What's the best wedding processional music?

What’s the best music to play while the bride is marching down the aisle?

Answer #1

my dad half way through I t was seet child of mine…what cool parents I had

Answer #2

I had Rejouissance by Handel. its a common one for leaving the church because it sounds joyful but I wanted it to enter to because it makes you smile

Answer #3

the arrival of the queen of Sheba - sorry I can’t remember who its by. Pacabels canon in d.

Both are gorgeous pieces of music! can’t wait till I get married - just so you get to walk down the aisle to one of them! LOL! Jokes!

Answer #4

Traditional Wedding Ceremony Music:

“Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin” (Richard Wagner) (also known as “Here Comes the Bride”)

“Canon in D” (Johann Pachelbel)

“Guitar Concerto in D Major”, Largo, (Antonio Vivaldi)

“Air” (from Water Music Suite), (George Frederic Handel)

“The Prince of Denmark’s March” (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) (Jeremiah Clarke)

“Procession of Joy” (Hal Hopson)

“Rigaudon” (Andre Campra)

“Wedding March” (from The Marriage of Figaro), (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Prelude from “Te Deum” (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

“Trumpet Tune and Air” (Henry Purcell)

“Trumpet Voluntary” (John Stanley)

Other Classical Wedding Ceremony Music:

“Coronation March for Czar Alexander III” (Peter I. Tchaikovsky)

“Overture” (from Royal Fireworks Music), (George Frederic Handel)

“Promenade” (from Pictures at an Exhibition), (Modest Mussorgsky)

“Sinfonia” (from Cantata No. 156), (Johann Sebastian. Bach)

“Cantata No.29” (Johann Sebastian Bach)

“Prelude and Fugue in C” (Johann Sebastian Bach)

“Toccata” (from L’Orfeo), (Claudio Monteverdi)

“Romance from String Quartet” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

“Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major” (“Elvira Madigan”) (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

“Trumpet Tune in A-Major” (David N. Johnson)

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream, incidental music, Op. 61 Wedding March” (Felix Mendelssohn)

“Winter,” Largo or “Spring” Allegro (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)

Contemporary Songs Appropriate for Wedding Ceremonies:

“At Last” (Etta James)

“Only Time” (Enya)

“Come Away With Me” (Norah Jones)

“Appalachia Waltz” (Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor)

“Unforgettable” (Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole)

“It’s Only Time” (Magnetic Fields)

“The Look of Love” (Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach)

“The Vow” (Jeremy Lubbock)

“Come What May” (Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor)

“Storybook Love” from the movie “The Princess Bride” (Willy DeVille)

“Wedding Processional” (from The Sound of Music) (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein)

“Can’t help falling in love” (Elvis Presley)

“What A Wonderful World” (Louis Armstrong)

“When I’m Sixty-Four” (The Beatles)

Good Luck and God Bless !!

Answer #5

Whenever You Call by Mariah Carey…the lyrics are perfect!!! 2 versions of the song either with Mariah all by her self or featuring Brian McKnight

Answer #6

I’m a church organist/pianist and in my opinion the best processional is Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke or Canon in D by Pachelbel. That list someone sent you is quite long, but I thought I’d narrow it down for you.

Answer #7

I always like the idea of walking down the isle to Tom Petty’s “Here Come’s My Girl”.

Maybe coordinate a cute little dance routine with your bridesmaids. But that’s just me and i’m nutty like that.

Answer #8

i don’t know the name of the song but i walked down the isle in my wedding dress while the organist played. it’s the same music/song that princess diana walked down the isle when marrying prince charles. you can ask a church organist to help you that’s how i found out. this was in 1983 so you may have to do some hard looking. wished i know that name for you. good luck. i thinks it’s a classical song.

Answer #9

You’re going to want Canon played by a small orchestra.

Answer #10

I just got married two months ago, I did the traditional wedding march and then I played other songs (none traditional) for everything else…however if you hate the thought of that, I would have done chuck wicks stealing cinderella, but I did that for the recessional instead…

Answer #11

Digital Love by Daft Punk

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