One of the most common questions I receive as a Utah wedding planner is what music to use for a ceremony? My first answer to this is to choose music that is special to you as a couple because this is what makes your day memorable. Music sets the tone and mood for your wedding ceremony and allows you to express your feelings for each other so don’t be afraid to be creative. But if narrowing down the selection is still posing a challenge, here are some suggestions for you:

  • The Processional: This is the song that the bridal party will be walking down to. Using something simple and steady like “Canon in D'” or “Trumpet Voluntary” are good traditional songs.
  • The Bride: The traditional bride song is “Here Comes the Bride”, but as more wedding traditions are going out the window, so are traditional wedding songs. Again, play something special to you and something that reflects your personality.
  • The Recessional: You’re married! So now it is time to have fun and that jubilant feeling should translate into the music as guests leave. Choices like “The Wedding March” and “Ode to Joy” are classics. You can also opt for something more modern like Michael Buble’s “For Once in My Life” or the Beatles “All You Need is Love.” This is also your chance to add in your personality! If you both have a special song, play it for the recessional.

For more song selections and ideas visit Our Wedding Songs or Project Wedding.