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67 Most Elegant & Romantic Wedding Processional Songs

Make an entrance with the ultimate processional songs playlist

Whether you’re having a humanist, religious, or civil wedding ceremony, you’re almost certain to walk down the aisle accompanied by music. There are some restrictions if you’re having a church wedding, but otherwise, you can choose any processional song you want, whether it’s a live instrumental, your favourite song played on a speaker, or someone serenading you up the aisle.

Whether it’s a grand entrance or something more understated, your ceremony music plays a critical role in setting the tone of the occasion, so it’s critical to get it right. With the assistance of some of our favourite wedding ceremony singers and musicians, we’ve compiled a list of over 60 of the best wedding processional songs to suit any style of wedding, from traditional to romantic to upbeat to unusual – we’ve even added them to a handy Spotify playlist, so be sure to scroll to the end to hear them all!

While you may not be familiar with the titles of classical works, the majority are instantly recognizable upon hearing them – though some are a little more obscure. Inform your ceremony singer or musicians of the classical piece you have in mind, and they will almost certainly be able to provide it.

  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
  • Bridal Chorus – Wagner
  • Pie Jesu – adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Nella Fantasia (or Gabriel’s Oboe) – Ennio Morricone
  • Jesu, Joy of Man Desiring – Bach
  • The Swan (Le Cygne) – Saint Saens
  • The Flower Duet from Lakmé (Viens Mallika Sous le Dome) – Léo Delibes
  • Romance Classical Guitar – folk piece
  • The Four Seasons: Spring 1 – Vivaldi, Recomposed by Max Richter
  • Cello suite No. 1 – Bach
  • Una Furtiva Lagrima – Gaetano Donizetti
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61: IX. Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod

Songs of the Irish Processional
With these lovely Irish airs, add a touch of Celtic romance to your processional…

  • My Lagan Love
  • Carolan’s Concerto
  • She Moves Through the Fair
  • Midnight Walker – Uilleann Pipes
  • The Parting Glass

Alternative Processional Musical Selections
Are you looking for something unique or personalised for your processional song? Consider these cool indie and alternative tracks…

  • Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  • Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow
  • The Blowers Daughter – Damien Rice
  • Work Song – Hozier
  • Growing Up Beside You – Paolo Nutini
  • Skinny Love – Bon Ivor
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
  • To Be Alone With You – Sufijan Stevens
  • ‘Cello Song – Nick Drake
  • Wicked Game (Instrumental) – Chris Isaak
  • All This Love – Angus & Julia Stone
  • Wedding Song – Bob Dylan
  • Sweet Disposition (Acoustic) – Temper Trap
  • Wedding Song (Acoustic) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
  • Sea of Love – Cat Power
  • Angels – The XX
  • Feelin’ Good – Nina Simone
  • Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
  • Quelqu’un m’a dit – Carla Bruni
  • Good Riddance (Time of your Life) – Greenday
  • Riptide – Vance Joy
  • When I Go – Slow Club
  • Another Love – Tom Odell
  • A Waltz for a Night – Julie Delpy

Songs for a Positive Processional
While many of you believe a processional song should be slow and deliberate, adding a retro tinge to these upbeat songs creates the sweetest entrance.

  • Here There and Everywhere – The Beatles
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
  • Everyday – Buddy Holly
  • In My Life  – The Beatles
  • Here Comes The Sun – Nina Simone
  • Be My Baby – The Ronettes
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Julie London
  • Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
  • Can’t Smile Without You – Barry Manilow

Songs for Romantic Processions
Are you and your partner hopeless romantics? If that is the case, then these are the processional songs for you!

  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • She – Elvis Costello
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  • I’ve Got A Crush On You – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
  • Not About Angels – Birdy
  • Blackbird – The Beatles
  • She’s Always a Woman – Fyfe Dangerfield
  • La Vie En Rose – Louis Armstrong
  • One Day Like This – Elbow

We’d like to express our gratitude to ceremony singers and musicians The Hitmen Trio and Something Blue Acoustics for their assistance with this post and for providing excellent wedding processional song suggestions.