70 Best Processional Songs for Your Wedding Party

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Walking down the aisle is perhaps the single most important moment of your wedding. And the songs you select will set the tone for the big event.

The music choice is your opportunity to add a little drama or character to each member of your wedding party’s runway moment. For the younger ceremony stars, like the ring bearer or the flower girl, you can play a classic, sweet song like "Over The Rainbow," and for the groomsmen and bridesmaids’ first walk, a fun, upbeat track like Beyoncé’s "Crazy In Love" will properly kick things off.

Ahead, the 70 best processional songs for every member of your wedding party.

01 of 70

"Bridal Chorus," by Richard Wagner

Lyrics of Love: (Instrumental)

Who to Play For: Bride

02 of 70

"Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole

Lyrics of Love: "Somewhere over the rainbow/Way up high/And the dreams that you dream of/Once in a lullaby"

Who to Play For: Flower Girl or Ring Bearer

03 of 70

"Wedding March," by Mendelssohn

Lyrics of Love: (Instrumental)

Who to Play For: Bride

04 of 70

"Can't Help Falling in Love," by Haley Reinhart

Lyrics of Love: "Take my hand/Take my whole life too/For I can't help falling in love with you"

Who to Play For: Bride 

05 of 70

"Earned It," by the Weeknd

Lyrics of Love: "‘Cause girl you're perfect/You're always worth it/And you deserve it"

Who to Play for: Groom or Groomsmen

06 of 70

"Only Time," by Enya

Lyrics of Love: "Who can say if your love grows/As your heart chose, only time"

Who to Play For: Bride or Ring Bearer

07 of 70

"Stay With Me," by Sam Smith 

Lyrics of Love: "I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?/Oh, won’t you stay with me?"

Who to Play For: Groom

08 of 70

"I Will Always Love You," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: "And I wish to you joy and happiness/But above all this, I wish you love"

Who to Play For: Bride

09 of 70

"How Long Will I Love You?," by Ellie Goulding

Lyrics of Love: "How long will I love you/As long as stars are above you"

Who to Play For: Bride

10 of 70

"Open Arms," by Journey

Lyrics of Love: "So here I am, with open arms/Hoping you'll see what your love means to me"

Who to Play For: Groom

11 of 70

"Space Song," by Beach House 

Lyrics of Love: "Somewhere in these eyes/I'm on your side"

Who to Play For: Bride or Ring Bearer

12 of 70

"I Want to Know What Love Is," by Foreigner

Lyrics of Love: "I want to know what love is, I want you to show me/I want to feel what love is, I know you can show me"

Who to Play For: Groom

13 of 70

"Beyond," by Leon Bridges

Lyrics of Love: "I love to see her face in daylight/It's more than just our bodies at night"

Who to Play For: Groom or Groomsmen

14 of 70

"Celebration," by Kool and the Gang

Lyrics of Love: "There's a party goin' on right here/a celebration to last throughout the years"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen

15 of 70

"You Are the Reason," by Calum Scott

Lyrics of Love: "I'd climb every mountain and swim every ocean/Just to be with you"

Who to Play For: Groom

16 of 70

"You Are the Best Thing," by Ray LaMontagne

Lyrics of Love: "You know, I hope and I pray that you believe me/When I say this love will never fade away"

Who to Play For: Groom

17 of 70

"Hello," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "You shelter my soul, you're my fire when I'm cold/Just want you to know you had me at hello"

Who to Play For: Bride

18 of 70

"Flora’s Secret," by Enya 

Lyrics of Love: "Lovers in the long grass look above them/Only they can see where the clouds are going"

Who to Play For: Flower Girl or Ring Bearer

19 of 70

"I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For," by U2 

Lyrics of Love: "I have climbed highest mountains, I have run through the fields/Only to be with you"  

Who to Play For: Groomsmen

20 of 70

"It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over," by Lenny Kravitz

Lyrics of Love: "So many years we've tried and kept our love alive/'Cause baby, it ain't over till it's over"

Who to Play For: Groom

21 of 70

"Just the Way You Are," by Bruno Mars 

Lyrics of Love: "When I see your face there's not a thing that I would change/'Cause you're amazing just the way you are"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen & Bridesmaids 

22 of 70

"True," by Spandau Ballet

Lyrics of Love: "This is the sound of my soul/This is the sound/I bought a ticket to the world"

