Are you searching the Internet and Pinterest to find popular songs for your wedding ceremony music? Wedding ceremony music is a keyword that often gets searched online by brides planning their weddings. We always have brides that ask our professional DJs for opinions on music for the wedding ceremony.
Brides often ask us about prelude music. About thirty minutes prior to your wedding ceremony starting, you will want to start off with prelude music. Most brides tend to choose light, classical music playing softly in the background to set the tone of their wedding ceremony.
Bridal Party Entrance & Seating of Parents and Grandparents
For the bridal party entrance and the seating of parents and grandparents, most brides continue to play light, classical music. The Vitamin String Quartet is a popular choice. They pay tribute to popular music through a string quartet. One of my favorite songs for a wedding ceremony from The Vitamin String Quartet is their violin spin on Michael Buble’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. It is so pretty!
The Piano Guys are another popular choice—they pair piano and cello interpretations of popular songs and classical music. I have so many favorite songs by the Piano Guys for a wedding ceremony! Their spin on Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” is gorgeous!
Beethoven’s 5 Secret—One Republic is a hauntingly beautiful song. I almost cried the first time I heard it! The crescendo is just perfect for the bridal party entrance.
Of course, Canon in D Bridal March is the most popular and most requested song for the bride’s entrance. Everyone knows that song, and knows that the bride is about to enter. However, every now and then we get beautiful requests from the bride for their entrance that is so very unique and different! A few brides have picked a beautiful electric violin version by Timothy Espinosa of Train’s “Marry Me”, which is perfect if you want to do something a little different!
Glasgow Love Theme (guitar instrumental) by Simen Eidhammer Rognan is such an elegant song.
We even had one bride that loved soundtrack music, and picked a beautiful song for her bridal entrance to Gumption-The Holiday Soundtrack, which was absolutely beautiful, and so very unique!
A professional DJ will know to fade out the bride’s entrance music when she gets up to the altar for the ceremony.
Unity Candle or Unity Sand
Music for the unity candle or unity sand is optional. Most brides prefer to not have any music played during this time. If they do choose to have music played, they opt for light, classical or instrumental music in the background.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder is probably the most requested song we get for the recessional! It really fits the moment of just saying "I Do".
Stolen by Dashboard Confessional is another choice a few brides have chosen for their recessional. I think that there is just something so romantic of hearing the words “you have stolen my heart” when walking next to your new husband!
So there you have it—some of the most popular songs chosen by brides for their wedding ceremony. What song are you and your maids walking down the aisle to? Call On-Site Productions today to book a professional DJ for your wedding day, 205-434-4040. Happy Music Planning!