Top 10 Traditional Wedding Processional Songs

Here’s our Top 10 list of Traditional Wedding Processional Songs:

  1. Bridal Chorus (Wedding March, Here Comes The Bride) – For the last 100 years, this has been the most popular wedding processional. It’s still a favorite of many, and brings to mind what our moms, aunts, and grandmothers probably walked down the aisle to. Arrangements and recordings of this top wedding processional: Pipe Organ, Gentle Piano, Trumpet & Orchestra (short arr), Violin & Orchestra, String Quartet, Traditional Piano, 
  2. Pachelbel’s Canon in D – This Pachelbel classic has been immensely popular for the last few decades, accompanying thousands of brides and bridesmaids down the aisle. Virtually unknown for centuries, it was rediscovered in the 20th century.
  3. Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring is one of Bach’s many compositions that are some of our favorite traditional wedding songs. Jesu may be most often heard as bridesmaids processional or wedding prelude; not as often for the bride.
  4. Arrival Of The Queen Of  Sheba (Handel) has been both a popular wedding processional and recessional.
  5. Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee (Ode To Joy Beethoven) – Triumphant, well known song from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, this makes a wonderful wedding processional or recessional song.
  6. Air from Water Music, another Handel creation, is a nice, somewhat stately piece, without being too ponderous. Perfect for those who enjoy classical wedding music.
  7. Spring from Four Seasons (Vivaldi) evokes images of early morning beauty and exultant birds, and is heard especially at spring and summer weddings.
  8. I Was Glad WhenThey Said Unto Me is not really a top 10 candidate, but is a sentimental favorite, since it was Kate Middleton’s wedding processional when she wed Prince William on April 29, 2011.#9 – 10 are to be added soon….Find short excerpts from the Top 10 Wedding Processionals and many more on our Wedding Music Samples album.

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