113 Wedding Processional Songs You Should Definitely Use at Your Ceremony

Make the most of the trip down the aisle.
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Chapelle Johnson
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Chapelle Johnson
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  • Chapelle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide. She covers all things wedding-related and has a personal interest in covering celebrity engagements and fashion.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Chapelle was an editorial intern for Subvrt Magazine.
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Updated Jun 23, 2023

Many couples choose to break tradition and explore unique wedding processional songs for their ceremony. But before you begin your walk down the aisle, your wedding party will lead the way, heralding your arrival, so get creative. Some couples opt to choreograph a fun dance for the wedding party entrance to personalize their celebration even further. No matter what your wedding processional music selection is, be sure to make it special for the ones who have supported you tirelessly on your journey.

Here, we've brought you a list of wedding party processional songs as diverse as your crew. There are even some processional tunes that work for you and your partner in our song catalog. We know we've provided you with lots of options, but as long as you hire top-notch musicians to carry out your musical wishes you'll be all set.

In this article:

Best Wedding Processional Songs

Set the tone for your walk down the aisle with romantic songs that make some of the best wedding processional music. These well-known hits are the perfect way to induce happy tears before the ceremony.

"You & Me," by Dave Matthews Band

  • Lyrics you'll love: "We 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 gonna teach them to fly"
  • Album: Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, 2009
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"100 Years," by Five for Fighting

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I'm fifteen for a moment / Caught in between ten and twenty / And I'm just dreaming / Counting the ways to where you are"
  • Album: The Battle for Everything, 2004
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Your Song," by Elton John

  • Lyrics you'll love: "It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside / I'm not one of those who can easily hide / I don't have much money but boy, if I did / I'd buy a big house where we both could live"
  • Album: Elton John, 1970
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Stand by Me," by Ben E. King

  • Lyrics you'll love: "When the night has come / And the land is dark / And the moon is the only light we'll see / No, I won't be afraid / Oh, I won't be afraid / Just as long as you stand / Stand by me"
  • Album: The Very Best of Ben E. King, 1998
  • Ideal for: The parents of the couple.

"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)," by Natalie Cole

  • Lyrics you'll love: "This will be an everlasting love / This will be the one I've waited for / This will be the first time anyone has loved me"
  • Album: Inseparable, 1975
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds, wedding party or parents.

"Turning Page," by Sleeping at Last

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I've waited a hundred years / But I'd wait a million more for you / Nothing prepared me for / What the privilege of being yours would do"
  • Album: Turning Page – Single, 2012
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I see trees of green, red roses too / I see them bloom for me and you / And I think to myself what a wonderful world"
  • Album: All-Time Greatest Hits, 1994
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Everything," by Lifehouse

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Find me here, and speak to me / I want to feel you, I need to hear you / You are the light that's leading me to the place / Where I find peace again"
  • Album: No Name Face, 2000
  • Ideal for: The couple.

Instrumental Wedding Processional Songs

Beautiful but slightly less traditional than classical music, instrumental wedding processional songs make perfect choices for walking down the aisle. We can't get enough of the melodic sounds of the piano, acoustic guitar, violins and string quartets on this list.

"A Day Without Rain," by Enya

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: A Day Without Rain, 2000
  • Ideal for: The flower girl, ring bearer or couple.

"Yellow," by Vitamin String Quartet

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Vitamin String Quartet Performs Coldplay, 2002
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or to-be-weds.

"Glasgow Love Theme," by Craig Armstrong

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Love, Actually (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 2003
  • Ideal for: The parents.

"A Thousand Years," by The Piano Guys

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: The Piano Guys, 2012
  • Ideal for: The couple or wedding party.

"Beethoven's 5 Secrets," by The Piano Guys

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: The Piano Guys, 2012
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or to-be-weds.

"Dawn," by Jean-Yves Thibaudet

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Pride and Prejudice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 2005
  • Ideal for: The couple or flower girl.

"Theme Song from On Golden Pond," by Kelly Stewart

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Reel Piano, 1998
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Somewhere in Time," by John Barry

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Somewhere in Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1980
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"The Swan," by Robbins Island Music Group

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Wedding Music: Top 15 Instrumental Wedding Songs, 2015
  • Ideal for: The flower girl or ring bearer.

"Pachelbel Meets U2," by Jon Schmidt

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Winter Serenade, 2004
  • Ideal for: The couple, parents or wedding party.

