If you are in the midst of planning a second wedding but are lost as to what music to use for the ceremony, read on. The following ideas will help you create the full-spectrum wedding playlist you want for celebrating your big day.
Prelude music refers to music played about a half hour before the wedding ceremony begins. It is when you guests are arriving and taking their seats. Find music that helps set the mood you are trying to create, whether it is traditional, contemporary, religious, or anything else. Classical music ideas include 'They Prayer' by Andrea Bocelli, 'Ava Maria' by Schubert, 'Fireworks Suite' by Handel, and 'Romanza' by Mozart.
Contemporary music ideas for the prelude include 'Everything I Do, I Do It For You' by Bryan Adams, 'The Rose' by Bette Milder, 'Always' by Atlantic Starr, and 'When I Say I Do' by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black.
Wedding processions generally involve the bridesmaids and bridegrooms, the flower girl and ring bearer, and finally the bride. The same music is generally used for the bridal party, while different music such as the traditional 'Here Comes the Bride' played as the bride walks down the aisle. Classical processional music ideas include the aforementioned song, as well as 'Romance From Spring Quartet' by Mozart, 'The Wedding Brides Piano' by Roy Todd, 'Spring From The Four Seasons' by Vivaldi, and 'The Day Has Come' by Roy Todd. Contemporary ideas include 'At Last' by Etta James, 'Storybook Love (Theme from The Princess Bride)' by Mark Knopfler, 'What A Wonderful World' by Louie Armstrong, and 'Can't Help Falling In Love' by Elvis Presley.
Unity Candle Lighting Options
If you choose to incorporate a unity candle lighting in your wedding ceremony, consider the following song options: 'When You Say Nothing At All' by Allison Kraus, 'When You Say You Love Me' by Josh Groban, 'Amazing Grace' (traditional American hymn), 'Me & You' by Kenny Chesney, and 'Beautiful In My Eyes' Joshua Kadison.
Hope these suggestions help! Good luck!
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