(Closed) Alternatives to "here comes the bride"?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Mizzbouvier14:  I’m having my fiance play Can’t Help Falling in Love With You by Elvis on electric guitar. Vitamin String Quartet is all instrumental and play many genres!

Post # 17
259 posts
Helper bee

Cant help falling in love by Vitamin string orchastra

Post # 18
2783 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton, played by string quartet.

Post # 19
3875 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My bridesmaids are walking down the aisle to “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez.

My parents and I are walking down the aisle to an instrumental cover of “Keep Breathing” by Ingird Michaelson.

If you want something a bit untraditional, try searching for instrumental covers of some of your favorite songs. Our officiant mentioned this to me a few weeks ago, and Keep Breathing immediately jumped in my head because it was such a soft and beautiful song, plus I absolutley adore Ingrid Michaelson and her music has always been my go-to person when I was sad. Currently, I have a list of about ten different songs (instrumental) that I am going to weave throughout the wedding itself (Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, etc.)

Post # 20
2330 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My bridal party is walking down to…. you guessed it…. Canon in D haha!

I’m walking to a instrumental version of Ave Maria. 

Post # 21
177 posts
Blushing bee

I am doing Ave Maria… 

Post # 22
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My daughter did https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOvBOTyX00 A Thousand Years and it was absolutely beautiful.

I am doing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am7EI5tdaX4 Feels Like home.

Really anything goes these days. I think it makes it much more personal and meaningful to choose something that reminds you of your relationship in some way and just adds that special something. By the time my daughter finished her short walk to him, I think every single person was crying. It was a moment we all will never forget!

Just my two cents, good luck finding your song! 🙂

Post # 24
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did :

Parents / Grandparents “Clair de lune”- Debussy

Wedding Party “River Flows in You” – Yiruma

Bride “Bridal March” – arr. Jonathan Cain


The last one is a way pretty version of here comes the bride……….


All on piano



Post # 25
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I walked down to Sarah barielles “I choose you”.

Post # 26
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

Wedding Party – Our House: Crosby Stills & Nash

Me – The Wind: Cat Stevens

Processional: You Make My Dreams Come True: Hall & Oates


I wanted songs everyone could sing along to and after listening to several instrumentals, I decided words were better, kept it light hearted. I REALLY wanted to have the wedding party walk to “Hang on Little Tomato” but the words in the song are super depressing and I couldn’t find an instrumental. Hope this helps!



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