Posts from 2014-08-18

What Music Should I Choose?

What Music Should You Choose? 

Your music should be a reflection of you as a couple and the sentiments a particular song holds dear to you or the way an instrumental touches your heart. So ask yourselves are you a traditional couple or would you say you are contemporary? 

The Processional is what’s generally known as the Bridal Walk. The Bridal Walk in most instances is one song or instrumental for you (the Bride) and your Bridesmaids to make your way down to the ceremony site but for the longer entrances I have also seen the Bridesmaids walk down to one song or instrumental to then have it faded out and transitioned to another song specifically for the bride. 

Here are just a few popular selections for you to consider. 

Traditional                                                    Contemporary 

Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major                            You and Me by Lifehouse

Mendelssohn’s Wedding March                             Marry Me by Train

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)           Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel            Marry You by Bruno Mars

         A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys              Your Song by Elton John 

I suggest you choose two pieces of music to play as backing music, for when you are signing the marriage register and your certificate of marriage. 

Here are just a few popular selections for you to consider. 

                                             I Got You by Joe Jackson

                                  From This Moment by Shania Twain

                             How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding

                                         Heaven by Boyce Avenue

                                    First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes

                                        You and I by Michael Buble

                                 Love is in the Air by John Paul Young 

And you also need to choose a final piece of music called the Recessional. This is usually an upbeat piece of music or song that reflects the joyous occasion when your marriage is publicly declared to your family and friends for the first time, when you are formally announced in the eyes of the law as Mr & Mrs. …………. 

Here are just a few popular selections for you to consider. 

                                              Count On Me by Bruno Mars

                                                 I’m Yours by Jason Mraz

                                                   This Old Love by Lior

                                                  Heaven by DJ Sammy

                                    Happy Together by Vitamin String Quartet

                     Sign, Sealed and Delivered by Stevie Wonder 

This is a really wonderful time as you think about your Wedding Day and how your music choices can help set the mood for your ceremony. I am sure as you work through this process you may even shed a few happy tears evoked by the sentiments contained in some of these beautiful songs and instrumentals. 

Written by Kenneth Livingstone - Celebrant Classic Coastal Ceremonies