Top 10 Wedding Processional Songs for Every Couple (90+ Ideas)

Choosing wedding processional songs has been stumping couples for decades. Here's how to choose the songs for your ceremony and our top wedding processional songs for every couple.

By The Zola Team

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It may seem like a relatively simple task, but choosing wedding processional songs has been stumping couples for decades.

Unlike the first dance song, which usually has significant meaning or emotional value, the music accompanying your grand entrance as you head into your wedding venue tends to be a less obvious choice and can raise dilemmas: Lyrics or no lyrics? Classical or contemporary? Upbeat or subdued? Throw in the fact that the options practically reach the point of infinity, and it’s easy to see why selecting ceremony music can lead to agonized decision-making for couples. Keep reading for our advice on how to choose your wedding processional songs.

How Many Songs Are in a Processional?

In short: It depends. A processional can have as few as one and as many as four songs total. If you are set on one song and can find—or have someone play—it long enough for everyone to get down the aisle, there's no reason to have any more. However, a processional can also have specific songs playing while the parents and grandparents enter; groom and groomsmen enter; bridesmaids, flower girl, and ring bearer enter; and, finally, the bride or groom. And that's if you don't choose another recessional song... or recessional songs (though, at that point, we encourage against).

The wedding music you choose will set the tone for your celebration. But don't worry if you can't fit in all of your favorites. You still have your first dance, and perhaps a mother-son dance or father daughter-dance.

How to Choose Your Wedding Processional Song

Like with most things, when a couple finds themselves on the hunt for the perfect processional song, they head straight to Google for some much-needed help. We’ve all been down this path a time or two; it usually turns into a giant time suck where hours of time are lost in Internet land. On top of all that, you’ll inevitably get lots of unwanted recommendations from well-meaning but pushy friends and relatives. If this starts to happen to you (or if you are already stuck on this frustrating path), our advice is to take a deep breath, back away from the search bar, and reassess.

Remember: planning your wedding day is supposed to be a fun, memorable experience…not a panic-inducing nightmare. That’s right; even deciding your processional music should be all about having a good time and enjoying the ride. Here’s how to avoid the whirlwind scenario:

1. Do Some Self-Reflection

Do you want the songs to be meaningful to your relationship, or would you rather choose something that strikes you in the moment? Do you want your music to fit the tone of your day, whether it be offbeat, traditional, romantic, or laid-back? Do you find yourself drawn to a certain genre, such as classical or indie? Ask yourself questions like these early on to avoid falling into the all-too-common habit of questioning your feelings as you begin browsing processional songs.

2. Search for Songs

Explore options that fit the criteria you established in step one and keep a running list of songs that you adore. This will help you prevent becoming overwhelmed by countless options.

3. Don't Worry About Other Opinions

It’s your day, so if you want to walk down the aisle to a unique song pick, go ahead. It really doesn’t matter what your guests will think. Go with what makes you happiest.

4. Make It Fun

Make choosing your wedding processional songs a fun thing to do with your spouse-to-be by sitting down one night with a few glasses of wine and listening to your favorites together. Trust us, there are amazing love songs out there just right for your big walk down the aisle; they’re just waiting to be discovered.

Wedding Processional Song Ideas

To give you an idea of the different styles of music you can use in your upcoming wedding (meaning, not just Mendelssohn's "Wedding March"), we’ve put together a list of our favorite wedding processional songs. We took a great deal of time making sure our selections were anything but cheesy, over-used, and one-dimensional. After all, not everyone is dying to walk down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride.” Quirky, classic, sentimental, historic—all wedding ideas have a place here. So without further ado, here's wedding processional songs to inspire your search for dream-worthy wedding ceremony music.

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For the Classic Couple

1. “Dawn” By Andrew Lapp

Remember that beautiful film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightly? Well, this, our friends, is the stunning piano arrangement that comes and goes throughout the film. We appreciate the loveliness of the music most of all, but its connection to this incredible love story definitely seals the deal.

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2. “Air” By George F. Handel

Although the majority of songs that made our list are not often top picks, we had to include at least one song that’s been a longtime processional favorite. There are dozens of songs in this category that we could’ve chosen, but the stunning sounds of “Air” made our decision easy.

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3. “The Four Seasons Recomposed: Spring I” By Max Richter (Cover)

Nothing is exactly breathtaking in the way that Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" is. The group of violin concertos is included in some of the most dreamy and iconic scenes throughout film and television: Little Women, Bridgerton, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and more. This particular movement, Spring I, is bright and anticipatory—a thrilling way to begin your classical wedding.

