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Choosing Wedding Music

Choosing Ceremony Music

Uncategorized / March 24, 2015

Choosing your wedding music can be a challenge. The selection of music needs to resonate with the overall theme of your wedding. In its simplest form; there are three points in the ceremony where you may need music.

I’ve performed weddings where there has been no music. It just seems like something is missing. Music speaks to our emotions and brings out feelings. And isn’t that what a wedding is all about … our feelings of love. As such, it should reflect how you feel about the event. It is a personal choice as to your selection. Whether it be classical, country, jazz, rock or movie sound tracks – it really needs to be what you want.

The music played at a ceremony should be consistent with the overall theme of your wedding. I’ve just returned from performing my niece’s wedding in Grand Junction, Colorado. She and her beau are really into sci-fi and fantasy. Her ceremony music consisted of music from The Hobbit, Star Wars and Adventures of Zelda. Her son, my grand nephew, was garbed as Frodo the Hobbit and her wedding cake had electronic gaming figures as toppers… so the wedding music fit the theme.

In Ottawa, Quality Entertainment hosts hundreds of weddings per year. Here is their collection of what is popular for our region.

Processional songs

  • Canon in D by Pachelbel – very popular as it helps pace the bride as she walks down the aisle
  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
  • Trumpet Voluntary
  • Trumpet Tune

    Signing of the Register

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder is popular and fun
  • One Hand One Heart which was featured in the romantic movie West Side Story
  • Instrumental version of Everything I Do (I Do For You) by Bryan Adams
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring.


  • Wedding March Mendelssohn – very popular and very appropriate to give you the feeling you just got married
  • Anything upbeat like James Brown’s I Got You (I Feel Good).