I love wedding processional songs. I always think they’re such a fun part of the ceremony, especially when the music is on point. The processional song is the introduction: it sets the tone for your ceremony. I’ve even known couples who have spent months deliberating what sixty second portion of a song is going to be played. That said, I don’t want you to have to spend long searching (unless you really want to).
With this in mind, we’ve collected a whole bunch of wedding processional songs that covers a spectrum of styles and tastes that you can walk, run, or dance down the aisle to.
I think a lot of modern music works excellently for a processional (especially when the song has a beautiful and/or super fun intro or chorus, as the ones listed below do), but I know plenty of people are looking for a classical song that hasn’t been played out (enter the Planets series by Gustav Holst).
What did you and/or your partner pick between when selecting wedding processional songs? What was on the short list, but didn’t make the final cut?
“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
“Ave Maria virgo serena” by Josquin des Prez
“I Was Married” by Tegan and Sara
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Carole King
“Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” by Johannes Brahms
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
“Do You Realize?” by The Flaming Lips
“Everlasting Love” by Carl Carlton
“Feel Flows” by The Beach Boys
“Venus” by Gustav Holst
“The Wind” by Cat Stevens
“Symphony #3” by Saint-Saens
“I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness
“I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
“Concerto in E Major” by Bach
“Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
“Kissing You” by Des’ree
“Largo Opera (from ‘Xerxes’)” by Handel
“Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine
“The Light” by The Album Leaf
“Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran
“Yellow” by The Vitamin String Quartet
“Hoppípolla” by Sigur Rós
“Everyday” by Buddy Holly
“Minuets in G major” by Bach