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Choosing Music for Your Wedding Processional


Your wedding processional is one of the most important parts of your big day, as it sets the tone for the ceremony and provides an opportunity for you to make a grand entrance. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect music to walk down the aisle to. Here are some tips to help you select the right music for your wedding processional.

  1. Consider the mood and atmosphere you want to create. Do you want the music to be romantic and intimate, or grand and dramatic? The music you choose should reflect the tone of the ceremony and your personal style.

  2. Think about the length of your aisle. If you have a long aisle, you may want to choose a longer piece of music to ensure you have enough time to make your way down. On the other hand, if you have a short aisle, a shorter piece of music may be more appropriate.

  3. Consider the lyrics of the song. The lyrics of the song can add an extra layer of meaning and sentiment to the ceremony, so choose a song that has lyrics that resonate with you and your partner.

  4. Take into account any cultural or religious traditions. If you have cultural or religious traditions that you want to incorporate into your ceremony, you may want to choose music that reflects these traditions.

  5. Make it personal. Your wedding processional is a great opportunity to incorporate a song that has special significance to you and your partner. This could be a song that you listened to on your first date, or a song that holds special memories for you both.

  6. Experiment with different genres. You don’t have to stick to classical music when it comes to your wedding processional. You can choose a song from any genre, as long as it creates the mood you want and reflects your personal style.

In conclusion, choosing music for your wedding processional is a personal decision that should reflect your style and the tone of the ceremony. Consider the mood you want to create, the length of your aisle, the lyrics of the song, cultural and religious traditions, and make it personal by choosing a song that holds special meaning to you and your partner. Happy choosing!




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100 Instrumental Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To on Your Wedding Day


01of 100 "1,2,3,4," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A string ensemble performance of Feist's indie-pop song. The upbeat melody would pair well with guests entering your reception hall.


02of 100 "A Day Without Rain," by Enya Why We Love It: A deeply touching instrumental arrangement lends an organic feel to any ceremony. This would be a harmonious addition to any outdoor event.


03of 100 "Amazing Grace," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A graceful and elegant cover of the timeless hymn on string instruments. Consider playing this hymn as parents and family enter during the processional.


04of 100 "A Sky Full of Stars," by The Piano Guys Why We Love It: A fun piano and cello rendition of Coldplay's house-pop song. This upbeat melody would play well during the recessional as guests leave following the newlyweds.


05of 100 "A Thousand Years," by The Piano Guys Why We Love It: A heartwarming tribute to Christina Perri's Twilight score as a piano and cello duet. A beautiful version that would work great during the processional entry.


06of 100 "All I Want Is You," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A lively cover of U2's famous rock song by a string quartet. Another good option for background music as your wedding party enters.


07of 100 "All of Me," by Daniel Jang Why We Love It: A tender violin and guitar composition of John Legend's soulful love ballad. This would pair well with the bride walking down the aisle.


08of 100 "All You Need Is Love," by Guitar Tribute Players Why We Love It: A soft acoustic tribute of The Beatles' simplistic yet poignant piece. This slower version of the rock classic becomes a great processional backdrop.


09of 100 "And I Love Her," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A sensual and romantic rendition of another well-known Beatles love song on acoustic guitar. The slower yet upbeat pace makes for a great first, or father-daughter, dance.


10of 100 "Ants Marching/Ode to Joy," by The Piano Guys Why We Love It: A bright arrangement of the Dave Matthews Band rock song and Beethoven's classic symphony on two cellos and a piano. Positive energy for starting your post-wedding reception.


11of 100 "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A sentimental acoustic cover of Thompson Square's country love song. Another solid choice for the processional.


12of 100 "Best Day of My Life," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A whimsical and happy string instrument interpretation of the American Authors' pop-rock piece. The perfect, upbeat melody for cutting your wedding cake.


13of 100 "Better Together," by Romeo Loves Juliet Why We Love It: A sweet acoustic adaptation of Jack Johnson's carefree folk song. A good selection for prelude music as your guests enter.


14of 100 "Black Bird," by Peter Pupping and Fred Benedetti Why We Love It: The Beatles' soothing folk-rock composition on acoustic guitar. Another uplifting tune for the family processional.


15of 100 "Can't Help Falling in Love," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: An emotional acoustic rendition of Elvis Presley's iconic love ballad. A solid choice for a first dance or father-daughter dance.


16of 100 "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: An upbeat and fun string ensemble performance of Justin Timberlake's disco-pop song. The positive beat makes this a good closing melody.


17of 100 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," by Trio Comodo Why We Love It: A waltz-like flute, violin, and cello arrangement of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' timeless classic. The fast-paced tune works great to lead you from the ceremony to the reception.


18of 100 "Calling Dr. Love," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A vivacious and robust string composition of the Kiss rock song. Another solid choice for your recessional.


