Bride Entrance Song

What Is The Bride Entrance Song Called?

A bride's first steps down the aisle are a time fraught with significance and drama. The song playing as the bride enters the wedding is symbolic of the mood that will prevail throughout the event. That's why it's important to pick a tune that complements the overall atmosphere of your wedding.

What kind of mood are you hoping to create—one that is charming and cheerful, or one that is grand and romantic? Vocal or instrumental: which do you prefer for the bride's grand entrance? To save you time, we've compiled a list of our favourite wedding entrance songs to help you narrow down your options. Listen to these heartfelt selections for your wedding ceremony and leave your guests with a lasting impression.

A wedding might be as small as a family gathering or as large as a gala, but no matter the size or scale, music is usually included. Many brides spend hours deliberating over which special music would play as they go down the aisle to their spouse. Here's a playlist of bridal entrance tunes that are guaranteed to convey to the groom just how much she adores him. Looking for wedding bands to put the rhythm into your special day. Look no further, Vogue Ballroom has you covered.

ABCs of a Wedding Song

Many other names are used to describe the song played when the bride makes her entrance at a wedding—the bridal processional song, bridal processional music, the walk down the aisle song, and the bridal processional song. You may hear the term "wedding processional song" used to refer to the music played as the bride enters the ceremony, but the term is also used to refer to the songs played by the various members of the bridal party. A wedding's recessional song is the tune played when guests walk back down the aisle following the ceremony.

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How Long Is Too Long For A Wedding March?

The ideal length of a song for a bride's grand entry is between two and three minutes. The bride, escorted or not, must have sufficient time to enter the ceremony location, walk down the aisle, and reach the altar, where her future husband is waiting.

Is there a certain song that brides traditionally use when making their grand entrance?

The speed of the song is the first thing to think about. Guests should not feel rushed and should be given ample time to admire the bride's beauty, so a slow song is recommended. Instead of the standard classical piece, you can opt for a more up-to-date alternative like an indie, R&B, or acoustic track.

Wedding Processional Songs that are Fun to Listen to

If you and your future spouse are the kind of people who brighten every room and enjoy every moment of life to the fullest, then choosing upbeat songs to walk down the aisle to might be the best option. These tunes are likely to put a grin on everyone's face and will help keep the mood of the wedding joyful and carefree.

By The Dixie Cups: "Chapel of Love"

A track off the 1964 album titled "Chapel of Love."

Love this lyric: "We're going to go to the church, and we're going to get married." Leaving for the church, and there we will exchange vows Wow, I'm in love with you. And we're headed for the chapel of love to exchange our vows!

Jason Mraz's "Love Someone"

Album released in 2014; track "Yes!"

Hit Lyrics: "Oh, ain't it good tonight we've got each other/

I am standing next to you, by the way.

I am more to you than a lover or a companion.

Single Ladies: "Put a Ring on It" be Beyoncé

Album released in 2009 by Beyoncé.

You'll Totally Dig These Lyrics: "Cause if you liked it, you should have placed a ring on it"

You should have proposed if you were serious about it.

It's obvious he wants it, so don't get angry.

You should have proposed if you were serious.

The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun"

Abbey Road, 1969 album.

Some Lovely Lyrics: "Little Darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter /

I know it hasn't been here for a while, but it seems like ages to you, little darling.

The sun is up, the sky is blue, and everything is fine.

'God Only Knows,' by The Beach Boys

Pet Sounds (1966) album.

Popular Lyrics: "I may not always love you /

However, as long as the sky is clear above you/

Never have any reason to question it.

I'm going to give you absolute certainty.

'Marry You,' by Bruno Mars

Taken from the 2010 album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans."

Great Lyrics: "It's a gorgeous night, we're looking for anything stupid to do"

I'm thinking about proposing to you, sweetie.

How about this dancing liquid, or is it just the look in your eyes?

Not that it matters, since I want to propose to you.

Song by Train titled "Marry Me"

Taken from the 2009 album of the same name.

