10 Non-Traditional (But Totally Tear Jerky) Wedding Songs

Offbeat Bride has become the destination blog for those planning highly personalized ceremonies and wedding receptions. Below, editor Megan Finley shares her top music pics for the big day.

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Ever dream about what song you’d walk down the aisle to? (Perhaps you’re not exactly sure what your dream song is, but you know that it’s DEFINITELY not “Here Comes the Bride.”)

Does your wedding style lean towards the offbeat, and your musical tastes towards indie? Then lean in, because today just got awesome. In my time as the Managing Editor at Offbeat Bride, I have seen it ALL when it comes to aisle-walking music — from a groom’s canoe processional to the “Star Wars” theme, to guests playing “Here Comes the Bride” on kazoos.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite songs from offbeat weddings past that are a far cry from ye olde wedding march, but will still give you and everyone else those special-moment goosebumps. Hey, some of these might even illicit a few pre-vow-reading tears. You just gotta love a good entrance.

Turn up your speakers, close your eyes, and let me know if any of these songs are the ones you could see yourself humming along with as you walk down the aisle…

* “The Dress Looks Nice on You“by Sufan Stevens
* “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
* “Phone Call” by Jon Brion
* “Northern Sky” Nick Drake
* “Fasten You To Me” by Belle Brigade
* “Say Yes” by Elliot Smith as performed by Vitamin String Quartet
* “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
* “Lovers’ Carvings” by Biblio
* “Fiction” by Belle and Sebastian
* “Hoppípolla” by Sigur Rós

Inspired yet? What song would you walk down the aisle to? Oh, and if you need more wedding music inspiration, you can always visit us over at Offbeat Bride and dork out on songs.

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1 Comment

  1. 'Becca'lise Deveaux 04/02/2014 at 6:56 pm #

    I walked down the aisle to “Kindle My Heart” from A Little Princess (1995). It was absolutely perfect.

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