Your wedding is a once-off occasion where you stand in front of your loved ones and declare your love for your partner.
So many couples put so much time and effort into choosing their first dance song that sometimes the ceremony does not get enough thought put into it
So we’ve taken a selection of the songs we’ve played over the years and created this list for you.
Choosing the soundtrack for your wedding
The music you choose plays an important part in showing this love and setting the mood for you and your guests and should help to cover all areas of the ceremony itself.
It’s common for brides to walk down the aisle to music, and aside from some limitations (depending on the church, or priest), you should have free reign.
This choice comes down to the personal preferences of the couple. Some people prefer to keep things low key, while others like to make sure that all eyes are on them.
The music you choose sets the tone for the occasion and it should be dictated by the couple to display their own personalities.
The first few notes can trigger a whole range of emotions that all play their role in making this a special occasion.
This is the soundtrack to of your wedding.
Music is the ideal way to set the mood for your ceremony.
Other things to take into consideration is the size of your venue, the priest / officiate, the personal meaning that any of these songs brings to you.
Whatever you want to.
Key sections of your wedding ceremony that require music include:
- Singing of the register
- Post-wedding music
For each of these sections, you need to think whether you want calming or upbeat music.
There are three common ways to choose the way that your songs are performed:
- Live instrumental without singing
- A singer / group of singers playing instruments
- A speaker / recording of the song
What are the most popular wedding ceremony songs for your wedding?
With the help of professional wedding entertainers, we’ve compiled gathered a list of the X best wedding ceremony songs to suit all styles of wedding.
Popular non Religous ceremony songs
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular non-relegious wedding ceremony songs.
These are commonly played at the church / venue during the ceremony and offer a great mix between the emotion and sentiment felt at the day.
- Can’t help falling in love – Elvis
- When I say I do – Matthew West
- Caledonia – Dougie Maclean
- From this moment – Shania Twain
- The Rose – Bette Middler
- Take my hand (The wedding song) – Emily Hackett
- She moved through the fair – Celtic Woman
- The parting glass – The Clancy Brothers
- Higher love – James Vincent McMorrow
- Kiss me – Sixpence non the Richer
- All you need is love – The Beatles
- Perfect – Ed Sheeran
- Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
- The one – Kodaline
- Songbird – Eva Cassidy
- Somewhere over the rainbow – Eva Cassidy
- One day like this – Elbow
- Always – Bon Jovi
- Better together – Jack Johnson
- Beneath your beautiful – Labrinth ft Emily Sandae
- Better – Tom Baxter
- To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
- I Choose You – Sarah Bareilles
- Marry You – Bruno Mars
- Somewhere only we know – Lilly Allen
- The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennet
- A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
- All of Me – John Legend
- Rule the World – Take That
- Bless the broken road – Rascal Flatts
- Feels like home
- Ave Maria
- The voyage
- How long will I love you
- Down to the river
- Clouds veil
- I watch the sunrise
- The prayer
- You are the reason
- At Last – Etta James
- Time after Time – Cyndi Lauper
- I will always love you – Whitney Houston
- Your song – Elton John
- They long to be (close to you) – The Carpenters
- Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
- Love me – Colin Raye
- Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
- All I want is you – U2
- I got you babe – Sonny and Cher
- You do something to me – Paul Wellar
We’re always updating our list to make sure we cover the best wedding ceremony songs for you.
If you need a more substantial guide on choosing the wedding and wedding bands for your special day, check out our guide now.