(Closed) walking down the aisle – Catholic ceremony

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
3685 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m interested in this too — my Fiance is Catholic (I’m not) and wants to get married in the Catholic church. I didn’t realize until a few days ago how strict the rules on music are.

Post # 5
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Our church let us use tons of different worship songs.  We used some contemporary, some older Irish or folksy hymns, and Ubi Caritas for our processional. 

Post # 6
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You can pretty much use any song you want… so long as it’s not “secular music”

I was going to do something different.. but just chose “Trumpet Tune”- Henry Purcell off the list of song suggestions the music minister gave me.

Preludes (which you can def use as a processional)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach

one of the many versions of Ave Maria

Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3– Bach

Arioso- Bach

Air from Water Music– Handel

Largo from Xerxes- Handel


Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary)- J. Clarke

Trumpet Tune- H. Purcell

Procesion Alegre- Gary A Cornell

Rondeau- Jean-Joseph Mouret

Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks- Handel

Trumpet Voluntary- John Stanley

We’re also using the song “Holy is His Name”- Talbot for the seating of the mothers/grandmothers. I’m sure you could use this as well for the processional.


Post # 7
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Also if you’re looking for more songs… just look on the GIA publications website


or this website


lots and lots of options there! hope I was helpful!

PS I was in the choir for college (flute) so I know A LOT of songs… if you tell me what you’re kind of looking for I’m sure I can help narrow down some choices!

Post # 8
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The wedding party and I are walking down to Expressions by Helen Jane Long.  I asked the church muscian if he could play it and he said it was just fine since it isn’t pop (it’s classical).  I’m super excited!

Post # 9
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m going with the Prince of Denmark’s March.

Post # 11
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I walked out to “Trumpet Voluntary in D” by Jeremiah Clarke.

Post # 12
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Saving this…we’re still deciding on music.

Post # 13
3697 posts
Sugar bee

We used an arrangement of a Scottish tune by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass, “Rob Fraser’s Welcome to San Francisco.”

Post # 14
1827 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I walked down to neither.

The Bridesmaids came down to “Largo” by Handel and I came down to “Adagio” by Vivaldi

I chose them during our music planning meeting after asking for songs that were along the same lines as canon.

Our organist pointed out that there is a key change between Largo and Aagio, but I wasn’t being picky 🙂

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