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How do I even start making choices for wedding music?

  1. The 1st choice to make is “Live or Recorded”?  
    • Live = Musicians
    • Recorded = DJ (or someone running the CD player or sound system)
  2. The 2nd choice is “Instrumental or Vocal”?
    • Instrumental wedding music = a string quartet, harpist, violinist, or guitarist (or, if recorded, a full orchestra)
    • Vocal wedding music = a capella, or with a piano (or keyboard) or guitar accompaniment
  3. The 3rd choice is “Classical or Modern”?
    • Classical = strings, or an older song  
    • Modern = 20th century songs

Once you’ve made these 3 choices, then the next thing to do is look at songs.  Here are the most popular choices.  You can choose anything you’d like, of course, but it’s nice to know what the classic, traditional songs are.

(Live or recorded)

Vocal – Classic
(Live or recorded)

Vocal – Modern
(Live or recorded)




    Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin - Wagner (often called "Here Comes The Bride")

    Canon in D - Pachelbel

    O Mio Babbino Caro from ‘Gianni Schicchi’ - Puccini

    Laudate Dominum - Mozart

Have You Ever Been In Love - Celine Dion

My Heart Will Go On - Love Theme from ‘The Titanic’

Unity Candle

Unity Candle

Unity Candle 

    Ave Maria - Schubert

    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

Let the Bright Seraphim - Handel

Ave Maria  -  Schubert

Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden






    Wedding March – Mendelssohn

    Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark's March) – Clarke

    Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach

    Rejoice Greatly from ‘The Messiah’ – Handel

    From This Moment - Shania Twain

    A New Day Has Come - Celine Dion

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