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4. “Canon In D Major” By Johann Pachelbel

Not everyone will want their entrance song to this on the nose, but those who do are true classics lovers at heart. The song is instantly recognizable, possessing a wow-factor that's kept it high up in popularity for years. For a slight twist, don't start the song at its most iconic point. Begin a bit before that, so that moment can hit right when the bride appears at the end of the aisle.

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5. “Clair de Lune, L. 32” By Martin Jones (Cover)

Whether your wedding ceremony takes place in a sprawling garden or towering church, Clair de Lune's L. 32 is the perfect song to fill the space with beauty and wonder. Guests will be in awe of this recognizable, yet not overused classic.

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6. “Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major” By Yo-Yo Ma

Though we often conjure violin or piano tunes, the cello is not to be underestimated when it comes to processional music. This stunning instrument stands entirely alone for this cover of Bach's enthralling classic. Nevertheless, it's as climactic and awe-inspiring as a full orchestra.

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7. “Carnival of the Animals: The Swan” By Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott (Cover)

Saint-Saëns' musical suite Carnival of the Animals may be largely humorous, but The Swan takes a gorgeous and lovely turn. This cover by Yo-Yo Ma (on cello) and Kathryn Stott (on piano) greatly captures the wistfulness of a wedding ceremony.

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8. “Waltz of the Flowers” By Tchaikovsky

A more springtime counterpart to The Nutcracker's "Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy," "Waltz of the Flowers" begins with a trickling piano. It then builds to a classic melody lead by wind instruments. If you're looking for a song that's a bit upbeat without losing its splendor, this is the one for you.

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9. “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy” By Tchaikovsky

Frequenters of the ballet may opt, instead, to go straight to this noteworthy classic. "Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy" gives an instant air of regality that's perfect for stunning winter weddings and a grand wedding entrance.

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10. “Nocturn No. 2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2” By Chopin

The Nocturnes, Op. 9 consist of not one, but three nocturns written for solo piano. The second is often regarded as Chopin's most famous work, with its sweet melody and satisfying twists and turns. As it goes on, it becomes more elaborate, working beautifully for processions with larger groups all leading up to the bride or groom.

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For the Romantic Couple

1. “A Thousand Years” By The Piano Guys (Cover)

This popular Christina Perri song has nearly cemented itself as a traditional wedding anthem. We chose the version without the lyrics because it allows you to effortlessly lose yourself in the feelings that the music alone inspires. If you want to communicate grand romance through your processional song, then look no further.

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2. “Le Vie En Rose” By Louis Armstrong

The soft and romantic style of this song always inspires us, conjuring images of that special moment when someone sees the love of their life for the first time on their wedding day.

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3. “Lover - First Dance Remix” By Taylor Swift

Nothing says "I choose you" like, "I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover." While this song may be intended for a first dance, it works wonderfully for your walk down the aisle. Its starts off with stunning, stripped-back strings before coming in with a sweeping full band.

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4. “Falling in Love At a Coffee Shop” By Landon Pigg

A little on the unexpected side, this beautiful song by Landon Pigg tells an incredible story of falling in love at, you guessed it, a coffee shop. All romances begin in unique and special ways, so we love that this processional song gets to the heart of that unexpected moment when you first fell for your significant other.

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5. “Wildest Dreams” By Duomo (Cover)

Fans of the hit Netflix romance Bridgerton will instantly recognize this breathtaking cover. This sweeping orchestral version of the hit song strikes an incredibly romantic and cinematic chord, building in anticipation until just after the bridge. Pro tip: Play Taylor Swift's original version at some point during your reception for a satisfying full-circle moment.

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6. “Begin Again” By The Piano Guys (Cover)

No one writes and composes the ups and downs of love like Taylor Swift. For that reason, we're including two instrumental covers of her songs in a row. "Begin Again" tells the hopeful story of new love. Recall the beginnings of your love story with this jaw-dropping The Piano Guys rendition.

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7. “So This Is Love” By Ilene Woods, Mike Douglass

Ah, a fairytale classic. While many Disney songs can come off a bit over-the-top, this love song is soothing enough to be a fun surprise without being distracting.

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8. “Can't Help Falling in Love” By Kinna Grannis (Cover)

This Elvis Presley original has long been a first dance favorite, but this contemporary cover gives it a much more intimate, stripped down feel. This song has captures hearts for many years, so go ahead let it capture a few more at your big day.

