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Selecting a proper playlist is an essential part of your wedding planning – and you need the perfect wedding songs for a bridal processional. So, we have put together a fabulous list of the most romantic wedding song that you need on your big day!

40 Traditional Wedding Ceremony Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

No matter how young the couple might be and what year the wedding takes place in – some songs are wedding classics. The moment the bride and the wedding party processional walks down the aisle becomes all the more special with a beautiful melody.

So we have put together a list of traditional wedding ceremony songs. Take a dreamy pick from this list!

  1. Ave Verum CorpusMozart
  2. Bridal ChorusRichard Wagner
  3. Pie Jesu– Andrew Lloyd Webber
  4. Nella Fantasia (or Gabriel’s Oboe)Ennio Morricone
  5. The Swan (Le Cygne)Saint Saens
  6. The Flower Duet from Lakmé (Viens Mallika Sous le Dome)Léo Delibes
  7. Romance Classical Guitarfolk piece
  8. The Four Seasons: Spring 1 Vivaldi, Recomposed by Max Richter
  9. Cello suite No. 1Bach
  10. Una Furtiva LagrimaGaetano Donizetti
  11. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61: IX. Wedding MarchFelix Mendelssohn
  12. Ave MariaBach/Gounod
  13. The Wedding MarchMendelssohn
  14. O Mio Babbino CaroGiacomo Puccini
  15. Chapel of LoveDixie Cups
  16. A Thousand YearsChristina Perri
  17. Can’t Help Falling in LoveTwenty One Pilots
  18. I’m YoursJason Mraz
  19. Bittersweet SymphonyThe Verve
  20. God Gave Me You Blake Shelton
  21. HaloBeyonce
  22. Here Comes the SunThe Beatles
  23. CavatinaStanley Myers
  24. Girls, Just Wanna have funThe Mayries
  25. Feels Like HomeChantal Kreviazuk
  26. I love you always foreverDonna Lewis
  27. IncredibleJames TW
  28. God Only KnowsKinna Grannis
  29. Be My MelodyBurwell
  30. Newlyweds Anna Mae
  31. RondeauJ.J. Mouret
  32. You Make Me Feel Like A Natural WomanCarole King
  33. Air on a G StringJohann Sebastian Bach
  34. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba George Frideric Handel
  35. At LastEtta James
  36. White WeddingBilly Idol
  37. Somewhere ver the RainbowKamakawiwoʻole
  38. Is This LoveBob Marley
  39. God Only KnowsThe Beach Boys
  40. La Vie En RoseAndrea Bocelli ft. Edith Piaf

READ MORE: 100 Perfect Wedding Reception Entrance Songs

10 Classical Music Wedding Songs for Bridal Processional

Nothing can beat a classical tune when it comes to the happy and yet emotional moment when the bridal procession walks down the aisle. You can have a modern wedding and yet put a classical spin to it with the right tracks.

So why think twice? Choose a timeless classic song from our list of classical wedding songs for the bridal procession that will move everyone at the wedding to tears.

  1. Wedding March Andrew Grossman, Lana Ross, and Anna Moor
  2. Trumpet VoluntaryJ. Clark
  3. Trumpet TuneH. Purcell
  4. Jesu, Joy of Man’s DesiringJ.S. Bach
  5. MarchG.F. Handel
  6. L-O-V-E– Joss Stone
  7. Canon in DPachelbel
  8. Clair de LuneClaude Debussy
  9. AriosoJ.S. Bach
  10. Fur EliseBeethoven

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10 Modern Instrumental Wedding Processional Songs

A modern wedding deserves modern aisle songs for the wedding processional. You can request the wedding band to play the instrumental version of your favorite song. It will be particularly great for an outdoor ceremony, like a dreamy destination beach wedding.

So check out our list of modern instrumental wedding processional songs to give the entire wedding a magical touch.

  1. Nothing Else Matters Metallica Brooklyn Duo
  2. Everlong (Foo Fighters) Midnite String Quartet
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody William Joseph
  4. A Million Dreams The Time-Keepers
  5. Love Story (Taylor Swift) Alan Milan
  6. Rewrite The StarsThe Piano Guys
  7. Stay With Me Sam Smith Brooklyn Duo
  8. Perfect (Ed Sheeran) Andre Soueid
  9. Despacito (Luis Fonsi) Daniel Jang
  10. Lovely ItsAMoney

10 Modern Pop Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

There’s no hard and fast rule that your wedding song needs to be a traditional processional song. For young and vivacious brides, a modern pop playlist might be the perfect choice for their fun wedding entrance instead of a classical wedding song.

So, find a modern tune for the moment the bride walks up and down the aisle.