Some Great Lyrics: "Now that the load is lightened / I feel like I can fly"

Without a doubt, love has changed my perspective.

Get married to me today and forever.

Matthew White's "Love"

This track is taken from the 2007 album of the same name.

Enjoyable Lyrics: And love /

The games we play are so ridiculous... Oh, it's just like a warm May day. Love, what is love? Ultimately, all I want is for you to feel appreciated.

The Jack Johnson song "Better Together"

2005 album release; track "In Between Dreams"

Song Meaning: Love is the solution to most of my heart's problems.

Exactly why are we even here? But where do we go from here? As for the difficulty, why do you think that is? Nothing in life is simple, and sometimes it even seems downright dishonest. I promise you one thing: our time together enhances everything.

Wedding Processional Music from Country Artists

So, let's say you're a die-hard fan of the Grand Ole Opry. If this is the case, you probably already know that country songs make great tunes to walk down the aisle to because they typically feature heartfelt (but not overly sappy) lyrics.

Specifically, Blake Shelton's "God Gave Me You."

Red River Blue (2011), an album

Enjoy these tasty lyrics: "There's more here than what we're seeing /

It's impossible that such a beautiful angel as you could have feelings for me, but it must be a divine plot.

To paraphrase Sammy Kershaw's "Love of My Life"

Album released in 2003 titled "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection"

Popular Lyrics: "You are the love of my life"

You are the spark that keeps me going.

Baby, baby, baby, and

I lose my mind every time I consider how you rescued me.

Tim McGraw's "My Best Friend" describes a close friend or companion.

CD release date: 1999; album title: "A Place in the Sun"

Beautiful Lyrics: I've never had somebody I could rely on /

A lot of people have let me down, and I got sick of hurting and of looking.

Until the day you came into it.

A sensation I'd never before experienced, and for the first time in my life, I didn't feel completely alone.

"Cowboy Take Me Away," by The Dixie Chicks

Recorded in 1999 and released on the album Fly.

Song Lyrics: "I said, 'Cowboy, take me away.' Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue.

As close to you as I can get, and as close to paradise as I can get.

The Kenny Chesney song "Me and You"

From the album: Greatest Hits, 2000

Popular Lyrics: "Everyday, I don't think so / I'm not feeling so ordinary these days."

not a love this real

Similar Fate

Destiny brought us together.

We, both of us,

Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Grow Old with Me"

From the album: Party Doll and Other Favorites, 1999

Lyrics to Remember: "Grow old with me"

We will be together as one and may God bless our love for the greatest is yet to come.

Shania Twain and Bryan White's "From This Moment On"

Come on Over (1997) album cover

You'll Fall in Love with These Lyrics Because:

Want to spend the rest of my life with you and I can't wait to get started

Never again will I be without you.

You made all my wishes come true.

Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road"

2004 album track, taken from the set Feels Like Today.

Great Lyrics: I didn't realise the road led right to you.

That every forgotten fantasy brought me here, to you

Even the people who hurt me the most were like north stars, guiding me to your arms.

In his song "To Make You Feel My Love," Garth Brooks tries to do just that.

Soundtrack from the 1998 album "Hope Floats."

When the shadows lengthen and the stars come out, you'll love these lyrics.

In addition, no one is around to wipe away your tears.

I wish I could keep you in my arms forever.

In order to make you experience my affection

Lee Brice's "Love Like Crazy"

Album release year: 2010; track: "Love Like Crazy"

Popular Lyrics: Always be honest, never lie, and never stop saying "I love you."

Now get to work and don't try to out-intellectualize your common sense!

Keep your praying knees from getting slack.

And fall madly in love

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Favorite Wedding Processional Tunes

Do you want your guests to be wiping their eyes as you make your way down the aisle? You can't go wrong with any of these tried-and-true classics. Wedding processional music should be well-known and beloved, but also very sentimental and personal.

Song by Louis Armstrong: "What a Wonderful World"

Taken from the 1990 compilation Louis Armstrong's Greatest Hits.

