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Processional Wedding Songs for Making an Entrance

Stumped on what to walk down the aisle to? Our suggestions hit every style note.

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Photography by: Delbarr Moradi

The tune you play on the way to saying your "I do"s will likely be one that will stay with you forever, sparking fond memories whenever and wherever you hear it after the big day. (In your car, at the supermarket, in a restaurant … just keep tissues handy all the time, k?) And if you're undecided on what song to choose, here are plenty of suggestions to jump-start your strut.



The List

1. "Here Comes the Sun - Remastered," Nina Simone

2. "XO," Beyoncé

3. "Harvest Moon," Neil Young

4. "Come and Get Your Love," Redbone

5. "Celebrated Air," Johann Sebastian

6. "In the Morning Light," Yanni

7. "Arrival in Nara," alt-J

8. "Across the Universe," Fiona Apple

9. "Tonight You Belong to Me," Eddie Vedder, Cat Power

10. "Feels Like Home," Chantal Kreviazuk

11. "Easy Silence," Dixie Chicks

12. "Stay With Me (String Quartet Tribute to Sam Smith)," Vitamin String Quartet

13. "Tethered," Sleeping At Last

14. "Suite bergamasque: III. Clair de lune," Claude Debussy, Piotr Machnik

15. "Never Tear Us Apart," INXS

16. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," Sleeping At Last

17. "Over the Rainbow," Ingrid Michaelson

18. "Sea of Love," Cat Power

19. "I'm Forrest … Forest Gump," Alan Silvestri

20. "Waiting on a Friend," The Rolling Stones

21. "Colours," Donovan

22. "Loro," Pinback

23. "How Can I Tell You," Cat Stevens

24. "Just Breathe," Pearl Jam

25. "A Sunday Kind of Love," Etta James, Louis Prima, Barbara Belle, Stan Rhodes, Anita Leonard

26. "You're All I Need to Get By," Aretha Franklin

27. "Whenever Wherever Whatever," Maxwell

28. "Theme from 'Jurassic Park,'" John Williams

29. "The Wind," Cat Stevens

30. "Wildest Moments," Jessie Ware


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