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  • Ceremony Music

    Prelude Music-
    The wedding prelude is the time before the bride arrives and the guests and mothers of the intended couple are seated. It's important during most weddings to play appropriate music at this time. Traditional prelude music may include classical composers such as Bach, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Mozart, with Vivaldi's, "The Four Seasons-Spring" being one of the most popular choices.

    Many choose contemporary music for this portion of the ceremony-- songs which may hold special meaning for the bride and groom--while others opt for the more traditional classical selections without lyrics. These tend to be less obtrusive and more traditional. Other weddings have included a combination of the two styles, which is perfectly acceptable as the prelude portion of the wedding is relaxed and informal. This portion of the wedding ceremony typically lasts 30-45 minutes.

    The type of prelude music chosen should fit with the musical choices made for the rest of the wedding ceremony. If, for example, the plan is for traditional, classical music selections for the wedding, you may wish to select the same musical style for the prelude. Hopefully you'll find help on this website in making your selections for this extremely important portion of the wedding.

    Bagpipe music has also gained some popularity in past years, but finding this type of music can be difficult should you want it performed live. Keep in mind that whatever type of music that will be played during the processional should be relatively short in length as this portion of the wedding ceremony typically lasts two to three minutes--and should fit in with the overall wedding theme. As you can tell, there's no list for the prelude music.  Reason is this, as you look at the lists, there are same songs on all three lists.  You can pick anything for your prelude songs.  The lists below are just help lists of what client(s) have picked throughout. 

    Processional Music-
    And so it's finally time for the most beautiful part of the wedding ceremony, the processional. This is that dramatic moment when, as the audience is seated, the wedding party enters. For several minutes, emotional music heralds the arrival of the groomsmen, best man, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and flower girl.

    Finally, with dramatic fanfare, the music shifts, the audience stands, and in marches the bride herself. Typically, traditional, instrumental music is played during this portion of the ceremony, with "Here Comes The Bride" (Wagner's Lohengren, The Bridal Chorus) remaining the most popular choice in traditional Western weddings.

    Of course, one of the advantages to making this music choice is that it's familiar to everybody; everybody will know it's time to stand. In recent years, instrumental versions of "Conde Te Partiro" have become very popular as well.

    Bagpipe music has also gained some popularity in past years, but finding this type of music can be difficult should you want it performed live.

    Keep in mind that whatever type of music that will be played during the processional should be relatively short in length as this portion of the wedding ceremony typically lasts two to three minutes--and should fit in with the overall wedding theme.  Once again, you can pick anything for this.  Usually, there is one or two processional songs before the bridal chorus (Here comes the bride) before the bride comes down the aisle. The Bride can choose anything for her entrance as well.  Most of all it is the Bride and Groom's Special Day.

    Music for Lighting of Unity Candle or Combination of Sand-
    Several rituals punctuate formal weddings--with the most popular being the Unity Candle. This is a ritual that is rich in meaning--and appropriately-poignant music should accompany it. Since there are generally no words spoken during this event, it is appropriate to use either instrumental music or a selection with spoken words.

    The music that's selected should compliment the ceremony; it must never be distracting and it must never take people's attention away from the ceremony itself. Because of this, it's best to choose music which is played at a lower volume level. And if it's a vocal piece, the words must of course be appropriate for the Unity Candle ritual. Some people choose to have a soloist singing the words for the Unity Candle song.

    While this is not wrong in and of itself, keep in mind that this will take at least some attention away from the bride and groom and place it on the singer. So you need to decide ahead of time if this is okay. There are lots of good selections to use for the Unity Candle. Many can be found throughout this website, so feel free to explore.  The Combination of Sand is also a choice to do between Bride and Groom uniting sand.  You can pick any song when it comes to the Unity Candle and Combination of Sand. 
    Recessional Music-
    So the vows are made, the rings are on both fingers, and the Ceremony is close to the end.  The stressful part is done.  Now for the Recessional.  Recessional is a part of the Ceremony where the Bride and Groom along with all Wedding Party walks out to music.  This part is usually fun because all of the important stuff is done.  You can pick any song, to your heart's desire for you to walk out to.  Usually after this song, they have dismissal music.
    Dismissal Music-
    This is the last part of the where the guests leave after the Wedding Party to meet up with the Wedding Party and congratulate them in a form of a line.  The Bride and Groom can pick a couple of songs to play while this is going on even though everyone is exiting.  You can pick anything for that as well for your songs. 

