Aaahh help! Need music suggestions for my Catholic wedding like right now!

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

GVivster:  The musicians provided us a list of diosese approved music. I looked them all up, and FI and I chose the ones we liked. Wish I could help more!

Post # 4
2813 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did Canon in D and Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring for the entrance, Make Me a Channel of Your Peace for the offertory, and… I can’t remember the rest. 🙁 I think maybe Trumpet Voluntary for the recessional?

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

The church that my brother got married at also gave him a list of diocese approved music. The only song they had that wasn’t on that list had to be approved by the priest, and that was “How Beautiful” by Twila Paris that I sang during communion. has a list of songs that you can look up to see if you like any of them.

Post # 6
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


Seating of the parents; On this day Oh Beautful mother (my grandparents wedding song)

Processional; Clair De Lune/ Pachabels’ Cannon

I would suggest using David Haas for your unity candle/sand song as it’s very appropriate, and it sounds like your favorite.

Offetory- Skipping, another moving part and I don’t want to worry about it

Eucharist; Ava Maria

Processional; Spring from the Four Seasons Suite

I think there is a site called “Catholic Wedding Help” where we got our suggestions.

Post # 7
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Responsorial Psalm “Taste and See” 

Liturgy of the Eucharist – “Ubi Caritas”

Communion Rite – “Gift of Finest Wheat”

Meditation to the Blessed Mother “Ave Maria”

Post # 8
1609 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For Offetory we did “We Come to Your Feast”

Communion was “Take Me as I Am”

Presentation of roses to Mary was Ave Maria

Prelude music was “The Prayer” (amazing if you have male and female cantors), The Lord’s Prayer, and Litany of the Saints

Post # 9
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Bridesmaids march – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Johann Sebastian Bach

Bridal march – Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel

Responsorial – Psalm 33, The Earth Is Full of The Goodness of The Lord

Alleluia – John 4:12, If we love one another God remains in us, and His love is brought to perfection in us

Offertory – I Have Loved You, Michael Joncas

Communion – When Love Is Found, Brian Wren

Meditation – Ave Maria, Franz Schubert, Op. 52

Recessional – Wedding March (from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”), Felix Mendelssohn

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Post # 10
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

I found this online here:


I put an aterisk * next to those I find particularly moving. It will be fine!


MUSIC SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR CEREMONY<br /><br />Processional<br />Air<br />Air from Water Music<br />Canon in D*<br />Hornpipe from Water Music<br />Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring*<br />Ode to Joy<br />Trumpet Tune<br />Trumpet Voluntary<br />Te Deum<br />Love Divine, All Loves Excelling<br />The Prince of Denmark’s March<br /><br />Gathering Songs<br />Amazing Grace<br />Here I Am, Lord*<br />Morning Has Broken<br /><br />Responsorial Psalms<br />Psalm 145: Our God is Compassion<br /><br />Gospel Acclamation<br />Celtic Alleluia<br /><br />Song after the Vows and Rings<br />Amazing Grace<br />Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod<br />Ave Maria – Schubert<br />Come and Journey With Me<br />May God Bless You*<br />The Wedding Song<br /><br />Presentation of the Gifts (for weddings with Mass)<br />Make Me a Channel of Your Peace**** Love this song and I think it sets a lovely tone for the beginning of a marriage.<br />The Servant Song<br />The Wedding Song<br />Where There Is Love*<br />Wherever You Go*<br /><br />Communion Song (for weddings with Mass)<br />Amazing Grace<br />Gift of Love*<br />Here I Am Lord<br />Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring<br />Make Me A Channel of Your Peace*<br />On Eagle’s Wings<br />Panis Angelicus*<br />The Servant Song<br />Taste and See**<br />We Will Serve the Lord<br /><br /><br />Processional<br />Brandenburg Concertos<br />Allegro<br />God Who Created Hearts to Love<br />Hornpipe from Water Music<br />Ode to Joy*<br />Rondeau<br />Trumpet Tune<br />Trumpet Voluntary

Post # 11
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

Sorry that posted so gross: 

I like: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Canon in D, Ode to Joy, Make me a Channel of Your Peace (Love this song!), Here I am Lord (also LOVE), Ave Maria, Where There is Love, Taste and See (I like this one at the presentation of gifts).


Post # 12
46 posts

I think I post this at another thread but might change the hymns…

Prelude:  Sheep May Safely Graze, Air (Water Music), Arioso, Morning Has Broken

Moms/Processional:  I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love

Bridal Processional:  O God Beyond All Praising  

Psalm:  The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

Gospel:  Celtic Alleluia

Receiving of gifts:  Taste and See or Make Me A Channel of Your Peace (love it but it also reminds me of Princess Diana’s funeral)

Communion:  Pan De Vida or Gift of Finest Wheat

Recessional:  Arrival Of The Queen of Sheba 

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