Traditional Wedding Songs for the Key Moments of Your Wedding CeremonyFavorite
Music is a huge part of any wedding, regardless of theme, style and venue. From the hip hop dance songs and the first dance song to the traditional processional and walking down the aisle songs, you’ll need just the right notes in order to set the mood and vibe you desire for your big day. Choosing the right tracks when it comes to traditional wedding songs is not that challenging – after all, what you need is a few points and tips, plus your own personal preferences. Listen to some of the most popular choices that define each moment of your ceremony, then pick your favorites.
For the Prelude
La Primavera from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
Few tunes have the worldwide recognition this stupendous musical creation has – and there’s no way you won’t recognize it yourself. La Primavera is as joyful and as celebratory as it gets; full of high notes and happy vibes, it can elevate any mood. Perfect for your prelude!
Prelude in C Major by J.S. Bach
This masterpiece by Bach is the ideal ‘waiting’ song, filled with anticipation and emotions. And with the most fitting title, it makes the perfect choice for your before-the-I-Dos period.
For the Processional
Trumpet Tune by H. Purcell
You can’t go wrong with this song – as one of the classic and most popular traditional wedding songs, you will definitely set the right mood during your processional.
March from The Occasional Oratorio by G.F. Handel
Lovely on an organ, but not limited to it – a song full of hope and with lots of celebratory vibes… certainly a choice the groom, the parents on each side and the bridesmaids will all enjoy as part of their big entrance.
For the Bride’s Entrance
Bridal Chorus by Wagner
No other song competes with this masterpiece when it comes to the bride’s entrance. Unofficially known as the Here Comes the Bride song, this classic creation is the number one choice and it is either played on an organ or a piano.
Canon in D by J. Pachelbel
Brides all around the world love this song when it comes to making their entrance; it’s a top choice when it comes to traditional wedding songs, for sure. There are lots of versions out there, from the ones played by classic quartets to guitar versions – check out this combination between modern and traditional:
Rondeau by J.J. Mouret
If you’re looking for a tune with a royal feel, perfect for a spectacular entrance, then forgo the classic choices above and go for this upbeat, joyful yet very sophisticated masterpiece by Mouret:
For the Recessional
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
This is a masterpiece that evokes a wide range of feelings from gratitude to hope and from joy to excitement. And this one right here definitely ticks all the boxes.
Hornpipe by G.F. Handel
This 18th century creation is perfectly fitting for an occasion like the one you’re about to experience, as it has all the drama and the excitement you could possible feel and desire – one of the best traditional wedding songs out there.