It can be a simple matter – choosing the right wedding processional music to walk to, if you have decided long ago what the music will be. However, if there is some doubt, or if there is some difference of opinion as to what is desired, this can be one of the most difficult decisions to make in the scheme of planning the wedding and the events surrounding the wedding.
You have come to the right website! We specialize in beautiful arrangements of wedding processional music, and we offer many of the processionals you’re familiar with in various timings. This means that you may be able to choose a processional in just the right length that matches the time it takes to walk from the back to where you will join the wedding party.
Perhaps your favorite wedding processional is the classic Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or it may be the beautiful and flowing Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, or perhaps you prefer something a little more energetic, like Trumpet Voluntary, also known as the Prince Of Denmark’s March. And there will be some who favor the traditional Bridal Chorus that so many have come down the aisle to over the years. We have all of these and more in many different timings. Our suggestion would be that you
- download the album with multiple versions of your chosen processional, and take that with you to the rehearsal (if it works out, it might be even better to go on a day sometime before the rehearsal), and do a walk-through to see which one fits your wedding. Alternately, you can
- go to the church or venue, time your walk, and then purchase one or two versions that seem like the best timings for you.
If you are unsure as to what to use for your bridal processional music, we suggest downloading our Processional Sampler album, also called “Brides and Bridesmaids”, and take some time to listen through the first part of each one to help you decide which one seems perfect for your special day.
Consider what kind of mood you wish to convey – should it to be triumphant and noble, smooth and flowing, traditional, or perhaps you prefer an instrumental version of a contemporary love song. Thinking this through will help you, and it’s probably just a matter of listening to see what wedding processional music feels most natural for bride and bridesmaids.
Additionally, it is worth considering there are a few churches that may not allow certain contemporary songs, perhaps because of the reputation of the popular singer. That situation will be by far the exception, but something to be sure about well ahead of time if there is any doubt, by checking with the appropriate person or people – wedding planner, church music director, or some other individual who is involved in setting policies.
It is always good to have a backup copy of your wedding music. We allow you to make a copy of any album you download, as long as you dispose of it after the ceremony. I have always had a backup copy for every wedding I’ve been involved in; I don’t remember if the backup was ever needed, but you sure don’t want to be the exception to the rule! Prepare for the unexpected!
Our diverse wedding processional music choices will help you make decisions soon, and eliminate one more item from that to-do list in your wedding planning.