What Music Should You Choose?

Your music should be a reflection of you as a couple and the sentiments a particular song holds dear to you or the way an instrumental touches your heart. So ask yourselves are you a traditional couple or would you say you are contemporary?

The Processional is what’s generally known as the Bridal Walk. The Bridal Walk in most instances is one song or instrumental for you (the Bride) and your Bridesmaids to make your way down to the ceremony site but for the longer entrances I have also seen the Bridesmaids walk down to one song or instrumental to then have it faded out and transitioned to another song specifically for the bride.

Here are just a few popular selections for you to consider.


  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major
  • Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys


  • You and Me by Lifehouse
  • Marry Me by Train
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  •  Marry You by Bruno Mars
  •  Your Song by Elton John

I suggest you choose two pieces of music to play as backing music, for when you are signing the marriage register and your certificate of marriage.

Here are just a few popular selections for you to consider.

  • I Got You by Joe Jackson
  • From This Moment by Shania Twain
  • How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
  • Heaven by Boyce Avenue
  • First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
  • You and I by Michael Buble
  • Love is in the Air by John Paul Young

And you also need to choose a final piece of music called the Recessional. This is usually an upbeat piece of music or song that reflects the joyous occasion when your marriage is publicly declared to your family and friends for the first time, when you are formally announced in the eyes of the law as Mr & Mrs. ………….

Here are just a few popular selections for you to consider.

  • Count On Me by Bruno Mars
  • I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
  • This Old Love by Lior
  • Heaven by DJ Sammy
  • Happy Together by Vitamin String Quartet
  • Sign, Sealed and Delivered by Stevie Wonder

This is a really wonderful time as you think about your Wedding Day and how your music choices can help set the mood for your ceremony. I am sure as you work through this process you may even shed a few happy tears evoked by the sentiments contained in some of these beautiful songs and instrumentals.