Beautiful, heartfelt lyrics: "I picture green trees and scarlet roses blooming for you and me." Oh, what a great world I live in, I think.

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Over the Rainbow"

Album track listing: 2001's "Alone in IZ World."

You'll love these lyrical lines: "Somewhere over the rainbow..."

soaring to the heavens, and the lullaby fantasies you've always wanted to realise

Over the horizon, bluebirds soar, and all your wishes will come true.

Bride Entrance Song

When You Say You Love Me, by Josh Groban

Album Track Listing: 2003's "Closer"

Some Beautiful Words: When you tell me you love me /

When external conditions become still, internal ones also do.

When you tell me you love me, it's as if the world stops for a second and only we two exist.

Adele's "Make You Feel My Love"

Album cut released on January 19, 2008

When the shadows lengthen and the stars come out, you'll love these lyrics.

In addition, no one is around to wipe away your tears.

I wish I could keep you in my arms forever.

In order to make you experience my affection

In "Turning Page," by Sleeping at Last

Twilight, Part 1 Soundtrack (2011)

Beautiful words: "I've waited a hundred years, but I'd wait a million more for you."

Nothing could have prepared me for what having the honour of being yours would bring about.

Ray LaMontagne's "You Are the Best Thing"

"Gossip in the Grain" by Various Artists, 2009

Great Lyrics: Baby/

As a group, we've made great strides.

And darling, you know I hope and pray you'll believe me when I say our love is eternal.

This is Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years."

Released in 2011, from the album "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1."

You'll adore these beautiful and uplifting lyrics: "Time stops, beauty in all she is,

And I shall be courageous.

Anything that tries to take away/

Who or what is this in front of me?

This is the reality that we face with every inhale and with every passing hour.

Ed Sheeran's "Photograph"

Track x from the 2014 album x.

A photograph is where we store our love.

We created this space for ourselves, a place where our eyes never close, our hearts never break, and time stands still.

Pentatonix, "Hallelujah"

A Pentatonix Christmas, 2016 album.

You're Gonna Love These Catchy Lyrics: "Well darling, I've been here before."

I have been in this same room and walked this very floor.

Before I met you, I was always on my own.

And I've seen your banner flying over the Trevi Fountain.

And love isn't a pep rally.

It's a fever and a shattered bone. Hallelujah.

Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud"

Track x from the 2014 album x.

Song Lyrics: "So honey now/

Just wrap your arms around me and hold me tight.

Lean in and kiss me like the moon and stars are shining down on us.

Get your aching head off the floor and onto my throbbing chest.

To speak one's inner thoughts aloud

Maybe this is where love finds us.

Other Wedding Processional Tune Options

You can upgrade your processional song by choosing something other than the Wedding March if you and your intended audience aren't big fans of the traditional wedding scene. There are no corny lyrics here; in fact, a few of them are quite humorous. But bear with us, for among these options are some very remarkable music.

Lyrics from Iron & Wine's "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"

The Shepherd's Dog (Album Version), 2007

Lyrics to Relish: Have I found you?

Can't fly, sad, envious, or missing you?

Big money/American stomper

Bon Iver's "Skinny Love"

Album track listing: 2007's For Emma, Forever Ago

Enjoy these catchy lyrics: "And I told you to be patient/, And I told you to be fine/, And I told you to be balanced/, And I told you to be kind/And in the morning I will be with you/But it will be a different kind/And I will be holding all the tickets/And you will be owning all the fines."

To paraphrase Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, "Everything Has Changed"

Released in 2012 from the album of the same name.

Song Lyrics: "All I know is we said hello, and your eyes look like you're coming home."

Now that everything has changed, all I have left is a name.

Since yesterday, the only constant has been the fact that you held the door open for me.

The Coldplay song, "Reign of Love."

Soundtrack from the 2014 film This Is Where I Leave You.

Fascinating Lyrics: "Reign of Love"

We'll wait here besides the church.

It's a time for a love-filled reign.

I get down on my knees and pray.

Oh, how I wish I'd volunteered my opinion sooner!

