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Wedding Music: Melodies to Enrich Your Wedding Ceremony

To quote the Huffington Post, "Your wedding is a special day, maybe the most special day in your life, and there is nothing more ceremonious or celebratory than live music."

Wedding couples in the twenty-first century choose from many different musical genres. Your wedding music should reflect your tastes and personalities.

Music for a wedding ceremony is usually divided into sections:

Background music for the guests to be seated.
Quiet enough for the guests to have conversations.
Honored guests, such as grandparents and parents, are seated last.
Processional — Bridesmaids
An obvious change from the preceding background music.
Loud enough to discourage conversation.
Processional — Bride
Usually the bride has her own music.
Usually lively and upbeat.
Background music for the guests to exit.
Quiet enough for the guests to have conversations.

If you like classical and traditional music, you might like

Clair de Lune
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Gymnopedie (1 through 3)
Air on the G String
Processional — Bridesmaids
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Processional — Bride
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin ("Here Comes the Bride")
Wedding March incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Suites from Water Music
Brandenburg Concerti (1 through 6)
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
The Swan from Carnival of the Animals

Is 20th and 21st music for your wedding more to your taste?

The Best Is Yet to Come
Stand by Me
We've Only Just Begun
Processional — Bridesmaids
In My Life
Processional — Bride
Thinking Out Loud
Just the Way You Are
Uptown Funk
Fly Me to the Moon
A Sky Full of Stars
Shut Up and Dance

Whether you are having live musicians or a DJ, please tell them what kinds of music you like and ask for suggestions. Any wedding music professional will be able to recommend songs that will help make your wedding uniquely yours.

For a professional wedding officiant, you can reach Pastor Ernest at 860-543-2334.

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