19of 100 "Come Away With Me," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A tribute to Norah Jones's soulful love ballad by a string ensemble. Play this for the processional.


20of 100 "Counting Stars," by Simply Three Why We Love It: A vibrant and rhythmic violin, cello, and base cover of OneRepublic's pop-rock piece. This song will have your guests pumped as they head to the reception.


21of 100 "Daughters," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A soothing and bright string interpretation of John Mayer's blues-rock song. A sweet melody for the family's processional.


22of 100 "Despacito," by Brooklyn Duo Why We Love It: A much more sensual and emotional rendition of Luis Fonsi's smash hit on cello and piano. We'll be honest: We're not sure which version makes us want to dance more!


23of 100 "Don't Stop Believin'," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: An inspirational and elegant string arrangement of everyone's favorite Journey anthem. We couldn't help but sing the words in our heads as we swayed to the melody.


24of 100 "Endless Love," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A tender and romantic instrumental variation of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross's famous duet on Spanish acoustic guitars.


25of 100 "Everything," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A playfully rhythmic cover of Michael Bublé's catchy love song on string instruments. Soft and upbeat for the bridesmaid's processional.




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26of 100 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: Spanish acoustic guitars perform a gentle rendition of Bryan Adams's timeless love ballad of selflessness and devotion.


27of 100 "Fallin' For You," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: An uplifting string composition of Colbie Caillat's bright folk-pop song. A good selection for a father and bride dance.


28of 100 "Feels Like Home," by Edwina Hayes Why We Love It: A warm and emotional instrumental version of Edwina Hayes's folk song from My Sister's Keeper on acoustic guitar.


29of 100 "Fields of Gold," by 2Cellos Why We Love It: A moving cello duet of Sting's stirring rock song. The deep sound of the cello would make for a dramatic entry.


30of 100 "Forever," by Josh Vietti Why We Love It: A dynamic and tantalizing violin and synth compilation that's bound to inject energy into any event.


31of 100 "From This Moment On," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: Get ready to passionately belt out your own vocals to this sweet acoustic variation of Shania's country hit.


32of 100 "Get Lucky," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: An exhilarating string interpretation of Daft Punk's house music song. A nice beat as you depart the ceremony as new spouses!


33of 100 "Glasgow Love Theme," by Craig Armstrong Why We Love It: A heartwarming piano solo impeccably timed to a processional walk down the aisle.


34of 100 "God Gave Me You," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A cheery acoustic adaptation of Blake Shelton's country love song. A sweet song for your first dance.


35of 100 "Grow Old With You," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: Who doesn't remember this song from The Wedding Singer? This tender acoustic guitar cover is the perfect addition to an emotionally charged day.


36of 100 "Happy," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: Pharell's joyous neo-soul song is an equally catchy and spirited string performance. Get the positive vibes going as your wedding party enters the venue.


37of 100 "Half of My Heart," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A touching string arrangement of John Mayer's love ballad. An appropriate balance for your grand entry into the wedding.


38of 100 "Hallelujah," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A full-bodied instrumental rendition of Leonard Cohen's ageless indie-folk hymn performed by a string ensemble.


39of 100 "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A sweet and tender variation of the widely recognized country song on Spanish acoustic guitars. The first family dance would pair well with this tune.


40of 100 "Heaven," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A soulful string tribute to a classic Bryan Adams anthem for lovers. We can't listen to this song without singing that famous chorus in our heads.


41of 100 "Purple Haze," by Kronos Quartet Why We Love It: A mysterious and dramatic string performance of everyone's favorite Jimi Hendrix piece. Who would have guessed this classic rock song could become your recessional melody?


42of 100 "Here Comes the Sun," by Fred Benedetti and Peter Pupping Why We Love It: The Beatles' famously bright and cheery song performed instrumentally on acoustic guitar. Consider playing this during the couple's grand entrance at the wedding reception.


43of 100 "How Long Will I Love You," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A soothing and tranquil string cover of Ellie Goulding's indie-pop song. A perfect tune for your first couple's dance.


44of 100 "How To Save A Life (The Fray Tribute)," by Piano Tribute Players Why We Love It: A melodious piano solo of The Fray's stirring rock song. Another good option for your guests' processional.


45of 100 "Hymn for the Weekend," by Brooklyn Duo Why We Love It: Coldplay's indie song is captivatingly performed by a cello and piano. Imagine your guests turning to you as you enter with this playing in the background.


46of 100 "Hymne," by the O'Neill Brothers Why We Love It: A sweet arrangement of the transcendent Vangelis original on piano. Another soft song for a processional arrangement.


47of 100 "I Do," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A poppy string interpretation of Colbie Caillat's fun folk song. This is a more upbeat, faster-paced processional option.


