Wedding Ceremony Music

Wedding Ceremony Music: 178 Songs to Add Some Magic to Your Big Day

Much like having the perfect cake and a stunning dress, wedding music is an essential part of your big day. After all, you don’t want to be standing in front of your guests saying “I do” to dead silence and crickets chirping!

Adding some tunes to that special ceremony moment can truly add some magic. But with so many songs out there – how do you choose? That’s where this blog post comes in — we’ve rounded up the best 178 wedding ceremony song ideas so you can craft something meaningful (and fun!) for your guests!

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Classical Wedding Ceremony Music

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Let’s start our list with the timeless charm of classical wedding ceremony music – it can make hearts race and emotions swell like nothing else. When that iconic melody hits just right, you know love is truly in the air.

So if you’re a sucker for the works of Bach, Beethoven, Wagner or any of their virtuoso buddies (hey, no judgment!), we’ve got some Grade-A classics coming your way. Time to give a touch of elegance to your nuptials that proves love never goes out of style: Feast your ears on these exquisite picks perfect for your grand entrance or graceful exit!

  1. Four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 75: I. Allegro moderato – Antonín Dvořák
  2. Méditation – Jules Massenet
  3. Enigma Variations: Nimrod – Edward Elgar
  4. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – The Suntrees Sky
  5. Air on a G String – Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61: VII. Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn
  7. If I Ain’t Got You – Henry Smith
  8. Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy
  9. Trumpet Voluntary in D Major “The Prince of Denmark’s March” – Jeremiah Clarke
  10. Sheep May Safely Graze – Johann Sebastian Bach
  11. Fur Elise – Ludwig van Beethoven
  12. Water Music Suite, HWV 348-350: Alla Hornpipe – George Frideric Handel
  13. Sarabande, BWV 1007 – Andrei Krylov, Lana Ross & Andrew Grossman
  14. Salut d’Amour, Op. 12 – Edward Elgar
  15. Minuet in G Major – Bach (Petzold)
  16. Canon in D – Pachelbel
  17. Concerto In E Major “La primavera”, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269: I. Allegro – Antonio Vivaldi
  18. Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell
  19. Romance for String Orchestra, Op. 11 – Gerald Finzi
  20. Gymnopédie No. 1 (Arr. for Harp) – Lavinia Meijer
  21. Sleepers Awake, Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme, BWV 140 – Andrei Krylov, Lana Ross & Andrew Grossman
  22. Etude No. 2 – Philip Glass
  23. Bridal Chorus (“Here Comes the Bride”) – Richard Wagner
  24. Highland Cathedral – Phil Coulter

Piano Wedding Ceremony Music

Are you ready to add a touch of ivories magic to your special day? Enter the enchanting world of piano wedding ceremony music—where delicate notes sing the song of passion and romance.

You’re about to experience goosebump-inducing tunes that’ll echo the whispers of love within every fiber of your being. Trust me; these dreamy piano melodies are set to waltz their way into everyone’s hearts, including yours!

  1. In Love – Alec Windt
  2. Can We Kiss Forever? – Kim Bo
  3. Make You Feel My Love – Piano Covers Club from I’m In Records
  4. Let It Be (Piano Solo) – Solo Piano Remix Squad
  5. Thinking out Loud – Relaxing Piano Crew
  6. Ocean Eyes – Piano Fruits Music
  7. Together We Will Live Forever (From “The Fountain”) – Clint Mansell
  8. Candlefire (from The Diary of Anne Frank) – Michael Nyman
  9. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Piano Instrumental) – Pianofy
  10. Everything – Piano Dreamers
  11. In My Life – Keywhiz
  12. Against All Odds – David Osborne
  13. Fix You – Music Lab Collective
  14. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Asnda

Instrumental Wedding Ceremony Music

Ready to dance the day away without lyrics stealing the show? Well then, let’s talk instrumental wedding ceremony music, where melodies are the heroes and instruments narrate your love story.

Oh, just imagine your guests being enthralled by heart-stirring strings or swept away by soulful brass as you begin your epic journey of wedded bliss. From dramatic crescendos to tender whispers of harmonies, this selection is a musical delight that perfectly captures those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

  1. Green Pastures – Simon Wester
  2. Never Tear Us Apart – Sleeping At Last
  3. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last
  4. Georgia On My Mind – Clark Younger
  5. Harbour – Bela Nemeth
  6. Princess Elvira – Ana Olgica
  7. Pour l’amour de toi – Piotr Miteska
  8. Hommage – Jean Permentier
  9. Tampa – Heinz Goldblatt
  10. Ho hey – Ronald Emery
  11. A Walk Down the Aisle – In Amber
  12. Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong Instrumentals
  13. Pachelbel Meets U2 – Jon Schmidt
  14. Game of Thrones (Main Theme) – Boyce Avenue
  15. Amazing Grace – The Suntrees Sky
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Nostalgia Wedding Ceremony Songs

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Ever wished for a time machine to transport you right in the middle of your favorite love-soaked era? Say no more- we’ve got exactly what your heart desires.

