The 22 Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Songs

While many couples have their First Dance and Party Songs all picked out well in-advance, they often have no idea what works and what doesn't work for their Ceremony Songs.  Because picking Ceremony Music can leave a lot of brides & grooms feeling overwhelmed, we often spend a lot more time helping couples to choose their Wedding Music for the Ceremony than for the Reception.

To make life so much easier on you, below we present 22 of the Most Popular Ceremony Songs for Walking In at the Beginning and Walking Out at the End.

These pieces include 11 of the Most Popular Processionals and 11 of the Most Popular Recessionals.

Processionals

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Processionals are the music selections which are performed at the Very Beginning of the Ceremony when guests are seated and the Ceremony.

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They occur as the Wedding Party and the Bride slowly walk up the aisle to start the Ceremony.

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Processionals are usually slow, rhythmic songs which are easy for the Wedding Party & the Bride to walk to or "process to" in a dignified way.

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Many Brides usually pick 2 Songs for the Processionals: 1 Song for the Grandparents, Parents, & the Wedding Party, and 1 Song for the Bride.

Recessionals

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The Recessional is the music selections which is performed at the Very End of the Ceremony right after the Bride & Groom have the "Big Kiss" and are Pronounced as Husband & Wife!

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The Recessional continues as the Bride & Groom as the Bride & Groom walk away from the Altar down the aisle followed by the Wedding Party.

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The Recessional is usually Upbeat, Rhythmic, & Joyous.

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Most Brides usually pick 1 Song for the Recessional, although it is also common to have 1 Song for the Recessional and then a 2nd Upbeat Song played as a second Recessional or "Postlude" as the Guests are leaving the Church or Ceremony area.

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