Wedding Music 101

Listen to a Wedding Music Order Example

Wedding Ceremony Music
Example Playlist Order
  • Prelude Music – Amazing Grace
  • Music for Mothers – Jesu - J.S. Bach
  • Bridal Party Processional – Canon in D - J. Pachelbel
  • Bride Processional – Trumpet Voluntary - J. Clarke
  • Presentation of Flowers – Ave Maria - F. Schubert
  • Recessional Music – Hornpipe, Water Music - G. F. Handel

The gathering of wedding ceremony guests is a time for joyful reflection. Music should set a tone of thoughtful introspection about the couple and their future. Amazing Grace is a good example; listen to more Wedding Ceremony Prelude Music here.

The couple’s grandparents, parents and mothers are the last to enter before the ceremony begins. Jesu is a fitting song for this time. Listen to more seating of the mothers music here.
If you have been to a wedding, you have probably heard Pachelbel’s Canon in D. With Bridesmaids, Maid or Matron of Honor, Junior Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Ring Bearers and anyone else that walks down the aisle just prior to the bride, Pachelbel's Canon is up for the task.
Listen to more Bridesmaid Music songs.
The bridal procession: elegant, uplifting, regal and majestic.
Listen to more Bride Procession Songs
Schubert's Ave Maria has become the most popular piece played during the presentation of flowers in a wedding mass. Listen to more Music for the Wedding Service here.
Music for the recessional is definitely up-tempo and jubilant. Handel’s Hornpipe is a popular song for the recessional. Listen to more Wedding Ceremony Recessionals here.