Songs are messages, mood, and memory makers.

Every time you hear that special song, you will be transported back to a special time.

This page includes lists of musicians, music, a few helpful info points, and song lists from past weddings, listed in categories.

I have included quite a few web links as samplers.

I am gradually moving these into more categories to make your selection easier but you are not limited to these


Musicians

You will find a list of talented singers & musicians, including harp, guitar and bagpipe players, in my directory  Helpful People/Musicians.

….or for more inspiration, see the list of songs below.

    

Choosing a Song

Songs are messages, mood, and memory makers.

Every time you hear that special song, you will be transported back to a special time.

When choosing a song or music for the most exciting walk toward your future, be sure the tempo is just right for your procession (entrance), whether you walk, skip, or dance, down the aisle;

and that the lyrics suit both your dreams and the occasion.

You might want something very traditional like the Bridal Chorus, or something revved up like ACD’s,  You Shook Me All Night Long, a Star Wars or Loonie Tunes Theme, or almost anything by Ed Sheeran.

It is entirely your choice, your day.

  • TIP: Check the lyrics to make certain they are appropriate
  • TIP: Check the length of the song as it may not be played in full or could be too short (most play for about 3 minutes) 

How many songs should we choose and why?

Music evokes emotions and gives us memories.

Here is a guide to the number of songs you will need but this will vary depending on your Ceremony.

Event How many Time
1.       Pre-wedding mood 5 songs or more on a loop 15
2.       Groom Party Entrance 1 3
3.       Bridal Party Entrance 1 for each or 1 for all 3
4.       Bride Entrance 1 2
5.       Signing 2-4 6-12
6.       Pronouncement 1 dramatic or exciting 3

NB: As an AFCC Member I have copyright exemption & protection for Ceremonies but the author must always be cited and this collation holds its own copyright 2020.

Contents


ENTRANCE  SONGS

SONG ARTIST  
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God    
Abide with Me    
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Aint Nothing ‘bout You Brooks And Dunn
All Are Welcome
All Beautiful the March of Days    
All Creatures of Our God and King
Amazed Lonestar  
Amazing Grace    
Ave Maria    
Baby, I Love You The Ramones
Baby, That’s Not All Josh Ritter
Be Thou My Vision    
Better Today Coffey Anderson
Bless The Broken Road Jess & Gabriel  
Blessed Be the Tie That Binds    
Brand New Colony Postal Service  
Canticle of the Sun    
Celtic Alleluia     
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing    
Covenant Hymn
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen  
Dog Days Are Over Florence + The Machine
Earth and All Stars    
Endless Is Your Love    
Eternal Father Strong to Save
Every Morning Keb’ Mo’
Faith of Our Fathers    
For the Beauty of the Earth
From The Ground Up Dan And Shay
Gather Us In    
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Great Is Thy Faithfulness    
Haste to the Wedding The Corrs
Heartbeats José Gonazalez
How Great Thou Art    
I Choose You Sara Bareilles
I Do Derek Gust
I Get To Love You  Ruelle  
I Got You (at the End of the Century) Wilco
I Had Wont Give Up (Instrumental)  O’Neil Brothers
I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love
I Swear John Michael Montgomery
I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
I’ll Be Your Mirror Velvet Underground
In Case You Didn’t Know Brett Young
It’s Your Love Tim McGraw
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
Life’s a Happy Song The Muppets
Look At Me  Alan Jackson
Love Divine All Loves Excelling
Love You Madly Cake
Morning Has Broken
O God, Beyond All Praising
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Oh God Our Help in Ages Past    
Once Upon a Time in the West Ennio Morricone
Our Way to Fall Yo La Tengo
Praise My Soul the Kingdom of Heaven    
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (1982 Hymnal #390)    
Prayer for Peace    
Psalm 95    
Rest Of Our Lives  Tim Mcgraw & Faith Hill
Set Me as a Seal    
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours Stevie Wonder
Spirit of Life    
Stay Young, Go Dancing Death Cab For Cutie
Stolen Dashboard Confessional
Take My Hand Dido
Take My Hand Emily Hackett & Will Anderson
That’s What’s Up Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
The Servant Song    
The West Wing Theme City of Prague Philharmonic
To The Moon And Back Luke Bryan
Two Bonnie Maidens Siobhan McDonnell
When The Right One Comes Along Sam Palladio (From TV Show, Nashville)
When You Got A Good Thing Lady Antebellum
Who I Am With You Chris Young  
You Make It Easy Justin Aldean

EXIT/PRONOUNCEMENT SONGS

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Best Day Of My Life American Authors 3:40
Brand New Colony Postal Service
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Dog Days Are Over Florence + The Machine
Four Seasons-Vivaldi
Glory of Love Ninja Sex Party
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Happy Together The Turtles
Haste to the Wedding The Corrs
Ho Hey Lumineers
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
I Choose You Sara Bareilles
I Got You (at the End of the Century) Wilco
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
I Was Made for Loving You Kiss
Love Is In The Air John Paul Young
Love On Top Beyonce
Memories of You Keith Urban
Merrie Melodies Looney Tunes
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Jefferson Starship
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Say Hey I Love You Michael Franti & Spearhead
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours Stevie Wonder
Stolen Dashboard Confessional
Take My Breath Away Berlin
That’s What’s Up Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke
You’ve Got the Love Florence and the Machine

