When you think about the music selection process for your big day, things like the first dance probably come to mind. However, there’s also the ceremony! You’re certainly not required to walk down the aisle to “Here Comes The Bride.” Instead, pick wedding songs for both the processional and recessional that reflect you and your S.O.’s personalities. Need suggestions? Not a problem. We spoke to Sabrina and Wyatt, who work for the Los Angeles-based Supermoon DJs. Who better to give music recommendations than people who have worked tons of weddings?!
“Ideally, the processional track should be romantic and meaningful to the couple,” they said. Don’t just choose any old song because you like the beat — make sure it’s special to the both of you!
If you’re looking for something particularly unique, Sabrina and Wyatt suggest looking for inspiration at music festivals, indie radio stations, and even on movie soundtracks. “We’ve queued the “Jurassic Park Theme” for the bridal processional at a few weddings and it’s always so epic.”
As for the recessional, the two said the song should be “upbeat and celebratory.”
“Imagine applause and cheering in the background,” they said. “This should be a track that makes the couple genuinely happy and excited for their future together!”
If you have a special wedding song in mind for either the processional or recessional, but they don’t exactly fit the intended vibe, Sabrina and Wyatt recommend looking for covers or remixes that “sound more romantic for the processional or upbeat for the recessional.”
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The Supermoon DJs rounded up a few of their favorites, below.
Processional Wedding Songs
Jai Wolf – “Indian Summer”
Beirut – “Postcards from Italy”
Active Child – “You Are All I See”
Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition”
Cat Power – “Sea of Love”
The xx – “Intro”
Lord Huron – “Ends of the Earth”
The Swan and the Lake – “Love Bells”
Beirut – “Scenic World (Lon Gisland version)”
“Jurassic Park Theme”
Recessional Wedding Songs
Florence and the Machine – “Cosmic Love”
Kygo – “Firestone”
Borns – “Electric Love (Oliver remix)”
Cut Copy – “Hearts on Fire”
Nonono – “Pumpin Blood”
RAC – “We Belong (Odessa remix)”
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Home”
The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
Friendly Fires – “Love Like Waves”
Beirut – “No Dice”
Regardless of what wedding songs you choose for your ceremony, you’re bound to dazzle all of your wedding guests with anything that’s not “Here Comes The Bride.” Happy searching!