"Love Story Meets Love Story," by Jon Schmidt

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Bonus Tracks, 2009
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

Classical/Traditional Wedding Processional Songs

If you're planning a formal affair, you may want to stick with traditional, classical wedding processional songs for you and your wedding party. These traditional wedding processional songs are familiar to everyone, and as a bonus, many of these tunes have crescendos that are perfect for your grand entrance.

"Clair de Lune," by Claude Debussy

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Clair de Lune – single, 2014
  • Ideal for: The couple, flower girl or ring bearer.

"Canon in D," by Pachelbel

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: The Most Relaxing Classical Music in the Universe, 2009
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or couple.

"Flower Duet," by Leo Delibes

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Chilled Piano Soundtrack, 2011
  • Ideal for: The flower girl.

"Appalachian Spring," by Aaron Copeland performed by New York Philharmonic

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: CBS Great Performances, Vol. 39, 1982
  • Ideal for: The flower girl and ring bearer.

"Hymne," by The O'Neill Brothers Group

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Wedding Songs: Top 10 Wedding Processional Songs, 2007
  • Ideal for: The parents or couple.

"Arioso," by J.S. Bach

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Classical Study Music, 2015
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or couple.

"Prelude in C," by J.S. Bach, performed by Brian Bradley

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Prelude in C Major – Single, 2013
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Trumpet Voluntary," by J. Clarke

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: 100 Most Essential Classical Favorites, 2010
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Für Elise," by Beethoven

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: 100 Most Essential Classical Favorites, 2010
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Trumpet Tune," by H. Purcell, performed by Prague Brass Soloists

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Old English Brass Music, 1989
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or couple.

"March" from Occasional Oratorio by Handel

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Auf der Pilgerschaft des Denkens mit Edith Stein, 2015
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Canon in F," by The O'Neill Brothers Group

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: A Day to Remember Vol. II: Instrumental Wedding Music, 2005
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"The Wedding Song (There is Love)," by Peter, Paul & Mary

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Well a man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home / They shall travel on to where the two shall be as one"
  • Album: The Very Best of Peter, Paul & Mary, 2005
  • Ideal for: The couple.

Fun Wedding Processional Songs

Delight your guests and your crew with one of the fun wedding processional songs on our list. If you're a fun-loving couple looking for an upbeat tune to match your personality, you'll certainly find it here. Consider choreographing a dance for your wedding party using one of these wedding processional songs.

"All You Need is Love," by The Beatles

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Nothing you can do, but you can learn / How to be you in time / It's easy / All you need is love, all you need is love"
  • Album: Magical Mystery Tour, 1967
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or to-be-weds.

"Dance Tonight," by Paul McCartney

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Well you can come on to my place if you want to / You can do anything you want to do / Everybody gonna dance tonight / Everybody gonna feel alright"
  • Album: Memory Almost Full, 2007
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Here Comes the Sun," by The Beatles

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter / Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here / Here comes the sun"
  • Album: Abbey Road, 1969
  • Ideal for: The couple, flower girl or ring bearer.

"Over the Rainbow," by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Somewhere over the rainbow / Way up high / And the dreams that you dreamed of / Once in a lullaby"
  • Album: Alone in IZ World, 2001
  • Ideal for: The flower girl or ring bearer.

"I Choose You," by Sarah Bareilles

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Let the bough break, let it come down crashing / Let the sun fade out to a dark sky / I can't say I'd even notice it was absent / 'Cause I could live by the light in your eyes"
  • Album: The Blessed Unrest, 2013
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"The Winner Is," by DeVotchKa and Mychael Danna

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Little Miss Sunshine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 2006
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Island in the Sun," by Weezer

  • Lyrics you'll love: When you're on a holiday / You can't find the words to say / All the things that come to you / And I wanna feel it too"
  • Album: Weezer, 2001
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Love," by Matt White

  • Lyrics you'll love: And love / Such a silly game we play...oh / Like a summer's day in May / What is love, what is love / I just want you to be loved.. oh"
  • Album: Best Days, 2007
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Is This Love," by Bob Marley

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I want to love you, and treat you right / I want to love you, every day and every night / We'll be together, with a roof right over our heads / We'll share the shelter, of my single bed"
  • Album: Kaya, 1978
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Rhythm of Love," by Plain White T's

  • Lyrics you'll love: "We may only have tonight / But till the morning sun you're mine, all mine / Play the music low and sway to the rhythm of love"
  • Album: Wonders of the Younger, 2010
  • Ideal for: The bridesmaids.

