Best Wedding Songs Ideas for your Wedding Ceremony
Your Wedding is the day that you will remember. Also, will remembered forever as the most awesome party. That is the day you made a commitment to live together for the rest of your lives. It’s filled with love, joy, celebration, and of course, music. As others say to me; ” A wedding isn’t a wedding without music.” Wedding songs have always been a favorite topic when discussing plans for the wedding ceremonies. A lot of songs can be used for both the ceremony and the reception, but it is good to consider some factors that will definitely make the event worthwhile.
Selecting appropriate music for a wedding ceremony requires careful consideration. Here are some ideas on Choosing the best wedding Ceremony songs for your Wedding Ceremony.
Best Processional Wedding Songs
“Here comes the bride!” Everyone knows Wagner’s Bridal Chorus as the traditional song played as the bride walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean that you have to use it for your wedding. You can pick a soft and romantic alternative that has deep meaning for the bride and groom, or totally resist tradition and go for a fast and funky song that encourages the whole bridal party to dance down the aisle. Some brides pick one song for the wedding party to walk down to and a different song as her very own. Whatever you choose, just make sure it fits your personality and is not someone else’s “suggestion.”
Traditional Recessional Songs Wedding recessional songs is played to accompany the exit of the bride and groom and the rest of the bridal party as they leave the ceremony venue. As with processional music, there are a wide range of religious and non-religious classical pieces which have become popular over the years. One of the most commonly used is Mendelssohns wedding march from ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. Alternatively, Handle’s Hallelujah chorus from the Messiah is also very popular and can provide a particularly uplifting ending to the ceremony.
First Dance Wedding Songs
The first dance is not just the first dance of the wedding, it’s your very first dance as husband and wife; don’t put off choosing the song for your first dance till the last minute. While it’s important that you really like the song that you choose, it shouldn’t be the only basis for your selection. Consider the context of your first dance and analyze the lyrics of any song you consider for your important first dance. For example, some of your favorite songs may have embarrassingly provocative lyrics and should not be used as wedding songs. If you really like a song but the lyrics are not appropriate, one option is to find an instrumental version of it to dance to. However, remember that many guests might be singing along with it in their heads.
Here is a list of Top 15 Wedding Dance songs:
- Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
- Eta James – At Last
- Celine Dion – The Power of Love
- Tony Bennett – The Way You Look Tonight
- Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
- The Bangles - Eternal Flame
- Rod Stewart – Have I told you lately
- Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
- Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross – Endless Love
- Shania Twain - From This Moment (It’s our Favorite Wedding Songs)
- This Years Love – David Grey
- Bonjovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
- Luis Armstrong - Heatwave What A Wonderful World
- Whitney Houston- I Believe In You and Me
- Journey By Your Side – Sade - Faithfully
Whatever you choose as the first dance wedding song, it should reflect the perfect relationship that you have with your new husband or wife. Be sure you both agree that it defines you as a couple, and last but not least, time the song. While the song may seem really short while just listening to it, four minutes can seem like an eternity when all eyes are on you.
Your wedding is sure to be one party you won’t forget. The last dance song is a great way to finish the evening on a positive note. Much like the first dance wedding song, this song should reflect the couple’s relationship, and may even signify goals that you might have for your marriage (such as everlasting love). Depending on how you want the evening to end, you can choose an upbeat and fast-paced wedding song as one last, fun dance, or if you want your wedding day to end on a romantic note, go for a slower-paced wedding song that will leave everyone feeling sentimental.
Wedding songs are a very important part of wedding planning, so it is best not to leave the decision process till the last minute. For years after your wedding you’ll hear these wedding songs and think back to your wedding day, so make meaningful decisions!