Music For Your Wedding

Music for Your Wedding

This list of wedding music is by no means meant to be an all-encompassing list. There is so much music available for weddings. Please check with your parish’s director of music to see what his/her policies are in regards to wedding ceremony music. Each parish is unique in its allowance of either contemporary praise and worship or secular love songs within the marriage liturgy. 

Many of these songs can be sung at different parts of your ceremony. I have merely listed them at the points at which I’ve most often sung them. The majority, for example, of the pre-ceremony songs can also be used during the ceremony for offertory or communion.

You can listen to most songs online, either by visiting my website,,
or by searching for the song on YouTube. Enjoy!

     Love Song, Gabriela Frei                                             Fiat, Gabriela Frei
     Transfigure, Gabriela Frei                                          What Love is This, Gabriela Frei
     All I Ask of You, Phantom of the Opera                 All The Way, Jimmy van Heusen
     Always, Irving Berlin                                                   As I Kneel Before You, Maria Parkinson 
     Be Thou My Vision, traditional hymn                    Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Elton John
     Come To Jesus, Josh Blakesley                                Come What May, Moulin Rouge
     From This Moment, Shania Twain                         Hymne L’Amour, Josh Groban
     Indescribable, Chris Tomlin                                      One Hand, One Heart, West Side Story
     Panis Angelicus, Cesar Frank                                  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach
     The Lord’s Prayer, Malotte                                        O Mio Babbino Caro, Pucchini
     Pie Jesu, Andrew Lloyd Webber                               The Power of Your Love, Twila Paris
     The Rose, Amanda McBroom                                   Set Me As A Seal, Matt Maher
     She Moved Through the Fair, Irish melody         So This Is Love, Cinderella
     Testify To Love, Avalon                                              That’s All, Aretha Franklin
     Wedding Song, Paul Stookey                                  What A Wonderful World, Ray Charles
    When You Say You Love Me, Josh Groban            You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban
     And This Is My Beloved, Kismet                             My Soul Rejoices, Jackie Francois

Mothers’ Entrance      
     Ave Maria, Bach/Gounod or Ave Maria, Schubert
     Hail Mary (Gentle Woman), Tom Kendzia and Timothy R. Smith

Bride’s Entrance – most brides choose to have instrumentals played for their entrance, something grand like the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” melody. However, some brides opt to have a song sung as they process. 

     Canon in D, Pachabel                                               Here Comes the Bride (Traditional Melody)
     Air On The G String, Bach                                      Indescribable, Chris Tomlin
     Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach                        Sheep May Safely Graze, Bach

Responsorial Psalm & Alleluia
You are free to choose any psalm response that you like, and I will provide you with a popular arrangement of it. The most popular psalms responses for weddings, as suggested by Together for Life, are Psalms:
    33: The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
    34: I will bless the Lord at all times.
    103: The Lord is kind and merciful.
    128: Blessed are those who fear the Lord.
    145: Our God is compassion to all creation.
    148: Let all praise the name of the Lord.

The typical Gospel Acclamation, or verse for the Alleluia, is as follows:
If you love one another, God will live in you and you will live in God.

Unity Candle
The lighting of the unity candle lasts about 45 seconds or so, so I would recommend selecting the chorus of a song, such as Wedding Song or Come What May for example, to cover this time.

Offertory Hymn
     As I Kneel Before You, Maria Parkinson                      Pie Jesu, Andrew Lloyd Webber
     The Prayer, Celine Dion and Andrea Bocceli

Communion Hymn/Meditation Hymn
     Come To Jesus, Josh Blakesley                                       How Beautiful, Twila Paris
     Pie Jesu, Andrew Lloyd Webber                                    Panis Angelicus, Cesar Frank
     Set Me As A Seal, Matt Maher                                          Taste and See, James Moore, Jr.
     This is the Air I Breathe, Hillsong                                   You Are Mine, David Haas

Processional – most couples choose to have instrumentals played for their exit. However, some opt to have a song sung as they exit.

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