The wedding processional is such a crucial moment in a ceremony — and a moving wedding processional song is the ideal way to set the tone for your "I do" moment.
Finding wedding processional songs can be quite the task, especially if you really want to give your guests all the feels. Of course there are the go-to songs like “Canon in D Major” or the ultra-popular “A Thousand Years,” but if you’re really aiming for a wedding processional song to give goosebumps, it can be tricky finding the right song. That is why we decided to do some digging and create a wedding ceremony playlist filled with tear-worthy love songs.
These modern processional songs are guaranteed to set the tone at your wedding ceremony.
“First Day Of My Life” by Bright Eyes
This song’s sweet and catchy beat is ideal for couples wanting a more modern processional song. The lyric “yours is the first face that I saw” is perfect for when you and your S.O. first lock eyes during the processional.
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart
Haley’s vocals of this classic Elvis Presley song makes our hearts flutter. It is a perfect song choice as you and your S.O. start your new lives together.
“Fix You” By Boyce Avenue
Fans of this Coldplay song will love this rendition as well. The cover is beautifully done with Tyler and Boyce’s vocals, an acoustic and electric guitar and even some percussions.
“Better Together” by Us The Duo
A Jack Johnson cover, this sweet song is perfect for showing how it really is always better when you and your S.O. are together.
“Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine
This indie-folk love song is a great choice for couples wanting a processional filled with emotion. This song can be performed live too for a bigger impact.
“Here Comes The Sun” by Sleepy Time Players
A timeless classic by The Beatles, this happy song works as a lovely instrumental too. The violins and piano will give everyone goosebumps.
“Higher Love” by James Vincent McMorrow
If you love Steve Winwood’s upbeat song, definitely take a listen to this acoustic version. With just the vocals and a soft piano, it’ll be hard not to reach for a tissue.
“Rose’s Theme” by James Horner and The Studio Sound Ensemble
If you cry every time you watch Titanic then we recommend this timeless tune as a modern processional song. The theme of this classic love story will make any lover of love tear up.
“Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande
This pop song makes us swoon. Not only is it a duet, but the lyrics and beat of this tune are ideal for a couple wanting something more modern, but still emotional.
“Hoppipolla” by Sigur Rós
This song definitely makes you feel like you are in a dream. With a piano, some percussion and other instruments you’ll feel like you are on cloud nine as you’re heading to the altar.
“I'm Kissing You” by Des’ree
We first heard this song while watching Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, and it is oh so romantic.
“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
With Bob Dylan’s lyrics combined with Adele’s sultry vocals, we can’t help but get teary-eyed with this cover.
“Marry Me” by Train
The title alone says it all. Train’s slow and pretty love song is a great choice for any wedding ceremony.
“The One” by Kodaline
If you are looking for a more upbeat love song, but still gives you goosebumps, then we suggest this hit by Kodaline. The lyric “The first day that I met you I was never gonna let you/let you slip away” couldn’t be more perfect for a processional.
“Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
We adore this medley. Not only is it soothing, but it’s perfect for a summer or tropical destination wedding.
“Unchained Melody” by Righteous Brothers
This ultra romantic song definitely gives us all the feels. It is beautiful both instrumental as well as with vocals and will make hearts skip a beat as you enter your ceremony.
“When I Said I Do” by Clint Black
Country music lovers will swoon as they hear this duet, which tells the story of a devoted couple who has found true love.
“She Is Love” by Parachute
We love the opening of this song. This tune can be covered easily or played through speakers and will still evoke all the emotions as a modern processional song.
“Only You” by Joshua Radin
Joshua Radin’s hit is more of an upbeat love song, but still doesn’t disappoint. His soft and raspy voice will have both you and your S.O. wiping away tears.