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Selecting the Right Ceremony Music for Your Wedding: Classic, Traditional, and Modern Options



When it comes to your wedding ceremony, the music you choose is a big deal. It sets the tone, creates ambiance and makes the ceremony feel personal. So, what kind of music should you choose? Here are a few options:

  • Classical music: If you're looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your ceremony, consider hiring a string quartet or solo musician to play some classical pieces.

  • Hymns or religious music: If you're having a religious ceremony, hymns or other religious music can add a spiritual element to the proceedings.

  • Pop or contemporary songs: If you're looking for a more modern and upbeat vibe, you can choose popular songs that have special meaning to you and your partner.

  • Traditional wedding music: There are many traditional wedding songs that are commonly played during ceremonies, such as "Canon in D" by Pachelbel or "Here Comes the Bride."

  • Personalized music: You can also choose music that has special significance to you and your partner, such as a song that was playing when you first met or a tune that reminds you of a significant moment in your relationship.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to choose music that you love and that reflects your relationship and the tone of your ceremony. It's your big day, so make sure the music is a perfect fit for you and your partner.


Here are some classical and traditional musical choices for your ceremony:

Prelude:

  • "Canon in D" by Johann Pachelbel

  • "Ave Maria" by Bach/Gounod

  • "Air on the G String" by Johann Sebastian Bach

  • "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy

  • "Trumpet Tune" by Henry Purcell

Bridal party processional:

  • "Here Comes the Bride" by Richard Wagner

  • "Wedding March" by Felix Mendelssohn

  • "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke

  • "Rondeau" by Jean-Joseph Mouret

  • "Ode to Joy" by Ludwig van Beethoven

Bridal processional:

  • "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach

  • "Canon in D" by Johann Pachelbel

  • "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert

  • "The Prince of Denmark's March" by Jeremiah Clarke

  • "Trumpet Voluntary" by Henry Purcell

Recessional:

  • "Hornpipe" from Water Music Suite by George Frideric Handel

  • "Ode to Joy" by Ludwig van Beethoven

  • "Rondeau" by Jean-Joseph Mouret

  • "Wedding March" by Felix Mendelssohn

  • "Trumpet Tune" by Henry Purcell

Here are some more modern musical choices for your wedding ceremony:

Prelude:

  • "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

  • "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

  • "Halo" by Beyoncé

  • "Marry Me" by Train

  • "Love on Top" by Beyoncé

Bridal party processional:

  • "A Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay

  • "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne

  • "Marry You" by Bruno Mars

  • "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles

  • "Marry Me" by Jason Derulo

Bridal processional:

  • "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

  • "Marry Me" by Train

  • "At Last" by Etta James

  • "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

  • "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley

Recessional:

  • "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown

  • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" by Stevie Wonder

  • "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson

  • "Love on Top" by Beyoncé

  • "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake

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