“What music tracks are you thinking of playing in your wedding ceremony, who is your favourite musical artist, and which of their tracks speaks to you?”
Music is an important aspect of any wedding ceremony, and during our initial discovery meeting, I always ask about your music preferences. Your song choices reveal a lot about you as a couple and the stories behind those songs can shape your unique love story.
Music has the power to evoke emotions and set the tone for the entire celebration, so it's crucial that the music at your Celebrant-led wedding ceremony resonates and inspires you. Watching the wedding party make their entrance to the sound of your chosen song is a joyous and special moment for everyone involved.
If you're a couple who expresses yourselves through music, I encourage you to share a favourite and meaningful track during the ceremony. You can choose to play it instead of a reading or as an instrumental version while the reading is being read. With a Celebrant-led wedding ceremony, the options are endless, and the choice is entirely yours.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 love songs of this year.
“Canon in D” by Pachelbel - such an iconic piece of music and one that we had for our “entrance of the bride” music!
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley, was played at a beautiful, intimate ceremony in The Oxford Botanic Garden, this August, on a violin, stunning.
“Your Song” by Elton John – is always a favourite.
“All of Me” by John Legend.
“Marry Me” by Train – of course – such a popular song!
“Marry You” by Bruno Mars, of course!
“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
“Lover” by Taylor Swift.
It is crucial to have the right music choice for various parts of the wedding ceremony. Another moment is when you are signing your commitment certificate, which allows you to take a breath and relax after saying your commitment vows or promises.
Additionally, the last track you choose to walk down the aisle together as Mr & Mrs, Mr & Mr or Mrs & Mrs is of utmost importance. An upbeat number usually sends you off in style to your “confetti” moment.
Choosing the music and reliving the memories these tracks evoke is a joyful part of creating your bespoke ceremony together. So, take some time out, enjoy and let your music choices/discussions begin!
For more information contact the author fiona@FionaMacCelebrant.co.uk or
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