Choosing Great Ceremony Music

*** 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 anything 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 100 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 A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Lover - Taylor Swift

Perfect - Ed Sheeran All Of Me - John Legend 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 Marry You - Bruno Mars 2000s MUSIC

Yellow Coldplay Hey There Delialah - Plain White T's Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol How To Save A Life - The Fray I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie Do You Remember - Jack Johnson Better Together - Jack Johnson Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper Gravity - John Mayer I'm Yours - Jason Mraz Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat I Do - Colbie Caillat Everything - Michael Buble The Girl - City and Colour A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson 1990s MUSIC

All My Life - KC & Jojo Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey Truly, Madly Deeply - Savage Garden I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston Got You Where I Want You - The Flys Time Of Your Life - Green Day Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith Crash - Dave Matthew's Wishin and Hopin - Ani Difranco I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

1980s MUSIC All I Want Is You - U2 Never Tear Us Apart - Inxs Diamond's On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Paul Simon Uptown Girl - Billy Joel In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross Time After Time - Cindi Lauper Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart


1970s MUSIC Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel Into The Mystic - Van Morrison Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton Your Song - Elton John Tiny Dancer - Elton John Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder I'll Be There - Jackson 5 Let's Stay Together - Al Green Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel 1960s MUSIC All You Need Is Love - The Beatles Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles Stand By Me - Ben E. King Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong or Sam Cooke When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge Reach Out (I'll Be There) - Four Tops Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye Daydream Believer - The Monkees God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 1950s MUSIC

At Last - Etta James Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino Earth Angel - The Penguins Dream Lover - Bobby Derrin Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra That's Amore - Dean Martin You Send Me - Sam Cooke Wonderful World - Same Cooke All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

MOVIES/TV

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Rainbow Connection - The Muppets Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler Romeo & Juliet - Mark Knopfler All You Need Is Love - The Beatles God Only Knows - Beach Boys Forever - Uncle Jesse + The Rippers Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin Hold On - Wilson Phillips Kiss The Girl - The Little Mermaid Beauty & The Beast - Celine Dion Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Lion King


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Canon In D - Pachelbel Air On a G String - Bach Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Bach Ode To Joy - Beethoven Ave Maria - Schubert Summer by Joe Hisaishi Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel Spring (4 Seasons) - Vivaldi 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!