Getting married in 2018 and don’t want to walk towards your significant other to the outdated “here comes the bride”? Many modern couples are opting to update the outdated processional music, opting instead to jazz up their walk down the aisle with anything from alternative classical music to The Beatles. If you’re looking for alternative wedding processional music, here are a few tracks you might consider using.
Classical wedding processional music
Handel’s Water Music (Air)
Whilst not the typical “here comes the bride” theme tune for aisle walks, this classical piece by George Frideric Handel is probably a close cousin. For brides who want to keep things traditional but not generic.
Or if you really want to throw the processional walk rule book out the window, try this electric, upbeat version.
Pictures at an Exhibition
If you are looking for soft, gentle, feminine wedding processional music, this score by Mussorgsky is the one. Try asking your Perth wedding Dj to find a version that’s just piano notes for an elegant entrance similar to this version by The Piano Guys.
Alternative wedding processional music
Etta James (instrumental)
Would a wedding be truly complete without a little shout out to Etta James, the queen of first dance songs? Could the instrumental version of ‘At Last’ be the perfect processional music for your wedding? Without the overplayed lyrics, this song makes for a pretty perfect beat to walk down the aisle to.
Storybook Love - The Princess Bride
We’re all familiar with the cult romantic comedy, but did you know this classic film actually includes the perfect alternative processional song? The theme song of the movie is understated, slow and whimsical. Be the Princess Buttercup and Wesley of your very own love story.
Romantic Flight - How to Train Your Dragon
Are you and your fiancé a lover of kids movies? Not only is this kid flick hilarious, it’s also got a great soundtrack with ‘Romantic Flight’ making for an uplifting, dramatic and alternative processional song.
Modern wedding processional music
For the modern bride, ditch the traditional processional music and ask your Perth wedding DJ to cue your walk down the aisle to a song with lyrics.
Can’t help falling in love - Ingrid Michaelson
This subtle and simple song by the american singer-songwriter makes for beautiful modern processional music. It’s slow, romantic and is sure to get the in-laws and your fiancé shedding a tear or two!
The Skye Boat Song - Outlander
Regardless of whether you’ve got a little Scot in your blood, there’s something magical about celtic music. If you’ve seen the series or not, the theme song is romantic and filled with a sense of whimsy that rivals most processional music. Ask your Perth wedding DJ to play you the French or instrumental version for alternatives too.
In My Life - The Beatles
If you’re not into overly romantic music, you can’t go wrong with The Beatles. This track has a great beat to walk to, plus its by one of the musical greats.