Ceremony music

posted 7 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I selected my bridal song first, “Canon in D” by Pachelbel, then chose a song that seemed to fit our wedding style and flow nicely into the bridal song. I ended up selecting “Suite No. 1 in G Major Prelude” by Bach for the bridal party and “The Wedding March” by Mendelssohn for the recessional. We did have a string quartet perform these but I’m sure they would sound nice recorded too!

As for two songs for the bridal party, that shouldn’t be necessary (unless of course you have a HUGE bridal party or you’re dividing up the bride and groom attendants and want separate songs for each). Something we did do was have a separate song for special family members we wanted to recognize just prior to the ceremony beginning (having them walk down the aisle before the wedding party). 

Hope this helps! 

Post # 3
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

If it’s a short aisle and a small bridal party there’s no need for additional songs. 

I’m walking down the aisle with my bridal party immediately behind me so I’ll only have one song.

like a PP said most wedding music isn’t memorable anyway, despite the fact that we spend hours deciding on the perfect choice

Post # 4
876 posts
Busy bee

I just did Canon in D forthe entire bridal party professional and Wagners Bridal March for myself and my dad. And the Mendelssohn for the end.  Very traditional!

Post # 5
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

My bridal march (played for the bridesmaids and my entry) was composed and recorded by my Dad.

The two songs they played whilst we were signing the book I chose from a shortlist my husband provided.

Our first dance song we just listened to YouTube playlists for ages, then something totally random came up and we ended up going with that. You could take a similar approach to the ceremony music.

Post # 6
4702 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We had one piece for myself and the bridal party to enter.

Post # 7
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

misstomrs2019 :  I was told by many guests that we had the most memorable and unique music for the ceremony. Darling Husband and bridal party walked to Francis and the Lights, “May I have this dance” ft. Chance the rapper and I walked in to Joshua Radin’s “Today”

Post # 8
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I’ve done a mix! We have hired a strings trio for the ceremony who will play modern ish songs as people arrive more upbeat. I’m only having 1 song for bridal possession and myself (only 2 bridesmaids) which is Canon in D by Pachelbel – a classic and ever since I was 4 and it was on Father of the Bride it reminded me of wedding it gives me goosebumps 😊


We are including guests in our ceremony with either a ring warming or candle ceremony where they will play 90s RnB ‘Back at One’ by Brian McKnight.


Then for signing of papers we are having ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ Stevie Wonder.


And ‘Lets Stay Together’ – Al Green for the Exit


Proper mix! Now trying to find a saxophonist to play some jazz after the ceremony too. We both like a whole range of music!

Post # 9
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

misstomrs2019 :  My girls walked down to an instrumental/piano version of A Thousand Years by Christina Perri and I walked down to Marry Me by Train. After we were married we walked out to the Rocky theme song lol. 

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