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Choosing Songs for your Ceremony

Dec 6, 2022 | Wedding Advice

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Music gives colour to the air of the moment. (by Karl Lagerfeld)

Walking down the Aisle during your ceremony is such a powerful, heart-string pulling, tear-jerking experience of every wedding. You want to make sure the song you choose perfectly connects you to your fiance and your loved ones to this moving moment.

As a couple, if you’re both feeling overwhelmed by choices or completely stuck on what to choose, here are some questions to ask yourself to help you select the perfect ceremony music;

  • Is there a song that we sing to each other (if it’s not a slow, romantic song, there is probably an acoustic cover on YouTube or Spotify)?
  • Is there a traditional song from our family’s heritage?
  • Is there a song that represents a special moment we shared together? For example, a song at a concert, a song playing on our first date, a song we’d always play while driving in the car….
  • Think about the future, what song would we like to hear and reminisce on the special moments we shared together during the ceremony?
  • Is the song timeless? Do we even want the song to be timeless?
  • Does our family share some of our own traditions with music? Traditions that are unqiue and personal to the family?
  • What vibe do we want to set for the ceremony?

Hopefully that helps to at least get you started.

Here have been some of the favourite Ceremony Songs over the years……..

Header image credit: Good Lovin

Walking Down the Aisle or Signing of the Register

View “Walking down the Aisle” Spotify Playlist  
View “Signing of the Register” Spotify Playlist →

  • ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ Israel ‘Iz’ Kamakawiwo’ole
  • ‘A Thousand Years’ Christina Perri
  • ‘First Day of My Life’ Bright Eyes
  • ‘Fall at Your Feet’ Boy & Bear
  • ‘I Won’t Give Up’ Jason Mraz
  • ‘Chateau’ Angus & Julia Stone
  • ‘Hallelujah’ Jeff Buckley
  • ‘Marry Me’ Train
  • Canon in D (any version)
  • ‘Home’ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • ‘I Get To Love You’ Ruelle
  • ‘To Build a Home’ Cinematic Orchestra, Patrick White
  • ‘Simply The Best’ Noah Reid
  • ‘All of Me’ John Legend
  • ‘God Only Knows’ The Beach Boys or Kina Grannis
  • ‘Time After Time’ – one of the many acoustic covers
  • ‘Kiss Me’ Sixpence None The Richer
  • ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ Karizma Duo
  • ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ Kina Grannis
  • ‘Adore’ Amy Shark
  • ‘Make You Feel My Love’ Adele
  • ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ Hunters & Collectors
  • ‘Better Together’ Jack Johnson
  • Anything by Boyce Avenue, Tyler Ward or (for something a little different)

End of Ceremony

View “Recessional” Spotify Playlist  

  • ‘Happy’ Pharrell Williams
    ‘Celebration’ Kool & The Gang
  • ‘You Are The Best Thing’ Ray LaMontagne
  • ‘This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)’ Natalie Cole
  • ‘All You Need is Love’ The Beatles
  • ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’ Hall & Oates
  • ‘You’ve Got the Love’ Florence and the Machine
  • ‘Beautiful Day’ U2
  • ‘I’m Yours’ Jason Mraz
  • ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ Frank Sinatra
  • ‘On Top of the World’ Imagine Dragons
  • ‘Best Day of My Life’ American Authors
  • ‘Love Me Like You Do’ Ellie Goulding
  • ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ Michael Jackson
  • ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ Stevie Wonder
  • ‘Marry You’ Bruno Mars
  • ‘Happy Together’ The Turtles
  • ‘I Got You Babe’ Sonny and Cher
  • ‘Good Vibrations’ The Beach Boys

There is so much involved in organising a wedding, so I suggest making the ceremony music selection process a joyful experience. So go and have fun with it!

Make it a date night, have some great food, maybe even a few drinks and laugh, love and play!

Header image credit: Shots By M