Ceremonial Music Suggestions from Celebration DJs

Prelude music: Played prior to the ceremony,
while guests are arriving.

  • Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
  • Isn't It Romantic - Glenn Miller
  • Water Music - Handel
  • Ave Maria - Schubert / Gounod
  • The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Greensleeves (Traditional)
  • Rhapsody In Blue - Gershwin
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) - Tony Bennett
  • Arioso - Bach
  • Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  • Brandenburg Concerto #2 - Bach
  • Gloria - Vivaldi
  • Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

Processional & Bridal music: Played during the time the family, wedding party, and the bride walk down the aisle. Generally their are 2 songs. One for the bridal party members and then the bride's song.

  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) from "Lohengrin" - Wagner MOST COMMON FOR
    BRIDE'S ENTRY
  • Trumpet Voluntary in D (The Prince of Denmark's March) - Clarke or Purcell
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel MOST COMMON FOR BRIDAL PARTY
  • The Four Seasons - Handel
  • Water Music - Handel
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • March From Lohengrin - Wagner

Interlude music (optional): The songs played
during the ceremony possibly for candle
lighting, ritual blessings etc...

  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Amazing Grace (Traditional)
  • La Traviata - Verdi
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • And I Love Her - The Beatles
  • Primavera: First Movement, Allegro - Vivaldi
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
  • Für Elise - Beethoven
  • We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

Unity Candle Songs

  • Always - Atlantic Starr
  • Always and Forever - Heatwave
  • Amazing Grace - Lari White
  • Ave Maria - Celine Dion (and many others)
  • Because You Loved Me -Celine Dion
  • Coming Home - Kimaya Seward
  • Endless Love - Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey
  • From This Moment -Shania Twain
  • Grow Old with Me - Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Here and Now - Luther Vandross
  • I Believe in You and Me - Whitney Houston
  • I Live My Life for You - Firehouse
  • I'll Always be Right There - Bryan Adams
  • It's Your Love - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  • Lord's Prayer - Mallote
  • The Keeper of the Stars - Tracy Byrd
  • The Power of Love - Celine Dion
  • The Wedding Song - Kenny G
  • You Light Up My Life - LeAnn Rimes
  • Yours, Mine & Ours - David Chamberlin & Teresa James

Recessional music: Music played as the new husband and wife walk up the aisle together after being pronounced husband and wife.

  • Wedding March (from "A Midsummer Night's Dream") - Mendelssohn
  • Ode To Joy (from The Ninth Symphony) - Beethoven
  • Hallelujah Chorus (from "The Messiah") - Handel
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Magnificat In D - Bach
  • The Long And Winding Road - The Beatles
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  • How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
  • Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
  • I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
  • Love is in the Air (this rocks)
  • I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
  • Love is in the Air - cool way to end the ceremony...
  • 99 Red Love Balloons - also a cool way
  • Chapel of Love Moonlighters
  • Love Me Tender Philharmonic Wedding Ensemble
  • Siman Tov Mazel Tov
  • The Wedding March Mendelsson
  • Traditional Wedding March Doug Betschart & Dave Fuller
  • Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
  • Wedding March Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra

Songs to play during the exchange of Vows

  • Canon in D: - Sostenuto Philharmonia Virtuosi
  • O, Promise Me - Philharmonic Wedding Ensemble
  • This is Love - Philharmonic Wedding Ensemble
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