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9. “Perfect” By Ed Sheeran

You didn't expect us to dive into romantic music choices without mentioning Ed Sheeran, did you? The singer-songwriter sure knows how to write a lovely tune, and this is no exception. Have tissues nearby, because this one's a tear-jerker.

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10. “invisible string - the long pond studio sessions” By Taylor Swift

Romance doesn't always need to be grand. We adore this song for its plucky strings, charming melody, and even loving lyrics. Instrumental songs may be the most popular option for processional walks, but we highly recommend this sweet song—words and all—for open, airy ceremonies.

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For the Show-Stopping Couple

1. “At Last” By Etta James

This classic ballad might have been named as one of most commonly used first dance songs, but we like the idea of tweaking the tradition and using it for the processional instead. It’s undeniably romantic, and the lyrics are a sweet reminder that you’ve found “the one” at last.

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2. "You've Got Me Running in Circles" By Sonny Cleveland

Have the time of your life walking down the aisle, towards the love of your life, to this upbeat track. Though the lyrics speak to running in circles, we're willing to bet you'll have a hard time not dancing while this 50's style song plays.

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3. "It's Been a Long, Long Time" By Kitty Kallen

This song has greatly resurged in popularity due to its inclusion in Marvel's Avenger's: Endgame. That being said, it's plenty dreamy and glamorous to stand on its own. While some may be delighted due to the film reference, others will be in awe over the swoon-worthy style.

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4. "Never Enough" by Loren Allred

What's more awe-inspiring than this dramatic proclamation of love? Jaw-dropping orchestration and vocals, should you choose to include them, ensure that each and every guest will be engrossed in your processional and ceremony.

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5. "If I Ain't Got You" By Alicia Keys

Any soulful ceremony processional will benefit from including "If I Ain't Got You." Those in attendance are sure to go crazy for the modern, romantic classic.

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6. "Everybody Loves Somebody" By Dean Martin

Waltz down the aisle in style with this Dean Martin classic hit. You're guaranteed to feel more like the main characters than ever before.

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7. "Young and Beautiful" By Lana Del Rey

Whether or not you're hosting a Gatsby-style soiree, don't dodge the opportunity to play this song. Lana's velvet vocals and a dramatic backing track make this song an awe-inspiring addition to any processional playlist.

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8. "All of Me" By John Legend

One of the more popular love ballads, this song just never gets old. It's endearing, it's earnest, and it's fitting for the moment your eyes meet your partner's down the aisle.

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9. "You've Got The Love" By Florence + The Machine

Ever since Serena van der Woodsen walked down the aisle (well, the staircase, in her case) to her wedding ceremony, we've been dreaming about using this powerful song in a processional.

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10. "XO" By Beyoncé

It's up-tempo, it's celebratory, and it repeatedly declarers, "I love you like XO, you love me like XO." We've always loved Beyoncé, so what better way to include one of her best songs in your wedding?

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For the Fun-Loving Couple

1. “We Bought a Zoo” By Jónsi

All too often, classical music gets reduced to songs that were written by the world’s most famous composers—Bach, Handel, etc.—and we forget all about the many amazing artists who are creating classical pieces today. One of our favorite examples of modern classical is this breathtaking song by Jónsi. There’s just something about the melody that gives us butterflies.

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2. “I’m Yours” By Vitamin String Quartet (Cover)

Jason Mraz’s version of this happy song is quite upbeat, but this string cover gives it a subdued quality that nicely matches the tone of the wedding processional. Plus, we love the idea that you can use this modern and well-known song without it feeling super cliché.

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3. "You Are the Best Thing" By Ray LaMontagne

Start the day off with a feel-good bang. Ray LaMontagne's "You Are the Best Thing" will have you and your wedding party beaming the entire way down the aisle.

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4. "Married Life" by Michael Giacchino

Ah, how fitting. Skip to 3:18 of this song for the slowed down section. That is, unless you want to keep the playful and fun tempo throughout your processional.

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5. "L-O-V-E" By JJ Heller

We know the song. You know the song. Now introduce yourself to this beautiful, toned down cover. JJ Heller keeps every swoon-worthy word, while making the song feel even more lovely in its parred back composition.

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6. "Let's Get Married" By Bleachers

Sure, the walk down the aisle is usually a bit slow, but who says it has to be that way? Strut your stuff all the way down—and encourage your partner, groomsmen, bridal party, and more to do the same to this beat.

