Popular Wedding Ceremony Music

Choosing the music for your wedding ceremony is a big part in setting the tone and mood of the wedding.  You will need to pick out music for the prelude, processional, wedding march, and recessional.  This can seem overwhelming but when you break it down by section it becomes very manageable.  Usually, the most popular wedding ceremony music is what most brides like to gravitate towards.

Let’s start with the prelude.  The prelude is the period of time when guests are being seated.  Usually you can plan on 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony.  You can choose whether or not you want to pick out each and every song for this period of time or just let the musicians or dj know what style of music you want played.  Five to six songs is commonly what is needed.  The end of the prelude is when the mothers are being seated and you may want to pick a special song for then.

Here are a few popular prelude music choices:

  1. Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts – sample
  2. I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me –   you tube link
  3. Air On A G String By Bach –  you tube link
  4. The Wedding Song by Kenny G –  you tube link
  5. Air by Handel – Water Music –  you tube link
The processional is when your wedding party will be walking in.  You should only need one song for this and you can even have the same song for the wedding party and yourself.  However, many like to have a change in music and a more dramatic bridal march.
Popular processional music songs:
  1. Storybook Love from The Princess Bride – sample
  2. Only Hope by Mandy Moore – sample
  3. Spring By Vivaldi (Four Seasons) – sample
  4. You and Me – sample
  5. From This Moment – sample
Popular Wedding March Songs:
Pachelbel’s Canon in D – sample
Wedding March Remix – sample
Wedding March (Here Comes The Bride) – sample
The recessional is the most relaxed part – when the ceremony is complete and the bridal party is ushered out.  It may be a little more upbeat as the celebrating is about to begin. Here are some popular choices for this point:
Trumpet Voluntary – sample
Water Music Hornpipe – sample
The Four Seasons – sample

 

 

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