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Processional Songs for Walking Down the Aisle To

 


 
The processional song sets the mood for the entire wedding ceremony. It makes a statement about you as a wedding couple — not just as a bride.

Should I Choose a Traditional Processional Song?

There’s nothing wrong with traditional songs. If you like the expected then there are plenty of traditional songs to choose from. Traditional wedding processional songs listed below include “Wedding March” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Trumpet Tune” by Henry Purcell, and “Canon In D Major” by Johann Pachelbel.

If you choose to shake things up, then choose a song that reinforces your theme. If you have a beach-themed wedding, we would suggest “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” sung by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. We have also included romantic pop songs which include “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys and “A Whole New World,” from the movie Aladdin, by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle.

Our wedding processional songs list includes many genres such as classical, jazz, country, rock, indie, new age, and more.

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Table of Contents:

The Best Wedding Processional Songs List

Processional song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: May 6, 2021

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40 Fingers, Emanuele Grafitti, Enrico Maria Milanesi, Andrea Vittori, and Matteo Brenci
Disney Medley
2019, Instrumental
4th + Main
I Prayed for You
2019, Country
Alan Silvestri
Forrest Gump Theme
1994, Instrumental
Andy Grammer
I Choose You
2013, Pop
Anthem Lights
Wedding Medley: Marry Me / Bless the Broken Road / All of Me / A Thousand Years
2018, Pop
Ben Harper
Forever
2012, Pop
Brett Young
In Case You Didn't Know
2017, Country
Bridget Willard
Come Away
2004, Christian
Bright Eyes
First Day Of My Life
2005, Folk
Brooklyn Duo
Canon in D
2019, Classical
Caleb Edens
I Choose You
2019, Folk
Calum Scott
You Are The Reason
2017, Pop
Charlotte Ave
Holy / H.O.L.Y.
2020, Country
Christina Perri
A Thousand Years
2011, Pop
Colbie Caillat
I Do
2011, Folk
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
10,000 Hours (Piano Remix)
2019, Country
Dan + Shay
From the Ground Up
2016, Country
Dan + Shay
Speechless
2018, Country
Daniel Jang
Can’t Help Falling In Love
2018, Pop
David Arkenstone
Hand in Hand
2018, Celtic
Drew Angus
Made to Love You
2021, Made to Love You
Dylan Rockoff with Caroline Kole
You're the One That I Want
2019, Pop
Echosmith
Bright
2013, Rock
Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean)
2017, Pop
Ed Sheeran
Perfect Symphony (with Andrea Bocelli)
2017, Pop
Eddie Vedder
Without You
2011, Rock
Ella Henderson
Yours
2014, Pop
Ellie Goulding
How Long Will I Love You
2013, Pop
Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson
Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)
2014, Pop
Ennio Morricone
Gabriel’s Oboe
1986, Classical
Eva Cassidy
Songbird
1998, Pop
George F Handel
Air
1741, Classical
Haley Reinhart
Can’t Help Falling in Love
2015, Pop
Hauser
River Flows in You
2019, Classical
Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Originally 1700 by Clarke, Classical
Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis
I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You
2017, Indie
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Over The Rainbow
1988, World
Jack Johnson
Better Together
2005, Rock
Jaheim
Forever
2001, R&B
Jake Owen
Made for You
2019, Country
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Lucky
2009, Rock
Jason Mraz
I'm Yours
2008, Pop
Jason Mraz
Love Someone
2014, Pop
Jeremiah Clarke
The Prince of Denmark’s March
1700, Classical
JJ Heller
Anything
2021, Indie
Johann S Bach
Air On The G String
Early 1700s, Classical
Johann S Bach
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring
1716, Classical
John Legend
All Of Me
2013, R&B
John Mayer
XO
2014, Pop
John Williams
Jurassic Park Theme
1993, Instrumental
Jonny Houlihan
So in Love With You
2020, Country
JP Cooper
Cheerleader
2018, Pop
Kiana Ledé
I Choose You (Acoustic)
2017, R&B
Kina Grannis
Can’t Help Falling in Love
2018, Pop
King Calaway
World For Two
2019, Country
Kodaline
The One
2015, Rock
LANCo
Born To Love You
2017, Country
Lexanna
Parachute (Acoustic)
2019, Country
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ode To Joy
1824, Classical
Lukas Graham
Love Someone
2018, Pop
Lumineers
Ho Hey
2012, Folk
Lydia Luce
Love You True (String Sessions)
2020, Pop
Mahogany Lox
loving you
2021, Pop
MAJOR.
Why I Love You
2016, R&B
Mark Knopfler
Storybook Love
1987, Instrumental
Matt Stell
Look at Me Now
2020, Country
Michael Bublé with Bryan Adams
After All
2013, Pop
Michael Bublé
Everything
2007, Jazz
Muscadine Bloodline
Walk in a Room (Reimagined)
2021, Country
Music Travel Love
I Will Always Love You (Acoustic)
2021, Pop
Music Travel Love
The Only One
2019, Pop
P!nk
Glitter In the Air
2008, Pop
Patty Griffin
Heavenly Day
2013, Folk
Pet Shop Boys
Wedding in Berlin
2020, New Wave
Piano Guys
A Thousand Years
2017, Classical
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Coronation March
1891, Classical
Rachel Platten
Better Place
2015, Pop
Rascal Flatts
Bless The Broken Road
2004, Country
Ray LaMontagne
You Are the Best Thing
2008, Rock
Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
Could I Love You Any More
2019, Pop
Ron Pope
My Wildest Dreams (Lullaby Version)
2021, Indie
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Highland Cathedral
1998, Classical
Ruelle
Love Changes Everything
2020, Pop
Russell Dickerson
Yours (Wedding Edition)
2017, Country
Ryann Darling feat. Cory Ard
For a Lifetime
2018, Indie
SafetySuit
Never Stop (Wedding Version)
2012, Pop Rock
Sailr
All My Life
2019, Pop
Samantha Durnan
I Found You
2019, Indie
Sara Bareilles
I Choose You
2014, Pop
Scott Brothers
You Chose Me
2018, Pop
Scotty McCreery
This Is It
2018, Country
Shania Twain feat. Bryan White
From This Moment On
1997, Country
Tamia
Today I Do
2018, Pop
The Paper Kites, Ainslie Wills
Steal My Heart Away
2021, Folk
Train
Marry Me
2010, Rock
Us The Duo
No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version)
2020, Folk Pop
Verve
Bittersweet Symphony
1997, Rock
Vitamin String Quartet
All I Want Is You
2000, Rock
Voyageur
All I Wanted
2021, Folk
Whitney Houston
Saving All My Love For You
1985, R&B
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Wedding Song (Acoustic)
2013, Rock

