The wedding processional is an integral part of a wedding ceremony. You need to make sure it goes down perfectly. Here at Tropics Entertainment, our team of professionals are here to ensure that everything is perfect, especially the wedding processional songs. Throw in the perfect live musicians to perform the music for this moment, and your special day is sure to be one to remember. We take pride in offering the best wedding bands and live musicians.
How Exactly Does A Processional Work?
As you already know, wedding ceremonies differ depending on the culture. Here are some of the most common processional ceremonies and how they work:
- Christian Wedding Ceremony
- The following wedding processional order can be used for Christian denominations:
- Groom’s Parents: It’s optional to honor the groom’s parents by having them walk down the aisle. They can be seated after all of the guests and before the mother of the bride.
- Mother of the Bride: The mother of the bride is the last person seated before the officiant, groom and best man take their places at the altar. She can walk alone or be escorted by her son, son-in-law or another relative. She is seated on the left side in the first row.
- Officiant: Awaits the couple at the altar
- Groom and Best Man: Enter the ceremony venue and stand at the altar
- Bridesmaids and Groomsmen: Walk down the aisle in pairs or if an odd number of members individually or in a group of three
- Maid/Matron of Honor: Walks down the aisle alone
- The Ring Bearer and Flower Girl: Children can walk together, or the ring bearer can enter before the flower girl
- The Bride and Father of the Bride: The bride walks on her father’s right side
- During the ceremony, the bride stands on the left and the groom on the right, both facing the officiant.
- Jewish Wedding Ceremony
- Depending on the religious service of your wedding ceremony, a Jewish wedding processional order may vary slightly from the following:
- Rabbi and Cantor: Either walk down the aisle before the wedding party or enter the room from the side and stand at the altar
- Grandparents: The groom’s grandparents follow the bride’s grandparents
- Wedding Party: A Jewish ceremony has two options for bridesmaids and groomsmen. Groomsmen can follow the groom’s grandparents and precede the best man. And then the bridesmaids follow the groom and his parents. Or bridesmaids and groomsmen can be paired together, following the groom’s grandparents and before the best man. If there are an odd number of people there can be a group of three who walk together.
- Best Man: Walking alone, he precedes the groom and his parents
- Groom: The groom walks down the aisle with both of his parents, his father on his left arm and mother on his right
- Maid/Matron of Honor: Walks down the aisle on her own
- Ring Bearer and Flower Girl: Children can walk together or the ring bearer walks ahead of the flower girl
- Bride: The bride walks down the aisle escorted by both of her parents with her father on her left arm and mother on her right
- Other Traditions:
- Civil Ceremony
- Couples having a civil, non-religious, the wedding ceremony can choose any processional order they want. They can pick elements from the above religious processional orders and create a customized order.
- Same-Sex Ceremony
- Same-sex couples can organize a wedding processional order that reflects the religious service of their ceremony and/or personal preference. The couple can walk down the aisle together or individually, escorted by someone or on their own. Some same-sex couples create two aisles that allow the couple to walk down each aisle at the same time and meet together at the altar.
- Military Ceremony
- A military wedding ceremony can be a civil or religious service. Couples having a military ceremony can follow the religious guidelines of their faith or create a wedding processional order that reflects their wedding party.
Hire Us For Wedding Processional Songs
Processional Songs are played during the wedding ceremony while the bridal party walks down the aisle. Depending on the size of your wedding party, one or more choices can be made here. Some of the best tunes played by our bands are as follows:
- Air On the G String, Bach
- Suite for Solo Cello, Bach
- Air, Handel
- Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve
- Viva La Vida, Coldplay
- 100 Years, Five for Fighting
Call Us For The Best Wedding Bands
Be sure you consider a live band for your wedding processional songs. Not only will your guests appreciate your hard work and dedication, but you will create lasting moments that you will never forget. Here at Tropics Entertainment, we promise to provide you with all our expertise with the best wedding bands and wedding DJs. Call or contact us today for more information. Your wedding is just around the corner; it is time to get to work. Trust us when it comes to bands for weddings, Florida.