Suggested Wedding Music

Deciding which pieces will be played during your wedding ceremony is an important decision. After playing at so many weddings, I have a list of some popular song choices for during the ceremony. So if you aren't sure what music you'd like, this page is a good place to start, and if you don't find what you like here, check out my full repertoire list!

(Please note that if you follow a link to my YouTube channel, not everything is available to play at weddings. Check the repertoire list for what I can play!)

The Processional

Processional music is what plays when the wedding party and bride walk down the aisle. You can have one song play for everyone, or one song for the bride and one song for everyone else. The following songs are excellent choices for processional music, but many can easily be used during other parts of the ceremony as well.

Classical options:

Wagner's Wedding March ("Here Comes the Bride")

Pachelbel's Canon (Canon in D)

Theme from Jupiter

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Pop options:

Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

Signing of the Register

While the new spouses and witnesses sign the register, there is a fairly long pause so I will play music to fill the silence. These are some songs that are appropriate for the signing, but this section is very flexible and almost anything can work here.

The Shearin's No for You (Scottish Traditional)

Arioso (Bach)

River Flows in You - Yiruma

Beauty and the Beast/Tale as Old as Time

Fields of Gold - Sting

In My Life - The Beatles

Marry Me - Train

The Recessional

The recessional music is at the very end of the ceremony when the newlyweds walk back down the aisle. For this song we usually want something upbeat, joyous, and celebratory.

Classical options:

Ode to Joy

Finale from Music for the Royal Fireworks

The Royal Dream

Mendelssohn's Wedding March

Pop options:

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Better Together - Jack Johnson

You’re My Best Friend - Queen

Samantha Ballard | Little Harp on the Prairie