You’ve picked the date, secured the Orlando wedding venue of your dreams, haggled and agreed on the perfect color scheme. You’ve even figured out where to sit everyone at the reception so everyone is happy (that’s possible, right?). But now you have to pick the perfect song: The song you and your beloved will walk down the aisle to. The song that will define the rest of your lives…
Okay, maybe not that last one. But with more and more individual expressions permeating into what was once the untouchable realm of Orlando wedding traditions, choosing personal wedding ceremony songs is becoming increasingly popular. With the help of Sound Sensation Entertainment’s incredible DJ services, you can personalize your wedding with your favorite music!
If you choose to use contemporary music in your wedding ceremony, you will generally choose four different songs: one each for the processional (special guests entering), the wedding party’s entrance, the bride’s song, and finally the recessional when you walk out as a couple, hand in hand and joyously in love. But with so many songs to choose from, how do you decide?
Like everything else with your wedding, the best choices are the most personal ones. If you are foregoing the traditional songs like “Canon in D” or “Here Comes The Bride,” commit to it. Choose songs that are personal to you and your partner, songs that inspire you, remind you of first dates, or songs that helped you fall in love. While we have an extensive catalog of classics, ballads, and amazing love songs, the best choices are the ones that mean the world to you. Our only advice is stick to a theme, with songs that naturally flow together. If you are crossing genres, don’t worry: We can always play the instrumental version of your favorite song. All you have to decide is will you go classical or contemporary? Pop versions or instrumental covers? Upbeat and celebratory or intimate and reverential? Grab those old mix tapes and have a night in where you play songs for each other, jotting down the ones that give you the feels or bring a smile to your face. We’ll do the rest!
If you are looking for a way to get started, check out some of our favorite wedding ceremony songs:
Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Make You Feel My Love, Adele
Waitin’ On a Woman, Brad Paisley
Marry Me, Train
Stand By Me, Manuel Granada (Spanish Guitar)
Love Never Fails, Brandon Heath
Love Me Like You Do, Vitamin String Quartet
1000 Years, Christina Perry
I Get To Love You, Ruelle
Perfect, Ed Sheeran
None Other, Michael Buble
Umbrella, Marie Digby
There She Goes, Sixpense None The Richer
Stand By Me, Seal
Angel, Jack Johnson
Only Girl, Boyce Avenue
By Your Side, Sade
Can’t Help Falling in Love, Haley Reinhart
Make You Feel My Love, Adele
You Make My Dreams Come True, Hall & Oats
Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Michael Buble
I Do, Colbie Caillat
You Are the Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne
Sign, Sealed, Delivered, Stevie Wonder
Now That We Found Love, Heavy D & The Boyz
How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
I Feel Good, James Brown
This Will Be, Natalie Cole
Beautiful Day, U2
Tip: Plug these (or any others you are considering) into an online music streaming service like Pandora or Spotify, seed a station, and let it do the exploring for you. Vote on the songs as they play and you’ll be amazed at what songs you will find, and what classics you will rediscover.
What Comes Next?
So you’ve finally made it! You’ve said the I do’s, had your first kiss as a married couple…what’s next? The reception! Next time, we’ll talk about how to choose the right tunes to keep the mood festive and fun during the reception (Hint: Sound Sensation Entertainment can help you plan the perfect reception as well!). Contact us today to learn more about our DJ services and more; we can help you throw the wedding of the century!