(Closed) traditional, but not overplayed, ceremony music

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’ve always thought Air on a G String (Bach) is a lovely processional for either the bride or the bridal party. It’s traditional, but not as frequently played as Cannon in C or others.  Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring is pretty frequently played, but I still think not cliche.  My bridesmaids walked in to "Bist Du Bei Mir" which is absolutely gorgeous and much less traditional.  I guess that was a lot of Bach suggestions!


I walked in to an instrumental version of Edelweiss (classical guitar, violin, cello) and I got a lot of compliments on that, but it was also a very meaningful and sentimental choice for me.  


Good luck picking! 

Post # 4
52 posts
Worker bee

I walked down to Offenbach’s Baccarolle. It is that amazing, magical song that is played throughout "Life is Beautiful". Gives me chills everytime.

Post # 5
52 posts
Worker bee

Oh, and i love Beatles "all you need is love" for a recessional. so cute!

Post # 6
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Are you having a church ceremony or not? Usually if you’re getting married in a church there will be a list of "approved" music that you can choose from, which can be limiting. Otherwise the sky’s the limit! I think Vivaldi has some beautiful movements from the Four Seasons suite, especially Spring or Winter, that could be used for an entrance. There are also tons of operas with great arias that could be used. Oh, and I love the idea of a bride who’s having a sweet, whimsical wedding entering to the instrumental version of "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Ooh, or if you and your fiance have a favorite movie with an instrumental theme, you could use THAT for your processional. It would be different AND personal!

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