 

Processional Song Lyrics

4th + Main – I Prayed for You

It’s hard to imagine, bigger than I could fathom
I didn’t know you from Adam, but I prayed for you

Andy Grammer – I Choose You

We don’t get an opinion
On our ethnicity
But the one we spend our life with
That we get to choose
And I choose, I choose you

Ben Harper – Forever

And now I hope I can find my forever home
So give me your forever
Please your forever
Not a day less will do, from you

Brett Young – In Case You Didn’t Know

In case you didn’t know
Baby, I’m crazy ’bout you
And I would be lyin’ if I said
That I could live this life without you

Bridget Willard – Come Away

Arise my fair one and come away
Come away, come away with Me
Arise my true love and come away

Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life

And you said
“This is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you”

Caleb Edens – I Choose You

So when the world around us falls, I’ll pick you up like overalls
Romanticize life in 60 years
Singing we’ll grow young together, die in love together

Calum Scott – You Are The Reason

I’d climb every mountain
And swim every ocean
Just to be with you

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

Darling, don’t be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Colbie Caillat – I Do

Maybe yes and maybe no
I can’t live without it, I can’t let it go
Ooh, I did, I get myself into
You make we wanna say I do

 

Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours (Piano Remix)

If it’s ten thousand hours or the rest of my life
I’m gonna love you

Dan + Shay – From The Ground Up

And we’ll build this love from the ground up
For worse or for better
And I will be all you need
Beside you I’ll stand through the good and the bad

Dan + Shay – Speechless

What it’s doin’ to me, ain’t a secret
‘Cause watchin’ you is all that I can do
And I’m speechless

Drew Angus – Made to Love You

And oh it’s such a simple thing
I know just what I was made to do
I was made to love you

Dylan Rockoff with Caroline Kole – You’re the One That I Want

You’re the one that I want (You are the one I want)
Ooh, ooh, ooh
You’re the one that I want (You are the one I want)
Ooh, ooh, ooh

Echosmith – Bright

And I see colors in a different way
You make what doesn’t matter fade to grey
Life is good and that’s the way it should be

Ed Sheeran – How Would You Feel (Paean)

How would you feel, if I told you I loved you?
It’s just something that I want to do
I’ll be taking my time, spending my life
Falling deeper in love with you

Ed Sheeran with Andrea Bocelli – Perfect Symphony

I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own
And in your eyes, you’re holding mine

Eddie Vedder – Without You

There is a dream, I’ve dreamt about you
And from afar, I lie awake
Close my eyes to find I’d never be the same
Without you

Ella Henderson – Yours

And I know every day you say it
But I just want you to be sure
That I’m yours

 

Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may

Emily Hackett feat. Will Anderson – Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)

So gimme your word
And I’ll give you all I’ve got
No, we don’t have much
But it sure feels like a lot

Eva Cassidy – Songbird

To you, I would give the world
To you, I’d never be cold
‘Cause I feel that when I’m with you
It’s alright

Haley Reinhart – Can’t Help Falling in Love

Take my hand
Take my whole life too
Oh, for I can’t help
Fallin’ in love with you

Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis – I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You

Oh believe me
I’ve been counting my stars
Cause I will spend my whole life
Loving you

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dreams that you dream of
Dreams really do come true

Jack Johnson – Better Together

It’s not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together

Jaheim – Forever

Forever the love I have for you will last forever
Loving you always
Forever my love for you won’t change
Girl loving you is the best thing I can do

Jake Owen – Made For You

Oh like a ship without a sea
Or a song without a melody
I don’t know where I’d be or what I’d do
‘Cause I was made for you

Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – Lucky

Lucky we’re in love in every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

 

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

Jason Mraz – Love Someone

Shining stars all seem
To congregate around your face
When you love someone
It comes back to you

JJ Heller – Anything

I’d give up anything for you
But I would not give you up for anything

John Legend – All Of Me

Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginnin’
Even when I lose, I’m winnin’

John Mayer – XO

In the darkest night
I’ll search through the crowd,
Your face is all that I see
I’ll give you everything

Jonny Houlihan – So in Love With You

I wanna breathe life into everything that we do
‘Cause baby, I’m so in love with you
I wanna grow old with you

JP Cooper – Cheerleader

Talking to your father
Asking for his blessing
I wanna tell the whole world
Sing it from the rooftops
This is your love song

Kiana Ledé – I Choose You (Acoustic)

I’m good on my own, but with you, I’m something else
You’re telling me to choose up, but I already choose you

Kina Grannis – Can’t Help Falling in Love

So take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

King Calaway – World For Two

Come on, touch the sky and enjoy the view
So come here, make it all disappear like lovers do
Girl, for you, I wish that I could build a world for two

 

Kodaline – The One

‘Cause our two
Hearts will make it easy
Joining up the pieces
Together making one

LANCo – Born To Love You

Every time you smile, I know why I’m here
Wherever I go and whatever I do
I was born to love you

Lukas Graham – Love Someone

You love the way I make you feel
Everything becomes so real
Don’t be scared, no, don’t be scared
‘Cause you’re all I need

Lumineers – Ho Hey

I belong with you, you belong with me
You’re my sweetheart

Lydia Luce – Love You True (String Sessions)

Keep me grounded, keep me still
I swear I choose forever…
Love you true, I will

Mahogany Lox – loving you

You’re my sunshine and my moonlight
Light up my world, you make it so bright
And every day that I’m around ya
It makes me happy that I found ya

MAJOR. – Why I Love You

Every moment that you smile chases all of the pain away
Forever and a while in my heart is where you’ll stay

Mark Knopfler – Storybook Love

He said, “Don’t you know I love you oh, so much
And lay my heart at the foot of your dress?”
She said, “Don’t you know that storybook loves
Always have a happy ending?”

Matt Stell – Look at Me Now

I lost it the second I saw you in that dress
And your daddy was walkin’ you down
Thought I’d never do this
But look at me now

Michael Bublé with Bryan Adams – After All

I believe that I can
Fall in love with you again
And I’ll catch you when you fall
After all

 

Michael Bublé – Everything

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything

Muscadine Bloodline – Walk in a Room (Reimagined)

My heart starts to beat, out of my chest
Harder and harder the closer you get
Baby, I fall, every time you walk in a room

Music Travel Love – I Will Always Love You (Acoustic)

And I’m wishing you joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love
And I will always love you

Music Travel Love – The Only One

Don’t you know that I’ll always be there
Baby, I swear, ’till my days on this earth are done
You’re the only one

P!nk – Glitter In the Air

Have you ever held your breath and asked yourself
Will it ever get better than tonight?

Patty Griffin – Heavenly Day

Oh because right now is only thing
That all that we really have to do
Is have ourselves, a heavenly day

Pet Shop Boys – Wedding in Berlin

We’re getting married
Because we love each other
We’re getting married today

Rachel Platten – Better Place

So I pour my heart into your hands
It’s like you really understand
You love the way I am

Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road

This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing

It’s like you see right through me
And make it easier
You please me, you don’t even have to try
Oh, because
You are the best thing

 

Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz – Could I Love You Any More

Love today can be so difficult
But what we have I know is different
‘Cause when I’m with you the world stops turning
Could I love you any more?