    Please note:  We don't offer or sale MP3's for the songs below but you can look this songs up on iTunes, Youtube, or any other MP3 sites.

  • Processional

    1   Train   Marry Me
    2   Pachelbel   Canon In D
    3   Perri, Christina   A Thousand Years
    4   Reinhart, Haley   Can't Help Falling In Love
    5   Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel 'Iz'   Over The Rainbow
    6   Bareilles, Sara   I Choose You
    7   Adele   Make You Feel My Love
    8   Goulding, Ellie   How Long Will I Love You
    9   Legend, John   All Of Me
    10   Piano Guys   Without You
    11   Silvestri, Alan   Forrest Gump Theme
    12   Beatles   Here Comes The Sun
    13   Barrymoore Chamber Orchestra   Pachelbel's Canon In D
    14   Mars, Bruno   Marry You
    15   Bright Eyes   First Day Of My Life
    16   Dan + Shay   From The Ground Up
    17   Rascal Flatts   Bless The Broken Road
    18   Johnson, Jack   Better Together
    19   Mraz, Jason   Love Someone
    20   Sheeran, Ed   Thinking Out Loud
    21   Arthur, James   Say You Won't Let Go
    22   James, Etta   At Last
    23   Jones, Norah   Come Away With Me
    24   Matthews Band, Dave   You And Me
    25   Mraz, Jason   I Won't Give Up
    26   Black Eyed Peas   I Gotta Feeling
    27   Brooks, Garth   To Make You Feel My Love
    28   Buble, Michael   Everything
    29   Gonzalez, Jose   Heartbeats
    30   Kodaline   The One
    31   Lamontagne, Ray   You Are The Best Thing
    32   Mancini, Henry   Moon River
    33   Platten, Rachel   Better Place
    34   Twain, Shania   From This Moment On
    35   Underwood, Carrie   Mama's Song
    36   Aerosmith   I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
    37   Allen, Lily   Somewhere Only We Know
    38   Armstrong, Louis   What A Wonderful World
    39   Brickman, Jim   Angel Eyes
    40   Echosmith   Bright
    41   Five For Fighting   100 Years
    42   Lumineers   Ho Hey
    43   Major.   Why I Love You
    44   Sheeran, Ed   Perfect
    45   Sigur Ros   Hoppipolla
    46   Verve   Bitter Sweet Symphony
    47   Wonder, Stevie   Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
    48   Beatles   When I'm Sixty-Four
    49   Beatles   With A Little Help From My Friends
    50   Caillat, Colbie   Bubbly
  • Ceremony

