20 Ideas for Your Ceremony Processional Music

Music

Picture it: It's your wedding day, and your future spouse, bridal party, and you are walking down the ceremony aisle. It's a beautiful moment that kicks off the most sacred, traditional part of a wedding. Now, what song do you hear playing? The most traditional option is Pachelbel's "Canon in D" as the groom, groomsmen, bridesmaids, ring bearer and flower girl (or what have you) before the the classic "Here Comes the Bride (Wedding March)" kicks in for the bride's entrance and processional. But these days, the processional music is as customizable as the rest of a wedding!

Whatever music play should still be a meaningful song that indicates you're entering a hallowed moment, so the best option is something that won't overshadow anyone's entrance or the significance that goes along with it. We curated a special Spotify playlist that appeals to all types of couples and wedding styles.

For brides and grooms that like classics with a twist, we included "Spring" from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven — they're slightly different, but totally traditional. More of an indie couple? Jose Gonzalez's tender rendition of "Heartbeats" and Sigur Ros' "Hoppipolla" are practically standards at this point. We also love the idea of stripped-down versions of popular songs. The Vitamin String Quartet is known for its all-strings takes on tunes like Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and Adele's "Someone Like You."

If you don't have a special song or want to get away from deeply ingrained wedding traditions, give the playlist a listen! You'll be swept away by the beauty and romance of these songs.

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