(Closed) How many songs do I need for the ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had a (short) song for the parents/gparents to walk down to, one song for the Bridal Party and me (often 2 different songs but I wanted this specific song/timing), a song for any unity candle/sand part, and a processional song. I’d say those are the basics. Add in a solo or performance or group hymns as you like.

We also had 45 minutes of string covers playing while pple were seated, and a sideshow with 3 songs for them to watch/listen to while being ushered out. 

Post # 4
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

30 – 45 minutes of music for the time when guests are arriving and being seated (you could probably let the musicians or dj choose something to play here)

  • a song for the parents’ and grandparents’ entrances
  • a song for the bridal party’s entrance
  • a song for the bride’s entrance
  • a song for the recessional

When your choosing make sure to consider how long it needs to be, for example if you have a long aisle and a large bridal party you wouldn’t want the song to stop in the middle of their entrance, if you’re using recorded music.



Post # 5
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Depends on the kind of ceremony you are having. I am having one song for the bridal party entrance, one song for my entrance. I will then have one congregational song, possibly my favourite praise and worship songs, 1-2 solos for the signing of the register, then one song for the exit. I am a musical person and a massive part of my faith is expressed through music and I want the ceremony to reflect that.

So 6 songs/ pieces of music in all.

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