The entrance of the bride is one of the highlights of a wedding ceremony and sets the tone for the rest of the day’s celebrations.
Here comes the bride! One of the most memorable parts of your big day will be the moment the bride enters the room – it’s the first time the groom and the wedding guests will see the bride, so it’s essential to give that moment the impact it deserves!
To make a grand entrance, you’re going to need to pick a suitably grand entrance song to walk down the aisle to. Your choice of processional song will help set the tone for the rest of your wedding ceremony, and you can continue your chosen musical theme for other important moments, such as your first dance song.
When it comes to finding the perfect song for your bridal entrance, there are almost as many answers as there are songs. In truth the thing is there is no ‘right’ or ‘perfect’ song other than the one which has the most meaning for you as Bride.
We have created a short playlist with some of the more popular wedding songs we are asked to play for the Entrance for the Bride which may well provide you with some inspiration…
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri is consistently at the top of our request list for the bridal entrance along with the ever popular Canon in D and Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis.
For more inspiration here is a list of popular songs which we have played or have heard played at weddings recently.
- “What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong
- “At Last,” by Etta James
- “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
- “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” by Elvis Presley
- “Beyond,” by Leon Bridges
- “Turning Page,” by Sleeping at Last
- “You Are the Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne
- “Lover,” by Taylor Swift
- “A Thousand Years,” by Christina Perri
- “Hallelujah,” by Pentatonix
- “Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran
- “Marry Me,” by Train
- “Better Together,” by Jack Johnson
- “Your Song,” by Elton John
- “I’m Yours,” by Jason Mraz
- “How Sweet It Is,” by James Taylor
- “Isn’t She Lovely,” by Stevie Wonder
- “Come Away with Me,” by Norah Jones
- “Lucky,” by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
- “Somewhere Only We Know,” by Lily Allen
- “All of Me,” by John Legend
- “Everything,” by Michael Bublé
- “I Love You, Baby,” by Frank Sinatra
- “Here Comes the Sun,” by The Beatles
- “La Vie en Rose,” by Édith Piaf
For more inspiration please head over to our listen page where there are around 150 songs we have recorded for you to enjoy.
Wedding Ceremony Songs
The music doesn’t have to stop when you reach your fiancé at the altar. You might prefer having quiet background noise for special parts of the ceremony, like during a candle lighting or a reading, or maybe just pause for a reflective piece of music which means something to you as a couple.
Wedding Recessional Songs
Once the ceremony is complete, the newlyweds will exit the ceremony room or leave the church altar, followed by the wedding party and guests. This is an excellent opportunity to play an upbeat song to celebrate the occasion and prepare guests for your reception.
JAM Duo sometimes swap to the electric cello for this moment to give a more upbeat vibe to your exit. It’s not uncommon for people to be applauding and cheering as the newly weds leave the ceremony and this is a great moment for some lively upbeat music.
Find out more…
If you would like to hear more songs by JAM Duo then please head over to our listen page. To get in touch and discuss your wedding then please visit our contact page where you can email or WhatsApp us to suit you.
When it comes to music and repertoire, JAM Duo can play anything. We do not operate a repertoire list as such. Just tell us your favourite song and we will arrange it for cello and piano. There is no additional cost for this and there is virtually nothing we cannot play.