Wedding Music: The Best Piano Instrumentals

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Wedding music can be tough to choose. You want something that is beautiful and will set the mood for your big day. But, you also don’t want something that is too clichéd. The best piano instrumentals are the perfect mix of romance and originality.


Whether you’re looking for modern piano instrumentals or classic piano instrumentals, there are plenty of beautiful pieces to choose from. The following are some of the best piano Instrumentals for weddings.

The Best Piano Instrumentals for a Wedding

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. The music you choose for your ceremony and reception should reflect your personal style as a couple. If you’re looking for something truly unique, consider choosing piano instrumentals for your wedding day. Piano music can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your big day.

“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

“A Thousand Years” is a song by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri and serves as the lead single from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The song was released on October 18, 2011.

“All of Me” by John Legend

“All of Me” is a song by John Legend from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013). The song was produced by Dave Tozer and John Legend and written by Toby Gad and John Legend. The song was released as the album’s third single on August 12, 2013. It peaked at number three on both the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Mainstream Top 40 chart, becoming John Legend’s highest-charting single in the US to date.

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley

This classic ballad has been a bride and groom’s favorite for many years. It’s perfect for a slow dance or even your first dance as newlyweds.

“Isn’t It Romantic” by Rodgers and Hart
This standards tune is a lovely and romantic choice for your wedding day. It’s perfect for a slower moment during the reception or even your first dance.

“My Funny Valentine” by Rodgers and Hart
This timeless love song is a great choice for any couple looking for a classic romance on their wedding day. It’s perfect for a slow dance or even your first dance as newlyweds.

“Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy

This piece is one of the most popular selections for wedding music, and for good reason. It is both elegant and romantic, and can be used for the ceremony, processional, or reception. It is a classic choice that will never go out of style.

“Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones

Norah Jones’s “Don’t Know Why” is a beautiful and romantic piano instrumental that is perfect for a wedding ceremony or reception. The song has a slow and relaxed tempo that makes it perfect for a First Dance or Father-Daughter Dance. The lyrics are also very appropriate for a wedding, with lines like “I wanted to tell you / I love you” and “I will always love you.”

“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

“Here Comes the Sun” is a song written by George Harrison and first released on the Beatles’ Abbey Road album in 1969. One of Harrison’s most popular songs, it has been covered by many artists. The Beatles recorded the song in E major, but the key was later raised to F major for its single release in October that year. Despite this, the majority of recordings, including Harrison’s own version on his 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass, have been in E.

The song marks Harrison’s return to writing after a period of illness and personal problems, which had included his being stabbed during a robbery at his home on 7 March 1969. Its uptempo opening was seen as a sign that he was recovering from his ordeal. The lyrics reflect Harrison’s relief at this momentous event in his life and express his gratitude towards the sun for providing him with renewed energy and inspiration.

Although “Here Comes the Sun” is one of the few Beatles songs for which Lennon did not receive credit as a co-writer, he contributed to its success by suggesting the opening minor to major chord sequence. In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked it #304 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

“Marry Me” by Train

“Marry Me” is a song by the American rock band Train. It was released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

“Pachelbel’s Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel

There are plenty of beautiful piano instrumentals to choose from when it comes to wedding music, but one piece always stands out as a clear favorite: “Pachelbel’s Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel.

This timeless classic is the perfect choice for any wedding, whether you’re looking for processional, recessional, or even first dance music. The simple melody and peaceful tones are guaranteed to create a romantic and memorable atmosphere on your big day.

“The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli

This classic duet is a beautiful choice for a wedding ceremony. Celine Dion’s angelic voice combined with Andrea Bocelli’s incredible range creates a truly moving and emotional performance. “The Prayer” is a perfect way to begin your wedding ceremony on a spiritual note.

“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers

“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers is one of the most popular piano instrumentals for weddings. This classic song has been played at countless weddings over the years, and its timeless melody never fails to fill dance floors. If you’re looking for a piano instrumental that is sure to get your guests up and moving, “Unchained Melody” is a great choice.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the best piano instrumentals for your wedding day! Piano music is a beautiful and classic choice that will add a touch of elegance to your special day. Whether you choose a traditional favorite or something more modern, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect song to create lasting memories.

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