Country Wedding Processional Songs

There's no doubt about it, country songs are the perfect canvas for pretty much any part of your wedding day. These slow-tempo country wedding processional songs are just the right tunes to help you pace yourself while walking down the aisle.

"Landslide," by Fleetwood Mac

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I took my love, I took it down / Climbed a mountain and I turned around / And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills / 'Til the landslide brought it down"
  • Album: Fleetwood Mac, 1975
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"The One," by Gary Allan

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I'll fill those canyons in your soul / Like a river lead you home / And I'll walk a step behind / In the shadows so you shine"
  • Album: Alright Guy, 2001
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Something That We Do," by Clint Black

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I remember well the day we wed / I can see that picture in my head / I still believe the words we said / Forever will ring true"
  • Album: Nothin' But the Taillights, 1997
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Heavenly Day," by Patty Griffin

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Tomorrow may rain with sorrow / Here's a little time we can borrow / Forget all our troubles in these moments so few / Oh because right now is only thing / That all that we really have to do / Is have ourselves, a heavenly day"
  • Album: Children Running Through, 2007
  • Ideal for: The parents.

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

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Like a river flows surely to the sea / Darling so it goes / Some things are meant to be / Take my hand, take my whole life too"
  • Album: Can't Help Falling in Love - Single, 2015
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Makin' Plans," by Miranda Lambert

  • Lyrics you'll love: "If I ever left this town / If I wasn't by your side / I'd never be satisfied / Nothin' would feel just right / If I wasn't by your side"
  • Album: Revolution, 2009
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Your Everything," by Keith Urban

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I wanna be the wind that fills your sails / And be the hand that lifts your veil / And be the moon that moves your tide / The sun coming up in your eyes"
  • Album: Keith Urban, 1999
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"I Run to You," by Lady A

  • Lyrics you'll love: "This world keeps spinning faster / Into a new disaster so I run to you/I run to you baby / When it all starts coming undone"
  • Album: Lady Antebellum, 2008
  • Ideal for: The parents.

"To Make You Feel My Love," by Garth Brooks

  • Lyrics you'll love: "When the rain is blowing in your face / And the whole world is on your case / I could offer you a warm embrace / To make you feel my love"
  • Album: Hope Floats (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1997
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Keeper of the Stars," by Tracy Byrd

  • Lyrics you'll love: "It was no accident me finding you / Someone had a hand in it / Long before we ever knew / Now I just can't believe you're in my life"
  • Album: Ten Rounds, 2001
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

Modern Wedding Processional Songs

Surprise your guests with tunes they didn't know could be played at the ceremony when you choose any of these modern wedding processional songs below. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will thank you for choosing a cool song they're familiar with.

"I Was Married," by Tegan and Sara

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I married in the sun (tell me where tell me where) / Against the stone of buildings built before / You and I were born (start again start again)"
  • Album: The Con, 2007
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Salted Wound," by Sia

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Lonely float got in the way / You are the feel, and knew it anyway / Take a chance, it wasn't what you know / Take my hand, and don't let go"
  • Album: Fifty Shades of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 2015
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Sweet Disposition," by Temper Trap

  • Lyrics you'll love: "So stay there / 'Cause I'll be coming over / And while our blood's still young / It's so young, it runs"
  • Album: Conditions, 2009
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Love You This Way," by Aly & AJ

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I love you this way / I don't care, no matter who's watching / I love you this way / Let 'em stare, we got 'em all watching"
  • Album: With Love From, 2023
  • Ideal for: The bridesmaids.

"Home," by Phillip Phillips

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Hold on to me as we go / As we roll down this unfamiliar road / And although this wave is stringing us along / Just know you're not alone / 'Cause I'm going to make this place your home"
  • Album: The World from the Side of the Moon, 2013
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Love on Top," by Beyoncé

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Can't you see the glow on the window pane / I can feel the sun whenever you're near / Every time you touch me I just melt away"
  • Album: 4, 2013
  • Ideal for: The bridesmaids.

"Crazy in Love," by Beyoncé (feat. Jay-Z)

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I look and stare so deep in your eyes / I touch on you more and more every time / When you leave, I'm begging you not to go / Call your name two or three times in a row"
  • Album: Dangerously in Love, 2003
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Marry You," by Bruno Mars

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you / Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice / Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you"
  • Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans, 2010
  • Ideal for: The wedding party and to-be-weds.