48of 100 "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: Get ready to sway to this delicate and sentimental variation of Aerosmith's legendary love ballad by a string ensemble. We can already hear the echoes of your guests singing the words!


49of 100 "I Want to Hold Your Hand," by Guitar Tribute Players Why We Love It: A gentle acoustic cover of this Beatles' hit provides the perfect soundtrack for a slow dance.


50of 100 "I Will Always Love You," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A passionate and stirring acoustic tribute to Whitney's hit love ballad. Get everyone swooning by playing this for the first dance.


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51of 100 "I'm Yours," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: An orchestral rendition of Jason Mraz's pop love song. Play this upbeat tune in the moments leading up to the cake-cutting.


52of 100 "In Your Eyes," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: An inspirational string arrangement of Peter Gabriel's rock classic. A feel-good song for entering your venue.


53of 100 "Light My Fire," by Threeds Why We Love It: A whimsical interpretation of The Doors' instantly recognizable track on woodwind instruments. Another classic rock remix that could be played during your post-wedding reception.


54of 100 "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A waltz-like string variation of Meghan Trainor's lyrical love proclamation makes for a unique dance number.


55of 100 "Kashmir," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: Mysterious and bold, this string performance of Led Zeppelin's timeless masterpiece will be sure to inject some drama into any event.


56of 100 "Love Me Like You Do," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A soft and emotional composition of Ellie Goulding's electro-pop hit played by a string ensemble. If you're looking for a warm processional intro, then look no further.


57of 100 "Maestro," by Hans Zimmer Why We Love It: You may remember this particular score from the soundtrack of The Holiday. Bright and full of hope, this melody has all the gumption you need.


58of 100 "Marry You," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A peppy acoustic adaptation of Bruno Mars's pop love song. Another option for first-dance material.


59of 100 "Me and My Cello (Happy Together)," by The Piano Guys Why We Love It: A bright and joyful cello solo of The Turtles' classic rock song. A perfect song to introduce the new couple to guests.


60of 100 "Mine Would Be You," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A tender string composition of Blake Shelton's country love song makes for a sweet slow-dance option.


61of 100 "La La Land," by Brooklyn Duo Why We Love It: We're not crying; you're crying! This passionate cello and piano duet of the movie score is bursting with chemistry.


62of 100 "Our Song," by Romeo Loves Juliet Why We Love It: This spirited acoustic rendition of Taylor Swift's love song doesn't lose any of that country twang in translation. A fun and upbeat backdrop as friends and family enter your wedding site.


63of 100 "Open Arms," by Scott D. Davis Why We Love It: A deeply sentimental piano solo cover of Journey's timeless rock anthem. We couldn't think of a better tune for the bride or groom's first dance with mom or dad.


64of 100 "Over the Rainbow/Simple Gifts," by Harold Arlen, Joseph Bracket, Edgar 'Yip' Harburg, and The Piano Guys Why We Love It: An upbeat compilation of string instruments, piano, and choir harmonies creates a captivating and inspirational mash-up of two instantly recognizable songs.


65of 100 "Paradise," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: An emotional string arrangement of Coldplay's inspirational indie hit. A stirring rendition for your processional.


66of 100 "Rather Be," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A charismatic and rhythmic string composition of Clean Bandit's dance-pop song. Festive background music for your guests as they enter your post-wedding reception.


67of 100 "Rhythm of Love," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A string ensemble performs a sweet cover of the Plain White T's folk song. A nice, upbeat background tune for different parts of your wedding day.


68of 100 "Riptide," by Piano Tribute Players Why We Love It: A tender piano solo of Vance Joy's indie declaration of love. This would work well as a backdrop for your guests entering your venue.


69of 100 "Shape of You," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: It's completely impossible to listen to this provocative string variation of one of Ed Sheeran's famous wedding-worthy tunes and not dance.


70of 100 "She Will Be Loved," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: There's a haunting mysteriousness about this string rendition of the Maroon 5 song that lends itself to an unexpected elegance.


71of 100 "Somewhere in Time," by John Barry Why We Love It: A heartbreakingly serene instrumental score from one of the most classic romance films of all time. An epic backdrop for when you enter your wedding.


72of 100 "Something in the Way She Moves," by Fred Benedetti and Peter Pupping Why We Love It: A sweet acoustic cover of James Taylor's folk love song. A nice balance and flow for the processional.


73of 100 "Something Just Like This," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: An entrancing and inspirational cover of The Chainsmokers' dance hit by a string ensemble. Command attention with this tune during the processional entrance for your wedding party.


74of 100 "Stairway to Heaven," by Fred Benedetti and Peter Pupping Why We Love It: Get ready for goosebumps. This acoustic tribute to Led Zeppelin has us a bit emotional at the moment.