Ron Pope – My Wildest Dreams (Lullaby Version)

‘Cause I’ve been waiting all my life
For some reason that I never could describe
You’re not quite what I pictured you would be
You’re better than my wildest dreams

Ruelle – Love Changes Everything

Yes,?love, love changes everything
Brings you glory, brings you shame
And nothing in this world will ever be the same

Russell Dickerson – Yours (Wedding Edition)

I came to life when I first kissed you
The best me has his arms around you
You make me better than I was before
Thank God I’m yours

Ryann Darling feat. Cory Ard – For a Lifetime

I know we’ve waited and we’ve prayed
And here we are
For a lifetime

SafetySuit – Never Stop (Wedding Version)

And with this love song to you
It’s not a momentary phase
You are my life, I don’t deserve you
But you love me just the same

Sailr – All My Life

Whenever you start to feel like running
And you forget just who you are
Keep all these words close to your heart
I’m gonna love you all my life

Sara Bareilles – I Choose You

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you

Scott Brothers – You Chose Me

You’re so beautiful, got a heart of gold, and I can’t believe
Out of all the guys in the whole wide world
You chose me

Scotty McCreery – This Is It

On top of the world here together
If there ever was a time for a perfect kiss, well this is it
This is it
Now you’re walkin’ down the aisle
And I can’t help but smile

 

Shania Twain feat. Bryan White – From This Moment On

You’re the reason I believe in love
And you’re the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you

Tamia – Today I Do

I don’t have to think before I answer
‘Cause your love erased all the questions for me
So here I stand, baby this isn’t pretend
Oh, today I do

The Paper Kites, Ainslie Wills – Steal My Heart Away

‘Cause you
Steal my heart away
Every time
Right down the line

Train – Marry Me

You wear white and I’ll wear out the words I love you
And you’re beautiful
Now that the wait is over
And love and has finally showed her my way
Marry me

Us The Duo – No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version)

I’ll take care of you
And love you just because
You and I are better than forever
Nothing can stop us

Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet

Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You

So I’m saving all my love
Yeah, I’m saving all my lovin’
Yes, I’m saving all my love for you

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Wedding Song (Acoustic)

In flames I sleep soundly
With angels around me
I lay at your feet
You’re the breath that I breathe

 

What Is the Best Processional Song?

No matter your favorite music styles or the theme of your wedding, you can definitely find a song on our list that will fit your needs. If you like country music, Zac Brown Band would be a good start. If you would like the processional to be more of a pomp and circumstance type of song, then consider The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Are You Walking Down The Aisle?

Some brides choose not to walk down the aisle. There is a line of thinking that the whole concept of “giving the bride away” echoes the patriarchal society we live in. That’s totally fine. The bride and groom can both walk down the aisle – or the bride can walk alone.

If you choose to walk down the aisle, it’s traditionally accompanied by music. We call this the processional song. The processional is the start of the actual ceremony rituals. Yes, there is music played as guests meander in and take their seats. However, the first official ceremony song typically starts with the processional song.

If the bride would like a special song just for her and a different song for the wedding party, then you have two processional songs. This should be coordinated with your wedding planner and professional DJ. The wedding rehearsal is an important night for practicing the timing of this walk. If the song is too long, your DJ should help you choose how to edit the songs.

A special song should also be considered for the recessional. The wedding couple starts the recessional after the announcement of the new married couple to their guests from the officiant. Then, the wedding party exits. The wedding party is followed by the wedding guests from front to back rows. But, that’s another blog post.

 

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But We’re a Same-Sex Couple

Celebrate yourselves. This is what a wedding is all about. Why not both walk down the aisle? You can choose to walk together or each have a special person to walk with you — one person at a time. You can each have a song that speaks to your part in the marriage. Have fun with it.

Ultimately, the wedding is about you — the wedding couple. Its purpose is to celebrate your union with your closest friends and family. The song choice should be a fun part of your wedding planning.

Walk Down The Aisle To Your Favorite Song

Walking to the altar from behind wedding guests to start the wedding ceremony is known as the processional.

This part of the ceremony is customarily set to music. When choosing a processional song, it is important to factor in who is walking down the aisle and how long the aisle is at the wedding venue. The people walking down the aisle could include the entire wedding party or just the bride.

 

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10 responses to “101 Best Processional Songs”

  1. Laurie zubry says:

    Sometime in the morning The Monkees

  2. Pam says:

    Natalie Cole – Our Love

  3. Natalie says:

    Michelle Featherstone – We are Man and Wife
    Russel Dickerson – Yours
    Taylor Swift – You are in Love
    Safteysuit – Never Stop (wedding version)

  4. Joan Ruiz says:

    Bryant Adam- After All

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