Ceremony Music

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

At our Catholic ceremony we had everyone enter to the same song, and the organist just got louder when I came in.  Ask your priest or pianist/organist, they will have some good options for you.

Post # 4
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3677 posts
Sugar bee

The priest would not have a separate piece of music if he enters as part of the processional. You can either do the same piece of music for everyone, or you can have one piece for everyone else and a separate piece for the bride/couple. (Actually, there really aren’t any rules about how you have to do the music for the processional, but those are by far the two most common options.)

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@IndyBea:  You can do whatever you want, within what the priest will accept.  It is normal to have different pieces for everyone, or to have the same for everyone, or one for everyone else, and one for the bride.  We’re doing different songs for different people, and we were going to ask the priest if he’d like ssomething in particular – maybe he has a favourite hymn, or a favourite classical piece, and if we like it, why shouldn’t he join in the fun.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wouldn’t worry about it not being “big” enough for the priest and altar servers! I think that’s just fine. Also, unless you have a really, really long aisle in your church, having a separate song for the priest might be weird (because it won’t actually take him that long to walk in, and then what do you do about the rest of the song?). You can do whatever you want (and your music ministers are willing to do), but I think it’s simpler to stick to one processional song and one bridal entrance song. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

The way that our ceremony space was set up, we had the officiants enter with the groom and groomsmen to silence (oh, the drama). The the processional music began.

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