LDS Wedding Ceremony Music

If you are being married outdoors, in your local chapel, or some other venue, you’ll be responsible for choosing your own LDS wedding songs. Get ideas for all the music you’ll need during your ceremony here, whether you’re having a traditional ceremony or something fun and unconventional. (If you are being married in the temple, there will be no music during the ceremony – you can skip to choosing the music for your wedding reception.)

music for LDS wedding ceremonies

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Prelude at Ceremony

Before the ceremony begins, your guests will be seated and waiting. Music sets the stage for the ceremony to come, so this might be the most important playlist you select for your wedding.

For formal weddings:

• Hymns played on piano from the LDS hymnbook
• Ave Maria by Schubert
• Canon in D by Pachebel
• Adagio from Sonata in E-Flat by Mozart
• Greensleeves
• Water Music by Handel
• La Traviata by Verdi
• La Serenissima by Loreena McKennitt

For light-hearted weddings:

• Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison
• Chapel of Love by Dixie Cups
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
• The Sweetest Thing by U2
• Beautiful Day by U2

Processional

In every wedding, there’s something playing while the wedding party walks up the aisle. Of course there’s the classic “Here Comes the Bride” (The Wedding March from Lohengrin by Wagner, if you want to know) but you also have a lot of other choices.

LDS wedding ceremony music

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For formal weddings:

• Canon in D
• Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
• Processional to Te Deum by Charpentier
• The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
• Ode to Joy by Beethoven
• Arioso by Bach
• Buon Giorno Principessa by Nicola Piovani
• Kissing You by Desiree

For Light-hearted Weddings:

• Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
• Bittersweet Symphony (instrumental version) by the Verve
• Wedding Song by Ahmir
• Only Time by Enya
• Real Love by the Beatles
• Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder

Recessional

(Played as couple walk up the aisle after ceremony concludes)

music for LDS wedding ceremonies

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After the ceremony is over, the wedding party goes out in reverse order (bride and groom first, then wedding party members last to first.) The song you choose to exit to can be just as important as the song on which you make your grand entrance.

For formal weddings:

• Wedding March from a Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opus 61)
• Rondeau – Masterpiece Theater Theme by Mouret
• Trumpet in D by Purcell
• La Primavera Allegro by Vivaldi

For light-hearted Weddings:

• I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown
• This Will Be (an Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole
• Then He Kissed Me by the Crystals
• Hallelujah Chorus by Handel

Music is fun and sets the stage for your wedding. Think about what you’ll be wearing and how you feel about your wedding day before choosing the accompaniment to your ceremony. Putting your unique stamp on your wedding starts with the music you play for your guests.

♥ Jenny Evans
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