Below are suggestions for appropriate music to walk down an aisle. We’ve performed  Disney and Star Wars weddings for example, all Classical Music weddings and really just a wide variety of styles that set the mood of your vision.

Typically there is music as the guests are arriving and seating and then the music as bridesmaids, flower girls, etc., walk toward the altar. After the ceremony is complete there’s the recessional song for the happy couple.  I have some ideas below for you.

“Hi Sherry, I didn’t get a chance to thank you in person on Saturday so I’m emailing you to say THANK YOU!!! The music was beautiful!!! I loved every minute of it!!! I will definitely be referring you to St. Mary’s. Thanks again!!! A.S. St. Mary’s, Moraga

A Time To Say Goodbye

Air from Water Music, Handel

Air on the G String 

All I Ask of You

Alleluia from Exsultate Jubilate, Mozart

Aria by Handel

Arioso by Bach

Autumn by Vivaldi

Ave Maria by Bach-Gounod

Ave Maria by Schubert

Bridal Chorus (entrance)

Bridal March from Marriage of Figaro, Mozart

Canon in D by Pachelbel

Gloria by Vivaldi

Hawaiian Wedding Song


Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks

Largo from Xerxes by Handel

Mediation from Thais by Massenet

Music of the Night

Ode to Joy by Beethoven

On Wings of Song

Panis Angelicus

Rondeau from Masterpiece Theater by Moret

Sleepers Awake

The Wedding Song (There is Love)

Trumpet Tune 

Trumpet Voluntary

Wedding March (exit)

Sometimes my opinion is requested of non-standard entrance and exit music. Leaning toward the classical sound I came up with this list:

Processional  These choices meet the romantic as well as beautiful quality many want in a wedding.

Choral BWV 67: Sei lob un

Flower Duet from Lakme

Intermezzo, Mascagni

My Beloved Father

Jupiter, from the Planets

La Vie en Rose

Larghetto in D, Handel

Laudate Dominum, Mozart


Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Two Sunsets, Einaudi

Or more popular, such as Here Comes The Sun, All You Need Is Love, Married Life, Marry You, Marry Me…right, anything with Marry in it kind of works!



Ode to Joy–Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony theme

Queen of Sheba


Or more upbeat contemporary such as All You Need Is Love, Best Day of My Life, Married Life, Marry You and Viva La Vida

These choices can be heard at You Tube and all translate over beautifully for duo, trio and quartet. I can also solo any of these choices if a solo is what you will want. Of course there are dozens of fine recessional songs and let me know if you want more ideas!