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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ceremony Songs for Every Moment of Your Big Day

A wedding ceremony is such a special event in the lives of every couple. Carefully selected songs for each part of the ceremony can really help to elevate the emotions and create beautiful memories. I have performed for over 200 ceremonies and have performed a range of styles of music. I always encourage couples to choose songs that they resonate with but there are also some practical things to consider for the big day. I've compiled below a list of some traditional and popular choices that work well for each moment:

Bridal Party Processional

This is the first song your guests will hear and it will set the stage. It is a good idea to pick a longer piece especially if you have a large bridal party. It is also good to consider pieces that are slow and easy to walk to i.e. have a regular rhythm.

wedding processional song

​Traditional Pick: Canon in D

Popular Choice: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Bridal Processional

This is what the bride has been envisioning! I always encourage a special song that means a lot to the couple. You will want to consider a shorter piece, or a verse and chorus that you really want to hear of a longer piece. A slow, easy to walk to piece will help the bride take her time and enjoy the moment.

bridal processional song

Traditional Pick: Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)

Popular Choices:

I Can't Help Falling in Love with You by Elvis

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Signing of the Marriage License

During the signing, the couple is eager to finalize things by putting pen to paper. This is a good time to have an uplifting, beautiful piece for your guests to listen to. Pick a 3-4 minute long song that has a message of lifelong love to boost the wedding feels.

signing the marriage license song

Popular Choices:

All of Me by John Legend

Marry Me by Train

Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur


Please welcome the newleyweds! This is most exciting part of the ceremony - the couple and guests have been waiting for this since the engagement. Pick an upbeat song with a catchy tune that gets everyone in the mood to celebrate!

Traditional Pick: Wedding March by Mendelssohn

Popular Choices:

All You Need is Love by the Beatles

This Will Be an Everlasting Love by Natalie Cole

Happy by Pharrell Williams

Marry You by Bruno Mars

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - I'm Yours! by Stevie Wonder

At Last by Etta James

Happy Wedding Planning! :)

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