"The Only Exception," by Paramore

  • Lyrics you'll love: "And that was the day that I promised / I'd never sing of love / If it does not exist, but darlin' / You are, the only exception"
  • Album: Brand New Eyes, 2009
  • Ideal for: The flower girl.

Unique Wedding Processional Songs

Think outside the box when it comes time to choose a tune for your processional and opt for something unexpected. We've compiled a list of unique wedding processional songs that aren't overplayed but are sure to give your guests all the feels.

"Moonshine," by Bruno Mars

  • Lyrics you'll love: "On top of the world (the world) / Is where I stand when you're back in my life (back in my life) / Life's not so bad when you're way up this high"
  • Album: Unorthodox Jukebox, 2012
  • Ideal for: The groomsmen.

"Wonderful Tonight," by Eric Clapton

  • Lyrics you'll love: "She'll put on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair / And then she asks me, do I look all right? / And I say, yes, you look wonderful tonight"
  • Album: Slowhand, 1997
  • Ideal for: The bridesmaids.

"Hoppípolla," by Vitamin String Quartet

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Vitamin String Quartet Performs Sigur Rós, 2013
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or to-be-weds.

"Thank You for Being a Friend," by Andrew Gold

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Thank you for being a friend / Traveled down the road and back again / Your heart is true, you're a pal and a confidant"
  • Album: All This and Heaven Too, 1978
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Love Someone," by Jason Mraz

  • Lyrics you'll love: "When you love someone / Your heartbeat beats so loud / When you love someone / Your feet can't feel the ground"
  • Album: YES!, 2014
  • Ideal for: The groomsmen.

"Come Away with Me," by Norah Jones

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Come away with me and we'll kiss / On a mountaintop / Come away with me / And I'll never stop loving you"
  • Album: Come Away with Me, 2002
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Falling Slowly," by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

  • Lyrics you'll love: "But I want you / All the more for that / Words fall through me / And always fool me / And I can't react"
  • Album: Once (Music from the Motion Picture), 2007
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Into the Wild," by Lewis Watson

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Take my hand and let go / I just want you to know / You're the only one that pulls me in / You changed everything"
  • Album: The Morning (All of the Songs), 2014
  • Ideal for: The parents.

"Only Time," by Enya

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Who can say if your love grows / As your heart chose / Only time"
  • Album: A Day Without Rain, 2000
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or couple.

"L-O-V-E," by Nat King Cole

  • Lyrics you'll love: "L is for the way you look at me / O is for the only one I see / V is very, very extraordinary / E is even more than anyone that you adore can / Love is all that I can give to you"
  • Album: L-O-V-E, 1965
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

R&B Wedding Processional Songs

With a mix of slow jams and hype crowd-pleasers, this list of R&B wedding processional songs will get guests dancing in their seats. From Stevie Wonder to Mariah Carey, we have it all.

"Ribbon In the Sky," by Stevie Wonder

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, so long before this night I prayed / That a star would guide you my way / To share with me this special day"
  • Album: Original Musiquarium, 1982
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"By Your Side," by Sade

  • Lyrics you'll love: "You think I'd leave your side, baby / You know me better than that / You think I'd leave you down when you're down on your knees / I wouldn't do that"
  • Album: Lovers Rock, 2000
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Transform" Daniel Caesar (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)

  • Lyrics you'll love: "It's never over until life ends / Lay down beside me / You're my violet in the sun / You're the chosen one"
  • Album: Freudian, 2017
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Vision of Love," by Mariah Carey

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I've realized a dream / And I visualized / The love that came to be / Feel so alive / I'm so thankful that I've received / The answer that Heaven has sent down to me"
  • Album: Mariah Carey, 1990
  • Ideal for: The bridesmaids.

"Find Someone Like You," by Snoh Aalegra

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I've been waiting my whole life, to find someone like you / I want this to last forever, can we make this last forever"
  • Album: -Ugh, those feels again, 2019
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Love You," by Maxwell

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I can be anything you want me to be / I just wanna love you / Show you exactly what you mean to me / Honey, let me love you"
  • Album: BLACKsummers'night, 2009
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

Catholic Wedding Processional Songs

If you're planning a Catholic ceremony, you may face stricter music requirements than other couples. No worries—we've got you covered with some amazing Catholic wedding processional songs performed by contemporary artists to lend your ceremony a slightly modern touch.

