Choose Your Wedding Processional Songs

Back to your wedding.....

The prelude has just ended and your wedding processional songs begin.  It's time for your much-anticipated walk down the aisle so let's choose your music!

Before getting into specific songs, a few of general points come to mind.

  • When you stop to think about it, wedding processional songs really don't last very long------depending, of course, on such things as the aisle length and how fast the wedding party walks!
  • Having played many wedding processionals, I have found that, since the adrenalin is flowing and excitement levels are high, the general tendency for the bridesmaid(s) and bride is to speed up their walking pace. The point? While a snail’s pace is obviously undesirable, you’re not in a 50-yard dash either! Pace your walk and savor those moments. After all, they’re yours!
  • In regards to wedding processional music, there are usually 2 different songs used: one for the attendants and one that is the bride’s wedding march music.However, that is purely a matter of personal preference. For example, smaller weddings that have one or two attendant(s) may opt for just one piece of music for both the attendant(s) and the bride’s wedding processional music.  So feel free to choose one or two songs for your wedding march music.
    Listed below are some wedding processional songs. Remember, the songs listed are not strictly wedding processional music and may be used in other parts of the wedding. However, some are particularly well-suited as wedding processional songs.

    For the classical music, the composer's name is listed in parenthesis beside the song title.

    Armed with that information, you're off and.................walking!

Wedding Processional Songs

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  • Air (from Water Music) (Handel)
  • Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba (Handel)
  • Because You Loved Me
  • Bridal Chorus (aka Here Comes The Bride from Lohengrin)
  • Bridal Chorus (aka Here Comes The Bride) (Piano)
  • Butterfly Waltz:                                                                                                                                               The Butterfly Waltz is a charming delicate piece for a processional and is a departure from standard march music. If you're looking for something different, definitely listen to this delightful piece. You can hear it in 3 ways: Piano w/light strings, piano w/viola, and piano w/cello.
  • Canon In D (Pachelbel)
  • Forever In Love
  • Hornpipe-Allegro Maestoso (Handel)
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Bach) (Organ)
  • Jesu. Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) (Piano)---in 1st column under "Processionals"
  • Rigaudon (Campra) (Organ)
  • Rigaudon (Campra) (Strings)
  • St. Anthony's Chorale (Haydn)
  • Te Deum: Prelude (Charpentier)
  • Trumpet Tune (Purcell) (Organ)
  • Trumpet Tune (Purcell) (Piano)---In 2nd column under "Recessionals"
  • Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark's March) (Clarke)
  • Wedding Processional (from The Sound of Music)-----                                                                   Please note: Some song clips for this song start out with just the instrumental The Wedding Processional then lead into the song Maria (which of course, you would not want). However, The Wedding Processional is a complete song on its own and printed versions of it are available.

If you need a copy of it for organ or piano, Sheet Music Plus has both for $3.95.

The last notes of your wedding processional music have been played and now the actual ceremony is about to begin. Will you be lighting a unity candler performing the unity sand ceremony?

If so, visit Unity Candle Lighting Songs for some ideas.


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