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Wedding Music List

Music, Music, Music

by Judith Rivers-Moore

Setting the mood for the ceremony, conversational music for the dining time, and rousing the guests for dance, are all part of the possibilities in adding music to your event. Between the I-pods, CD players, tape recordings, TVs, computers, radio, old platters and live musicians, historic drumming, singing and dance -- there has always been the great joy of adding music to the occasion. With weddings or events of any style, you can mix it up.

With live music you may want a flute, violin, harp, piano, organ, or a combination of fine musicians playing. Any soloist should have a microphone. The musician nor DJ will attend the rehearsal, but you can have your specific music recorded ahead of time to help your rehearse the ceremony. If a song is a favorite love song, pertinent to your lives together, or the family favorite have it sung or played. We often see the dance music starting and the guests leaving. 

Do yourself a favor – if it is very loud heavy metal/rock/ place the music in a separate dance area.

If all in one room, lower the decibels – why – because people cannot talk or visit, so they leave.

Intersperse slower numbers with fun fast music. Your musicians or DJs often know what’s best.

There are many options in planning music: Classical, Big Band, Cha Cha, Rock n Roll, Salsa, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Western and many Ethnic Styles. Some websites let you listen and many have the words to the music. These are just a few possibilities:


* Air [from Water Music] - Handel

* Air On The G String - Bach

* Arioso – Bach

* Autumn – Vivaldi

* Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod

* Bridal March – [from Marriage of Figaro] Mozart

* Gloria – Vivaldi

* Hornpipe [from Water Music] - Handel

* My Heart Will Go On [ from the Titanic]

* Pachelbel – Canon D

* Seasonal Music pertaining to time of year

* Themes -- music pertaining to a theme wedding

* Waltzes - Strauss Waltzes, The Emperor’s Waltz, Tales From The Vienna Woods, Vienna Life

* Musicals – South Pacific, Camelot, Sound of Music


A Thousand Years

All I Ask of You (Phantom of Opera)

All of Me

At. Last


Can’t Help Falling In Love


I Want To Hold Your Hand

I Want To Grow Old With You

Marry Me

Say You Won’t let Go

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Thinking Out loud

Unchained Melody

What A Wonderful World

You Are The Reason