Post # 1
We haven’t had our music faire to find out what music we can use during the reception yet. Are you generally allowed to use your own music in the church or do they prefer you stick to Catholic church songs? I love music, and I already have several songs picked out that I want to walk to.
Post # 3
Our church is pretty strict and we’re not allowed to use “main stream” music. We can use classical music like Cannon in D, and others of that sort. I think it really depends on your church’s guidelines.
Post # 4
It’s a general rule that contemporary music with lyrics is not allowed. Liturgical music or classical music is allowed.
Some churches will make the exception to allow acoustic contemporary music (no lyrics, only music) to be played for the recessional.
Post # 5
My church said absolutely not, so we’re sticking with the traditional religious stuff.
Post # 6
Good to know, guess my dream of walking to something personal is out. 🙁 I will still ask though!
Post # 7
Although I haven’t spoken to the priest personally about it yet, our church’s website does say they allow appropriate contemporary music to be played (I’d assume without lyrics). So don’t give up!
Post # 8
My church is pretty strict (and I am guessing same with other Catholic churches as my friend who just got married also said the same thing). I was going to use The Prayer and I was told no by the music director. Oh, make sure you work with your church mucis director. He/She is usually the one who tells you what kind of music that you can use, or he/she can ask the priest if there is any song in question.
Post # 9
Most Catholic churches do not allow the traditional “wedding march” as it’s not a religious song – be prepared for that 🙂 and some don’t even allow the Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon) which would be my first choice. I have NO idea what music we’ll be using yet! Good luck to you!
Post # 10
my church had an “approved” list of songs we could use…. there were absolutely no main stream music selections allowed, no “wedding march,” and even no “canon in d,” which i was crushed about…. i used a version of “trumpet voluntary” for my entrance and “hornpipe (water music)” for my exit…