Instrumental Versions of Pop Songs Perfect for Your Ceremony

Wedding-appropriate versions of some of your favorite romantic tunes.

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Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Event Design by White Lilac Inc.

While some couples have no problem steering away from the traditional aspects of getting married, others want the day to still feel like a wedding while adding their own personal touches to the proceedings. Music is one of the best ways to achieve this goal – many brides and grooms are avoiding the standard “Bridal March” or even “Canon in D,” instead electing to pick songs that mean a lot to them. Of course, some of these tunes don’t always fit with the vibe of the day, which is where instrumental versions come in handy. The prolific group Vitamin String Quartet has many covers available, from a variety of genres, all arranged in a classical style. 

Below is a playlist of love songs covered by the quartet, but the instrumental nature also gives the couple an opportunity to think out of the box, using songs from their favorite rock band, movie, or even video game. With the beauty of the string instruments, no tune will sound out of place. If you choose to hire musicians for the ceremony, be sure to check if they are willing to arrange the track of your choosing. Can’t decide on just a few songs for the processional and recessional? A set list for before the ceremony will set the tone.

Take a look at 26 instrumental song ideas below:

"I'm Yours"

"All My Life"

"These Words (I Love You, I Love You)"

"Love Song"


"If I Ain't Got You"

"Sweet Child O' Mine"

"All You Need Is Love"

"The Only Exception"


"A Thousand Years"

"Your Song"

"At Last"

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"

"Maybe I'm Amazed"

"Here Comes Your Man"

"Sweater Weather"

"The Luckiest"

"Just the Way You Are"

"You and I Both"

"Falling Slowly"

"Can't Help Falling in Love"


"Fade Into You"

"Sweet Disposition"

"You're Still the One"

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Authored by: Emily Lasnier