75of 100 "Stand By Me," by Stringspace Orchestra Why We Love It: A string performance of Ben E. King's romantic ballad. The soft, sentimental melody makes this first-dance material.



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76of 100 "Stand by You," by Rachel Platten Why We Love It: An upbeat instrumental melody of Rachel Platten's pop love song. This makes the cut as a strong recessional song.


77of 100 "Stay With Me," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A heart-wrenchingly romantic string arrangement of Sam Smith's soul-pop song. A terrific option for your processional melody.


78of 100 "Take Me to Church," by Simply Three Why We Love It: A haunting violin, cello, and bass cover of Hozier's gritty, contemporary soul piece. A spirited entry for your wedding processional.


79of 100 "Take My Breath Away," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: We're humming along to this as we speak. A gentle acoustic composition of Berlin's iconic Top Gun soundtrack song.


80of 100 "Teenage Dream," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: We'll be honest, this one took us by surprise. This string cover of Katy Perry's pop anthem is refreshingly bright and tender.


81of 100 "The Best Day," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A sweet and upbeat string composition of Taylor Swift's country song for (what else?) the best day of your life. Walking up to the altar feels right with this song playing in the background.


82of 100 "The Edge of Glory," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: A Gaga power ballad with a symphonic twist? We're listening (literally). This string quartet delivers a slightly more refined variation that packs just as much of a punch.


83of 100 "The Look of Love," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A soulful acoustic adaptation of Dusty Springfield's jazz hit. Dial it down with this sentimental piece that's perfect for a slow dance.


84of 100 "The Way I Am," by Romeo Loves Juliet Why We Love It: A catchy and rhythmic instrumental cover of Ingrid Michaelson's indie declaration of love, on acoustic guitar. A sweet tune to play as guests enter the venue.


85of 100 "Thinking Out Loud," by the Guitar Dreamers Why We Love It: A sweet acoustic interpretation of Ed Sheeran's affectionate pop ballad. A welcoming tune to signal the arrival of guests to your wedding or reception.


86of 100 "This Is What You Came For," by Brooklyn Duo Why We Love It: Calvin Harris's hit dance song performed by this piano and cello duo may have us feverishly dancing harder than the original.


87of 100 "Time After Time," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A soft acoustic rendition of Cindy Lauper's forever classic hit. This hit us right in the childhood.


88of 100 "Uptown Funk," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars's hit song takes on an interesting sense of drama and grooviness when performed on string instruments. Don't believe us, just watch.


89of 100 "Viva La Vida," by 2Cellos Why We Love It: This cello duet of Coldplay's rock hymn is packed with so much depth and emotion. The highs and lows of this one will make for a dramatic ceremony entry.


90of 100 "We Found Love," by 2Cellos Why We Love It: This energetic and exhilarating cello cover of Rihanna's electro-house dance hit will have everyone on the dance floor.


91of 100 "White Wedding," by Scott D. Davis Why We Love It: Billy Idol's iconic wedding rock song is translated into a powerful piano solo. This is the strong ballad that you need during the recessional.


92of 100 "With or Without You," by 2Cellos Why We Love It: A tender, emotionally stirring composition of U2's classic rock love ballad. A soulful song for your guest's processional entry.


93of 100 "Wonderwall," by Guitar Tribute Players Why We Love It: An acoustic rendition of Oasis's willfully romantic rock song. This one makes a sweet, heartfelt entry for the bride.


94of 100 "You and Me," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: An elegant all-string interpretation of Lifehouse's soft-rock love anthem. A cheerful entry song for your wedding party.


95of 100 "You Are So Beautiful," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: Any cover of Joe Cocker's famous love song has some pretty big shoes to fill. This string adaptation is just as full of love, devotion, and raw emotion as the legendary original.


96of 100 "You Are the Best Thing," by Bridesmaids Quartet Why We Love It: A gentle and happy instrumental take on Ray LaMontagne's folk love song, by a string ensemble. If you want a slower, softer entry as the bride, this one is for you.


97of 100 "You Are My Sunshine," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: Our favorite childhood lullaby is transformed into a sweet and captivating acoustic melody. A touching song for family members as they enter the ceremony.


98of 100 "You Raise Me Up," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A romantic and sentimental acoustic rendition of Josh Groban's popular hit single. Another softer entry song for you or your family.


99of 100 "Your Hand in Mine," by Vitamin String Quartet Why We Love It: An elegant and poignant string arrangement of Explosions in the Sky's indie declaration of love. A calm background melody to play throughout any portion of your ceremony.


100of 100 "Your Song," by United Guitar Players Why We Love It: A touching tribute to Elton John's love ballad on Spanish acoustic guitars makes for the perfect accompaniment to any intimate, slow dance.

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