Wedding Processional Music: The Best Instrumental Songs

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Your wedding day is a special day to remember for the rest of your life. The music you choose for your wedding should be just as special. Here is a list of the best wedding processional songs to make your day even more memorable.


Your wedding processional is one of the most important and emotional moments of your big day. As you walk down the aisle with all eyes on you, it’s important to have music that reflects your personal style and sets the tone for the ceremony.

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing your wedding processional music. First, you’ll need to decide if you want live musicians or recorded music. If you choose live musicians, you’ll need to decide on the type of instrumentation you want. String quartets, soloists, and duos are all popular choices. You’ll also need to decide on the specific songs you want played.

If you opt for recorded music, you have a few different options. You can choose a pre-recorded song or create a custom playlist. If you choose a pre-recorded song, be sure to select an instrumental version so that it doesn’t interfere with your vows or the officiant’s instructions. Creating a custom playlist gives you the ability to control every aspect of the processional, from start to finish.

Whichever route you decide to go, we’ve put together a list of our favorite processional songs to help get you started.

Classical Music

If you’re looking for the perfect classical music to walk down the aisle to, look no further. We’ve rounded up some of the best instrumental songs to suit every type of bride. From modern to traditional, these beautiful pieces of music will set the tone for your wedding day.

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

This well-known piece is one of the most popular processional songs for weddings. It is elegant and timeless, and it sets the perfect tone for your ceremony. Canon in D is a great choice for any bride who wants a classic, sophisticated wedding.

Air on the G String by Johann Sebastian Bach

This beautiful piece of classical music was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700s. It is often played on the violin or piano, and is one of the most popular pieces of classical music for weddings. The air on the g string is a slow, peaceful song that is perfect for a wedding processional.

Ave Maria by Franz Schubert

Ave Maria by Franz Schubert is a beautiful and popular choice for wedding processional music. It has been arranged for a variety of instruments, including piano, violin, and cello.

Pop Songs

The top 40 hits are great for dancing, but may not be the best choice for your wedding processional. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out this list of popular songs that can be played on various instruments.

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri is a popular choice for wedding processional music. The song is about a couple’s love for each other lasting through time, which makes it a perfect choice for your walk down the aisle. The song has a slow, delicate melody that will make your entrance feel extra special.

All of Me by John Legend

“All of Me” is a ballad dedicated to Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen. The song discusses all the things that he loves about her, physical and non-physical. He asks for all of her, “… love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections…”

Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

This classic Beatles song is the perfect choice for a sunlight-filled outdoor wedding. The cheerful tune is perfect for a walk down the aisle, and the lyrics are sure to put a smile on your face.


We hope you enjoyed our wedding processional songs! We think these are the best instrumental songs for a wedding procession, but ultimately, the decision is up to you. The most important thing is that you choose music that you and your partner love. Thanks for reading!

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