Statistics predict that over two and a half million weddings will be held in the United States in 2022.
One important part of planning a wedding ceremony is the bridal entrance. But, how do you choose the perfect song to make the moment pop?
Let’s go through the top entrance songs to walk down the aisle to.
1. The Bridal Chorus
If you’re looking for a classic choice, the Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner should be at the top of your list. This song was composed as part of the opera Lohengrin in 1850, and became popularly used at weddings not long after that.
2. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
This song is a popular choice, but there are lots of different covers of it. So, you can find a version that suits your wedding theme. One of the more often-used version of this song for weddings is the cover by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole, and is often used as inspiration for custom musicians who “make a song for me”
But, some less commonly known covers include arrangements by Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Ariana Grande, Frank Sinatra, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, and Doris Day.
Or, you could use the original, sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
3. At Last
Sometimes, a wedding seems like it’s been a long time coming. That’s why many people choose At Last by Etta James as their bridal entrance song. The original version of this song was performed by Glenn Miller for the film Sun Valley Serenade, but James’ 1960 version has stood the test of time.
4. Isn’t She Lovely
The bridal entrance should be all about the bride. If you’re looking for a song that keeps all eyes on you, Steve Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely is one to consider.
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5. Can’t Help Falling In Love
One of the slower, more soulful songs you can consider using for your wedding ceremony is Can’t Help Falling In Love. Elvis Presley’s version is often used for bridal processions.
Even if you don’t use this song for the walk down the aisle, you may want to consider using it for your first dance. It’s a popular choice to play at a wedding for a reason, after all. Presley’s low voice and the melody of the song will help add to the romantic ambiance of the day.
If you’re looking for a more modern song, Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is a popular choice. But, this song does have a spoken word section in the middle, so you’ll probably want to leave that part out of your wedding procession arrangement.
Another modern, indie choice for your wedding is Riptide by Vance Joy. This song has beachy, relaxed vibes, so if you’re having a destination wedding it might be a perfect choice.
Choose From the Top Entrance Songs Today
Ultimately, choosing the perfect entrance songs for your needs is a personal decision. Different people will have different preferences.
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