"Ave Maria," by F. Schubert, performed by Céline Dion

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Ave Maria, maiden mild / Oh, listen to a maiden's prayer / For thou canst hear amid the wild / 'Tis thou, 'tis thou canst save amid, despair"
  • Album: These Are Special Times, 1992
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Ultimate Joy – Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and Other Joyful Sounds, 2001
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Come Thou Fount," by MercyMe

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Come, Thou Fount of every blessing / Tune my heart to sing Thy grace / Streams of mercy, never ceasing / Call for songs of loudest praise"
  • Album: The Worship Sessions, 2013
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Here I Am, Lord," by Collin Raye

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Here I am Lord, Is it I, Lord? / I have heard You calling in the night / I will go Lord, if You lead me / I will hold Your people in my heart"
  • Album: His Love Remains, 1996
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"For the Beauty of the Earth," by Conrad Kocher

  • Lyrics you'll love: "For the beauty of the earth / For the beauty of the skies / For the love which from our birth / Over and around us lies"
  • Album: A Harvest Home, 2004
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Nearer My God to Thee," by The Piano Guys

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: The Piano Guys 2 (Deluxe Edition), 2013
  • Ideal for: The parents.

"Panis Angelicus," by Andrea Bocelli

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Panis angelicus / Fit panis hominum / Dat panis coelicus / Figuris terminum"
  • Album: Il Mare Calmo della Sera, 1994
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Wherever You Go," by David Haas

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Wherever you go, I will go / Wherever you live, I'll be with you / Wherever you lie, I'll be there beside you / Wherever you go, I'll be there"
  • Album: When Love is Found, 2016
  • Ideal for: The parents.

Christian Wedding Processional Songs

If you'd like to keep God at the center of your ceremony, you'll probably want your wedding party to use Christian wedding processional songs. Here are selections suitable for any ceremony, from the most formal wedding in a cathedral to a tasteful, outdoor affair.

"Order My Steps,," by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Order my steps in Your word dear Lord / Lead me, guide me every day / Send Your anointing, Father I pray"
  • Album: Favorite Song of All, 1996
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"The Giving," by Michael W. Smith

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Freedom, 2000
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Holy, Holy, Holy," by Robbins Island Music Group

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Catholic Wedding Hymns: Instrumental Piano Songs of Praise and Worship, 2015
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Beloved," by Tenth Avenue North

  • Lyrics you'll love: "You're my beloved / Lover I'm yours / Death shall not part us / It's you I died for"
  • Album: Over and Underneath, 2008
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Be Thou My Vision," by Selah

  • Lyrics you'll love: Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart / Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art / Thou my best Thought, by day or by night / Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light"
  • Album: Greatest Hymns, 2005
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or to-be-weds.

"Me Without You," by TobyMac

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I'd be packin' my bags when I need to stay / I'd be chasin' every breeze that blows my way / I'd be building my kingdom just to watch it fade away"
  • Album: Eye On It, 2012
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or couple.

"Processional," by Josh Garrels

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Love & War and the Sea in Between, 2012
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or couple.

"The Rose," by Westlife

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need / I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed"
  • Album: The Love Album, 2006
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"In a Moment," by Rebecca St. James

  • Lyrics you'll love: "In a moment, everyone falls silent / To hear the mighty trumpet / Split the eastern sky / Just imagine the King of all Creation / Riding through the heavens / Returning for His bride"
  • Album: I Will Praise You, 2011
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"How Great Thou Art," by Selah

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Oh Lord my God / When I in awesome wonder / Consider all the worlds / Thy hands have made / I see the stars / I hear the rolling thunder / Thy power throughout / The universe displayed"
  • Album: Greatest Hymns, 2005
  • Ideal for: The parents.

Non-Traditional Wedding Processional Songs

Just because you're getting married doesn't mean you have to settle for classic love songs. Consider one of these non-traditional wedding processional songs for your trip down the aisle.

"Bitter Sweet Symphony," by The Aranbee Pop Symphony Orchestra

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Bitter Sweet Symphony (Instrumental), 1997
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or couple.

"Flightless Bird, American Mouth," by Iron & Wine

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Have I found you? / Flightless bird, jealous, weeping / Or lost you? / American mouth / Big bill looming"
  • Album: The Shepherd's Dog, 2007
  • Ideal for: The flower girl or ring bearer.

