Remix Weddings

Wedding Ceremony Music

Asheville NC Wedding DJs and Mobile DJ

When planning the music for your wedding ceremony there are a lot of things to consider.  What is the feeling you envision?  Are you wanting a more traditional sound, or do you want a more modern feel for your ceremony.  Often brides have a specific song already picked out that they want to walk down the aisle to.  It helps to pick the rest of the music for the ceremony so that it coordinates or compliments the bridal processional.  If the processional is an orchestral piece, then typically you will want to use orchestral music for the rest of the ceremony.  Other songs and music you will need  include, music that will be played for the 30 minutes while guests arrive (Prelude), songs for parents and bridesmaids to walk into, as well as a song for the married couple to march out to (the Recessional), and finally music for the 10 to 15 minutes after the wedding ceremony (Postlude) while guests are leaving.  Below, we have compiled a list of some common wedding songs and music typically used for different parts of the ceremony, as well as some nontraditional song ideas.  Remember there is no right or wrong music.  If you want a more traditional feel, orchestral music would be appropriate.  

You can certainly modernize the orchestral vibe by using instrumental covers of modern songs. Artists like Vitamin String Quartet and The Cello Guys are great examples of more traditional sounding orchestral covers of modern songs.  You also don't have to use orchestral music at all.  You can use Jazz, folk, R&B, or even modern pop music for your wedding ceremony.  Decide the tone you are trying to set, and then work around that.  In our online planning system, there is a custom ceremony planner to assist you with planning your ceremony.

Prelude Music

Prelude is the music played prior to the wedding ceremony, while guests are arriving and finding their seats.  Prelude music is usually played for the 30 minutes before the ceremony.  We will ask you to pick out 45 minutes of prelude music so that if the ceremony starts late, we will have some extra songs to fill in the gap.  Some traditional prelude songs include:

Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
Isn't It Romantic (Glenn Miller)
Water Music (Handel)
Ave Maria (Schubert / Gounod)
The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Greensleeves (Traditional)
Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin)
Arioso (Bach)
Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
Brandenburg Concerto #2 (Bach)
Gloria (Vivaldi)
Thais Meditation
Panis Angelicus


You could also opt for modern love songs from some of your favorite singer-songwriters or pop artists.  

Processional & Bridal Processional

Music played during the time the family, wedding party, and the bride walk down the aisle.  Usually one song is selected for the family and bridesmaids, and then a separate song is selected for the bride.

Trumpet Voluntary in D (The Prince of Denmark's March) (Clarke or Purcell)

Johann Pachelbel, “Canon in D”
Johann Sebastian Bach, “Air on the G String”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Andante”
Claude Debussy, “Clair de Lune” 
Johann Sebastian Bach, “Sleepers Awake” 
George Frideric Handel, “Air”
Richard Wagner, “Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)”
Johann Sebastian Bach, “Arioso”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “March of the Priests (from The Magic Flute)”
Ennio Morricone, “Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission soundtrack)”
The Four Seasons (Handel)
Water Music (Handel)


What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
I Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge)
In My Life (The Beatles)

Penguin Cafe Orchestra, “Air à Danser” 
Regina Spektor, “Us”
Iron and Wine, “Lion’s Mane”
Cat Power, “Sea of Love”
The Troggs, “With A Girl Like You”
Florence and the Machine, “You’ve Got The Love” 

The Love Affair, “Everlasting Love“
Halo (Beyonce Cover) One Republic
Stand By Me (Cover) Tracy Chapman
Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop (Landon Pigg)
Sky Cloud Winter Breeze (Orba Square)

The Winner Is (Devotchka-The Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack)
Hoppipolla-Instrumental (Sigur Ros)

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)- Sleeping At Last 

A Thousand Years- Boyce Avenue



Interlude Music (optional)

Songs played during the ceremony, usually during a sand ceremony, unity candle lighting, etc.

Ave Maria (Schubert)
Amazing Grace (Traditional)
La Traviata (Verdi)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
Primavera: First Movement, Allegro (Vivaldi)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
Für Elise (Beethoven)
We've Only Just Begun (The Carpenters)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)

Recessional

Music played as the new husband and wife walk back up the aisle together as husband and wife

Wedding March (from "A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Mendelssohn)
Ode To Joy (from The Ninth Symphony) (Beethoven)
Hallelujah Chorus (from "The Messiah") (Handel)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Magnificat In D (Bach)
The Long And Winding Road (The Beatles)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
Then He Kissed Me (The Crystals)
Feel So Close-Calvin Harris
You're The First, The Last, My Everything- Barry White

You Are The Best Thing- Ray LaMontagne

All Of Me- John Legend

Felix Mendelssohn, “Wedding March”
Noah and the Whale, “5 Years Time”
Common, “The Light”
Florence and the Machine, “Dog Days Are Over”
Queen, “You’re My Best Friend”
Bill Withers, “Lovely Day”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Mariah Carey, “Emotions”
Stevie Wonder, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered“



Postlude

Music played after the wedding ceremony while guests are leaving for the reception.

Ode To Joy (from The Ninth Symphony) (Beethoven)
Feelin' Alright-Joe Cocker
When The Saints Go Marching In
Ain't No Mountain High Enough-Diana Ross and the Supremes
Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik
Signed, Sealed, Delivered-Stevie Wonder
Beautiful Day-U2
Love and Marriage-Frank Sinatra

Best Day of Your Life- American Authors