  1. Stuck with YouAriana Grande & Justin Bieber
  2. Kings and QueensAva Max
  3. Call the PreacherBrian Walker
  4. ImagineBen Platt
  5. You are the reasonCalum Scott
  6. How Long will I Love YouCanyon City
  7. SunsetDemi Lovato
  8. Don’t Start NowDua Lipa
  9. Be that for youDavid Archuleta
  10. Crowded RoomConord Maynard

10 Songs From Movies and TV That Are Perfect for the Bridal Processional

From the wedding entrance to the walk down the aisle, the perfect song might be something from a movie or a TV show that you and your partner love to watch together. Your wedding ceremony playlist can include songs that have created some iconic moments on the silver screen.

So why not choose a wedding processional song made popular by some film or show? Check out our playlist!

  1. It Had to Be YouHarry Connick Jr
  2. Today Was a Fairytale Taylor Swift
  3. IrisThe Goo Goo Dolls
  4. You Make My Dreams Come TrueHall & Oates
  5. Accidentally In LoveCounting Crows
  6. Endless LoveLionel Richie
  7. Your SongElton John
  8. I Was MarriedTegan and Sara
  9. Sweet Disposition Temper Trap
  10. Real LoveBeach House

10 Country Songs for Bridal Processional 

Do you love country music and want it to set the mood for your wedding ceremony? Then, go for one of these country songs as your wedding party processional.

  1. Rockin’ YearsDolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton
  2. When I Said I DoClint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
  3. It’s Your LoveFaith Hill and Tim McGraw
  4. I Cross My Heart I Cross My HeartGeorge Strait
  5. Like I Never Loved BeforePhil Vassar
  6. Through the YearsKenny Rogers
  7. From This Moment OnShania Twain
  8. I’ll Be ThereJosh Turner
  9. Love Your Love The MostEric Church
  10. Johnny And JuneHeidi Newfield

10 Upbeat Rock Songs for a Unique Bridal Processional 

If you do not want a slow tune or an overly sweet song to set a sappy mood for your wedding, you can always go for bold non-traditional wedding processional songs. Choose your favorite upbeat song from the rock genre as the processional or recessional song.

With that in mind, check out our list of rock-themed bridal party processional songs.

  1. The Only OneThe Black Keys
  2. Can’t StopRed Hot Chili Peppers
  3. Life In The Fast LaneEagles
  4. JumpVan Halen
  5. You Really Got MeThe Kinks
  6. Should I Stay Or Should I GoThe Clash
  7. (I Can’t Get No) SatisfactionThe Rolling Stones
  8. Baby I’m YoursArctic Monkeys
  9. StolenDashboard Confessional
  10. Swing Life AwayRise Against

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Recent years have seen countless weddings that gave either ditched classic wedding songs or have chosen a mix of non-traditional wedding processional songs and traditional music.

We hope that you have found the right wedding ceremony music on our lists of suggestions for the wedding entrance of the bridal processional. Still have questions? Check out our answers below!

How many songs do you need for a wedding reception for the bridal processional?

The moment of walking up and down the aisle deserves beautiful music to commemorate it. Two songs should be enough for this – one as the processional or entrance song and the other as the recessional or exit song. Your partner’s processional can choose the same or separate songs.

What are the most popular songs played at weddings to walk down the aisle to?

Aisle songs can make your wedding truly beautiful, whether you choose a traditional track or a current popular song. Some of the most popular wedding processional songs include Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton), Angel (Jack Johnson), Oh, It Is Love (Hellogoodbye), etc.

How long does it take the bridal party to walk down the aisle?

It should take the bride around 30-45 seconds to walk down the aisle. On the other hand, the whole wedding party should take about 3-4 minutes to complete their aisle walk. However, the aisle length and the music you pick will affect this timing.

Does the bride walk down the aisle to a different song?

Depending on the length of the aisle, the duration of the entire processional’s walk down the aisle, and the songs picked, the bride may walk down the aisle to the same song as the rest of the processional. Or, she can have a different song all to herself.

What song did Kate Middleton walk down the aisle to?

At the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the bride walked down the aisle to the track, I was Glad. Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry wrote this anthem based on Psalm 122. Edward VII, the great-great-great-grandfather of the groom, composed it.

Final Words

Did you think that wedding music is only for the couple’s first dance? Then your wedding planning is still incomplete – because you need wedding songs for different moments. Just like prelude songs, mother-son dance songs, and exit songs, the right wedding processional song playlist is also essential.

We hope that our list of tracks will help you find the perfect song for your processional music!

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What are your favorite wedding songs for the bridal processional? Please share with us below!

Andreea Juganaru
Andreea Juganaru

Andreea is a very passionate content creator and her purpose is to provide you with the most interesting articles, while constantly discovering new facts. She’s been freelance writing for the past five years and has created numerous articles and educational materials while managing her own blog.

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