    1   Train   Marry Me
    2   Perri, Christina   A Thousand Years
    3   Mars, Bruno   Marry You
    4   Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel 'Iz'   Over The Rainbow
    5   Wonder, Stevie   Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
    6   American Authors   Best Day Of My Life
    7   Sheeran, Ed   Thinking Out Loud
    8   Johnson, Jack   Better Together
    9   Pachelbel   Canon In D
    10   Reinhart, Haley   Can't Help Falling In Love
    11   Cole, Natalie   This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
    12   Adele   Make You Feel My Love
    13   Lamontagne, Ray   You Are The Best Thing
    14   Legend, John   All Of Me
    15   Beatles   Here Comes The Sun
    16   Dan + Shay   From The Ground Up
    17   Bareilles, Sara   I Choose You
    18   Goulding, Ellie   How Long Will I Love You
    19   Mraz, Jason   I Won't Give Up
    20   Piano Guys   Without You
    21   James, Etta   At Last
    22   Sharpe, Edward & The Magnetic Zeros   Home
    23   Rascal Flatts   Bless The Broken Road
    24   Lumineers   Ho Hey
    25   Caillat, Colbie   I Do
    26   Buble, Michael   Everything
    27   Arthur, James   Say You Won't Let Go
    28   Bright Eyes   First Day Of My Life
    29   Hall, Daryl & John Oates   You Make My Dreams Come True
    30   Young, Brett   In Case You Didn't Know
    31   Beatles   All You Need Is Love
    32   Mraz, Jason   I'm Yours
    33   Shelton, Blake   God Gave Me You
    34   Queen   You're My Best Friend
    35   Armstrong, Louis   What A Wonderful World
    36   Brown Band, Zac   Loving You Easy
    37   Imagine Dragons   On Top Of The World
    38   John, Elton   Your Song
    39   King, Ben E.   Stand By Me
    40   Mraz, Jason & Colbie Caillat   Lucky
    41   Williams, Pharrell   Happy
    42   Beach Boys   God Only Knows
    43   Gonzalez, Jose   Heartbeats
    44   Florida-Georgia Line   H.O.L.Y.
    45   Jones, Norah   Come Away With Me
    46   Mars, Bruno   Just The Way You Are
    47   Brown, Chris   Forever
    48   Travis, Randy   Forever And Ever, Amen
    49   Dixie Cups   Chapel Of Love
    50   Gaye, Marvin & Tammi Terrell   Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • Reccessional

    1   Wonder, Stevie   Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
    2   American Authors   Best Day Of My Life
    3   Mars, Bruno   Marry You
    4   Lamontagne, Ray   You Are The Best Thing
    5   Hall, Daryl & John Oates   You Make My Dreams Come True
    6   Cole, Natalie   This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
    7   Queen   You're My Best Friend
    8   Imagine Dragons   On Top Of The World
    9   Brown Band, Zac   Loving You Easy
    10   Caillat, Colbie   I Do
    11   Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel 'Iz'   Over The Rainbow
    12   Sharpe, Edward & The Magnetic Zeros   Home
    13   Timberlake, Justin   Can't Stop The Feeling!
    14   Williams, Pharrell   Happy
    15   Bareilles, Sara   I Choose You
    16   Beatles   All You Need Is Love
    17   Maroon 5   Sugar
    18   Smash Mouth   I'm A Believer
    19   Beatles   Here Comes The Sun
    20   Darkness   I Believe In A Thing Called Love
    21   Travis, Randy   Forever And Ever, Amen
    22   Gaye, Marvin & Tammi Terrell   Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    23   Jackson, Michael Feat. Justin Timberlake   Love Never Felt So Good
    24   Johnson, Jack   Better Together
    25   Urban, Keith   Somebody Like You
    26   Wilson, Jackie   (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
    27   Beyonce   Love On Top
    28   Brown, James & The Famous Flames   I Got You (I Feel Good)
    29   Wonder, Stevie   For Once In My Life
    30   Brown, Chris   Forever
    31   Pardi, Jon   Head Over Boots
    32   Turtles   Happy Together
    33   Big & Rich   Lost In This Moment
    34   Buble, Michael   Everything
    35   Onerepublic   Good Life
    36   Sugarland   Stuck Like Glue
    37   Beach Boys   Wouldn't It Be Nice
    38   Black Eyed Peas   I Gotta Feeling
    39   Bright Eyes   First Day Of My Life
    40   Cole, Nat King   L-O-V-E
    41   High Valley   Make You Mine
    42   James, Etta   At Last
    43   Lumineers   Ho Hey
    44   Train   Marry Me
    45   U2   Beautiful Day
    46   Mraz, Jason & Colbie Caillat   Lucky
    47   Walk The Moon   Shut Up And Dance
    48   Earth, Wind & Fire   September
    49   Emotions   Best Of My Love
    50   Florida-Georgia Line   H.O.L.Y.