Here is some help in choosing music for the processional (when you are walking in) and recessional (when you are walking out).

For the processional, most people choose:

~one song for the bride

~one song for the bridal party

~optional one song for the mothers

Processional selections that are most popular are:

Pachelbel Canon in D

Wagner Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) from Act III of Lohengrin (also called the Wedding March sometimes)

Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire, Wachet Auf, Air on G String, Sheep May Safely Graze, and Arioso

Handel Air from the Water Music

Vivaldi Largo from the Four Seasons “Winter”

Mendelssohn Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Delibes Flower Song from Lakme

Massenet Meditation from Thais

Mouret Rondeau

Purcell Trumpet Tune

Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Brahms St. Anthony Chorale from Variations of a Theme by Haydn Op. 56

Popular things for the recessional are:

Handel – La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks Music, Queen of Sheba, or Hornpipe from the Water Music

Mendelssohn Wedding March from a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bach Gigue from Orchestral Suite No. 3 or Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Allegro

Beethoven Ode to Joy

Vivaldi Allegro or Danza Pastorale from the Four Seasons “Spring”

OR, anything else from our collection, of course. However, if you have a favorite song that we don’t have, please ask and we can see if it will work arranged for strings.

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