10 Wedding Ceremony Processional Song Ideas

The team at Bob Gail Special Events share their picks for your walk down the aisle.

Selecting the music for your wedding is a special process for most couples. It's important to choose songs that mean something to you as a pair, as well as tunes that your guests will love. While ceremony music is typically kept classic – think Pachelbel's "Canon in D" for the processional – modern duos are starting to personalize even a traditional service with contemporary music that they love. Whether you choose to have the version of a song heard on the radio or a string rendition performed by a quartet, we encourage engaged couples to personalize their ceremony with melodies that share their love story.

We've found that many couples select iconic tunes from the '60s and '70s that won't go out of style, while others choose the "it" love song of the year. For some advice on where to start, we asked the professionals at Bob Gail Special Events to share their tips, as they have an entertainment sector in addition to their planning and design services. "Don’t be afraid to step outside of the box for your ceremony processional songs," they share, "something that evokes emotion to you on a personal level, or a song that is meaningful in your relationship is the best place to start!" 

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Photo by Callaway Gable; Entertainment by Bob Gail Special Events

Take a listen to 10 ceremony processional songs they suggest for a walk down the aisle that you and your guests won't soon forget.

1. "Something" by The Beatles

2. "Ooh La La" by Faces

3. "You're All I Need to Get By" by Marvin GayeTammi Terrell

4. "The Wind" by Cat Stevens

5. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" by Jackie Wilson

6. "I'm Glad You're Mine" by Al Green

7. "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King

8. "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

9. "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

10. "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

For more tips and advice, find out how to choose the music for your ceremony, be inspired by processional songs selected by real couples, and discover 10 Disney tunes perfect for the ceremony.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy

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