Who to Play For: Groom or Ring Bearer

23 of 70

"Harvest Moon," by Neil Young

Lyrics of Love: "But there's a full moon rising, let's go dancing in the night/We go where the music's playing, let's go out and feel the night"

Who to Play For: Groom

24 of 70

"Crazy in Love," by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z

Lyrics of Love: "I look and stare so deep in your eyes/I touch on you more and more every time"

Who to Play For: Bride or Bridesmaids

25 of 70

"Heaven or Las Vegas," by Cocteau Twins

Lyrics of Love: "But you're much more brighter than the sun is to me/Reaching this itch in my soul"

Who to Play For: Flower Girl or Bridesmaids

26 of 70

"Latch," by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

Lyrics of Love: "How do you do it, you got me losing every breath/What did you give me to make my heart beat out my chest?"

Who to Play For: Groom or Groomsmen

27 of 70

"Sweet Disposition," by The Temper Trap

Lyrics of Love: "A moment, a love/A dream aloud"

Who to Play For: Groom or Ring Bearer

28 of 70

"All of Me," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause all of me/Loves all of you/Love your curves and all your edges/All your perfect imperfections"

Who to Play For: Groom

29 of 70

"Beautiful Day," by U2

Lyrics of Love: "It's a beautiful day/Sky falls, you feel like, It's a beautiful day/Don't let it get away"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen and/or Bridesmaids 

30 of 70

"All Flowers in Time," by Jeff Buckley featuring Elizabeth Fraser

Lyrics of Love: "All flowers in time bend towards the sun/I know you say that there's no-one for you, but here is one"

Who to Play For: Ring Bearer or Groomsmen and Bridesmaids

31 of 70

"Could You Be Loved," by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Lyrics of Love: "Could you be, could you be, could you be loved?"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen and/or Bridesmaids

32 of 70

"Bitter Sweet Symphony," by The Verve

Lyrics of Love: "I let the melody shine/let it cleanse my mind/I feel free now"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen and/or Bridesmaids

33 of 70

"The Rest of Our Life," by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Lyrics of Love: "So I take your hand and ask you/Have you made plans for the rest of your life?"

Who to Play For: Groom

34 of 70

"Ho Hey," by The Lumineers

Lyrics of Love: "I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen and/or Bridesmaids

35 of 70

"Lorelei," by Cocteau Twins

Lyrics of Love: "We make love and we can go/And we can go, and we can go"

Who to Play For: Bride or Flower Girl

36 of 70

"Today Was A Fairytale," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: "Today was a fairytale/I wore a dress/You wore a dark grey t-shirt"

Who to Play For: Bride or Bridesmaids

37 of 70

"Orinoco Flow," by Enya

Lyrics of Love: "From the deep sea of clouds to the island of the moon/Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been"

Who to Play For: Flower Girl or Ring Bearer

38 of 70

"Home," by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Lyrics of Love: "Well, holy moly, me oh my/You're the apple of my eye/Girl, I've never loved one like you"

Who to Play For: Flower Girl or Groomsmen and Bridesmaids

39 of 70

"River," by Leon Bridges

Lyrics of Love: "Take me to your river/I wanna go/Oh, go/Take me to your river/I wanna know"

Who to Play For: Groom

40 of 70

"A Thousand Years," by Christina Perri

Lyrics of Love: "I have died every day waiting for you/Darling, don't be afraid/I have loved you for a thousand years"

Who to Play For: Bride or Bridesmaids

41 of 70

"Islands in the Stream," by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Lyrics of Love: "Sail away with me to another world/And we rely on each other, ah ha"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen and Bridesmaids or Couple

42 of 70

"In Your Eyes," by Peter Gabriel

Lyrics of Love: "I tried to find love/In someone else too many times/But I hope you know I mean it/When I tell you you're the one that was on my mind"

Who to Play For: Groom

43 of 70

"Perfect," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "Darling, just hold my hand/Be my girl, I'll be your man/I see my future in your eyes"

Who to Play For: Groom

44 of 70

"Take My Breath Away," by Berlin

Lyrics of Love: "Turning and returning to some secret place inside/Watchin' in slow motion as you turn around and say/Take my breath away"

Who to Play For: Bride or Ring Bearer

45 of 70

"Take Care," by Beach House 

Lyrics of Love: "I’d take care of you/If you’d ask me to"

Who to Play For: Ring Bearer or Groom

46 of 70

"Never Tear Us Apart," by INXS

Lyrics of Love: "I was standing/You were there/Two worlds collided/And they could never tear us apart"

