Choosing the Music for your Wedding

Selecting the right music for your wedding can seem like an overwhelming task. Or for others it might seem like a simple decision – until they have to choose the pieces. Take the time to go through this page and I will help you step by step pick out the music that will make your wedding extraordinary.

Here are some terms you should (and may already) know:

Processional (P) –Music that is played at the beginning of the ceremony for the bride and bridesmaids. You can either have one song for everyone (if you have small wedding with 1 or 2 bridesmaids), or a song for the bridesmaids and then a separate one for the bride herself (recommended for large wedding parties).

Interlude (I)– Or more commonly known as the signing of the marriage certificate. This varies in length depending on what type or ceremony you have.

Recessional (R)– Music that is played at the very end of the ceremony. The piece is played immediately after you are presented for the first time as a married couple.

Some not so common places for songs:

Unity Candle– If you are lighting a candle together you can have music here, provided your officiant will not be speaking.

Seating of the mothers– The mothers of the bride and groom can have special music as they are seated just prior to the ceremony.

And here is a list of what we recommend:

Air on the G String
Bridal Chorus
Ave Maria

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Largo (from the Four Seasons)
Sheep May Safely Graze
Air (from Water Music in F)

La Rejouissance (from Royal Fireworks Music)
Trumpet Voluntary
Hornpipe (from Water Music in F)

These recommended placements are based on what brides have most often asked for. Feel free to choose anything you would like. If you are unsure of what might be the best fit for you, our Music Selection Session might help make you make the right decisions, follow this link.

Do you have a special song? Follow this link to find out how you can have that song customized and played at your wedding!