Wedding Processional Music
And so it's finally time for the most beautiful part
of the wedding ceremony, the processional. This is that
dramatic moment when, as the audience is seated, the
wedding party enters. For several minutes, emotional
music heralds the arrival of the groomsmen, best man,
maid of honor, bridesmaids, and flower girl.
with dramatic fanfare, the music shifts, the audience
stands, and in marches the bride herself. Typically,
traditional, instrumental music is played during this
portion of the ceremony, with "Here Comes The Bride"
(Wagner's Lohengren, The Bridal Chorus) remaining the
most popular choice in traditional Western weddings.
Of course, one of the advantages to making this music
choice is that it's familiar to everybody; everybody
will know it's time to stand. In recent years, instrumental
versions of "Conde Te Partiro" have become
very popular as well.
Bagpipe music has also gained some popularity in past
years, but finding this type of music can be difficult
should you want it performed live.
Keep in mind that
whatever type of music that will be played during the
processional should be relatively short in length as
this portion of the wedding ceremony typically lasts
two to three minutes--and should fit in with the overall