down the aisle to. Genres include: soul funk, hip-hop, R 'n' B, ballads and chart hits.
- Perhaps Bon Jovi and Aerosmith wouldn't be the first artists you think of when it comes to your walk down the aisle. But don't brush rock music off just yet. Songs such as “Always” by Bon Jovi and “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton strike a sentimentally romantic chord with an electric guitar solo as an alternative twist. Even Def Leppard have a few romantic songs including “When Love & Hate Collide.” It just proves that rock star hellraisers have a softer side.
Film and Television
- A good idea for a song to walk down the aisle to would be to choose a track from your favourite film or TV show. It could be something you and your partner have watched together or a movie you saw on your first date. This could be anything from a ballad such as “Kissing You" by Des'ree in Romeo and Juliet, to the touching bagpipe instrumental “Gift of a Thistle” from Braveheart
- Sometimes instrumental music speaks louder than lyrical music. Choosing the right classical music can be tasteful and poignant. Classical piano pieces are becoming increasingly popular in the mainstream music culture. Take Ludovico Einaudi, for instance. Einaudi's music has featured in several films and TV shows. His music provokes a sensual air of elegance. You could opt for the traditional “Wedding March” or even a timeless Mozart piece.
Make it personal
- Simply choose a song that you and your partner first danced to, had your first kiss to or first heard together. Anything that reminds you of a happy memory with them will bode well. Or perhaps some of your friends are in a local band so you could consider asking them to compose your own music- heart-rendering lyrics are optional. Whatever you choose for your wedding day, the most important thing is that it is the song that makes you happy.