New Favorite Processional and Recessional Songs

By Kim Forrest

  
We asked ceremony music pros from around the country to share the songs that are currently most popular and on the rise.

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The processional and recessional are among the most anticipated moments of your wedding day—and they need background music to match their importance. We asked ceremony music pros from around the country to share the songs that are currently most popular and on the rise. We weren’t surprised to find that the classical favorite Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” is still the most popular processional song, with Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” coming in a close second, while Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” and “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles share the top spot for the most popular recessional. But there are many more songs to choose from!

Just check out theses these music pro-approved modern processional songs that are being requested more and more.

The Processional: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
The Recessional: “Style” by Taylor Swift

The Processional: “Turning Page” by Sleeping at Last
The Recessional: “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars

The Processional: “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips
The Recessional: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor

The Processional: “Your Hand in Mine” by Explosions in the Sky
The Recessional: “Married Life” by Mark Northam from the movie “Up”

The Processional: “Secrets” by OneRepublic
The Recessional: “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay

The Processional: “Halo” by Beyonce
The Recessional: “Sugar” by Maroon 5

The Processional: “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
The Recessional: “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas

The Processional: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen
The Recessional: “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

The Processional: “All of Me” by John Legend
The Recessional: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

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