We've played for hundreds of weddings over the last 15 years
and have learned a few things along the way! Selecting music
for your ceremony might be a little daunting, but don't worry,
if you follow our advice below, it can be an easy and fun process.
Please note, the music suggestions below are only ideas.
The repertoire varies for each ensemble and the suggestions
below may not be available for your ensemble. When selecting
your music, please visit the repertoire page for your ensemble
and select music from the lists there!
You actually don't need to pick a thing for the prelude music, unless you want to! We typically play a mix of light classical music for the ceremony. Feel free to make some requests in the form if you have something different in mind like more modern and romantic songs.
FAMILY AND ATTENDANTS PROCESSIONAL
We recommend using just one song for everyone in the family and bridal party. Using multiple songs for the family, and attendants can sometimes feel choppy and broken up, while one song keeps the processional moving and everything flows nicely.
This is your big moment when all eyes are on you, and your music will help set the tone for your walk down the aisle. There are a couple styles for music that you can choose depending on your personality and vision.
These pieces are perfect for a traditional bride,
looking for a timeless song. Examples include:
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
These pieces are for the traditional bride looking to
make a strong entrance! Examples include:
Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
La Rejoussaince from Royal Fireworks - Handel
These songs help create a sweet, romantic walk towards your fiancé, just make sure they have their tissues ready! Examples include:
Claire de Lune - Debussy
Flower Song Duet - Delibes
La Vie En Rose - Piaf
For the bride looking for something extra special, surprise your guests with something a little different! We love when couples make their personal and your guests will love it! Examples include:
What a Wonderful World - Armstrong
Leia's Theme from Star Wars - Williams
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
We always recommend something upbeat, celebratory and
fun for your recessional, after all, it's time to party!
It's celebrate, but let's keep things classy, ok? Examples include:
Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Everybody get your dancing shoes on! Examples include:
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Best Day of My Life - American Authors
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC
Exactly like your prelude music, you actually don't need to pick a thing for the cocktail hour, unless you want to! We typically play a mix of upbeat and romantic jazz and pop songs. Feel free to make some requests in the form if you have any "must plays" or "do not play!".