Wedding Music

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Jenny’s Wedding Music Planner

The following are some wedding music recommendations based on my years of experience as a wedding pianist. To give you a better idea, some of the following are clickable links that will lead you to demos I’ve personally played and recorded at some of the weddings where I’ve performed (while some link to existing youtube videos of songs that I haven’t had a chance to personally record yet, but you could get an idea of how the song sounds nonetheless).

Prelude

Sonata Pathétique No. 8, Op. 13 – 2nd Movement – Beethoven
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – JS Bach
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
The Prayer – Celine Dion
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Always On My Mind
Air on the G String – JS Bach
Overture, Allemande, Courante from Partita No. 4 – JS Bach
Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich Hiermit – JS Bach
O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (excerpt) – JS Bach
1st Movement, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (excerpt) – JS Bach
Allemande, Partita No. 4 – JS Bach
Aria and selected variations from Goldberg Variations – JS Bach
Solo part from 1st Movement of Brandenburg No. 5 – JS Bach

More suggestions here.


Processional

(Seating of the grandparents & parents,
entrance of the bridesmaids or wedding party)

Arioso – JS Bach
Ave Maria – JS Bach
Air on the G String – JS Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – JS Bach
Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
Wedding Processional from The Sound of Music
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
Be Thou My Vision
Chorale from Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – JS Bach

More suggestions here.


Entrance of Bride

Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
God Bless The Broken Road – Rascall Flatts

More suggestions here.


Lighting of Unity Candle

Largo – George Frideric Handel
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson

More suggestions here.


Recessional

Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Allegro Maestoso from Water Music – George Frideric Handel
My Heart Ever Faithful – JS Bach
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mario Theme Song

More suggestions here.


Popular Songs

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Always On My Mind
Back at One
Beauty and The Beast
Butterfly Kisses
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Endless Love
Grow Old With Me
Here and Now
Here, There and Everywhere
I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
In My Life
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Longer
Marry You – Bruno Mars
The Irish Wedding Song
We’ve Only Just Begun
When Love Is All There Is
When You Say Nothing At All
You and I
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban


Classical Music

Arioso – JS Bach
Ave Maria – JS Bach
Air on the G String – JS Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – JS Bach
Chorale from Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – JS Bach
Overture, Allemande, Courante from Partita No. 4 – JS Bach
Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich Hiermit – JS Bach
O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (excerpt) – JS Bach
1st Movement, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (excerpt) – JS Bach
Allemande, Partita No. 4 – JS Bach
Aria and selected variations from Goldberg Variations – JS Bach
Solo part from 1st Movement of Brandenburg No. 5 – JS Bach
My Heart Ever Faithful – JS Bach
Sonata Pathétique No. 8, Op. 13 – 2nd Movement – Beethoven
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Allegro Maestoso from Water Music – George Frideric Handel
Largo – George Frideric Handel
Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel


First Dance

The Way You Look Tonight
Waltz of the Flowers
The Blue Danube
Fly Me To The Moon
It Had To Be You
Always On My Mind
All of Me

More suggestions here.

 

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