Processionals

Two pieces of music are usually selected for the processional: a selection for the bridal party and a second piece for the Bride. To clearly signal the Bride’s entrance, a fanfare is usually played at the start of the bride’s procession.

Selections Especially Suited for the Bride:

Traditional Bridal Chorus (“Here Comes the Bride”) – Wagner
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music – Handel

Selections Especially Suited for the Bridal Party:

Rondeau – Moret
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Wachet Auf – Bach
Allegro from Fireworks Music – Handel
Spring – Vivaldi
Aria – Handel

Meditative:

These are pieces of music especially suited for quiet moments during the ceremony such as the lighting of the Unity Candle, Communion, or a moment of reflection.

Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria – Schubert
Air on the G String – Bach
The Lord’s Prayer – Malotte
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Meditation from “Thais” – Massenet

Recessionals:

Wedding March – Mendelssohn
La Rejouissance – Handel
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach