A lot of people would agree that the processional is the most magical moment of any wedding. Each guest is standing up, all turned to watch the bride walk down the aisle in all her glory, while the bridesmaids are finding their places around the arbor.
Everything happening around you says you should shed a tear or two, or at least get goosebumps right?
Well, that largely depends on the processional song! If you’re watching the bridesmaids walking down the aisle to the rhythms of “Jingle Bells”, I doubt you’ll find the moment very emotional or magical.
Choosing the processional song is effectively setting the scene for how you want everyone to feel the moment they see you walking down the aisle!
So here is a list of a wide range of wedding processional songs for the most important moment of any bride’s life.
“The One” – Kodaline
“The One” has an upbeat tempo that’ll match your bridesmaids’ stroll perfectly.
It’ll give the walk a fresh beat while giving everyone goosebumps when the singer says, ‘The first day I met you, I was never gonna let you slip away,’
“Whispers” – Passenger
I could definitely imagine walking down the aisle with Passenger’s voice ringing out in the hall. “Whispers” has a serene aura to it that’ll have everyone in tears.
“Heart’s on Fire” – Passenger
Although the lyrics of this song aren’t too ‘weddingy,’ Passenger’s voice makes it into a romantic song with a calm rhythm.
The rhythm picks up slightly halfway through, and we imagine that’ll go magically with the bridesmaids’ big entrance.
“The Way That I Love You” – Passenger
I bet half of Passenger’s songs could pass as wedding processional songs. Don’t you agree? This one here is one of his best.
We almost shed a tear imagining a bride walking down as he says, “You’re lovely just the way you are.”
“Bloom” – The Paper Kites
The guitar’s performance in this song makes you want to walk the aisle every day.
It’d make the perfect processional song with its romantic lyrics and the singer’s mellow voice.
“Godspeed” – James Blake
Who wouldn’t want to walk to their groom with ‘”’ll always love you until the time we die” echoing across the hall?
“Godspeed” has an orchestra-like rhythm that goes unbelievably well with James Blake’s powerful voice. I’d choose it in a blink for my wedding ceremony.
“Where You Are” – Tenille Townes
If you’re a guitar fan, you may want to consider “Where You Are” for your bridal processional. Townes’ voice is powerful yet soft enough to send everyone in awe.
I also wouldn’t mind walking down the aisle with this song’s lyrics echoing out: “I’d stand in any ticket line \ Any mountain I would climb \ Just to find my way to where you are.”
“You Are the Reason” – Calum Scott
If you want your audience crying while you walk down the aisle, you should definitely go for this song. Calum’s voice hits your ears’ soft spot, contrasting incredibly well against the piano’s gentle notes.
The lyrics are also tear-worthy: “I’d climb every mountain / And swim every ocean / Just to be with you.”
“Simply the Best” – Noah Reid
If you’ve ever seen” Schitt’s Creek” then you’ll know that the version of this song set the scene for a tear-jerking romantic moment!
“Simply the Best” is a good option if you want your processional to be as emotional as it can get! The lyrics are also awe-worthy, and Reid’s voice hits well.
“Halo” – Ane Brun, Linnea Olsson
I’m all for female power, especially when it comes to the incredibly talented Ane Brun and Linnea Olsson.
If you want your processional song of choice to be slow, relaxed, and emotional, “Halo” is the one.
“Feels Like Home” – Matt Johnson
“Feels Like Home” is definitely one of the most moving tracks of our time. It’s a special blend of piano and guitar tones, with Matt Johnson’ high notes hitting right when they should.
Its lyrics also go perfectly well with the wedding walk: “If you knew how much this moment / Means to me / And how long I’ve waited for your touch.”
“All Your Love” – Dustin Tebbutt
If you don’t want your entrance walk to be too slow, “All Your Love” could be the perfect choice. Its rhythm is cheerful yet soft enough for the atmosphere.
We believe its lyrics are also well-suited for your special union: “All your love it keeps me safe / All your love completes me / All your love it makes me stay / You’re the love I needed.”
“I Knew This Would Be Love” – Imaginary Future
“You both knew this would be love,” didn’t you? The song makes our list because it is soft and emotional, just like you’d imagine your processional to be.
“Falling Like The Stars” – James Arthur
James Arthur’s deep voice might just be what you need to make your wedding entrance spectacular.
The lyrics are perfectly suited: “I need you to know that we’re falling so fast / We’re falling like the stars / Falling in love.”
“Stand by Me” – Haden Carpenter
The original “Stand by Me” seems like the perfect song to walk down the aisle to, but Hayden Carpenter’s rendition is particularly wedding worthy.
“I’m With You” – Vance Joy
“I’m With You” has a steady beat that’ll sound magical, echoing across the venue with the bridesmaids walking down.
It’ll be the perfect moment when your white dress comes into view with Joy singing “My darling, I’m ready, to burst into flames for you.”
“Wild Love” – James Bay
If you’d prefer an upbeat song for your processional, “Wild Love” may be your best choice. James Bay’s voice contrasts incredibly well against the song’s beats.
“All of Me” – Jim Brickman
If you don’t want a singer’s voice to cover your processional, Jim Brickman has the answer for you. His piano version of “All of Me” definitely goes on top of my wedding songs list.
“A Thousand Years” – The Piano Guys
“A Thousand Years” is one of Christina Perri’s best hits, and its cover by The Piano Guys takes it to a beautiful new level.
