Ideas for Prelude:
____"Play Vitamin String Quartet Versions of Pop Songs"
____"Play Piano Guys Versions of Pop songs"
____"Mix the best of VSQ and Piano Guys Instrumental popular love songs"
____"Play Classical Music, such as Vivaldi Four Seasons"
____"Play Country Love Songs" ___"Play Christian Pop"
____"Play Colbie Caillat, Norah Jones, and Ingrid Michaelson soft pop love songs"
Sometimes there is a song for the Seating of Parents:
____"Better Together" by Jack Johnson
____"You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban
____"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
Wedding Party Processional:
____"Stand By Me" by Florence and the Machine
____"Bittersweet Symphony" by Aranbee Pop Symphony Orchestra
____"Pachelbel Canon in D" (Do you like full orchestra, classical guitar, celtic...or?)
____"Somewhere Only We Know" by Simply Three
____"Butterfly Waltz" Brian Crain
____"A Thousand Years" Piano Guys
____"Fanfare and Trumpet Voluntary" Canadian Brass
____"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" Classical Full Orchestra
____"Marry You" Bruno Mars
____"Marry You" Violin Instrumental
____"Marry Me" Train
____"Never Stop (wedding version)" SafetySuit
____"I Get to Love You" by Ruelle
Mid-Ceremony Music for Mixing Sand, Lighting Candles, etc.:
___"Grow Old With You" Guitar Instrumental version of the Adam Sandler tune.
___"Grow Old With Me" Vocal version by Mary-Chapin Carpenter
___"Here We Stand" by T Carter Music (two versions: acoustic guitar or full band?)
____"(This Will Be) An Everlasting Love" by Natalie Cole cued up to the refrain
____"Wedding March" by Mendelssohn
____"Signed Sealed Delivered" Stevie Wonder, could be cued up to the 2nd refrain
____"All You Need Is Love" Beatles cued up 8 seconds into it
____"Now That We Found Love" Heavy D and the Boyz
____"Crazy in Love" by Beyonce
____"Best Day of My Life" by American Authors cued up to the refrain.
TIPS: Have the seating of parents/grandparents start up at the actual ceremony start time, following a 10-15
minute prelude. After the seating, the groom and officiant walk up together to the front, and the groom turns and
faces the guests. That is my cue to start the "Wedding Party Processional" which continues until the flower girl
gets to the front and sits. That is my cue to have the microphone up for the officiant to say "please rise" as I
change the music to the "Bride's Processional" which continues until she prefers it to end, which could be a fade
out as she positions herself across from the groom and the officiant says "You may be seated" or, in rare cases,
the bride might like to wait in place for a certain song lyric to be reached before the music fades. During the
ceremony, I can DJ music for any sort of pause in the script for sand mix, knot tie, candle light, wine box sealing,
log nailing-type ritual. At the end of the ceremony, you should follow this order for best effect: You kiss for the first
time and everybody applauds, then the officiant announces housekeeping items, such as "remain in your seats for
the bride and groom to come back and dismiss you" or "Social hour is in the foyer outside the ballroom, please
enjoy yourselves as the bride and groom take pictures- there will be no receiving line" AFTER the officiant gives
the guests instructions, the bride and groom are introduced for the first time with their new name, and at that
moment, some officiants and photographers will request that you do NOT immediately leave, but pause 4 seconds
for photos as you wave to everyone in place - the first few notes of the music played at that time will be buried by
applause, so the key lyrics you would like to hear as you begin walking should appear 4 seconds after the cue
point in the song. Most couples prefer to hear Stevie Wonder sing "Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered,
I'm yours" other prefer the Beatles singing "Love Love Love, Love, Love, Love" and another very popular
recessional is Natalie Cole singing "This will be- an everlasting love" AFTER the recessional, I can keep more
music playing if the guests will be staying near the ceremony area. If outdoors, I may need to pack up the gear and
bring it inside, but before I do, I will go to the social hour area and make sure music is playing on the second
system there. Let me know if the social hour area needs a sound system if it is not the same area as the