Who to Play For: Groom

47 of 70

"Shallow," by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Lyrics of Love: "Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us/We're far from the shallow now”

Who to Play For: Bride or Groom

48 of 70

"Genesis," by Grimes

Lyrics of Love: "Oh heart, and then it falls/And then I fall/And then I know"

Who to Play For: Flower Girl or Ring Bearer

49 of 70

"Kiss of Life," by Sade

Lyrics of Love: "When I was led to you I knew you were the one for me/I swear the whole world could feel my heartbeat"

Who to Play For: Bride or Flower Girl

50 of 70

"A Sky Full of Stars," by Coldplay

Lyrics of Love: "I'm gonna give you my heart/'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars"

Who to Play For: Groom

51 of 70

"Miss Saraevjo," by Passengers featuring Luciano Pavarotti

Lyrics of Love: "Here she comes, heads turn around/Here she comes, to take her crown"

Who to Play For: Bride

52 of 70

"Unchained Melody," by The Righteous Brothers

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, my love, my darling/I've hungered, for your touch/A long, lonely time/Time goes by so slowly"

Who to Play For: Groom

53 of 70

"Marry Me," by Train

Lyrics of Love: "Forever can never be long enough for me/To feel like I've had long enough with you"

Who to Play For: Groom

54 of 70

"Waiting for a Girl Like You," by Foreigner

Lyrics of Love: "I've been waiting for someone new to make me feel alive/Yeah, waiting for a girl like you to come into my life"

Who to Play For: Groom

55 of 70

"Everything," by Mary J. Blige

Lyrics of Love: "It never occurred to me the first time I saw your face/I would fall so deep in love that your love can't be replaced"

Who to Play For: Bride

56 of 70

"Strangers in the Night," by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: "And ever since that night we've been together/Lovers at first sight in love forever"

Who to Play For: Groom

57 of 70

"Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "Isn't she lovely?/Isn't she wonderful?/Isn't she precious?"

Who to Play For: Bridesmaids or Flower Girl

58 of 70

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun," by Cyndi Lauper

Lyrics of Love: "Oh daddy dear, you know you're still number one/But girls they wanna have fun"

Who to Play For: Bridesmaids

59 of 70

"Time of My Life," by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Lyrics of Love: "Now I've had the time of my life/No I never felt like this before"

Who to Play For: Bride or Flower Girl

60 of 70

"Marry Me," by Meghan Trainor

Lyrics of Love: "A fancy wedding's not for me/Won't you marry me, marry me today?"

Who to Play For: Bride

61 of 70

"Turning Page," by Sleeping At Last

Lyrics of Love: "Your love is my turning page where only the sweetest words remain/Every kiss is a cursive line, every touch is a redefining phrase"

Who to Play For: Groom or Ring Bearer

62 of 70

"Faithfully," by Journey

Lyrics of Love: "Oh girl you stand by me/I'm forever yours, faithfully"

Who to Play For: Groom or Ring Bearer

63 of 70

"Ain’t No Mountain High Enough," by Marvin Gay featuring Tammi Terrell 

Lyrics of Love: "Cause baby there ain't no mountain high enough/Ain't no valley low enough/Ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen and/or Bridesmaids

64 of 70

"First Day of My Life," by Bright Eyes

Lyrics of Love: "Yours was the first face that I saw/I think I was blind before I met you"

Who to Play For: Ring Bearer

65 of 70

"XO," by John Mayer

Lyrics of Love: "Your heart is glowing/And I'm crashing into you/Baby kiss me, kiss me"

Who to Play For: Groom or Groomsmen

66 of 70

"Coming Home," by Leon Bridges

Lyrics of Love: "Ooh, wanna be around/Baby, I would be grieving/If you wanted to leave me all alone now/By myself, I don't want nobody else"

Who to Play For: Groom or Groomsmen

67 of 70

"The Matrimony," by Wale featuring Usher

Lyrics of Love: "If there's a question of my love, you've got it/Baby don't worry, I've got plans for you"

Who to Play For: Groom or Groomsmen

68 of 70

"Marry You,” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: "Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice/Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen

69 of 70

"Ave Maria," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "I found heaven on Earth/You are my last, my first"

Who to Play For: Bride

70 of 70

"Hold On, We’re Going Home," by Drake

Lyrics of Love: "I got my eyes on you/You're everything that I see"

Who to Play For: Groomsmen

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