The best wedding processional music suggests a sense of fanfare.
There are many ways to decide on your processional music.
First, you should always consider your venue, as some locations have restrictions and rules.
If your ceremony is in a church, speak with the clergy to find out about any rules the church may have regarding the music.
If your ceremony is being held outdoors, you will have more leeway in your choice of music. But be sure to check to see if there are any restrictions concerning noise level or if you need a music/sound permit.
The procession begins when the mother of the bride is seated.
The officiant, the groom, and best man will enter from the left and stand to the right of the alter facing the congregation.
The processional music will usually begin at this point.
The groomsmen will enter from the back of the
church singly or in pairs, depending on their number. They will form a
line on the right, behind the groom and best man.
Then the bridesmaids will enter from the back of the church singly or in pairs. Followed by the child attendants, if there are any.
The bride's attendants will take their place to the left at the head of the aisle - facing the congregation.
Then comes the bride!
This process calls for uplifting music that places the bride at center stage.
Here is a list of the top traditional processional songs played at today's weddings.
Here is a list of the top contemporary processional songs.
Music can be a very special and meaningful part of your ceremony.
Hopefully, these lists will help you narrow down your search for the perfect processional wedding song.