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Wedding Songs For Everyone February 19, 2009

Filed under: Resource Alley — genesiswse @ 1:56 am

The following is a list of the most popular wedding songs played at ceremonies and receptions. We broke down each section of a traditional wedding, in order, from the ceremony to the reception.

Ceremony music:

Prelude music: Played prior to the ceremony, while guests are arriving.

* 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)
* God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)
* As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) (Tony Bennett)
* Arioso (Bach)
* Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
* Brandenburg Concerto #2 (Bach)
* Gloria (Vivaldi)
* Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)

Processional & Bridal music: Played during the time the family, wedding party, and the bride walk down the aisle.

* Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) from “Lohengrin” (Wagner)
* Trumpet Voluntary in D (The Prince of Denmark’s March) (Clarke or Purcell)
* Canon in D (Pachelbel)
* 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)
* March From Lohengrin (Wagner)

Interlude music (optional): The songs played during the ceremony.

* 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: Music played as the new husband and wife walk up the aisle together.

* 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)
* I Got You Babe (Sonny and Cher)

Reception music:

First Dance music: First dance as husband and wife.
* Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
* Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
* Can I Have This Dance? (Ann Murray)
* The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
* It Had To Be You (Harry Connick, Jr.)
* What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
* Endless Love (Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)
* I Cross My Heart (George Strait)
* I Swear (John M. Montgomery or All 4 One)
* A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle)
* As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) (Michael Feinstein)
* When You Say Nothing At All (Allison Krauss)
* Faithfully (Journey)
* No Ordinary Love (Sade)
* Here And Now (Luther Vandross)
* I Can Love you Like That (John M. Montgomery)
* Power Of Love (Celine Dion)
* Tonight I Celebrate My Love (Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson)
* Everything I Do {I Do For You} (Bryan Adams)
* When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge or Michael Bolton)
* All My Life (Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville)
* I’ll Be There (Mariah Carey)
* On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men)
* At Last (Etta James)
* Don’t Know Much (Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville)
* From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
* Our Love Is Here To Stay (Harry Connick, Jr.)
* Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)

*These are the most requested songs, but there are many others.

Father/Daughter music: The dance between the new bride and her father.

* My Girl (The Temptations)
* Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)
* Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
* Unforgettable (Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole)
* The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
* My Dad (Paul Petersen)
* Hero (Mariah Carey)
* Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle)
* Times of Your Life (Paul Anka)
* A Song For My Daughter (Steve Moser, Mikki Viereck, Ray Allaire)
* Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
* The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
* Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
* Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
* My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
* Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
* What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
* Through The Years (Kenny Rogers)
* Daddy’s Hand (Holly Dunn)
* Daddy’s little Girl (Kippi Brannon)
* Daddy’s Girl (Peter Cetera)
* Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof – Sndtrk)
* Lullabye (Billy Joel)
* A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle)
* How Do You Fall In Love (Alabama)
* Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
* Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
* Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)
* Father’s Eyes (Amy Grant)
* Friends (Elton John)
* In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)

Mother/Son music: The dance between the husband and his mother.

* Don’t Know Much (Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville)
* Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle)
* I.O.U (Jimmy Dean)
* Moon River (Andy Williams)
* Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
* ‘Til The End Of Time (Perry Como)
* Through The Years (Kenny Rogers)
* Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
* Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
* Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
* Unforgettable (Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole)
* What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstong)
* In This Life (Bette Midler)
* You’re The Inspiration (Chicago)
* Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
* Friends (Elton John)
* Wishing Tree (Sonia Dada)
* Blessed (Elton John)
* Hero (Mariah Carey)
* In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
* A Song For My Son (Steve Moser, Mikki Viereck, Ray Allaire)
* Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof – Sndtrk)
* In My Life (The Beatles)
* Ever I Saw Your face (Roberta Flasck)
* Greatest Love Of All (Whitney Houston)
* I Wish You Love (Natalie Cole)
* Thanks Again (Ricky Skaggs)
* Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

Bridal Party Dances music: The dance including the Bride & Groom, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen, and family members.

* That’s What Friends Are For (Dionne & Friends: Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)
* Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
* Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks)
* We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
* Friends (Elton John)
* Heroes and Friends (Randy Travis)
* In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
* Celebration (Kool & The Gang)

Cutting The Cake music: Played while the Bride & Groom cut the cake.

* Cut the Cake (Average White Band)
* I Wanna Grow Old With You (Adam Sandler)
* How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
* Sugar, Sugar (The Archies)
* Hit me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar)
* When I’m 64 (The Beatles)
* Recipe For Love (Harry Connick Jr.)
* That’s Amore’ (Dean Martin)
* Happy Together (The Turtles)
* Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard)
* I Got You Babe (Sunny & Cher)
* Love & Marriage (Frank Sinatra)
* Oh Yeah! (Yello)
* Axel F (Harold Faltermeyer)
* Peter Gunn Theme

Money/Dollar (Honeymoon) Dance music (Optional) Played during the time the Bride & Groom dance with guests while the Best man and Maid of Honor collect the money for their honeymoon.

* See music list above: “Bridal Party Music”
* Ask your DJ for suggestions

Garter And Bouquet Toss music: Played during the bouquet toss and garter toss.

* The Stripper (David Rose)
* Legs (ZZ Top)
* You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate)
* Oh Yeah! (Yello)
* Macho Man (Village People)
* Theme From Mission Impossible (Danny Elfman)
* Wild Thing (The Troggs or Tone Loc)
* Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
* Bad Boys (Inner Circle)
* Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
* Curly Shuffle (Jump n’ The Saddle)
* Kiss (Prince)
* Do Ya Think I’m Sexy (Rod Stewart)
* Gimme All Your Lovin’ (ZZ Top)
* Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
* Freak Me (Silk)
* Hungry Eyes (Eric Carmen)
* Heaven (Bryan Adams)
* U Can’t Touch This (MC Hammer)
* Shameless (Garth Brooks)
* *Girls Night Out (The Judds)
* *Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
* *Whipped Cream {Dating Game Theme} (Herb Alpert)
* *Miss America Theme (Various)

*Songs for Bouquet Toss Only.

Last Dance music: The last song of the night for the Bride & Groom and their remaining guests.

* Last Dance (Donna Summer)
* New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
* Good Riddance {Time Of Your Life} (Green Day)
* From This Moment On (Shania Twain & Bryan White)
* Save The Best For Last (Vanessa Williams)
* Wonderful Tonight (David Kersh)
* Could I Have This Dance (Anne Murray)
* You’re Still The One (Shania Twain)
* Closing Time (Semisonic)
* Unforgettable (Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole)
* I’ve Had The Time Of My Life (Bill Medly & Jennifer Warnes)
* How Your Love Makes Me Feel (Diamond Rio)
* Goodnight, Sweetheart (David Kersh)
* The Party’s Over (Nat King Cole)
* Goodnight Sweetheart (Spaniels)
* What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
* The Dance (Garth Brooks)
* Truly, Madly, Deeply (Savage Garden)
* Always And Forever (Heatwave)

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