(Closed) Processional music – Question

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

You can really do whatever you want! It’s traditionally just instrumental, but you can do anything you like!

Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Often I’ve heard “The Wedding Song (There is Love)” used as a processional. It’s beautiful, but a little dated. If you’re religious, maybe something traditionally in mass anyway, like Ave Maria. God, an opera piece would be gorgeous. Think of a gorgeous soprano singing sweetly as you walk to your hubby 🙂

Post # 5
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Either is fine. It depends on the music you’ve chosen. I chose a hymn for my processional, so it was sung.

One lovely piece of music that does have a vocal is “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”. “Ave Maria” is also good … there are a couple of versions of that.

Post # 7
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

At first I chose a hymn and then my music person told me instrumental is the norm so that people can focus on watching you.

If you go for a song, make it just sung by the soloist, not something for others to join.

(My Mothers are getting seated to instrumental Ave Maria and the rest of us are walking down to Canon in D)

Post # 8
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can do instrumental or whatever you want – it is your day! We are having a friend play the guitar for our ceremony. I gave him some songs that I would like and he has spent the past 3 months learning them!! Its just an acoustic guitar but I think it will be really beautiful and really fit with our wedding.

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