Post # 1
I don’t even know where to begin on picking out music for the ceremony. I’ve tried searches, but frankly it all overwhelmes me!!
Does anyone have any good ideas for some more contemporary/modern music to be played during the ceremony? I would like it played on guitar.
Post # 3
What specifically are you looking for music for? The communion, the psalm? I would definitely ask your church as far as their preferences for music/ what outside musicians they will allow in. For things like the psalm & communion, I don’t think you can just pick a modern song you like, you need to pick something out of the list of Catholic psalms/communion songs. For the Catholic weddings I’ve been to, the room for modern/original music has mainly been in the processional/recessional, and the unity candle song.
I am having both an organ and string trio, here’s what I am doing (though not too much is very modern, aside from our unity candle song):
Prelude: Prelude in C Major (Bach)
Processional: Canon in D
Bridal Entrance: The Bridal Chorus
Responsorial Psalm: I Have Loved You (Joncas)
Unity Candle Lighting: Kissing You (Theme from Romeo & Juliet, instrumental version)
Communion Hymn: You are Mine
Post # 4
Yeah, mostly just looking for ideas for the prelude, processional, and recessional
Post # 5
For the processional, if you don’t want to do the traditional Bridal Chorus, I’ve seen a lot of people do something that’s a sweet, slower song that kind of encompasses them as a couple – like something that was on their 1st dance song favorites list, but wasn’t ultimately chosen.
This is a pretty extensive list of processional choices, that are modern songs: http://www.weddingvendors.com/music/category/processional/
For the recessional, I’ve seen a bit faster, upbeat songs used, since it’s more of the "yay, we’re married" moment – the wedding i went to in December did Joy to the World, since it was close to Christmas – it was cute!
Here’s a good list of modern recessional songs: