37 Non Traditional Wedding Processional Songs
Posted on April 02, 2014 by Tijon Employee
We currently live in a far less traditional era where couples look for new ways to reinvent the classic walk down the aisle. As seen with the recent viral video shared online, millions were captivated in seeing bridesmaids and groomsmen dancing down the aisle to a pop song. If you desire to plan a more unique wedding, the following non-traditional wedding processional songs will help to inspire you with the many options you have to choose from.
1. Always and Forever – Luther Van Dross
2. Angels Brought Me Here – Guy Sebastian
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Linder Eder
4. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Ingrid Michaelson
5. Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
6. Falling in Love At a Coffeeshop – Landon Pigg
7. Forever – Dropkick Murphys
8. From this Moment On – Shania Twain
9. Halo – One Republic
10. Have You Ever Been in Love – Celine Dion
11. Hero – Mariah Carey
12. Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
13. I Do, Cherish You – 98 Degrees
14. I Do – Westlife
15. I Love NYE – Badly Drawn Boy
16. I Love the Way You Love Me – Boyzone
17. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
18. L.O.V.E. – Joss Stone
19. Let Me Tell You About My Boat – Mark Mothersbaugh
20. Longing to Belong – Eddie Veder
21. Marry You – Bruno Mars
22. Moth’s Wings – Passion Pit
23. Only Hope – Mandy Moore
24. Only Time – Enya
25. Reign of Love – Coldplay
26. Rose of My Heart – Johnny Cash
27. She – Elvis Costello
28. Sky Cloud Winter Breeze – Orba Squara
29. Sparkplug Minuet – Mark Mothersbaugh
30. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
31. This I Promise You – N’ Sync
32. Today My Live Begins – Bruno Mars
33. When God Made You – Newsong
34. When You Say Nothing at All – Allison Kraus
35. You and I – Ingrid Michaelson
36. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
37. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
Tips to Choosing the Right Music
Even though you may choose a non-traditional processional song to walk down the aisle to, there are still some common tips and strategies to keep in mind when scheduling your event in conjunction to the music.
1. Set Your Pace
You finally found a song that sounds good. However, is the tempo in alignment to the ease in walking down the aisle? Can the flower girl keep up at the same pace? Make sure the songs allow adequate time for each member of the ceremony to make it down the aisle at a good pace and display the beauty of their dresses and proud placements within the bridal party.
2. Length of Songs
Depending upon the length of the aisle you will be walking down, the chosen songs should have certain smooth parts at various points in the song and can accommodate the total number of people participating. If you need to make some adjustments, a DJ or musician can be sought out to edit as needed.
3. Total Number of Songs
Depending upon the size of your bridal party, one or two songs may be needed. Larger weddings tend to host two songs, one for the bridesmaids and one for the bride. For the bride’s processional, there may also be two parts of music for the fanfare to the walk.
4. Style of Songs
If two different songs are used in the ceremony, it is recommended that contrasting styles occur to highlight the appearance of the bride.
5. Other Processional Music
If a religious venue is chosen for the ceremony, you may not have an option to incorporate secular music into the ceremony. This is something to check for ahead of time.