Wedding Song Ideas

Ceremony Music Song Ideas for Prelude, Processional and Recessional

The following are some of the most popular Wedding Ceremony Music Selections we are requested to perform. You may use it as a helpful guide in selecting music for the Prelude, Processional and Recessional… Or let us know a special song that you would prefer.

Prelude or Processional: Pop Music Selections

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)
Devoted to You (Everly Brothers)
Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard
God Only Knows What I’d be Without You
Get Here
Happy Together
Here Comes the Sun
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Mel Carter)
I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
In My Life
Over the Rainbow
The Book of Love
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Look of Love
The Prayer
Through the Eyes of Love
What a Wonderful World
What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love
When a Man Love a Woman
When You Wish Upon a Star
Wouldn’t it be Nice
You and Me – Lifehouse
You’re Just Too Good to be True

Prelude or Processional: Film Music Selections

Buongiorno Principessa (Life is Beautiful)
Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
Main Theme (Il Postino)
Main Theme (Somewhere in Time)
Love Theme (Cinema Paradiso)
Sentimental Walk (Love Affair)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
When You Wish Upon a Star (Disney)
You’re So Cool (True Romance)

Prelude or Processional: Classical Music Selections

A Dream – Grieg, E.
Adagio (from Sonata in E-Flat) – Mozart, W. A.
Adagio in G Minor for Strings – Albinoni, T.
Air (from “Water Music”) – Handel, G. F.
Air on the G String – Bach, J. S.
Allegro (from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G) – Bach, J. S.
Arabesque #1 – Debussy, C.
Au Fond du Temple Saint – Bizet, G.
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart, W. A.
Blue Danube Waltz – Strauss, R.
Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin” – “Here Comes the Bride” – Wagner, R.
Canon in D – Pachelbel, J.
Cello Suite #1 – Bach, J.S.
Coro (from “Water Music”) – Handel, G. F.
Dream Of Love – Liszt, F.
Fantasia In D – Mozart, W. A.
Fantasia On “Greensleeves” – Vaughn Williams, R.
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie, E.
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach, J. S.
Largo from Concerto for Guitar – Vivaldi, A.
Largo (from “Winter” The Four Seasons) – Vivaldi, A.
Largo (from Xerxes) – Handel, G. F.
Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven, L. V.
Nocturne in E flat, Op. 9 No. 2 – Chopin, F.
Prelude No. 1 in C Minor – Bach, J. S.
Prelude No. 4 – Chopin, F.
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun – Debussy, C.
Raindrop Prelude – Chopin, F.
Salut d’Amour – Elgar, E.
Sarabande (from Violin Sonata in B Major) – Bach, J. S.
Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach, J. S.
Siciliana (from Suite No. 3) – Respighi, O.
Swan – Saint-Saëns
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke, J.
Wachet Auf – Bach, J. S.
Waltz (from “Sleeping Beauty” Act 1) – Tchaikovsky, P. I.
Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Mendelssohn, F.

Prelude or Processional: Opera Theme Selections

Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana) – Mascagni, P
Intermezzo (from La Traviata ) – Verdi, G.
Ebben? Ne Andrò Lontana (from La Wally) – Catalani, A.
Flower Duet (from Lakme) – Delibes, L.
Juliet’s Waltz Song (from Romeo and Juliet) – Gounod, C.
Lascia ch’io Pianga (from Rinaldo) – Handel, G.F.
Minuet (from L’Arlesienne) – Bizet. G.
Musetta’s Waltz (from La Boheme) – Puccini, G.
Nessun Dorma (from Turandot) – Puccini, G.
O Mio Babbino Caro (from Gianni Schicchi) – Puccini. G,
Va’ Pensiero (from Nabucco) – Verdi, G.
Vissi d’arte (from Tosca) – Puccini, G.

Recessional: Pop Music Selections

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing, Baby
All You Need Is Love
Beautiful Day – U2
Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Clocks – Coldplay
Firework – Katy Perry
Happy – Pharrell
Happy Together – The Turtles
Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison
How Sweet it is to be Loved by You
Marry You – Jason Mraz
Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sweet Child of Mine
Thank You for Loving Me
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

Recessional: Classical Music Selections

Alla Hornpipe from Water Music – Handel, G. F.
Allegro from Spring (The Four Seasons) – Vivaldi, A.
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from “Solomon” – Handel, G.F.
Ode to Joy – Beethoven, L.V.
La Rejouissance ( Royal Fireworks) – Handel. G. F.
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke, J
Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Mendelssohn, F.


Rock & Pop – Cocktail Reception Music

A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
A Whole New World – Alan Menkin
Across The Universe – John Lennon
All About That Bass – Megan Trainor
All I Want Is You – U2
All Of Me – John Legend
All You Need In Love – Beatles
American Boy – Estelle
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Anything For You – Gloria Estefan
Back in Black – AC/DC
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Beautiful Day – U2
Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Brick House – Commodores
Bus Stop – The Hollies
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
Chandelier – Sia
Clocks – Coldplay
Close To You – The Carpenters
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Come Together – John Lennon
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys / Jay Z
Enter Sandman – Metallica
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall – Coldplay
Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard
Feelin’ Groovy – Simon & Garfunkel
Fields of Gold – Sting
Fire – Jimmi Hendricks
Firework – Katy Perry
Forget You! – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Give Your Love – Latch Key Kid
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
Good Life – One Republic
Grand Theft Autumn – Fallout Boy
Happy – Pharrell
Happy Together – The Turtles
Heartbreaker – Pat Benetar
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison
Here, There And Everywhere – The Beatles
Hey Ho – The Luminiers
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Hey Ya – Outkast
Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Honey I’m Good – Andy Grammer
I Bet My Life – Imagine Dragons
I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
I Will – The Beatles
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I’ll Be Back – The Beatles
I’m Only Sleeping – The Beatles
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Imagine – John Lennon
In My Life – Beatles
Iron Man – Black Sabbath
James Bond Theme – John Barry
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Longer – Dan Fogelberg
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Love Runs Out – One Republic
Lover To Lover – Florence & The Machine
Lucky – Jason Mraz
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
Melissa – Allman Brothers
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
My Immortal – Evanescence
New Slang – The Shins
No One Knows – Queens Of The Stoneage
Nowhere Man – The Beatles
One – U2
Paradise – Coldplay
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Raging Fire – Phillip Phillips
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Ready For Love – India.Arie
Riders On The Storm – The Doors
Rocky Raccoon – Beatles
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Royals – Lourde
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Seasons Of Love – Jonathan Larson
Secrets – One Republic
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
She’s Leaving Home – Beatles
Shooting The Moon – OK Go
Shut Up and Dance With Me – Walk The Moon
Sing – Ed Sheerin
Slow Life – Grizzly Bear
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Soul Meets Body – Death Cab For Cutie
Speed Of Life – David Bowie
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Sweetest Thing – U2
Synchronicity 1 – The Police
Take A Chance On Me – Abba
Take Me To Church – Hozier
Take My Hand – Dido
The Longest Time – Billy Joel
The Love You Save – Jackson 5
The Ocean – Led Zeppelin
The Pretender – Foo Fighters
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheerin
Time To Pretend – MGMT
Today – Smashing Pumpkins
Train In Vain – The Clash
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Wake Me Up – Avicci
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
We Are Young – Fun
Wild Horse – Rolling Stones
Wild Ones – Flo Rida
With A Little Help From My Friends – Beatles
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
Yeah – Usher
Yellow – Coldplay
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Meatloaf
Your Song – Elton John
Your So Cool – Hans Zimmer

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