(Closed) Main stream music during Catholic church ceremony? Anyone done it?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our church is pretty strict and we’re not allowed to use “main stream” music. We can use classical music like Cannon in D, and others of that sort. I think it really depends on your church’s guidelines.

Post # 4
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s a general rule that contemporary music with lyrics is not allowed. Liturgical music or classical music is allowed.

Some churches will make the exception to allow acoustic contemporary music (no lyrics, only music) to be played for the recessional.

Post # 5
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

My church said absolutely not, so we’re sticking with the traditional religious stuff.

Post # 7
5 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

Although I haven’t spoken to the priest personally about it yet, our church’s website does say they allow appropriate contemporary music to be played (I’d assume without lyrics). So don’t give up!

Post # 8
19 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

My church is pretty strict (and I am guessing same with other Catholic churches as my friend who just got married also said the same thing). I was going to use The Prayer and I was told no by the music director. Oh, make sure you work with your church mucis director. He/She is usually the one who tells you what kind of music that you can use, or he/she can ask the priest if there is any song in question. 

Post # 9
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Most Catholic churches do not allow the traditional “wedding march” as it’s not a religious song – be prepared for that 🙂 and some don’t even allow the Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon) which would be my first choice. I have NO idea what music we’ll be using yet! Good luck to you!

Post # 10
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

my church had an “approved” list of songs we could use…. there were absolutely no main stream music selections allowed, no “wedding march,” and even no “canon in d,” which i was crushed about…. i used a version of “trumpet voluntary” for my entrance and “hornpipe (water music)” for my exit… 

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