Music for wedding ceremonies.
When you have made your choice as to how long you will require daytime music, a popular arrangement is to have more formal music early on while your guests are arriving, special songs for the ceremony, and more lively modern music after your ceremony leading up until your wedding breakfast.
During the arrival of your guests at your venue dramatic and elegant songs will add a memorable touch to the occasion. Some suggestions would be,
El Sonido del Silencio. Simon and Garfunkel. This is my Spanish arrangement of the Sound of Silence.
Leyenda. Isaac Albeniz.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Pelagia's song.
Mallorca . Isaac Albeniz.
Whilst of course we will want to create a unique combination of music, there are some pieces which I have found will work particularly well at certain points in your ceremony.
These selections will help you choose pieces of music for the moments which you have not already decided upon.
For when your guests are being seated around the aisle and until the registrar's commence proceedings; generally more formal music and classical pieces such as,
Moonlight sonata. Ludwig van Beethoven.
Lagrima . Francisco Tarrega.
Love theme from the Godfather. Nina Rota.
Gran Vals. Francisco Tarrega.
Andante. Matteo Carcassi.
For the arrival of the bride (the processional); this will be the emotional highlight of the day and should be something romantic and pretty for example,
The Bridal March. Wagner.
Can't help falling in Love . Elvis Presley.
Here Comes the Sun. The Beatles.
Canon in D. Johann Pachelbel.
Stairway to Heaven . Led Zeppelin.
More than Words. Extreme.
Better Together. Jack Johnson.
During the signing of the register; atmospheric mood music works well. I find very often two songs are needed at this point such as,
Endless love . Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.
Spanish Romance. Anonimo.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra . Francisco Tarrega.
The exit of the couple (sometimes referred to as the recessional); any strident and uplifting music is suitable,
Wedding March . Felix Mendelssohn.
Tarantella. Traditional Italian wedding dance played on the Mandolin.
Cavatina . Stanley Myers.
Take That. Rule the World.
Somewhere over the Rainbow. Israel Kamakawiwa-ole
For the music after your ceremony and leading up until your wedding breakfast I would suggest songs such as,
Jason Mraz. I'm yours.
To Make you feel my love. Adele.
Have I told you Lately. Van Morrison.
Romeo and Juliet. Dire Straits.
Just Looking. Stereophonics.
Bamboleo . Gypsy Kings.
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay. Otis Reading.
mixed with other famous and popular songs. Whatever music you choose, I will always remember that it is your day and you should have it exactly as you like. The songs, and everything else will be especially for you and say wonderful things about how much you mean to each other and who you are.