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7. "Marry You" By Bruno Mars

We know, this one's a bit played out in terms of wedding party entrances and rehearsal playlists. But a sudden burst into this song at the start of your processional? Now, that's the way to start a fun celebration.

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8. "Simple Song" By The Shins

Who else wouldn't mind hearing "And you feel like an ocean being warmed by the sun" or "Could be there’s nothing else in our lives, so critical / As this little home" while walking down the aisle? This up-tempo track makes making your way down the aisle thrilling and tons of fun.

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9. "Super Trouper" By ABBA

Kick off your wedding ceremony with a beloved feel-good classic. Fans of ABBA and Mamma Mia are sure to be smiling from ear-to-ear watching your wedding party descend down the aisle.

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10. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" By Queen

Start the best wedding with a boogie down the aisle to this much loved song. Guests can even join in, clapping their hands along to the claps in the music as you and the wedding party make your way to the front of the ceremony.

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For the Off-Beat Couple

1. “Canela” By Devendra Banhart

This song is definitely a unique choice, but there’s no denying that it’s totally mesmerizing and makes for a perfect processional song. The lyrics are sweet, yet simple—we don’t think it gets much better than that.

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2. "Such Great Heights" By Iron and Wine (Cover)

An emotional, stripped-down guitar drives this beautiful cover. Featuring Iron and Wine's delightfully folk-style voices, this song is the ideal fit for outdoorsy wedding ceremonies.

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3. "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" By Iron and Wine

Iron and Wine does it again, this time with a charming original. If this song sounds familiar to you, that's because it was featured in the original Twilight movie. Typically, if a couple makes a reference to this formative movie franchise, it's by including its more popular "A Thousand Years." We adore this track as a more laid back option that'll have guests swaying in their seats.

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4. "Yellow" By Kina Grannis (Cover)

Coldplay may be known for hits like "The Scientist," "Fix You," and "Something Just Like This," but we prefer this acoustic cover of "Yellow" for a walk down the aisle.

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5. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" By Sleeping At Last

Fans of the hit show How I Met Your Mother will delight in this stunning cover of one of its most reoccurring and iconic songs. Whether or not you're familiar, this proclamation of devotion and love is a great soundtrack to have while walking towards your partner.

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6. "Sleep on the Floor" By The Lumineers

The Lumineers have the ability to make countless songs with cinematic, heartfelt qualities. There's an intimacy that comes through these pounding instruments and belted lyrics that just feels relatable. More than that, "Sleep on the Floor" even features the topical lyric, "Put on your dress, yes wear something nice / Decide on me, yeah decide on us."

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7. "Je te laisserai des mots" By Patrick Watson

"And when you’re alone for a moment / Kiss me / Whenever you want," Patrick Watson serenades in the language of love—French. This song features beautiful piano and singing to match, made for romantic moments such as this.

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8. "Time After Time" By Boyce Avenue, Megan Davies, Jaclyn Davies

Cyndi Lauper's original "Time After Time" is, to put it lightly, a gift. This acoustic cover, however, manages to make it even more fitting for the start of a wedding. Layered harmonies and crooning voices will have you listening to every word.

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9. "I GUESS I'M IN LOVE" By Clinton Kane

Sometimes it feels like every love ballad has already been used in everyone else's weddings. If you've encountered this specific frustration, give this song a go. It's everything you want in a ceremony song—cinematic, romantic, and professing.

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10. "First Day of My Life" By Bright Eyes

Let the soft strum of a guitar and sweet lyrics lead you down the aisle. Indie couples will especially appreciate this low-key and lovely song choice.

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For the Film and Television Loving Couple

1. "Lord of the Rings" By The Piano Guys (Cover)

Film fans have no shortage of ways to include pieces of their favorite movies into their weddings. Decor, wedding attire, and even the song that plays when you walk down the aisle. The Piano Guys have crafted a gorgeous melody of Lord of the Rings songs, perfect for processions with several waves of important people.

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2. "Jurassic Park Theme" By The Piano Guys (Cover)

Admittedly, it might not be as easy to include Jurassic Park in your wedding as other films. Give a subtle reference to the classic movie with this beautiful cover.

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3. "City of Stars" By Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

Whether you're getting married under a blanket of stars or simply love La La Land, "City of Stars" is a magical song choice. Plus, depending on your ceremony's mood, you can choose between the version with piano and words or the version with guitar and humming.

