A Mixed Tape on Ceremony Music

G and I are attempting to narrow down our list of song options for the ceremony. (I think this has been his favorite part of planning to date.) We need around 13 songs for the entire church event and it seems almost impossible to minimize the list to only a dozen or so titles. We are considering mostly modern instrumental music, though there are a few traditional pieces we’ve decide upon for the rentals and other matured guests.

I’ll be sharing our little finds throughout the next few months on the growing list below, but please feel free to give some advice and/or suggestions for other songs we should use.

Pre-Service Photo Slideshow (5-6 songs; about 30 minutes in length):

I am so in love with Brooklyn Duo and their covers. They are exactly what we were looking for when it came to the pre-ceremony music; classic and traditional sounding with a modern twist. #YASSS

Prelude/Seating of Grandparents/Seating of Mothers/Wedding Party Processional: (to be performed by pianist)

Entrance of the Bride: 

Service Hymns: (to be performed by pianist)

Tree Ceremony:

Recessional: (to be performed by pianist)

Receiving Line/Dismissal of Guests:


Song options we are currently considering:

  • Here Comes the Bride by Wagner
  • First Day Of My Life by Bright Eyes
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli
  • Promise To Love Her by Blane Howard
  • Canon in D by (variety of artists)
  • A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys

Other fabulous options which did not make our program:

  • Happy People by Little Big Town
  • From the Ground Up by Dan + Shay
  • Marry Me by Train
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