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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.
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The Best Wedding Processional Songs List

Processional song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: March 30, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
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
2012, Pop
Ben Platt
So Will I
2020, 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
2018, Country
Daniel Jang
Can’t Help Falling In Love
2018, Pop
David Arkenstone
Hand in Hand
2018, Celtic
Dylan Rockoff with Caroline Kole
You're the One That I Want
2019, Pop
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
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
1998, Pop
George F Handel
1741, Classical
Haley Reinhart
Can’t Help Falling in Love
2015, Pop
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
2001, R&B
Jake Owen
Made for You
2019, Country
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
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
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
2014, Pop
John Williams
Jurassic Park Theme
1993, Instrumental
Jonny Houlihan
So in Love With You
2020, Country
JP Cooper
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
The One
2015, Rock
Born To Love You
2017, Country
Parachute (Acoustic)
2019, Country
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ode To Joy
1824, Classical
Lukas Graham
Love Someone
2018, Pop
Ho Hey
2012, Folk
Lydia Luce
Love You True (String Sessions)
2020, Pop
Mahogany Lox
loving you
2021, Pop
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
2007, Jazz
Muscadine Bloodline
Walk in a Room (Reimagined)
2021, Country
Music Travel Love
The Only One
2019, Pop
Natalie Cole
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
1975, Pop
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
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Highland Cathedral
1998, Classical
Love Changes Everything
2020, Pop
Russell Dickerson
Yours (Wedding Edition)
2017, Country
Ryann Darling feat. Cory Ard
For a Lifetime
2018, Indie
Never Stop (Wedding Version)
2012, Pop Rock
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
Today I Do
2018, Pop
The Paper Kites, Ainslie Wills
Steal My Heart Away
2021, Folk
Marry Me
2010, Rock
Us The Duo
No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version)
2020, Folk Pop
Bittersweet Symphony
1997, Rock
Vitamin String Quartet
All I Want Is You
2000, Rock
All I Wanted
2021, Folk
Whitney Houston
Saving All My Love For You
1985, R&B
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Wedding Song (Acoustic)
2013, Rock

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.


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.

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.

We tried to list the more popular traditional and non-traditional songs. If you have a special processional song that you think we should add to our list, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below


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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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