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4. "Kiss the Girl" By Brent Morgan (Cover)

Looking to include your favorite Disney song without it feeling out of place? The Little Mermaid fans will be relieved to hear this romantic rendition of the film's popular "Kiss the Girl."

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5. "The Robin" By John Swilhart

Fans of How I Met Your Mother can have this subtle reference to the show appear during their processional. It's delightful, easy on the ears, and not too distracting or obvious.

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6. "Our Last Summer" By the cast of Mamma Mia

There are plenty of songs on both Mamma Mia's soundtracks that deserve a place in your wedding or reception. While most are probably better suited for dancing, "Our Last Summer" is low-key enough to work for a walk down the aisle—while still being romantic and fun.

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7. "When All Is Said And Done" By Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep

Another option from this much beloved film is "When All Is Said and Done." Destination weddings in Greece and those with a Mamma Mia theme will benefit greatly from this apt reference.

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8. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" By the musical cast of Mamma Mia

Allow us one last song from this popular musical. Nothing says "marry me" like repeatedly singing, I do, I do, I do! just before you stand in front of your loved ones and say it.

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9. "Falling Slowly" By Glen Hansard

This song is sheer romance. With a beautiful piano intro, heartfelt guitar, and powerful voices, what else could you want to hear during this special moment?

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10. "Your Song" By Ewan McGregor (Cover)

This song from the jukebox musical Moulin Rouge! is sure to make for a wonderful spectacle. Soaring trumpets and a crooning Ewan McGregor really sell romantic lyrics like, "I hope you don't mind / That I put down in words / How wonderful life is / Now you're in the world."

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For the Musical Loving Couple

1. "Alone Together" By Barlowe & Bear

This climactic song is a part of The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical soundtrack, compiled of songs inspired by the hit Netflix series. This song, in particular, is full of romantic intensity that makes for a jaw-dropping processional.

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2. "Come Home With Me" By the cast of Hadestown

Talk about romance. Orpheus and Eurydice meet, build their romance, and discuss love all within this one charming song.

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3. "Epic I" By the cast of Hadestown

This song is equally lovely, though it notably possesses a bit more weight. It, similar to the prior song, describes the meeting and love between Hades and Persephone. It also contains the show's popular motif. If you'd prefer a musical song without words, try "Epic III," which carries a very similar tune, but is instrumental.

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4. "Promises" By the cast of Hadestown

"Just walk beside me, love, any way the wind blows." This musical number is nothing short of perfect for couples who'd like to walk down the aisle together or at the same time. It speaks to promises of loving one-another and being there for each-other.

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5. "For Good" By the cast of Wicked

Due to being a song of platonic love, this might not immediately come to mind for a processional song. Then again, it's an ideal and powerful choice to show your mutual love for your parents, spouse, and wedding party. Try not to cry at the lyric, "But I know I'm who I am today / Because I knew you."

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6. "Mia & Sebastian's Theme" By Justin Hurwitz

While La La Land isn't a stage musical, it deserves a special spot in this section due to being such a crowd favorite. Besides, who could resist this romantic and enticing piano ballad?

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7. "Seasons of Love" By the cast of Rent

You know we couldn't talk about musicals without recommending this Rent all-time favorite. Get your whole wedding party exciting to walk to the end of the aisle by selecting this well known song.

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8. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" By Danielle Hope, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Danielle Hope brings genuine endearment and excitement to this beloved song. For the musical couple that wants something sweet, give this version a listen.

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9. "No One Else" By Denée Benton

From "First time I heard your voice moon light burst into the room" to "I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you / I love you," this song from Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 is the definition of swoon-worthy.

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10. "The Next Ten Minutes" By the cast of The Last Five Years

Whether you go with the original version or film version of this song, your guests are sure to feel the love. This romantic duet revolves around a proposal, stating heart-warming lyrics from "There are so many lives I want to share with you / I will never be complete until I do" and "I don't know how anybody survives in this life / Without someone like you." Both singers dream about their future together and declare their love. Pretty topical, right?

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For the Indie Couple

1. "the lakes - the long pond studio sessions" By Taylor Swift

Create an airy, romantic ambiance with this live recording. Plucky strings and heartfelt lyrics make "the lakes" an ideal song for any outdoor setting—in a garden, mountainside, and—of course—lakeside.

