20 Alternative Songs To Walk Down the Aisle To

20 alternative songs to walk down the aisle to

Music is pretty darn important to most Rock n Roll brides, and I’m often asked by my readers for suggestions of alternative songs to walk down the aisle to. I think this list tells you a LOT about my music taste..!

Bring on the 80s power ballads!

1. Stand by Me, Ben E King

2. Somewhere over the Rainbow, Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole

3. November Rain, Guns N’ Roses

4. White Wedding, Billy Idol

5. Wedding Song, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (acoustic)

6. Canon in D, Pachelbel (rock version)

7. All I Want Is You, U2

8. Marry Song, Band of Horses

9. Sea of Love, Cat Power

10. Edge of Seventeen, Stevie Nicks

11. First Day of My Life, Bright Eyes

12. Marry Me, Train

13. Always, Bon Jovi

14. Home, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

15. Unconditionally, Katy Perry

16. Passenger, Deftones

17. Love Is A Battlefield, Pat Benatar

18. These Dreams, Heart

19. I Walk the Line, Johnny Cash

20. Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley

Fancy telling me what you’re walking down the aisle to?


  1. Alex

    You had me at Billy Idol lol.

    That said, we picked “Baby I Love You” by The Ramones, it’s even a march.

  2. Louise

    Walking down to an instrumental of Lanterns by Birds of Tokyo. Rest still figuring out. 4 weeks to go better keep thinking. First dance is Hey soul sister by Train.

  3. Kimberly

    How about “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica? It’s BEAUTIFUL and has been long overlooked.

  4. nicola Hulls

    I had Paloma faith never tear us apart as my walking down the aisle song and Metallica nothing else matters as my !st dance!

  5. Morgan

    I dream of walking down the aisle to Florence + The Machine’s NEVER LET ME GO. It gets to me more so emotionally than the traditional wedding song does. I interpret the song to be about surrendering yourself to a person forever, about how you’re being overwhelmed with the reality at hand, but yet it’s an amazing high because at the end of the aisle is someone you’re ready to make such a commitment to. That, and Florence Welch has the voice of a thousand angels.

  6. Kirsty

    Hopefully walking down the aisle to Fleetwood Mac’s Songbird, and the bridesmaids etc to Somewhere over the Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole version)So hard to decide. I like At Last Etta James and Come Away with Me Norah Jones

  7. Pixie

    “For You” by Finnish love metal band HIM. Best love song ever. I’ll either walk down the aisle to it or it will be our first dance. <3

  8. I walked into the music from The Goonies (where Sloth and Chunk rip down the ship’s sail) and we walked out to Wings of a Dove, the Madness version of course!

    Best bit was the first dance though, we decided on Depeche Mode because I couldn’t decide on more Madness or the Blues Brothers. What Richard didn’t know was that I had got Jonah Matranga (his favourite) to record a special version of one of his songs just for us to play for our first dance.

  9. Kris

    i’m doing the Jurassic Park theme for my wedding party and then the intro to Fade to Black from Metallica for my entrance and then the faster guitar part of Fade to Black as our exit. We are writing the lyrics to Sleeping with Sirens If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn on our aisle runner and our first dance is Bon Jovi’s Always

  10. Helene

    We got married dancin in to “a whole lotta love “Tina Turner version, and we walked out to “Every body needs somebody to love”
    Blues Brothers dancing style. Awesome party 🙂

  11. Martin Pratley

    Bon Jovi’s “Always” is a song about a deranged stalker! May not be totally appropriate?!

  12. Bethy

    So want to do passenger actually one of my favorite songs have to check with the other half though

  13. Ruby

    It took me awhile but i have found the songs i want at our Wedding. Fleetwood Mac Song Bird and Righteros brothers Unchanged Melody


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