Nostalgia wedding ceremony music is like an instant ticket to memory lane (all aboard!). We’re talking tunes that spark a kaleidoscope of emotions and evoke memories so powerful, you’ll feel like the stars were bending over backward just for you two.

Get ready to swoon as we gift wrap some irresistible vintage vibe-inducing tracks that will make time stand still on the most magical day of your lives.

  1. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
  2. Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
  3. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  4. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  5. Can’t Take My Eyes off You – Frankie Valli
  6. The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
  7. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  8. La vie en rose – Louis Armstrong
  9. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  10. Fly Me to the Moon – Imaginary Future
  11. Everything – Michael Bublé
  12. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Pop Wedding Ceremony Songs

Hey pop lovers, are you ready to add some groove as you tie the knot? That’s right; we’re diving headfirst into a world of upbeat melodies and catchy lyrics with our fabulous lineup of pop wedding ceremony music!

Get set to burst at the seams with love when these chart-topping tunes tickle your eardrums and set the stage for your grand entrance. This gorgeous medley was cherry-picked just to make sure your special day feels straight out of a blockbuster rom-com (yes, please!).

  1. Rather Be – Jasmine Thompson
  2. Ave Maria – Sarah Brightman
  3. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
  4. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! (from DreamWorks Animation’s “TROLLS”) – Justin Timberlake
  5. I’m A Believer – Smash Mouth
  6. Lord of the Rings – The Piano Guys
  7. Dressed in White – Vicente Avella
  8. Il Mondo – Jimmy Fontana
  9. Is That Alright? (Wedding Version) – Paul Hankinson
  10. Marry Me – Train
  11. Viva La Vida – 2CELLOS
  12. Happy Together – The Turtles
  13. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – George Michael
  14. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Kina Grannis
  15. Locked out of Heaven (Piano Version) – Jonny Southard
  16. Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
  17. What Makes You Beautiful – The Piano Guys
  18. La Califfa – Sarah Brightman
  19. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  20. Sweet Creature – Harry Styles
  21. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  22. The Heart Asks Pleasure First – Michael Nyman
  23. Skinny Love – Bon Iver
  24. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  25. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  26. It Must Be Love – Madness
  27. Without You – The Piano Guys
  28. First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
  29. Real Love – Tom Odell
  30. Lets Get Married – William Singe
  31. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  32. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Country Wedding Ceremony Songs

Country Wedding Ceremony Songs

Are your hearts ready for a genuine dose of twang, tears, and powerful emotions? Then giddy up, ’cause we’ve rounded up the best country wedding ceremony music to sweep you off your boots!

Prepare yourselves to be whisked away on a heartfelt journey where soul-stirring lyrics perfectly capture the beauty of loving and being loved. Hold onto your hats as we present ballads that are equal parts intimate and uplifting – crafted just for moments like these when two become one.

  1. From This Moment On – Wedding Music Ensemble
  2. The Best Day – George Strait
  3. Bless the Broken Road – Wedding Music Ensemble
  4. Remind Me (with Carrie Underwood) – Brad Paisley
  5. The Long Way – Brett Eldredge
  6. My Miracle – Brad Paisley
  7. This Woman and This Man – Clay Walker
  8. I Love You Just the Way You Are – Soul&Roll
  9. Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs
  10. Amazed – Lonestar
  11. Loving Is Easy (feat. Benny Sings) – Rex Orange County
  12. I Need You – Tim McGraw
  13. Big, Big Plans – Chris Lane
  14. To Know Love – Little Big Town
  15. Your Everything – Keith Urban
  16. Hey Pretty Girl – Kip Moore
  17. Born to Love You – LANCO
  18. It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw
  19. Prayed For You – Matt Stell
  20. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
  21. Waitin’ On a Woman – Brad Paisley
  22. To The Moon And Back – Luke Bryan
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Rock Wedding Ceremony Songs

Alright, rock ‘n’ roll lovebirds, it’s time to let your hair down and unleash your inner rebel! Wedding bells might be all sweet and tinkly, but who says you can’t add a touch of edgy awesomeness while embracing this life-changing moment?

We’ve got just the ticket with our electrifying collection of rock wedding ceremony music. These tunes effortlessly blend roaring guitars, heart-thumping beats, and crowd-pleasing anthems that’ll make you feel like you’re floating on cloud nine (or even eleven!).