Alternatively, we may rely on being borne.

Regarding the Rule of Love.

Songs like "Marry That Girl" by Dirty Magic Cards

2015 single release of the song "Marry That Girl."

Song Lyrics: "So honey now/

Just wrap your arms around me and hold me tight.

Lean in and kiss me like the moon and stars are shining down on us.

Get your aching head off the floor and onto my throbbing chest.

To speak one's inner thoughts aloud

Maybe this is where love finds us.

"The Book of Love," by The Magnetic Fields

Track x from the 2014 album x.

Enjoy these catchy lyrics: "The book of love is long and boring/

It's too heavy, and no one can move it.

I love it when you read to me, and you can read me anything; it's full of graphs and tables and statistics and dance steps.

A song by Bob Marley titled "One Love"

Taken from the 2012 album, "Marley (The Original Soundtrack)"

Hit Lyrics: "One love, one heart"

Join me in a group hug and make it through this.

Just like the beginning (when there was only love),

In the end, that's how it'll turn out (with one heart).

All right, I'll be fine if I just thank and praise the Lord.

Put your worries aside and come hang out with me and everyone else.

Oh by Dave Matthews

Album release year is 2003; track is "Some Devil."

Lyrics Worth Listening To: I love you oh so well

I adore you like a child adores chocolates and a blanket of fresh snow.

Plenty to make the clouds part and hell rumble.

I adore you so much.

In his song "Dreamgirl," Dave Matthews paints a vivid picture of the ideal woman.

Standing up to 2005's Stand Up album.

The catchy chorus goes like this: "Still, you're my best friend/

And the two of us after a couple of drinks?

You've been sleeping too long; it's time to get up and make some love.

As I slept, I was dreaming of a dream girl.

Noah & The Whale's "5 Years' Time"

Track taken from the 2008 album "Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down."

You'll Definitely Dig These Lyrics: "Oh well, in five years we could be strolling around a zoo."

There's a bright light shining on us, so we may feel good And I'll place my palm over your eyes, but you'll peep through, for there'll be love in the elephants' bodies, too.

What to Think About When Choosing the Processional Song

Before you can even start to narrow down your possibilities for a processional music, there are a few issues to settle.

Inquire at the location.

For any and all needs, but especially (though not solely) if you're planning a religious ceremony. There may be limitations on the genre, loudness, and media format of the music you can play, depending on the specifics of the location and its surroundings. (In fact, if your family is Catholic, "Here Comes the Bride" may not have been played at any of your weddings because the "Bridal March" is considered secular music and is therefore not permitted in most Catholic churches.)

Your potential partner should share your values and priorities.

Regarding the feel you're going for with your wedding tunes. Conventional versus modern, humorous versus romantic, instrumental versus vocal, etc., should all be discussed and areas where compromise is possible should disagreements arise should be identified. If there's any chance that your loved ones will push back on your choice of music for the big day, you should be prepared to defend your decision together. Check out our post on How do I find a good wedding DJ?

Ask relatives once you've started compiling a list.

Let's imagine they've thought about what music would be appropriate for the entire parade. Your parents may have neglected to mention a family custom on one side that strikes just the right note with you, and there's no better way to make your guests feel included than to bring out a notebook and have them write down ideas to explore with their special someone.

And even if you do revert to an old favourite instead of a daring rhythm, you can always make it your own with a unique performance. Would you like to hear Wagner performed by a thereminist and a beatboxer? Decide on a song to play during the wedding processional now. If you and your future spouse are both happy with your choice, then it's the right one.

Conclusion

The song played as the bride enters a wedding is symbolic of the mood that will prevail throughout the event. It's important to pick a tune that complements the overall atmosphere of your wedding ceremony. Vogue Ballroom has compiled a list of our favourite wedding entrance songs to help you narrow down your options. The ideal length of a song for a bride's grand entry is between two and three minutes. Instead of the standard classical piece, you can opt for an indie, R&B, or acoustic track. These tunes are likely to put a grin on everyone's face and will help keep the mood of the wedding joyful.

