(Closed) What music did you walk down the aisle to? And final procession?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I am not Catholic and have never attended a Catholic wedding, so I’m not sure if there are certain rules to abide by, but can you use any music, or does it need to be traditional? I am using a contemporary song to walk down the aisle to. Many of my friends have used instrumental versions of popular songs. Is this an option for you?

Post # 3
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

River flows in you by Yiruma, it was beautiful! 

Post # 4
32 posts
  • Wedding: August 2018

Ill be walking down to the Jurassic Park theme song, and our processional will be This Will Be (An Everlasting Love).

Post # 5
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I walked down the aisle to I see the light from tangled 

Post # 6
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Anglican (Episcopal) ceremony; I walked in to Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and we went out to the Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream (not the “Here Comes the Bride” wedding march).  Other options we considered were the Te Deum by Charpentier (which is actually the Eurovision theme music!), the Grand March from Aida, Hornpipe from the Water Music, and the Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell.

Post # 7
99 posts
Worker bee

I was raised catholic and my dad had a choir we almost always did cannon in D in a piano for processional and bride and groom usually picked the recessional. 


Post # 8
1400 posts
Bumble bee

Dr Who 1963 opening credits before the ceremony. And the Dr Who 2005 closing credits for after. Parents walk to Star Wars, a New Hope end title before the ceremony. I may be a bit of a nerd.

Post # 9
9 posts

Apocolyptas Nothing else matters as I walk down the aisle. As we leave we have a choice of 2 but we haven’t decided. It’s between Queen Your my best friend and Imagine Dragons Top for the World. We wanted something upbeat as we leave.

Post # 10
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Do you and your Fiance have a song that’s special to you? Our song was always Songbird by Fleetwood Mac. It was our first dance song. I also walked down the aisle to a piano version. It was really beautiful and sounded very classic.

We did Helpless from Hamilton: An American Musical for our recessional. It was fun and we both love that show so it felt appropriate. Plus the first lines are ‘Oooo I do I do I do I do’ so it went well right after the first kiss. 🙂

Post # 11
83 posts
Worker bee

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oregonbride82 :  We walked in to Justice of the Peace too!  We had someone come in and play it on their guitar and it was beautiful!  Then we all walked out to the Indiana Jones theme song.  

Post # 12
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I had a full Catholic Mass. I walked into Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary, and then the recessional was Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. It was lovely! 🙂 

I think it depends on the parish and your priest regarding music; though these two pieces are pretty standard. 

Post # 13
9754 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Bridal Party – Somebody To Love by Queen

Brides Processional – Tiny Dancer by Elton John

Recessional – Jump In The Line by Harry Belafonte 


Probably not the best choices for a Catholic ceremony. 

Post # 14
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m super vanilla. We did pachelbel canon in D.

Post # 15
2274 posts
Buzzing bee

Rigadoun- Campra. Listen to it on YouTube. PERFECT recessional.

Listen to Trumpet Voluntary and also listen to Trumpet Tune, (try Clarke or Purcell, attributed to both). 

Those of you who worry about “dated” should be aware that there is nothing that dates a ceremony more than hearing a pop tune in your video, if you are having one.

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