Processional Music – The Ultimate List

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Processional music accompanies the wedding party, such as the family, bridal party and of course, the bride, as they make their entrance and walk down the aisle. Usually, the parents and bridal party enter (either to different songs or to the same piece of music), there is a breath of a pause and then the bride makes her grand entrance to another musical selection.


Although the Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) is a must for some, other brides prefer to have something less traditional.

Here are some suggestions for a memorable entrance:


Air (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)

Bridal Chorus (from Lohengrin), (Richard Wagner) “Here Comes The Bride”

Canon in D (Johann Pachelbel)

Procession of Joy (Hal Hopson)

Rigaudon (Andre Campra)

Spring (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)

Te Deum (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

The Prince of Denmark’s March (Jeremiah Clarke)

Trumpet Tune (Henry Purcell)

Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)

Trumpet Voluntary (John Stanley)

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

Canzon V (Giovanni Gabrieli)

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)

Romeo and Juliet Love Theme (Tchaikovsky)

Sinfonia (from Cantata No. 156), (Johann S. Bach)

Toccata (from L’Orfeo) (Claudio Monteverdi)

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

Sonatas for Organ, Op. 65, No. 3 (con moto maestoso) (Felix Mendelssohn)

Winter – Largo (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)


At Last (Etta James)

What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)

Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo ole)

La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf)

Ripple (Grateful Dead)

Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)

The Luckiest (Ben Folds)

Better Together (Jack Johnson)

Thinking Out Loud (Ed Shireen)

Kiss (Ed Shireen)

A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

I Choose You (Sara Bareilles)

Only Time (Enya) 

Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)

Love Song (Tesla)

And I Love Her (The Beatles)

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

The Wedding Song (Kenny G)

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

Sunrise, Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof), (Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock)

Amazed (Lone Star)

Pitter Patter Goes My Heart (Broken Social Scene)

Caught in the Air (Frozen Ocean)

Yellow (Coldplay)

The Look of Love (Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach)

Sea of Love (Cat Power)

The Vow (Jeremy Lubbock)

To A Wild Rose (Edward MacDowell)

Flatbush Waltz (Andy Statman)

Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)

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

In My Life (The Beatles)

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (Lauryn Hill)

Bless The Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)

Our Way to Fall (Yo Lo Tengo)

Beautiful One (Johnny Lang)

Like Real People Do (Hozier)

Holy (Florida Georgia Line)

Luna (The Smashing Pumpkins)

Fade Into You (Mazzy Star)



All People That On Earth Do Dwell (“Old 100th” hymn)

Dona Nobis Pacem (16th century hymn)

St. Anthony’s Chorale (Franz Joseph Haydn)

Hymn Fanfare from The Triumphant (Francois Couperin)

Scalero de Oro (traditional Sephardic)

Dodi Li (My Beloved) (traditional)

Hanava Babanot (A Love Song), (Neeman)


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