What You Need To Know About a Wedding Processional

wedding processional

A wedding processional is an important part of your ceremony and can be one of the most intense feelings you’ll ever experience on the big day. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also face the same emotions during the recessional.

But, what are a wedding processional and its counterpart recessional? Well, processional means walking into the venue and recessional means walking out.

For centuries wedding couples have selected bridal march songs to help them glide down and up the church aisle.

So, do you have any favorite songs to enhance your big moment? Perhaps, the ones with real meaning that conjure up sweet memories. Well, whatever you decide, you can make your wedding processional relaxed, romantic and soothing. And choose upbeat, racy and more flamboyant music for your wedding recessional. Read on for more tips!

 The Wedding Processional & Recessional

wedding processional

Photo courtesty of Museum het grachten huis, Amsterdam

Eternal Source of Light Divine

Firstly, you can hire a classical ensemble to play elegant and stylish music to help you create a spell-binding wedding processional. Creating an amazing entrance followed by a grand exit eases your mind and impresses everyone on the day. Here are some ideas:

  • Pachelbel’s Canon
  • Wagner’s Here Comes the Bride
  • Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
  • George Frederic Handel’s “Eternal Source of Light Divine
  • The Queen of Sheba
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach
  • Stand by Me – Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir

Cement your good fortune with a wedding aisle runner

Another thing, regardless of what you think, your wedding processional walk should ooze confidence, glamour, romance and excitement. Everyone is really excited and wishes you good luck. So, opt for a personalised or monnogrammed runway.   Furthermore, your performance will make an unforgettable connection between everyone. And a personalised runway adds the finishing touch to the proceedings.

Make the wedding processional look as pretty as you are

In addition, make your celebratory wedding grand exit, toss of the bouquet of flowers stick in every ones mind. Use catchy live music to accompany the special occasion. This upbeat moment for the grand finale of your ceremony, is what your guests are waiting for. Remember to glide down the aisle like a beautiful queen and glamorous king.

Jena & Robin wedding @ Waldorf Astoria Hotel Amsterdam

image courtesy | https://www.bloomwedding.nl

Decorate your aisle for maximum affect

Lastly, start married life under a shower of natural confetti or bubbles. This is fabulous good luck and great fun. What’s more, it acts as a focal point. Decorate your aisle and create an astonishing entrance, stunning exit and grand finale of your ceremony. Moreover, transform your procession with unique items. Pimp up your wedding aisle strut and runway with imaginative recommendations from Pinterest. So, here is what to use:

  • Bunting (banner of flags)
  • Bridal flowers (cascade bouquets)
  • Streamers, or balloons.
  • Bubbles
  • Organic confetti
  • Wedding props.
  • Colourful decorations
  • Biodegradable balloons
  • Compostable ribbons

Over to you…

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner enjoying a work-life balance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My celebrant | marriage officiant | master of ceremonies | gospel choir services, take me all over Holland. What's my vice? I love on-line retail therapy. Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE and see you soon!

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