Wedding Songs – Alphabetical

A Thousand Years Christina Perri 4:48
A Thousand Years The Piano Guys
Abdelazer Suite                II. Rondeau Henry Purcell
All I Need Tim Halperin 3:08
All of Me John Legend
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba Handel
At Last Etta James 3:04
Baby, I Love You

Baby, I Love You

The Ramones

The Ronnettes

Baby, That’s Not All Josh Ritter
Baruch Haba – (Good Tidings) is an all-purpose celebratory song played at Jewish weddings, for the entrance of the groom Siman Tov
Best Day Of My Life American Authors 3:40
Better Together Jack Johnson 5:15
Bridal Chorus, aka Here Comes The Bride (traditionally played on a pipe organ or by a string quartet). Wagner’s Lohengrin (1850)
Bright Side of the Road Van Morrison
Can’t Stop the Feeling Justin Timberlake
Canon in D Pachelbel
Don’t Stop Believing Vitamin String Quartet (originally by Journey)
Every Morning Keb’ Mo’
Everyday I Love You Boyzone
Everything Michael Bublé 3:33
First Day Of My Life Bright Eyes 2:52
From This Moment On Shania Twain & Bryan White
Glasgow Love Theme From the movie soundtrack of Love Actually
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Good Time Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah) Andy Grammar
Happy Pharrell 3:52
Haste to the Wedding The Corrs
Heartbeats José Gonazalez
Ho Hey The Lumineers 2:40
Hold Me In Your Arms Southern Sons
Hold My Hand Jess Glynn
Home Edward Sharpe &The Magnetic Zeros 5:07
How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
I Believe in a Thing Called Love Darkness
I Do, I Do, – by Abba
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith 4:57
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
I Have Nothing (Without You) Whitney Houston
I Like Me better Lauv 3:18
I Swear Westlife
I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz 4:01
I Won’t Let Go James Morrison
I’ll Be Your Mirror Velvet Underground
I’m Coming Out Diana Ross
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
I’m Yours Jason Mraz 4:04
It Takes Two Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars 3:41
Lady Kenny Rogers
Lady Lionel Ritchie
Land of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett
Lego House Ed Sheeran
Let’s Stay Together Al Green 3:13
Life’s a Happy Song The Muppets
Love on Top Beyoncé
Love Story Taylor Swift
Love You Madly Cake
Lucky Jason Mraz Ft Colbie Caillat 3:17
Make You Feel My Love Adele 3:33
Mandy Westlife
Marry Me Train 3:25
Marry You Bruno Mars 3:50
Need You Now Lady Antebellum
Nothing Is Gonna Change My Love For You Westlife
Now That We Found Love Heavy D & The Boyz
On Top of the World Imagine Dragons
Once Upon a Time in the West Ennio Morricone
One Call Away Charlie Puth
One Thousand Years Christin Perri
Only You Can Love Me This Way Keith Urban
Our Way to Fall Yo La Tengo
Perfect

Photograph

Ed Sheeran
Pocket of Rainbow Elvis
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude from Te Deum Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Prince of Denmark’s March Jeremiah Clarke
Rondeau from Sinfonies de fanfares Jean-Joseph Mouret
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29 Johann Sebastian Bach
Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
Something like this Coldplay
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Stay Young, Go Dancing Death Cab For Cutie
Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach
Swear It All Over Again Westlife
Take A Bow Rihanna
The Walk Foo Fighters
The Walk Ludovico Einaudi
The West Wing Theme City of Prague Philharmonic
The Zaffa in Egypt, a specific rhythm is played,traditionally, a belly dancer will lead the bride to the wedding hall, accompanied by musicians playing the elzaff, on drums and trumpets, sometimes the flaming torches. Weddings in other cultures have different formats.
The Wedding March Mendelssohn
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
This I Promise You Ronan Keating
This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan
Toccata from Symphony for Organ No.5 (1880) Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor
Trois pièces brèves Jacques Ibert
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke
Twa Bonnie Maidens Siobhan McDonnell
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major                Prelude, BWV 1007 Johann Sebastian Bach
Water Music, Suite no 2, in D major Händel
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1826). Mendelssohn‘s
You Are The Best Thing Ray Lamontagne
You Shook Me All Night Long AC-DC
You Where There Southern Sons
You’re My Best Friend Queen
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me, Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson

