Songs for Your Wedding Ceremony
A wedding celebration is generally and traditionally meant to be held in two important parts, ceremony and reception, and many couples usually follow this tradition as they find the most complete one giving them the feeling if satisfaction of making everything ‘by the book’. When the time has come for you to choose your entire range of songs for both ceremony wedding songs and reception wedding songs, you should consider various factors if you really want to have a wedding performed in a complete way.
First of all you should follow the style of your wedding celebration. Many couple prefer selecting ceremony and reception all right, but they could as well have a ceremony and reception designed in accordance to their wedding theme. Most of the time, the choice of a theme makes a celebration be out of the box since themes can be of various types and coloring. This is why the choice for ceremony wedding songs could be other than the classical ones. For instance a gothic themed wedding, gothic coming from the latest trend in fashion where more likely ‘goth’ style is known as a trend that has spread in clothing fashion, music, make up, hair style as well as attitude.
So, for a ‘goth’ themed wedding the ceremony could include choices of wedding songs that relate more to this type of music. In this way the elements of the ceremony will be coordinated in relation to the style of your wedding attire, which will be definitely different than the traditional one. For a better contrast you can as well go for the classic ceremony wedding songs, with “Here comes the bride” and “Ode of Joy” and all these while walking down the aisle dressed in a ‘goth’ styled black and white wedding gown.
For an outdoor wedding celebration where the venue is the backyard of your family house, you can hire string quartet to play the classic ceremony wedding songs or other modern songs that are adapted for the string instruments. Other couples have chosen to hire a guitar player – the classic guitar – who knows to sing all the well known classic songs for wedding ceremonies. The thing is that once you have decided to have this ceremony, be it religious or civil, you should make sure to coordinate the ceremony wedding songs with every part that is contained in the ceremony.
Each part of the ceremony has its own meaning, each part is displayed with its own meaningful songs, therefore the choice of these songs can define eventually the success or the annoying side of a wedding religious or civil ceremony. If you have decided to go for a traditional religious ceremony, you should inquire with the minister of the worship place that is about to host the event whether or not there is a MC to present the music. Many of such local religious places put at wedding couples’ disposal an entire list of what parts are contained in the ceremony and what songs will be performed and by whom.
The preparation for religious wedding ceremonies will even have a rehearsal part a few weeks or days before the actual wedding ceremony takes place for everyone involved in the process to know his/her place and how they are expected to run their tasks during the ceremonial. The minister will have also the MC run his own duty by pointing out to the marrying couple what are the songs and if they agree with the list. It can happen for the minister to agree with some ceremony wedding songs changes in case the couple wants to change for instance “Ave Maria” – JS Bach for “Air on the G String” by the same author.
In this process of preparing the ceremonial related to the music, you would be introduced also to each part of the event and its meaning, thus knowing how to connect the ceremony wedding song with the specific moment. The following songs can be seen on a traditional religious service list for wedding ceremonies: Prelude in C – Bach, Canon in D – Pachelbel, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – JS Bach, Arioso – JS Bach, Four Seasons Winter – Vivaldi, Bridal Chorus – (Here Comes The Bride) Lohengrin – Wagner, Lasia Ch’io Pianga – Handel, Minuet in G – Mozart, Hallelujah Chorus – Handel and many other suggestions that will come on a list of MC for your wedding ceremony.