  1. Eternal Flame – The Bangles
  2. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  3. You And Me Song – The Wannadies
  4. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley
  5. Tiny Dancer – Elton John
  6. She’s The One – Robbie Williams
  7. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  8. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  9. Nella Fantasia – Ennio Morricone
  10. Tender – Blur
  11. Kiss The Bride – Elton John
  12. Stand by Me – Ben E. King
  13. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – James Taylor
  14. Here Comes the Bride (Bridal Entrance Processional) – The Suntrees Sky
  15. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  16. You Make My Dreams (Come True) – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  17. Into My Arms – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  18. Even When I’m Sleeping – Leonardo’s Bride
  19. Beautiful In My Eyes – Joshua Kadison
  20. Hallelujah – Ben Laver

Jazz, R&B and Soul Wedding Ceremony Songs

Soul Wedding Ceremony Songs

Ready to infuse some smooth, velvety sounds into your nuptial celebration? We’ve put together a sumptuous medley of jazz, R&B, and soul wedding ceremony music just perfect for couples wanting to ignite that extra bit of passion while saying their “I do’s”.

Get set to feel the warm embrace of love wrap around you as we uncover swoon-worthy tunes filled with sultry vocals, lilting beats, and achingly sweet melodies. Let these heart-melting songs add an air of sophisticated romance as you embark on the most enchanting adventure of your lives.

  1. You Give Me Something – James Morrison
  2. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  3. At Last – Etta James
  4. You Make It Real – James Morrison
  5. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  6. Sunday Kind of Love – Etta James
  7. All The Things You Are – Atlantic Five Jazz Band
  8. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  9. One and Only – Adele
  10. All of Me (Piano Arrangement) – The Theorist
  11. My Girl – The Temptations
  12. Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
  13. (What A) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
  14. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
  15. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
  16. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  17. Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Unique Genres for Wedding Ceremony Music

Are you two daring enough to venture outside the comforts of tradition and explore an entirely new world of music on your wedding day? We’ve got just what you need: a delightful collection of unique wedding ceremony music genres that will elevate your nuptials and truly embody the “go big or go home” spirit.

Prepare to be awe-struck by our treasure trove of genre-bending tunes specially crafted for couples with bold tastes and undeniable flair for redefining romance. And let’s venture off the beaten path together – it’s time to discover new soundscapes to soundtrack your special day.

  1. Of Crows and Crowns – Dustin Kensrue
  2. Splitscreen – Lennert Busch
  3. The Ship Song – Camille O’Sullivan
  4. Parallellities – Sidney Godot
  5. One Love / People Get Ready – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  6. Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  7. World Of Our Love – Client Liaison
  8. iFly – Ball Park Music
  9. Mid Air – Paul Buchanan
  10. Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
  11. This I Promise You – *NSYNC
  12. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  13. Higher Love – Kygo
  14. You And Me – Boyce Avenue
  15. Found a Heart – Emily Hearn
  16. Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia
  17. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
  18. Dream a Little Dream of Me – Dala
  19. Scotland The Brave – Anonymous
  20. Only Love – Ben Howard
  21. This Old Love – Lior
  22. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I choose the right song for my wedding ceremony?

Ah, the eternal question! Start by listening to your heart (literally!) and remembering what sparks joy between you two lovebirds. Consider special songs that hold sentimental value or represent your unique love story. Also, think about the ambiance you want to create – elegant, fun, romantic? Explore our curated list of 178 tunes to find something that resonates with both of you.

2. Can I mix different music genres during my wedding ceremony?

Absolutely! It’s YOUR big day, so why not celebrate it with an eclectic mix of melodies that mirror your vibrant personalities? Just make sure to strike a balance that captures the essence of your love story while delighting guests with a memorable experience as well!

3. How many songs should I have lined up for the ceremony?

Traditionally, you’ll need at least four key moments: prelude (as guests arrive), processional (bridal party entrance, parents’ entrance etc.), bride’s entrance, and recessional (post-ceremony exit). Of course, feel free to break away from norms and include additional tunes during any sacred rituals or special moments.

4. Do we need live musicians or can we play recorded music?

Both options have their own charm! Live musicians add personal flair and elegance while recorded music offers convenience and flexibility in choosing specific versions of beloved tunes. Discuss this with your partner and decide what fits best with your vision for the big day—plus budget constraints too!

5. What if our friends or family members wish to perform during our wedding ceremony?

Invite them aboard! Including loved ones’ talents makes everything more personal and memorable while also serving as lovely tributes on this meaningful occasion. Just ensure they’re aware of all necessary details like setup requirements and get ample time for rehearsals if needed.

6. Can we sneak in some unconventional music to surprise our guests?

Why the heck not?! Throwing in something unexpected can make your ceremony even more memorable and entertaining. Just ensure that you strike a balance between staying true to your personality as a couple, while also delighting all attendees with an unforgettable experience.

Conclusion

And there you have it, my fabulous lovebirds – 178 spellbinding tunes that’ll surely make the sound waves dance on your big day! Whether you’re all about toe-tapping jazz or heart-thumping rock ‘n’ roll, finding the perfect soundtrack to accentuate your nuptial celebration truly makes every moment that much more magical.

Embrace the enchanting serenades capturing your love story and let the melodies etch themselves deep within your hearts. Now go ahead, pick up that sparkling playlist wand, and craft an extraordinary musical experience that’ll leave everyone – including yourselves – absolutely mesmerized. Happy swooning!

Ana Medea