Music Suggestions for Your Wedding Ceremony

Music for a Wedding Service

Many wedding organizers leave the choice of the music for the wedding service to chance.  Here are some suggestions to consider.

Processional Music (Bringing in the Bride….):

Processional music is the music that you and your wedding party will walk down the aisle to.  You can have one song for everyone, or choose a separate song for your grand entrance. At the end of the ceremony, you and your new husband leave the venue to your recessional music, which tends to be more upbeat than the processional. There are traditional choices for both of these pieces of music, but we’ve given you a couple of options to consider. Listen and enjoy!

Bridal Chorus (by Wagner)

Often known as "Here Comes The Bride", this piece of classical music is the traditional choice for the procession of the bride, and is often played on an organ.

 Canon in D (by Pachelbel)

This gorgeous piece of music sounds beautiful played by a traditional violin or on classical guitar.  This piece has the advantage that it cycles on itself.  No need to worry about timing as you do not know when it finishes…..the finish is just a fading down of of melody.

 A Thousand Years (by The Piano Guys, originally performed by Christina Perri)

Often couples can’t decide between a classic instrumental or a more modern love song with vocals for their processional music. Why not get the best of both worlds with an instrumental cover of one of your favourite songs? The Piano Guys make this modern melody a classic.

Marry Me (by Train)

If you want a modern song but aren’t sure what sort of thing to go for, then we think this a great choice. The melody and lyrics are both beautiful, and the tempo isn’t too fast for a processional.

Music during the Signing of the Marriage Register:

Elusive Moments (by Tino Izzo)

Talent guitarist Tino Izzo is not known until you hear his infectious compositions.  Elusive Moments is well suited to be played during the signing of the legal documents.

Recessional Music (The Couple Leaves….):

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (by Stevie Wonder)

One of the most popular modern choices – and with good reason! After all, you and your new husband have just signed the wedding register, so the lyrics “signed, sealed, delivered – I’m yours!” are particularly meaningful.

We’ve Only Just Begun (The Carpenters)

The lyrics say it all.  Everyone hums along almost immediately without thinking.

For the Love of You (Candy Dulfer)

Candy Dulfer is an unique saxophonist with a flair with this Smooth Jazz piece that not only fits well into the Recessional but also extends well into the implementation of a receiving line.