The Perfect Processional – Tips from Professionals!

The Perfect Processional – Tips from Professionals! 2560 1709 adam Michaels

This is it. Your final moments as an unmarried person. All eyes are on you as you process down the aisle on the arm of whomever is “giving you away,” but the most important eyes are, of course, your partner’s. Your soon-to-be spouse is there, waiting for you at the other end of the aisle. Let’s face it, there are some who’ve dreamed about this moment their whole lives and can tell you immediately exactly what song is playing in their minds when they close their eyes and picture it. And kudos to them! We applaud the clarity of their vision!! But what if you close your eyes and you see the moment and you know how you want the music to make you feel or contribute to the ambiance, but you have no idea what song to actually pick for it? That’s where we come in! 

Around Town Entertainment isn’t just here to make sure your reception is the fun-filled dance party of your dreams, we’re here to help ensure that every part of your big day sounds the way you always dreamed it would. So if you’re feeling stuck trying to choose your processional song, we’re here to help make that decision a little easier. 

We’ll kick it off with some fun questions to get the ball rolling on your own creative juices first – after all, the best way to guarantee your day feels as personal as possible for you and your partner is to pick music that’s important and meaningful to you both! But of course, since a game of 20 Questions doesn’t always lead to total consensus, or sometimes just a dead end, we’ve listed a few of our favorite classics at the end. 

So, without further ado, let’s play! 

  • When did you and your partner meet? Was there a song that seemed to play all the time around the time you were falling in love? 
  • Do you and your partner have a favorite movie? Is there a song or part of the soundtrack you particularly love?
  • What about a favorite tv show? Is there a moment in the show that’s perfectly underscored that you both love?
  • Do the two of you have a favorite band or musical artist? Have you been to a concert together? 
  • Is there a song that your partner has told you makes them think of you? 
  • Is there a song that makes you think of your partner? 
  • Do you two just have a song that’s “yours”? Keep in mind that even if the song isn’t originally in a style you think is appropriate for a wedding processional, you have one of our award-winning live musicians – which means that the style of the song can be adjusted so the vibe more closely matches what you’re looking for, all while keeping the emotional impact of a song that’s important to the two of you! 
  • Were you ever in the car together and a certain song came on and you both just belted your faces off to it? Was there a song that brought you so much inexpressible joy to sing (potentially well, potentially horribly) together? 

Admittedly, that wasn’t technically 20 questions, but we hope that it got the ball rolling and some creative juices flowing for you and your partner! Even if nothing is coming to you right this minute, that’s ok – our brains are mysterious places, so don’t be afraid to just take a few days to let these questions simmer in the back of your mind. Play your favorite playlists (even better if you have a shared playlist) and just go about your life – the right song has a funny way of coming up on shuffle when you least expect it. 

Of course, sometimes our own playlists and memories aren’t the answer, or it’s crunch time and you don’t have a few days to think this one over. So the rest of this post is devoted to giving you a quick list of some of our favorite processional songs that consistently knock it out of the park – we promise they’ll have you and your guests feeling all the right emotions as you walk down the aisle! 

“Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles 

“Over the Rainbow,” by Israel Kamakawiwo’

“I Choose You,” by Sarah Bareilles

“Rhythm of Love,” by Plain White T’s

“Dawn,” by Jean-Yves Thibaudet (You’ll know this one from 2005’s Pride & Prejudice) 

“A Thousand Years,” by Christina Perri 

“Your Song,” by Elton John

“The Luckiest” by Ben Folds

“Clair de Lune,” by Claude Debussy

“Canon in D,” by Pachelbel (A true classic in the wedding world) 

“Can’t Help Falling in Love,” by Elvis Presley 

“Falling Slowly,” by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (Iconically from Once – the film or the Broadway musical) 

“L-O-V-E,” by Nat King Cole