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The best ceremony songs to walk in and walk out to

When you think about music for your wedding, then chances are that you may think about your first dance, as well as those tunes that are going to get your guests dancing come the evening celebrations.

What you may not consider is your ceremony.

However, the ceremony music is just as important as some of the other songs that you need to think about.

Especially the songs that will play when you walk into the ceremony and the song that you will leave to when you are husband and wife.

But, where to start?

What type of songs are the best for walking in and walking out of your ceremony?

Let us inspire you with these top choices.

Bridal Chorus – Wagner

If you are more than happy to take a traditional approach, then this is likely to be the song of choice.

Known by the more common “Here Comes The Bride” this classical track is the go to for many brides when it comes to heading down the aisle.

There are not only the more traditional approaches to this particular piece of music, but there are also more modern takes on it too.

Thousand Years – Christina Perri

A more modern track that you can choose to walk down the aisle too, this song is sure to get the tears flowing.

Not only can you choose the original version, but you can also find a number of other versions out there too which may work better with your own personal tastes.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Isreal Kaakawiwo’ Ole

For something that is a little bit different, this track is for you.

Not only is it fun and uplifting, but it actually is emotional too, which makes for the perfect combination.

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey (Orchestral Cover)

Now, this may sound like somewhat of an odd choice to exit your ceremony (unless you are a fan of knee sliding at power fists).

However, if you check out the orchestral cover of this song, then you may find that it works really well for when you have said I do and you are ready to start your new life as husband and wife.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Once you have said I do and that extra special kiss has been shared, then the deal is done and you are joined together.

So, what better song to leave the ceremony to, then this classic by Stevie Wonder?

The lyrics say it all and this upbeat track is going to have you dancing out of the room.

As you can see, your ceremony music is an important consideration, so, if you are looking for a way to make sure that you have the right music for this all important part of your special day, then hopefully these top tips will help you.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at

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