(Closed) Catholic Wedding ceremony music help

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

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 # 5
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

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:


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