Wedding Ceremony Song Ideas

Wedding Ceremony Song Ideas

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Getting married? Need help with ceremony song ideas?

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming at times with so much to think about and you probably have so many questions you want answers to but don’t know where to go. Well hopefully, I can help with one of the most popular questions I get asked from Bride & Grooms to be.

Do you have any Ceremony Song Ideas?

The reason this is such a hard choice for many people is because there are literally millions of songs to choose from! So it’s pretty hard to narrow it down but I have compiled a list of songs that I have performed at recent wedding ceremonies which I felt were very beautiful and fitting for such an occasion.

There are 3 main parts of a typical wedding ceremony that require music.

1: Bridal Processional (walking the aisle)

2: Signing of the Register.

3: Bride and Groom Recessional (walking back up the aisle)

BRIDAL PROCESSIONAL SONG IDEAS

Some people choose to have one song for the bridesmaids and then a different song for the bride. I usually find it flows better with just one song to be honest but either way, this is probably the hardest choice for a Bride when it comes to ceremony song ideas.

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Not only is it a lovely song with romantic lyrics but many Twilight lovers choose this song as it featured in Breaking Dawn Part 1. If it’s good enough for Edward and Bella then I guess it’s good enough to make this list!

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Ed and I’m lucky I get to perform his songs every week as many of them are seemingly written for weddings! “Perfect” is no exception, with the lyrics “When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful…” it works great as a ceremony procession song but also as a Bridal Waltz (First Dance)

Marry Me – Train

Need I say more? Despite the obvious song title, it’s actually a very nicely written song and I love Patrick Monoahan’s voice in this too. Definitely worth checking out.

Take My Hand (The Wedding Song) – Emily Hackett & Will Anderson

Another one clearly written for a wedding. It is also another great song with meaningful lyrics.

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Not as slow and romantic as the other choices but this would be a good choice for couples who want to kick start their ceremony with a nice upbeat mood.

SIGNING OF THE REGISTER SONG IDEAS

This is just to keep your guests entertained while you do the legal paper work.

It’s best to have two songs lined up just incase one is not long enough to cover this.

Better Together – Jack Johnson

You can’t really go wrong with a bit of Jack Johnson at a wedding and this song is probably his most mainstream love song. A very popular choice.

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

A very nice, happy tune. A real feel good, summer love song.

Stuck On You – Lionel Richie

A great classic that everyone knows but not everybody thinks of for their wedding. This should please all generations.

All Of Me – John Legend

This is another very popular choice. A great piano/vocal by John Legend but it also works well on the acoustic guitar.

Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner

This has been a consistent song choice since it’s release in 2007. A very uplifting acoustic guitar/vocal song which has slotted in perfectly with my repertoire.

BRIDE AND GROOM RECESSIONAL

The idea is to have something upbeat and a little louder now too as the cheers and applause from your family and friends, coupled with a good song choice, will feel like something from the movies for you.

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

If it was me performing this, I would start from the first verse, cut the second verse out so we get into the chorus as you approach the end of the aisle. This song works very well and is a classic everyone will know.

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

I would come straight in with “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart” This ticks all the right boxes for an excellent recession song.

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

This one sums up how every married couple feel about each other. Also another classic that all ages can sing along to.

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

Shrek and Fiona had a version of this at their wedding! I have performed this one many times but it never gets old. It also never fails to put people in a good mood.

Sign Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Here is another very popular choice. It works so well because you would have both literally just signed and sealed your marriage and delivered to your guests for a standing ovation.

 

I really hope this list has helped you with your ceremony song ideas and I wish you all the best with your wedding.

If you decide you’d like to have a live singer guitarist perform any of these songs for your Wedding Ceremony, why not see more information about my services at www.joeboshell.com.au 🙂

(Photography by Rolling Stills – www.rollingstills.com.au)

 

 

5 REASONS TO HAVE A LIVE MUSICIAN AT YOUR WEDDING

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Having live music at your wedding in often considered a luxury rather than a necessity.

However, as many singers now provide a DJ service at no extra cost, it has became a very popular and wise choice for the following reasons.

1 – SAME PRICE AS A DJ

If you have been engaged for a while, you would probably have already got some quotes from DJ’s ranging from $1000 – $1500+ for the professionals.

For the same price you can have a live acoustic guitarist and singer who also provides DJ sets with lighting all in one package!

2 – MORE MEMORABLE

Yes of course DJ’s, especially the pro’s, will get your dance floor rocking and your guests will have an awesome, memorable night BUT if you book a professional singer guitarist (see video below as an example) your guests will enjoy the ambient acoustic sounds of their favourite songs during their meal/drinks and then also get to sing and dance along to some upbeat live sets. You just can’t beat the atmosphere of a live performer!

If this wasn’t enough, you still get to dance to hours of DJ music as the night progresses, like you would with a regular DJ.

3 – UNIQUE FIRST DANCE

Most wedding singers will perform your first dance for no extra cost. This can be any song you like and instead of having the same track played through speakers as thousands of other couples around the world will and have, you will have a special version which, depending on the song choice, could be the only version that anyone has ever heard just for you and your guests.

4 – SERENADED DOWN THE AISLE

You can even have your wedding musician serenade you as you walk down the aisle!

Ask if your live musician will perform a special song as you walk down the aisle. They would usually have a package to cater for this as well as live music while your sign the register and then as you exit as Mr and Mrs! A beautiful addition to your already special day.

5 – TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

Most musicians also perform at public events such as cafe’s, restaurants and bars in order to fill gaps in their diaries.

Ask your wedding singer if he/she has any public events coming up so that you can come to watch and even have a chat about your big day and they will no doubt be more than happy to meet you during their breaks.

You can then really see what you are going to get!

Check out my home page for my prices and packages 🙂 www.joeboshell.com.au

Brand New Website

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I’d love to welcome everyone to my new page. I decided to invest in a new website to insure my clients have a premium experience when booking / or even listening to my Music.
A new contact page has been created, and the booking experience just became a whole lot easier. All I need if for you to follow each step, and I’ll be in contact with you within 24 hours.

Please feel to free enjoy an updated playlist I purposely recorded for this revamp. I’m extremely excited to announce that my Setlist catalogue has increased in size, and covers a fantastic spread of musical genre’s for all era preferences.

If you have any queries, or just fancy a chat, head over to my contact page and get in touch.

I can’t wait to give you an exceptional Musical experience at your event!

Joe