Catholic wedding music help

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You may need to talk to your priest about what songs you can use during Mass. At my church we could only use religious songs during the actual Mass. Now prelude music could be whatever we wanted, so you might be able to use some nice country songs then. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

At my Catholic church we are alos only allowed to use religious music. Definitely check with your priest!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Your responsorial song will need to be chosen from one of the psalms available for being picked for a Catholic wedding.  I would make that choice in conjunction wtih your readings.

As for country music, it really depends on your church.  Some priests are pretty liberal, you can go with anything as long as it somewhat religious.  Some priests are pretty old school and will make you stick to a strict song list.  I know one priest who won’t even let guitars be played in his church.  I would really check with your priest prior to getting your heart set on something he will not let you play. 

I would look at christain country singers such as Amy Grant to pick songs.

Here is a great website for readings (where you can find a responsorial song) http://www.catholicweddinghelp.com/

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you can only use religious songs…nothing secular…so Here comes the Bride is out.  Here’s what I would go with:

Seating of mothers: Ave Maria

Entrance of Bridesmaids: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Bridal Entrance:  Trumpet Voluntary…Clarke

Unitiy Candle: I’d use On Eagle’s Wings

Recessional: Ode to Joy

As for the responsorial psalm and the alleluia, I’d just ask the priest what he recommends.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love country music! I think “Then” by Brad Paisley and “God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts would be nice as ceremony songs.

Just as a warning, I’m getting married in a Catholic church as well and they do not allow secular music during weddings (except for “Here Comes the Bride” – they allow that). I know other people who have also been told that at various churches so you may want to check that you are allowed to!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Canon in D is another alternative for bridesmaid entrance.

Personally, I strongly prefer classical music at weddings, especially weddings in churches!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would talk to your priest because I am not sure they will let you use country music. The parish we were married at said we could use classical music or religious music. Here is what we went with:

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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