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Wedding Ceremony Songs Guide

Traditional, Classical, and Contemporary Music for Your Wedding Ceremony

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Select wedding ceremony songs that reflect your personality or wedding theme.

Your wedding ceremony music can be traditional or contemporary tunes.

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It's the moment you've been waiting for - you and your bridal party making a grand entrance and walking down the aisle. But what will you choose for your wedding ceremony song?

Music has the power to set a mood, evoke emotion, and give a moment cohesiveness. Are you a traditional Wagner's "Here Comes the Bride" type of couple? Or are you more contemporary, looking for a song that captures your spirit like Norah Jones's "Come Away with Me"? Here is a list of both classic and contemporary wedding ceremony music. Many of the songs can be used for processionals and recessionals, and/or serve as prelude music (when your guests are finding seats and waiting for the ceremony to begin) or postlude music (when your guests are exiting, and/or waiting in the receiving line).

Extremely Popular Wedding Ceremony Music

But are these songs too popular? If you're looking for a more unique tune, read Four Wedding Ceremony Songs to Avoid

Other Traditional Wedding Ceremony Music

  • "Guitar Concerto in D Major", Largo, (Antonio Vivaldi)
  • "Air" (from Water Music Suite), (George Frederic Handel)
  • "The Prince of Denmark's March" (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) (Jeremiah Clarke)
  • "Procession of Joy" (Hal Hopson)
  • "Rigaudon" (Andre Campra)
  • "Wedding March" (from The Marriage of Figaro), (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • Prelude from "Te Deum" (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
  • "Trumpet Tune and Air" (Henry Purcell)
  • "Trumpet Voluntary" (John Stanley)

    Other Classical Wedding Ceremony Music


    Contemporary Songs Appropriate for Wedding Ceremonies

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