Content Summary: 

  • A bride's first steps down the aisle are a time fraught with significance and drama.
  • The song playing as the bride enters the wedding is symbolic of the mood that will prevail throughout the event.
  • That's why it's important to pick a tune that complements the overall atmosphere of your wedding.
  • What kind of mood are you hoping to create—one that is charming and cheerful, or one that is grand and romantic?
  • Vocal or instrumental: which do you prefer for the bride's grand entrance?
  • To save you time, we've compiled a list of our favourite wedding entrance songs to help you narrow down your options.
  • Listen to these heartfelt selections for your wedding ceremony and leave your guests with a lasting impression.
  • A wedding might be as small as a family gathering or as large as a gala, but no matter the size or scale, music is usually included.
  • Many brides spend hours deliberating over which special music would play as they go down the aisle to their spouse.
  • Here's a playlist of bridal entrance tunes that are guaranteed to convey to the groom just how much she adores him.
  • ABCs of a Wedding Song Many other names are used to describe the song played when the bride makes her entrance at a wedding—the bridal processional song, bridal processional music, the walk down the aisle song, and the bridal processional song.
  • You may hear the term "wedding processional song" used to refer to the music played as the bride enters the ceremony, but the term is also used to refer to the songs played by the various members of the bridal party.
  • A wedding's recessional song is the tune played when guests walk back down the aisle following the ceremony.
  • The ideal length of a song for a bride's grand entry is between two and three minutes.
  • The bride, escorted or not, must have sufficient time to enter the ceremony location, walk down the aisle, and reach the altar, where her future husband is waiting.
  • Is there a certain song that brides traditionally use when making their grand entrance?
  • The speed of the song is the first thing to think about.
  • Guests should not feel rushed and should be given ample time to admire the bride's beauty, so a slow song is recommended.
  • Instead of the standard classical piece, you can opt for a more up-to-date alternative like an indie, R&B, or acoustic track.
  • Wedding Processional Songs that are Fun to Listen to If you and your future spouse are the kind of people who brighten every room and enjoy every moment of life to the fullest, then choosing upbeat songs to walk down the aisle might be the best option.
  • These tunes are likely to put a grin on everyone's face and will help keep the mood of the wedding joyful and carefree.
  • By The Dixie Cups: "Chapel of Love" A track off the 1964 album titled "Chapel of Love."
  • Love this lyric: "We're going to go to the church, and we're going to get married."
  • Leaving for the church, and there we will exchange vows Wow, I'm in love with you.
  • And we're headed for the chapel of love to exchange our vows!
  • Jason Mraz's "Love Someone" Album released in 2014; track "Yes!"
  • Hit Lyrics: "Oh, ain't it good tonight we've got each other/ I am standing next to you, by the way. I am more to you than a lover or a companion.
  • Single Ladies: "Put a Ring on It" be Beyoncé Album released in 2009 by Beyoncé.
  • You'll Totally Dig These Lyrics: "Cause if you liked it, you should have placed a ring on it" You should have proposed if you were serious about it.
  • It's obvious he wants it, so don't get angry.

Frequently Asked Questions About Entrance Song

A timeless classic that everyone will recognise, Canon in D is a beautiful (and one of the most popular!) bride entrance songs to play as you make your way down the aisle.

To personalise the ceremony, you and your partner could each choose your processional songs privately and not share them until you walk down the aisle. Find a song that represents how you feel about your partner, a tune they love that you know they'd be thrilled to hear, or one that holds a special memory.

The average song is 3 minutes long. It can take 20 seconds for a couple to prepare and get from the entrance to their seats or the dance floor.

Traditional Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

When you think of songs to walk down the aisle, you probably envision classical wedding entrance tunes (like the "Here Comes the Bride" chorus). If you want an ultra-traditional bride entrance, classical music is the way to go.

A wedding processional usually lasts around three to four minutes, and timing for groups or individuals will vary depending on the size of your wedding party. It shouldn't take you any more than 30 to 45 seconds to walk down the aisle.

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