Our Mini-Guide to Wedding Music

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We're so excited to be a part of your wedding day! We are so often asked for ceremony music recommendations, so we've made a page to help guide and inspire you. Please note that not every song in each ensemble's repertoire, so definitely check with the full song list for your chosen musical group.

 

Tips:

 

01.  Remember there are NO RULES. Really! If you love wedding traditions, include them. If they're not your cup of tea, scrap 'em. These are tried and true favorites, but they may not be your style. I encourage you to look over your ensemble's full list. 

02.  Check out our Samples page for inspiration. Many of these songs are on that page (Don't forget to click "Load more" at the bottom. We have a lot!) 

03.  Want to personalize your parent processional? Ask your parents what their favorite songs are and surprise them on the day. 

04.  Don't be afraid to pick upbeat music for the processionals. Many couples have told me how they worried that the bridesmaids will sprint down the aisle if the music is fast. Don't worry - their heels will slow them down! 

05.  Torn between songs? Tell me and I'll include it them in another part of your wedding day. 

06. Not sure where to start? Be brutal. Yes, brutal! Think about how you picked a photographer. There were photos you loved and then photos you hated. Take that same mindset and bring it over to music. If you YouTube "Rondeau by Mouret" and it makes you happy, add it to the list. If it doesn't, strike it out. 

07.  Don't be afraid to ask me for help. You can always add personal performance consultation to your booking. I'll be happy to perform your requests live so you can get a better sense of how everything will sound. 

08. Remember there are NO RULES. I know I wrote that as Tip #1, but it's really important. Pick what you love! 

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These are great for the parent/family processional and for the bridal party  processional. 

Looking for upbeat classical with a royal wedding feel? Check out: 

Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

Trumpet Tune - Purcell

La Réjouissance - Handel

Rondeau - Mouret

Spring from "The Four Seasons" - Vivaldi

Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

Looking for something slow and melodic? 

Arioso - Bach

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - bach

Ave Maria - Schubert

Air on the G String - Bach

Ave Maria - Bach-Gounod (yes, there are 2!)

Looking for something in the middle? 

Air from Water Music - Handel

Sheep May Safely Grace - Bach

Wachet Auf - Bach

Largo from Winter from "The Four Seasons" - Vivaldi

Looking for a romantic pop song? Check out: 

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

At Last - Etta James

All of Me - John Legend

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen 

Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley

La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf 

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan / Adele 

In My Life - The Beatles

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

 

Looking for an uplifting, bright pop song? Check out: 

 

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

All You Need is Love - The Beatles

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Wouldn't it Be Nice - The Beach Boys 

When I'm 64 - The Beatles

Chapel of Love - The Dixie cups

Want something off the beaten path? Try: 

Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Romanze) - Mozart

Theme from About Time 

Marry Me - Train

Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz

Staralfur - Sigur Ros

from Love Actually - PM Love Theme

from Love Actually - Glasgow Love Theme 

from The Princess Bride - Once Upon a Storybook Love

L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole 

Halo - Beyonce 

Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

 

Keeping it classical? Check out: 

La Réjouissance - Handel 

Rondeau - Mouret

Spring from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi

Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel 

Hornpipe in D from Water Music - Handel

Wedding Mach from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Mendelssohn

Looking for romantic pop? Try:

All You Need is Love - The Beatles

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Wouldn't it Be Nice - The Beach Boys 

Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Looking to start the party? 

Don't Stop Believing - Journey

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Happy - Pharrell 

Celebration - Kool and the Gang

You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

Love Story - Taylor Swift