50 Unique Wedding Processional Songs for Walking Down the Aisle in Style

July 27, 2017 | morgan

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All weddings are unique and should be expressions of the couple tying the knot. They’re a beautiful opportunity to create a moment with friends, family, and other loved ones. Walking down the aisle is provides another opportunity many couples don’t think to take advantage of to create the perfect once-in-a-lifetime moment with their new spouse. There is so much opportunity for creativity in this simple walk! Will you have the youngest people in your life carry the rings and spread flowers to grace your path? What order will you have the wedding party approach the front in? Most importantly, what music will you use?

If you’re looking for something with a little more flair than “Here Comes the Bride,” this list of curated wedding processional songs should do the trick. A great wedding processional song includes a beautiful intro to set the scene, a steady rhythm to pace the steps to, and can sometimes include a piano or guitar part so pretty guests will get teary-eyed just listening to it. These 50 wedding processional songs are modern, unique, and guaranteed to capture the moment you’re looking to create.

photo by Bradford Martens Photography

Our Top 10 Wedding Processional Songs

Welcome Home, Son – Radical Face

Something About Your Love – Mason Jennings

The Air We Breathe – Figurines

Saw You First – Givers

Crazy in Love – Daniela Andrade

Dog Days are Over – Florence + The Machine

River – Leon Bridges

I’m On Fire – Chromatics

Wild Horses – The Sundays

Boom Clap – Lennon & Maisy

photo by Joe+Kathrina

Processional Songs and Wedding Music

You might have noticed we snuck in one extra song into our Top 10 list above. We love those songs too much to just pick 10, and we love these songs for the same reason. If you’re having a difficult time choosing, narrow down your list and then discuss your thoughts and options with your wedding DJ—they’ll be sure to help you choose something unique and special to you.

We Found Each Other in the Dark – City and Colour

Mess is Mine – Vance Joy

Maps – Colin & Caroline

The Night We Met – Lord Huron

January Wedding – The Avett Brothers

With Arms Outstretched – Rilo Kiley

Too Late – M83

Angel – Jack Johnson

Sea of Love – Cat Power

Your Hand in Mine – Explosions in the Sky

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With You – Waxahatchee

Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros

Bloom – The Paper Kites

What Kind of Love – Childish Gambino

The Wonder of You – Villagers

Don’t – Zoe Kravitz

Casimir Pulaski Day – Sufjan Stevens

I Know Places – Lykke Li

This Feeling – Alabama Shakes

Long Vows – Band of Horses

photo by Alixann Loosle Photography

Anchor – Into It. Over It.

Thirteen – Ben Kweller

The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

Rivers and Roads – The Head and The Heart

Turning Page – Sleeping At Last

Sparks – Coldplay

Give You My Lovin’ – Mazzy Star

Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

Tee Shirt – Birdy

Two of Us on the Run – Lucius

photo by Jaicee Morgan

Come to Me – Lily & Madeleine

Till Forever – Joy Williams

Holocene – Bon Iver

You and I – Ingrid Michaelson

Sweet Creature – Harry Styles

God Only Knows – Kina Grannis and Imaginary Future

If You Need To, Keep Time On Me – Fleet Foxes

Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen

If I Ain’t Got You – James Bay

Boats & Birds – Gregory and the Hawk

Finding the perfect processional song might take time and a few rounds of listening to songs with your partner. Or you might have scrolled this list and the perfect song leapt off the page. Either way, the confidence you’ve chosen the song of your dreams may come from listening to it. We created a playlist that includes all of these songs—and some bonus tracks—for you to discuss with your DJ. The DJ you choose will also have great ideas for transitional songs that will get your guests moving on the dance floor, when it’s time.

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One Comment

  1. This is an awesome list! Most weddings I’ve been to or know of still go the traditional route with the Bridal March. I did attend one wedding where the wedding party danced down the aisle to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. But this list has new fresh ideas! So many great songs including the Lily Allen cover of “Somewhere only we Know” and Leon Bridges “River.” I hope to attend a wedding soon that uses one of these. Or maybe I’ll use one myself!

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