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2. "Wasteland, Baby!" By Hozier

Widely known for his song "Take Me to Church," Hozier may be one of the most underrated romantic song writers. His love songs, like "Wasteland, Baby!," evoke stunning imagery and strong feelings of love—a great way to start your ceremony.

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3. "In a Week" By Hozier, Karen Cowley

If "Wasteland, Baby!" seems to be up your alley, consider also giving "In a Week" a listen. This song is actually a duet, also featuring Karen Cowley's vocals, adding even more romance to a whimsical, earthy track.

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4. "Hallelujah" By Brooklyn Duo (Cover)

The opening chords to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" are recognizable anywhere. While the song isn't inherently romantic, this instrumental cover makes it perfectly suitable for a walk down the aisle.

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5. "Hunger" By Ross Copperman

This song conjures images of countless flower petals, dramatic dips, and loving stares. Sounds like your wedding reception? Give this piano-heavy song a try.

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6. "Turning Page" By Sydney Rose (Cover)

The love for Sleeping at Last's original version of this song is strong. That being said, this folk-y, parred back version works wonderfully for an iconic, emotional processional.

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7. "Rivers and Roads" By The Head And The Heart

The influx of instruments around 1:45, then strip back to one voice and a piano at 3:04, makes this song a wonderful rollercoaster of happy emotions. Guests are likely to fight back tears hearing this one during a processional.

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8. "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" By Death Cab For Cutie

Ah, an indie classic. Those who were born in the nineties will get a particular kick out of this romantic acoustic song.

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9. "Forever Young" By Youth Group (Cover)

Nostalgia follows wherever this song goes. This cover in particular, though, carries an especially joyful and romantic feeling suitable for your processional of loved ones.

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10. "Home" By Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros

This indie song broke out onto the music scene with a bang, jam-packed with warmth. Play this during your processional for all of the good vibes.

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For the Modern Couple

1. "Till Forever Falls Apart" By Ashe, FINNEAS

Perhaps one of the loveliest musical releases of the last year, this song expresses great love for your close friends. That being said, it can easily be interpreted as romantic (especially with a lyrical mention of 'til death do us part). With soaring instruments and vocals, it's a great pick for couples seeking a more modern number.

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2. "Sweet Creature" By Harry Styles

Fans of Harry Styles will love giving a wink to him with this sweet, sweet song. This simple melody is sure to captivate not only your wedding party, but your guests as well.

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3. "this is how you fall in love" By Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler

Let's be honest: Almost everyone adores a piano ballad duet. Especially when that ballad is accompanying you and your nearest and dearest loved ones in your processional.

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4. "First Times" By Ed Sheeran

You didn't think we were done with Ed Sheeran, did you? This newer love song of his strikes an intimate mood, stripped down to just a guitar and his voice. It's perfect for a sweet stroll down the aisle towards the love of your life. "The greatest thing that I have achieved / Was four little words, down on one knee"? Come on!

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5. "Holy (Acoustic)" By Justin Bieber

The additional choir vocals and beautiful guitar make this version of the popular song "Holy" a modern chapel wedding necessity.

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6. "Love Story (Taylor's Version)" By Taylor Swift

Swifties will rejoice in the chance to play Taylor Swift's newly recorded version of this wedding favorite for their processional. For double the fun, play this song again during your reception. That way, everyone has the chance to jump around and sing along (you know they want to).

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7. "Halley's Comet" By Billie Eillish

The shift in this stunningly simple song around 2:45 is perfect for a bride or groom's entrance at the end of the aisle. If you're looking for a song that can be played in its entirety, rather than having to play a different song for the final walk, this is a worthy choice.

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8. "This Town" By Niall Horan

Sure, the lyrics in the verses of this song are a tad bit sad, but the romantic chorus more than makes up for it. "You still make me nervous when you walk in the room / Them butterflies, they come alive when I’m next to you / Over and over the only truth / Everything comes back to you." If you can, start the song at the second chorus and play it through the end for a sweet processional soundtrack.

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9. "When We Were Young" By Adele

Our love for Adele—as well as everyone else's, it seams—is going strong. Include the singer's soulful voice and beautiful lyrics in your processional for a modern, moving moment.

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10. "State of Grace (Acoustic Version) (Taylor's Version)" By Taylor Swift

So, "Love Story" isn't exactly up your alley. No problem! With another slew of Swift's best songs being rerecorded and released last year, you have plenty to choose from. This version of "State of Grace" is intimate and romantic, ideal for a processional full of meaning.

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