Purely instrumental, the cello and piano are a match made in heaven in this piece.
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Ingrid Michaelson
The amount of emotion in Michaelson’s voice as she sings this song is unbelievable. It’s a tear-jerking choice for sure!
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
One of the best hits of the 21st century, incredibly romantic, and sung by Ed Sheeran. What more could you want?
“Perfect” has been one of the most popular songs for recent wedding processionals and it’s easy to see why!
“Your Song” – Elton John
A classic wedding song, “Your Song” is one of the ‘70s greatest hits, and I believe it is, in fact, your song!
Elton’s mellow voice will prepare the guests for seeing you walking down the aisle.
“Standing By” – Pentatonix
“Standing By” would is the perfect sweet tune for an outdoor or night event.
The lyrics were written for just that: “I counted the stars tonight / Oh how they shine so bright.”
“The Luckiest” – Ben Folds
“The Luckiest” has a calm rhythm that speeds up slightly as the song goes on. It’d be perfect for your processional with its romantic lyrics and low-key beat.
“Hallelujah” – Pentatonix
If you want a song that resonates with your faith, “Hallelujah” is a popular option.
The acapella group Pentatonix have heavenly voices, which perfectly match the faithful, romantic lyrics.
“I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz
“I’m Yours” has a somewhat cheery rhythm that’ll get everyone clapping as you walk down the aisle. The rhythm also picks up halfway through if you’re in the mood for a dancey walk to your groom.
I bet the song will even get a couple of your guests dancing!
“Best Part” – Daniel Caesar, H.E.R
If you’re an R&B enthusiast, “Best Part” is the song you’re looking for. Its low-key, gentle rhythm is what you need for your processional.
“Canon In D” – Johann Pachelbel
A traditional option, “Canon in D” sounds like butterfly wings fluttering and gentle wind dancing against tree leaves.
It’s a magical piece of music to walk to and has stood the test of time when it comes to wedding music.
“Bridal Chorus for Violin and Piano” – Richard Wagner, Craig Owen
Classics will never fail you!
“The bridal chorus” is a timeless piece that many brides still choose for their walk down the aisle. The violin and piano combo is instantly recognizable and remains emotional yet powerful.
“Butterfly Waltz” – Brian Crain
If you want your processional song to be a classical piece, but the bridal chorus is a little too symphonic for you, the “Butterfly Waltz” is what you’re looking for.
The 1884 piece was initially meant for waltzing, but many brides choose it for their wedding because of its romantic vibes.
“Here Comes the Sun” – Acoustic Guitar Collective
“Here Comes the Sun” is one of The Beatles’ best hits.
If you only want music flooding around the hall during the processional, here’s a magical guitar version of the song.
“I Am Yours” – Andy Grammer
“I Am Yours” seems like the perfect song for a beach wedding.
Grammar’s raspy voice will sound magical with the waves crashing against the shore in the background. The romantic lyrics are also a bonus!
“Grow As We Go” – Ben Platt
“Grow As We Go” was written for couples who want to grow old together, making it the ultimate wedding tune!
It has a moderate tempo with an upbeat rhythm, in case you don’t want to walk to a slow song.
“Love” – Matt White
“Love” by Matt White doesn’t seem like a ‘weddingy’ song when you first listen to it. Its lyrics are romantic, sure, but its rhythm is upbeat and more suited for dancing.
Some people’s commented that it makes them smile, while others said it gives them goosebumps, and I guess that’s really all a bride needs for her big entrance.
“There Is Love” – Noel Paul Stookey
“There Is Love” is just another name for “Wedding Song” by Noel Paul Stookey.
The lyrics are all about getting married and living happily ever after. It’ll send the guests in to tears during the processional.
“In Case You Didn’t Know” – Brett Young
“In Case You Didn’t Know” picks up and slows down at all the right moments.
It’d be a nice change from the traditional wedding ceremony songs with its cheerful vibes and electric guitar tones.
“Kiss Me” – Ed Sheeran
If you’re having an intimate wedding with only your friends and close relatives attending, “Kiss Me” might be a good choice for your processional music. It’s just like your wedding: emotional, intimate, and romantic.
Lyrics: “Kiss me like you wanna be loved / You wanna be loved / You wanna be loved / This feels / like falling in love / Falling in love / Falling in love.”
“Speechless” – Dan + Shay
“Speechless” by country artists Dan and Shay is fast becoming a popular wedding song, and you can see why with these lyrics:
“I know that I’ll be a mess \ The second that I see you \ You won’t be surprised \ It happens every time, It’s nothin’ new \ It’s always on a night like tonight \ I thank \ God you can read my mind \ ‘Cause when you look at me with those eyes \ I’m speechless.”
“You & Me” – Dave Matthews Band
The wedding day is all about the bride and groom, and this song is the same.
“We’re gonna take a boat to the end of the world / All the way to the end of the world / Oh, and when the kids are old enough / We’re gon’ teach them to fly / You and me together could do anything, baby / You and me together, yes, yes.”
“Yours” – Wedding Edition – Russell Dickerson
The wedding version of “Yours” would sound heavenly as you walk down the aisle, especially if you’re having a beach wedding.
Nothing would match the sand and the blue waves better than Dickerson’s voice as he sings out these romantic lyrics: “I came to life when I first kissed you / The best me has his arms around you / You make me better than I was before / Thank God I’m yours.”