wedding ceremony songs

Wedding Ceremony Songs – Top Tips For Brides

Wedding ceremony songs can be something couples can deliberate over months before the big day. Making this part of your day as memorable as possible gets down to a number of factors. One of these is choosing the right songs and in most cases hiring a versatile and experienced singer that can create the right atmosphere and make your ceremony just perfect.

Generally, the ceremony music can be categorized into three sections:

The Prelude (Before the bride enters)

The Processional (As the bridesmaids and bride walk down the aisle)

The Recessional (Anytime after the vows have been made)

You may like to have some jazz music playing as your guests arrive at your ceremony and are waiting for the bride. Songs such as The Nearness of you, When I fall in Love and Fly me to the Moon are popular choices that most guests will recognize and can create a lovely atmosphere of anticipation.

As the bridesmaids and bride walk down the aisle you may wish to change the atmosphere to a more serious and romantic feel and a popular song choice here might be Ave Maria. This classical song choice makes this part of the ceremony incredibly moving and inspires the tender emotions that you would expect during this time.

After the vows have been made it can be pleasant to lift the mood again and some popular song choices are Come Fly with Me, At last, and The Look of Love. These are timeless songs that have stood the test of time and are great song choices for a memorable ceremony.

There are some factors to consider when searching for the right entertainment at your wedding ceremony:

  • Space – how much space will there be and how much space does your chosen act require? Generally, a Singer and Guitar would require 2m x 2m to perform comfortably.
  • Power supply – Does your chosen act require a power supply nearby for their equipment?
  • Budget – Remember that this is your special day and therefore it’s best to view this expense as an investment.

Sometimes AC power is not always on hand or close by to where you are setting up. It’s really important to check if an extension cord can be used and if that’s the case how far will it have to run. Some wedding ceremony singers are able to provide a battery operated PA system. This can be great if you are holding your ceremony on the beach where power is just too far away. The diagram represents a typical set up for a DUO guitar and vocals.

There are many wedding musicians available and choosing the right actions can be a minefield. A simple Google search will bring up hundreds of local musicians. Make sure you have read the testimonials on their website and viewed any videos that are available.

A singer is almost always a fantastic choice – but make sure their voice is truly beautiful. A beautiful voice will move your guests and make for a memorable and unique ceremony that will be fondly remembered for years to come.

The best wedding ceremony songs

If you have a hard time picking the songs for your ceremony, here is a small list to get you started:

“At Last” by Etta James

“Moondance” by Van Morrison

“Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole

“Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra

“Ave Maria”  Charlotte Rose Version

“Look of Love” Dusty Springfield

When I fall in Love ” Nat King Cole”

“Nearness of You”  Charlotte Rose Verison