“Here Comes the Bride” has long been the traditional pick of walking down the aisle songs. In fact, the tradition started in 1858 when Princess Victoria married Prince Frederick of Prussia. Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” was widely accepted as a standard processional song and the tradition is still around today. When perusing your music for wedding options, you already have a lot to think about and it can be simpler to go with the obvious choice for walking down the aisle songs. There are wedding party introduction songs to think about, wedding cake cutting songs, first dance songs and reception songs to choose. However, there are many alternative wedding songs and you do not have to walk down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride.”
A popular alternative when it comes to walking down the aisle songs is Pachelbel’s Cannon in D. However, this has become almost as popular as the Bridal Chorus, so if you are looking for unique songs to make way down the aisle to, you will need a different choice. Jill and Kevin, the now famous YouTube wedding couple, seemingly popularized the idea of non-traditional walking down the aisle songs and made choosing a song that will be memorable and unique to your wedding a new tradition, in lieu of “Here Comes the Bride.”
If you have always dreamed of a traditional wedding, Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” really is the perfect choice. It symbolizes hundreds of years of unions and will add an elegant touch to your wedding. However, if you want to break free of tradition for your big day, or if you want a more casual and laid back wedding, choosing a song that has meaning to you both will add a unique touch to your ceremony.