SONGS BY ARTIST

A Thousand Years Christina Perri 4:48
A Thousand Years The Piano Guys
Abdelazer Suite                II. Rondeau Henry Purcell
All I Need Tim Halperin 3:08
All of Me John Legend
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba Handel
At Last Etta James 3:04
Baby, I Love You The Ramones
Baby, That’s Not All Josh Ritter
Baruch Haba – (Good Tidings) is an all-purpose celebratory song played at Jewish weddings, for the entrance of the groom Siman Tov
Best Day Of My Life American Authors 3:40
Better Together Jack Johnson 5:15
Bridal Chorus, aka Here Comes The Bride (traditionally played on a pipe organ or by a string quartet). Wagner’s Lohengrin (1850)
Bright Side of the Road Van Morrison
Can’t Stop the Feeling Justin Timberlake
Canon in D Pachelbel
Don’t Stop Believing Vitamin String Quartet (originally by Journey)
Every Morning Keb’ Mo’
Everyday I Love You Boyzone
Everything Michael Bublé 3:33
First Day Of My Life Bright Eyes 2:52
From This Moment On Shania Twain
Glasgow Love Theme From the movie soundtrack of Love Actually
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Good Time Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah) Andy Grammar
Happy Pharrell 3:52
Haste to the Wedding The Corrs
Heartbeats José Gonazalez
Ho Hey The Lumineers 2:40
Hold Me In Your Arms Southern Sons
Hold My Hand Jess Glynn
Home Edward Sharpe &The Magnetic Zeros 5:07
How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
I Believe in a Thing Called Love Darkness
I Do, I Do, – by Abba
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith 4:57
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
I Have Nothing (Without You) Whitney Houston
I Like Me better Lauv 3:18
I Swear Westlife
I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz 4:01
I Won’t Let Go James Morrison
I’ll Be Your Mirror Velvet Underground
I’m Coming Out Diana Ross
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
I’m Yours Jason Mraz 4:04
It Takes Two Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
Just The Way You Are

Kings Size Heart

Bruno Mars

Swift Timmy

3:41
Lady Kenny Rogers
Lady Lionel Ritchie
Land of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett
Lego House Ed Sheeran
Let’s Stay Together Al Green 3:13
Life’s a Happy Song The Muppets
Love on Top Beyoncé
Love Story Taylor Swift
Love You Madly Cake
Lucky Jason Mraz Ft Colbie Caillat 3:17
Make You Feel My Love Adele 3:33
Mandy Westlife
Marry Me Train 3:25
Marry You Bruno Mars 3:50
Need You Now Lady Antebellum
Nothing Is Gonna Change My Love For You Westlife
Now That We Found Love Heavy D & The Boyz
On Top of the World Imagine Dragons
Once Upon a Time in the West Ennio Morricone
One Call Away Charlie Puth
One Thousand Years Christin Perri
Only You Can Love Me This Way Keith Urban
Our Way to Fall Yo La Tengo
Photograph Ed Sheeran
Pocket of Rainbow Elvis
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude from Te Deum Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Prince of Denmark’s March Jeremiah Clarke
Rondeau from Sinfonies de fanfares Jean-Joseph Mouret
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29 Johann Sebastian Bach
Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
Something like this Coldplay
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Stay Young, Go Dancing Death Cab For Cutie
Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach
Swear It All Over Again

Swift Timmy

Westlife

Kings Size Heart

Take A Bow Rihanna
The Walk Foo Fighters
The Walk Ludovico Einaudi
The West Wing Theme City of Prague Philharmonic
The Zaffa

https://youtu.be/y7GEFK69gok

in Egypt, a specific rhythm is played,traditionally, a belly dancer will lead the bride to the wedding hall, accompanied by musicians playing the elzaff, on drums and trumpets, sometimes the flaming torches. Weddings in other cultures have different formats.
The Wedding March Mendelssohn
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
This I Promise You Ronan Keating
This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan
Toccata from Symphony for Organ No.5 (1880) Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor
Trois pièces brèves Jacques Ibert
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke
Twa Bonnie Maidens Siobhan McDonnell
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major                Prelude, BWV 1007 Johann Sebastian Bach
Water Music, Suite no 2, in D major Händel
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1826). Mendelssohn‘s
You Are The Best Thing Ray Lamontagne
You Shook Me All Night Long AC-DC
You Where There Southern Sons
You’re My Best Friend Queen
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me, Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson

HYMNS

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God    
Abide with Me    
All Are Welcome    
All Beautiful the March of Days    
All Creatures of Our God and King    
Amazing Grace    
Ave Maria    
Be Thou My Vision    
Blessed Be the Tie That Binds    
Canticle of the Sun    
Celtic Alleluia     
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing    
Covenant Hymn    
Earth and All Stars    
Endless Is Your Love    
Eternal Father Strong to Save    
Faith of Our Fathers    
For the Beauty of the Earth    
Gather Us In    
Great Is Thy Faithfulness    
How Great Thou Art    
I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love    
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee    
Love Divine All Loves Excelling    
Morning Has Broken    
O God, Beyond All Praising    
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go    
Oh God Our Help in Ages Past    
Praise My Soul the Kingdom of Heaven    
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (1982 Hymnal #390)    
Prayer for Peace    
Psalm 95    
Set Me as a Seal    
Spirit of Life    
The Servant Song


CLASSICAL CEREMONY MUSIC

Abdelazer Suite                II. Rondeau Henry Purcell
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude from Te Deum Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Rondeau from Sinfonies de fanfares Jean-Joseph Mouret
Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29 Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach
Trois pièces brèves Jacques Ibert
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major    Prelude, BWV 1007 Johann Sebastian Bach
Water Music, Suite no 2, in D major Händel

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