"Cherry Blossom Girl," by Air

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I don't want to be shy / Can't stand it anymore / I just want to say 'Hi' / To the one I love / Cherry blossom girl"
  • Album: Talkie Walkie, 2004
  • Ideal for: The flower girl.

"A Gift of a Thistle," by James Horner & London Symphony Orchestra

  • Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental
  • Album: Braveheart (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1995
  • Ideal for: The wedding party.

"Hallelujah," by Pentatonix

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya / She tied you to the kitchen chair / She broke your throne and she cut your hair / And from your lips, she drew the Hallelujah"
  • Album: A Pentatonix Christmas, 2016
  • Ideal for: The wedding party or parents.

"Parachutes," by Coldplay

  • Lyrics you'll love: "In a haze of stormy haze / I'll be round, I'll be loving you always, always / Here I am and I take my time / Here I am and I'll wait in line always, always"
  • Album: Parachutes, 2000
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Love," by Lana Del Rey

  • Lyrics you'll love: "You get ready, you get all dressed up / To go nowhere in particular / Back to work or the coffee shop / Doesn't matter cause it's enough / To be young and in love"
  • Album: Lust For Life, 2017
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Only Love," by Ben Howard

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Darling you're with me, always around me / Only love, only love / Darling I feel you, under my body / Only love, only love"
  • Album: Every Kingdom, 2011
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Best Day of My Life," by American Authors

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I'm never gonna look back/Woah, never gonna give it up/No, please don't wake me now/This is gonna be the best day of my life"
  • Album: Oh, What a Life, 2014
  • Ideal for: The wedding party, parents or couple.

"Ho Hey," by The Lumineers

  • Lyrics you'll love: "I don't know where I went wrong (Ho!) / But I can write a song (Hey!) / I belong with you, you belong with me / You're my sweetheart"
  • Album: The Lumineers, 2012
  • Ideal for: The groomsmen.

"Reign of Love," by Coldplay

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Lovers, keep on the road you're on / Runners, until the race is run / Soldiers, you've got to soldier on"
  • Album: This is Where I Leave You (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 2014
  • Ideal for: The bridesmaids.

Jewish Wedding Processional Songs

Unsure which Jewish wedding songs are appropriate for your processional? Then try these appropriate tunes playable for just about any Jewish wedding ceremony.

"Dodi Li," by Steven Sher

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Dodi li va'ani lo / Haro'eh bashoshanim / Libavtini achoti kala / Libavtini kala"
  • Album: American Jewish Summer: Songs of The Jewish Youth Camping Movement, 2005
  • Ideal for: The couple.

"Erev Shel Shoshanim," by Tucson Chamber Artists & Eric Holtan

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Shachar homa yonah / Roshech maleh t'lalim / Pich el haboker shoshana / Ektefenu li"
  • Album: Harmonic Coexistence, 2012
  • Ideal for: The to-be-weds.

"Mi Ban Siach," by Simcha Leiner

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Mi bon siach / Shoshan chochim / Ahavas kallah, m'sos dodim"
  • Album: Merakeid, 2017
  • Ideal for: The bride.

"Sunrise, Sunset," by John Williams, Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Michael Gläser and more

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Is this the little girl I carried? / Is this the little boy at play? / I don't remember growing older / When did they?"
  • Album: Fiddler on the Roof (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1971
  • Ideal for: The parents or grandparents.

Hindu Wedding Processional Songs

If need a few Hindu processional songs for your celebration, we gathered a few of the most popular ones played at Hindu weddings. Also, we found that romantic comedy Hindi movies have numerous songs perfect for the processional.

"Mere Humsafar," by Mithoon and Tulsi Kumar

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Jisko duaaon mein maanga, tu hai wahi rehnuma / Tere bina mushqil hai, ek bhi kadam chalna / Bin tere kahaan hai, manzil pyaar ki"
  • Album: All Is Well, 2015
  • Ideal for: The bridal party, flower girls or couple.

"Deewani Mastani," by Numerous Artists

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Duniya chi pyaari tu / Aaga naari harnigey / Aaga raani sundaraa ha ha / Aali ho aali"
  • Album: From multiple artists
  • Ideal for: The bride.

"Din Shagna Da," by Jasleen Royal

  • Lyrics you'll love: "Mera sajna mileya / Sajna mileya / Sajna mileya haan"
  • Album: Phillauri, 2017
  • Ideal for: The bride.
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