*** All of our best ideas to help you plan your perfect ceremony soundtrack ->
The wedding ceremony. It is the moment you have always dreamed of. You have the perfect moment planned...if only you could remember the music that was playing in your dream! Choosing great ceremony music remains one of the most difficult parts of planning your big moment. There is so much pressure to create a PERFECT ceremony that it often leaves you completely blanking. It is so important to remember that PERFECT is a loaded word, that there is truly no such thing and that your version of PERFECT could be absolutely silly to someone else. The most important thing is that YOU are moved by the music (hopefully to the point of tears depending on your confidence in your hair & make-up artist). The songs that you love will always be totally unique to you and your fiance and your own amazing love story.
HOW MANY SONGS WILL I NEED? Most modern wedding ceremonies will include 4 songs: 1 Processional for the Bridal Party, 1 Processional for the Bride, 1 Song for Register Signing and 1 last fun song for the Recessional. They will often sound soft and beautiful with musicians performing lovely instrumental melodies like the example of our Duo performing A THOUSAND YEARS in the example here ->
A) PROCESSIONAL FOR ATTENDANTS - something nice, but not as nice as the bride's song B) BRIDAL PROCESSIONAL - something beautiful enough to make everyone cry C) REGISTER SIGNING - meaningful to both the bride and groom D) RECESSIONAL - upbeat and fun WHAT SONGS DO PEOPLE NORMALLY CHOOSE?
Things have changed! While wedding ceremonies traditionally only included classical pieces like "Here Come The Bride", "The Wedding March" and "Pachelbel's Canon In D", you are now free to choose absolutely any song that you love the most.
Choosing music can be difficult as there is now a seemingly limitless ocean of choices available to you. To help take the pressure off, we have included our BIG list of of over 150 popular ceremony songs that we love performing, arranged for your general convenience by decade and style. The trick is to HAVE FUN! Look through the list with your fiance and see what songs might bring a smile or a fantastic memory to mind. Some of the songs might be on this list, or they might remind you of others that you love more. We proudly include ALL song requests that you might think of regardless of how obscure they might be! MORE SUGGESTIONS are always available! If you would like a few more suggestions EMAIL ME with the songs you like most on this list and I will send you back 10 more songs that are similar to it, but not listed here. SERIOUSLY! There is so much music out there and I am happy to help you find the songs that will make your ceremony a truly original masterpiece - BM
2010s MUSIC Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Lover - Taylor Swift Budapest - George Ezra I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons Gloria - The Lumineers And Then Some -The Arkells Make You Feel My Love - Adele City Of Stars - LaLa Land Marry Me - Train Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding What I Wouldn't Do - Serena Ryder All Of Me - John Legend Marry You - Bruno Mars
2000s MUSIC Yellow - Coldplay Hey There Delialah - Plain White T's The Girl - City & Colour Do You Remember - Jack Johnson Better Together - Jack Johnson There Will Be A Light - Ben Harper Gravity - John Mayer I'm Yours - Jason Mraz Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat I Do - Colbie Caillat 1234 - Feist Amber - 311 Green Eyes - Coldplay I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie We Will Still Need A Song - Hawksley Workman A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey Truly, Madly Deeply - Savage Garden All My Life - KC & Jojo Got You Where I Want You - The Flys Time Of Your Life - Green Day Crash - Dave Matthew's Band Bobcaygeon - The Tragically Hip Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer Lovesong - Sky By Starlight - The Smashing Pumpkins As Is - Ani Difranco Name - Goo Goo Dolls All Uncovered - The Watchmen Linger - The Cranberries Harvest Moon - Neil Young Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams
1980s MUSIC All I Want Is You - U2 In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies Heaven Is a Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac The Longest Time - Billy Joel This Must Be The Place - Talking Heads Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits Crazy For You - Madonna Purple Rain - Prince Drive - The Cars Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins Do You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis & The News Photograph - Def Leppard Jack & Diane - John Mellancamp Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
1970s MUSIC Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel Into The Mystic - Van Morrison Somebody To Love - Queen You're My Best Friend - Queen Always A Woman - Bily Joel Solisbury Hill - Peter Gabriel Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Night Moves - Bob Seger
One Of These Nights - The Eagles Come And Get Your Love - Redbone A Case Of You - Joni Mitchell Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder Let's Stay Together - Al Green Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton Your Song - Elton John 1960s MUSIC All You Need Is Love - The Beatles Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles Daydream Believer - The Monkees Happy Together - The Turtles To Love Somebody - Janis Joplin
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin Spoonful Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Reach Out (I'll Be There) - Four Tops Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher - Jackie Wilson Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles All My Loving - The Beatles Stand By Me - Ben E. King Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong 1950s MUSIC
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley Dream Lover - Bobby Derrin You Send Me - Sam Cooke At Last - Etta James Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino Earth Angel - The Penguins Only You - The Platters Book Of Love - The Monotones All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers Sleepwalk - Jonny & Santo When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole Unforgettable - Nat King Cole Young At Heart - Frank Sinatra Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Canon In D - Pachelbel Summer - Joe Hisaishi Castle In The Sky - Ian Van Daal Air On a G String - Bach Claire de Lune - Debussy Spring (4 Seasons) - Vivaldi Ode To Joy - Beethoven Czardes - V. Monti Lakme Flower Duet - Delibes Blue Danube - Johann Strauss Salut d'Amour - Edward Elgar Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel Overture from William Tell - Rossini Wedding March - Wagner Bridal Chorus - Wagner Need more ideas? Feel free to EMAIL ME with your favourite songs you see here and we will gladly send back more ideas!