Best Instrumental Wedding Music
While vocal performances are beautiful, instrumental wedding music has a unique charm that captivates hearts and transcends language. The right instrumental wedding music has the power to create an atmosphere of pure romance and celebration! Whether you prefer classical pieces that have withstood the test of time or modern arrangements that add a contemporary flair (hello Bridgerton fans), instrumental music can effortlessly convey the depth of emotions that words alone may fail to express. We’ve selected our top five instrumental wedding songs that are sure to weave a harmonious tapestry of emotions for your celebration. And be sure to check out our Spotify playlist with more songs to inspire you! (yes, we included some music from Bridgerton, you’re welcome.)
1. “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel: A timeless classic, “Canon in D” is a masterpiece that has graced wedding ceremonies for generations! Composed by Johann Pachelbel in the late 17th century, this piece exudes elegance and serenity. Its melodic flow and gentle progression make it perfect for the bride’s grand entrance, providing an enchanting backdrop to the moment she walks down the aisle.
2. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri (Piano/Cello Cover): While the original version with vocals tugs at heartstrings, the instrumental cover featuring the piano and cello elevates the emotional intensity. This modern masterpiece brings a contemporary touch to the ceremony, symbolizing the eternity of love. It’s an ideal choice for the first dance or during the signing of the marriage register.
3. “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy: Often regarded as one of the most beautiful piano pieces ever composed, “Clair de Lune” is a romantic and dreamy melody. This exquisite instrumental evokes feelings of tenderness and nostalgia, making it a wonderful accompaniment for the exchange of vows or as background music during dinner.
4. “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn: No list of wedding music would be complete without the classic “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn. This majestic piece has been synonymous with wedding ceremonies for centuries. Played during the recessional, as the newlyweds walk back down the aisle, it’s a joyous proclamation of their union.
5. “Air on the G String” by Johann Sebastian Bach: A gem from Bach’s orchestral suite, “Air on the G String,” is a piece of sheer elegance and grace. The serene and contemplative notes of the violin beautifully convey the solemnity and sacredness of the wedding ceremony. It’s often used during the lighting of the unity candle or as a prelude to the processional.
Remember to choose the pieces that resonate with your heart and reflect the essence of your love story. From the enchanting notes of “Canon in D” to the ethereal beauty of “Clair de Lune,” let these instrumental masterpieces paint an unforgettable canvas of love on your wedding day! We’ve curated a special playlist to inspire you. The options for instrumental music choices are truly endless! If you have any questions about a specific song you’d like to hear as an instrumental piece, talk to your producer. We’re here to help!