Classical Wedding
Ceremony Music

There are so many classical wedding ceremony music choices and you do not absolutely have to go for what is traditional. You may of course like to stick with traditional choices and that is also perfectly fine if that is what you have always wanted or if the church you are marrying in expects it.

Classical wedding ceremony music

If you are having a very traditional wedding then it is best to stick to traditional classical wedding ceremony songs. These classical pieces are all beautiful and you do have more of a choice than just "Here Comes The Bride". The best thing is to listen to all of them and to choose the ones both of you like.

Perhaps an upbeat, modern version. Below are a few ideas of the traditional, non traditional and the traditional with a little twist:

Traditional Classical Wedding Ceremony Songs:

Dum Dum De Dum... - the most famous piece of classical wedding processional music. Almost every little girl dreams of the moment when this song will play as she walks down the aisle to her groom. This is the most well known processional song and is called Lohengrin and was composed by Richard Wagner. However, many people know it only as "Here Comes The Bride".

Of course there are more traditional classical wedding ceremony songs to choose from. Here they are:

Rigaudon - Andre Campra Download Download with Itunes
Wedding March (from a Midsummer Night's Dream) - Mendelssohn Download Download with Itunes
The Prince of Denmark's March - Clarke Download Download with Itunes
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin - Richard Wagner (also known as Here Comes the Bride) Download Download with Itunes
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel Download Download with Itunes
Guitar Concerto in D Major Largo - Antonio Vivaldi Download Download with Itunes
Air (from Water Music Suite) - George Frederic Handel Download Download with Itunes
Wedding March - from The Marriage of Figaro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Download Download with Itunes
Trumpet Tune and Air - Henry Purcell Download Download with Itunes
Trumpet Voluntary - John Stanley Download Download with Itunes

Non-Traditional Classical Processional Songs:

If you would like classical wedding ceremony music to walk down the isle to, but you don't want to use songs that everyone else always uses, you can also opt for a few non-traditional classical wedding processional songs, or opt for the traditional songs with a little twist.

Here are a few examples to choose from:

La Rejouissance - Handel Download Download with Itunes
Triumphal March - Verdi Download Download with Itunes
Prelude and Fugue in C - Bach Download Download with Itunes
Flower Duet - Leo Delibes Download Download with Itunes
Suite Gothique - Leon Boellmann Download Download with Itunes
Ode To Joy - Beethoven Download Download with Itunes
Overture (from Royal Fireworks Music) - George Frederic Handel Download Download with Itunes
Promenade (from Pictures at an Exhibition) - Modest Mussorgsky Download Download with Itunes
Toccata (from L'Orfeo) - Claudio Monteverdi Download Download with Itunes
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (Elvira Madigan) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Download Download with Itunes
Winter, Largo - Antonio Vivaldi Download Download with Itunes
Spring Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi Download Download with Itunes
Lullaby - Bond (Canon in D with a little pick-me-up) Download Download with Itunes

Other Wedding Ceremony Music Choices:

Of course, if classical music is just not your thing, and you are not restricted in your choices by your church or religion, then the choice of the right song for your walk down the isle is as broad as your imagination!

You also have the choice to go with something non-classical but instrumental, or go with something that has lyrics.

If you are having a beach wedding and you are looking for some suggestions on processional songs to use (classical or not), then click here.

If you would like some inspiration of songs that are appropriate for this momentous moment in your wedding ceremony, then follow the links below:

Do you have some suggestions for non-traditional classical wedding ceremony music? Perhaps something you have used for your own wedding or that you are going to use?

We would love to make this page as comprehensive as possible to help brides and grooms choose the perfect song for that important walk down the isle. Leave your suggestions below in the comments and we will add them to the list if appropriate. TIA!

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