Wedding Processional Music

The wedding processional music along with the first dance song are the two most exciting and important songs you need to decide upon when planning your wedding music.

Do you already have a certain type of music in mind and you just want some song suggestions? Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the image links to go straight to the song lists you are looking for. Alternatively, read on for some tips on  how to choose the perfect wedding processional tunes.

Your wedding processional song traditionally announces your wedding party and thereafter it enhances that wonderfully magical moment when the beautiful bride finally starts her walk down the isle to her waiting groom...

Some weddings also have a formal entrance of other honored family members (parents, grandparents etc)

wedding processional music

Often it will be the bride's father who will walk her down the aisle to, and they may or may not be preceded by the flower girls, groomsmen and bridesmaids. In this case you can use two different pieces of wedding processional music.

Usually there will be a pause just before the bride walks as the priest will ask everybody to stand. This is a very special moment when all the friends and family are standing and turn to watch the bride walk down the aisle to her chosen processional music.

This is the bride's big moment. Choose a piece of music that you like, something that has meaning to you both, perhaps a song with lyrics that you treasure, a song that reflects your wedding day formality or the traditions you hold dear. Also keep in mind that you need to practice a little to the song in order to know how fast or how slow to  walk.

Decisions, Decisions

When choosing your wedding processional music you also have a few decisions to make.

Live or Recording?

A recording gives you more scope and many different versions of some songs to choose from, and you can practice on the song beforehand to get your timing just right.

A live performance is a little more intimate and even more so if you ask a relative or friend to play it for you. If you choose to have the song performed live by a band, then you must make sure the performer/s can play the song, or if not, that they are willing to learn it and can get the appropriate sheet music.

Traditional Classical, Instrumental or Lyrical?

You also have to decide whether you want to use traditional classical processional wedding music, instrumental music or something contemporary.

This will depend on many factors, including what your church allows you to have, the mood you want to create, the theme of your wedding and your own tastes.

Please also don't think that traditional necessarily means boring. There is a certain endearment to adhering to tradition, but it is also not for everyone. The choice is totally up to you and what you want for your big day.

This is a big moment in your wedding and make sure you take the time to listen to many songs before you choose the right wedding processional music for you.

Wedding Processional Music Lists:

Below are a few lists of music of different styles that are perfect for your walk down the aisle.

If you are having a beach wedding, also have a look here for great choices.

Classical Wedding Processional Music
Instrumental processional music
Contemporary Processional Songs

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Marry Me - Train 
My fiance has played this song for me occasionally since we've been engaged (probably even before that), and I had never really really listened to it. …

"Home" By Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros 
"My fiancee and I were in a long distance relationship for several years, and though we didn't have a physical home together, visiting was the best because …

Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys 
"My SIL walked down the aisle to Girl on Fire sang by a good friend and very talented vocalist. The whole congregation was whooping it up and choking …

Storybook Love from the Princess Bride by VSQ Not rated yet
I love this theme. Everyone at my wedding will hear the theme and know where it is from & make the association I did.

Only Time - Enya Not rated yet
Kate walked down the aisle to "Only Time" by Enya, played on acoustic guitar. DOWNLOAD - Only Time MP3 Lyrics: Who can say where …

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