Choosing Your Processional Song

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For many couples, one of the most memorable moments of their wedding day is the processional. The bride’s first appearance of the day, the locking of eyes between her and her soon-to-be husband, the hushed exclamations of guests – so much going on during one small precious moment.

Selecting the song that accompanies you as you walk down the aisle is a hugely significant, and sometimes tricky decision. To help you out, here are some of the options.


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If you have always dreamed of a traditional, or even fairytale wedding then classical music is probably the right choice. Elegant and timeless, classical music will set you up with a dramatic entrance that will pull at your guests heartstrings.

Classical processional songs include:

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Wedding March – Wagner

Concerto for Two Violins, 2nd Mvt – Bach

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

Air on G – Bach

Flower Duet – Delibes

Ave Maria – Schubert


If you and your partner have a more relaxed approach towards the ceremony, then selecting a contemporary song to be performed as you walk down the aisle can be a great way to evoke your ideal atmosphere. The addition of lyrics is also a bonus.

Contemporary processional songs include:

Marry Me – Train

Lullaby – Dixie Chicks

Here, There and Everywhere – The Beatles

From This Moment – Shania Twain

Gorecki – Lamb

Heaven (Slow Version) – DJ Sammy

Only Time – Enya

All My Life – K-C & JoJo

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Better Together – Jack Johnson


If you want something a little different, that still exudes elegance, why not have a popular jazz song performed? There is so much great jazz out there that you can use, and it won’t be as repetitive as some of the contemporary song options.

Jazz processional songs include:

Moon River – Mancini

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

At Last – Etta James

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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Ms Gingham says: There definitely are a lot of details to consider for your wedding day. I always find choosing the right songs for the right moment a difficult and time consuming task. Caitlin has given us a song list which I’m sure will be of great help to many out there!

When it comes to finding the right music for your special day, Funkified Entertainment can take care of everything, eliminating the stress so you can simply enjoy the celebration. Whether you are after sophisticated strings, laid-back jazz or a full on 9-piece cover band, we can match you and your partner with the perfect wedding entertainment.

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    July 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

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