First comes love, then comes marriage....a FREE processional planning guide

First comes love, then comes your loved ones grinning down the aisle, then comes marriage. You probably already know that traditional weddings always come with a processional (& recessional). But chances are, you may not know exactly how the whole thing goes down.

With this easy guide, you can plan your processional walking order & songs for your big day.
(P.S. Your coordinator will love your proactive planning for rehearsal!)

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Favorite processional songs - a sweet start to the ceremony

I love, love LOVE music…so needless to say, I had so much fun creating my favorites playlist. It’s usually a last minute thought for couples - but hoping this creates some inspiration. Music is such a personal preference so steal or ignore as you please!

These songs are great for the processional which can include 1) seating of grandparents & parents 2) bridal party & groom and, save the best song for the 3) THE BRIDE!

Listen to my favorite processional entrance songs here (Apple music)

  • A Thousand Years (Piano Guys)
    This is my FAVORITE Piano Guys song, but they have many beautiful ones!

  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D

  • Bridal March (Vincente Avella)

  • Wagner Bridal Chorus - Piano

  • Trumpet Voluntary (Danny Wright)

  • I Can Only Imagine (The O’Neill Brothers)

  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Insturmental)

  • Wedding March (Wedding DJ & Felix Mendelssohn

  • Clair De Lune

  • Butterfly Waltz

  • All of Me (Charlie Glass, Insturmental)

  • Perfect (Insturmental)

  • Fairytale (Enya)


Although my playlist was solely focused on the processional, there can be many opportunities throughout your wedding for the perfect song (ie., cake cutting, first dance, etc.) If you are looking for inspiration,
check out this list! Remember, wedding DJ’s are usually super helpful as well!


The Guest List: Who Makes the Cut?

Creating a guest list for your wedding can be daunting (and expensive!), but ask yourself these questions -

Will this guest still be in my life in 5 years? Is there a chance you will look at wedding pictures and say, “Who is that? I cannot believe they were at my wedding!”

For co-workers, apply the “but for” test: If the company dissolved tomorrow, would you still be friends with them? But for your job, do you have anything in common?

If you live in the same city as the potential invitees and don’t see them outside of events organized by mutual friends, then you shouldn’t invite them. These are not your friends; these are your friends’ friends.

Do you want to invite children? If there are only a few children on the guest list, it won’t affect the budget much. If there are 20 children on the guest list, you could save a significant amount by only inviting adults to the wedding.

Your wedding isn’t an excuse to invite every friend you've ever known. It is much more important to focus on the people who are in your lives right now. There is no need to feel guilty for not inviting someone they have not seen in ten or more years.

Remember it's YOUR day! Share it with the friends & family your cherish most!

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