I will be having a family friend perform a song during the ceremony, however, I have no idea what song yet! Please help me think of ideas! I just don’t even know where to start to look. I perfer something that the majority of the people will recognize. Any suggestions are helpful and appreciated!
Are you religious? If you are Catholic, for instance, you may have restrictions on what can be performed. If you are a Christian, try looking up Christian wedding songs. Amy Grant has a whole library of appropriate songs that are easily learned and performed.
As a professional wedding singer, I’ve sung showtunes, rock ballads, classical numbers, etc. Basically, you name it, and it’s been done. The most popular songs, however, are “The Prayer” and “Ave Maria.”
No actually…its not going to be a religious ceremony at all. I am only having a couple readings and then our vows. I just wanted to throw in a song so its a little longer than 10-15 minutes. I am looking for something most people would be familiar with. And something about love, or being in love. Doesn’t necessarily have to be a love song from one person to the another though. I mainly listen to hip hop and r&b, and know very little music outside those genres, but I am trying to steer clear of anything too r&b-ish. I do like some acoustic music though, just don’t the artists names.
Do you listen to “classic” music like The Temptations, Supremes, etc.? “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder is one of my favorite songs to sing at weddings! Natalie Cole has a great song called “I Do.” “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge is also a choice.
Since you want something that a lot of people know, I’d go the Stevie Wonder route or another classic or standard song (I can make more recommendations). Going too poppy can turn some people off.
@ohmybears48: all great ideas. I do have I can’t help falling love on my list of possibilities as well. I love that song, and everyone knows it! Thanks for the great ideas.
@elecampbell: I love At Last! But I almost think thats too familiar than I would perfer. It really is a gorgeous song though. I hope it turns out beautiful! I will have to check out Ms. Shania! Thanks!