How To Plan Your Wedding Prelude Music:

The wedding prelude music is the songs that will be played before the actual ceremony while your guests are making their way to their seats and while they wait for the arrival of the bride. 

It is also your guests' introduction to your celebration.

Wedding Prelude Music

Whether your ceremony is taking place outdoors, or in a church, the sound of music always creates a great sense of expectation. Your prelude music will help set the tone and the mood for the rest of the wedding ceremony while filling in the time before the processional.

This is probably one of the most neglected parts of your wedding soundtrack. But remember that it also plays an important role and your guests should never be greeted by silence.

Below are a few examples of pre ceremony music that will work perfectly as wedding prelude music whether you are going for something formal and traditional, or modern and contemporary:



Traditional/Classical Wedding Prelude Music:

Traditional or Classical Wedding Music for the ceremony prelude is best suited to more formal church weddings as it is the style of music that has been used in churches and for weddings for many decades.

It can also lend a nice air of formality and tradition to a more contemporary setting.

Below are a few lovely examples of Classical Wedding Prelude songs and you have to option to listen to them and download them from either Amazon mp3 or Itunes:

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Air on a G String - Bach Download Download with Itunes
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach Download Download with Itunes
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach Download Download with Itunes
Arioso - Bach Download Download with Itunes
Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto - Bach Download Air Download with Itunes
Air from Water Music - Handel Download Air Download with Itunes
Brandenburg Concerto 2 - Bach Download Download with Itunes
Courante (from Three Lute Dances) - Antoine Francisque Download Download with Itunes
Spring (from the Four Seasons) - Vivaldi Download Download with Itunes
The Swan - Camille Saint-Saens Download Download with Itunes
Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy (as heard in Twilight) Download Download with Itunes
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude Debussy Download Download with Itunes
Ave Maria - Schubert Download Download with Itunes
Nocturne in E Flat - Chopin Download Download with Itunes
The Prince of Denmark's March - Clarke Download Download with Itunes
Canon in D - Pachelbel Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Bist du bei Mir (You are with Me) - Bach Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Wachet Auf - Bach Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Meditation (from Thias) - Jules Massenet Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - Beethoven Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Waltz (from Sleeping Beauty) - Tchaikovsky Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Greensleeves - Ralph Vaughan Williams Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Marriage of Figaro - Mozart Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes
Minuet - Mozart Download Air on a G String Download with Itunes

Non Traditional/Contemporary Wedding Prelude Music:

non traditional prelude music

If you are not a traditional type of couple, you are having your wedding in a non-traditional setting (like a garden or a beach) or you prefer more modern songs with lyrics to set the mood for your wedding ceremony, then choose from our list of beautiful Contemporary Wedding Ceremony Prelude Music.

Click on the song name to open a page with the lyrics or listen and download them directly from Amazon mp3 or Itunes:

CLICK TO SEE LYRICS DOWNLOAD - AMAZON DOWNLOAD - ITUNES
Always - Atlantic starr Download Download with Itunes
This Very Moment - Kci & JoJo Download Download with Itunes
Butterflyz - Alicia Keys Download Download with Itunes
Love - Musiq (Soulchild) Download Download with Itunes
Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Peabo Bryson feat. Roberta Flack Download Download with Itunes
You and I - Stevie Wonder Download Download with Itunes
Gift of Love - Bette Midler Download Download with Itunes
The Rose - Bette Midler Download Download with Itunes
Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald Download Download with Itunes
When You Say You Love Me - Josh Groban Download Download with Itunes
The Prayer - Andrea Bocelli Download Download with Itunes
I Do (Cherish You) - 98 Degrees Download Download with Itunes
If - Bread Download Download with Itunes
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters Download Download with Itunes
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams Download Download with Itunes
The One - Elton John Download Download with Itunes
Waiting on an Angel - Ben Harper Download Download with Itunes
Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt feat Aaron Neville Download Download with Itunes
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones Download Download with Itunes
I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John Download Download with Itunes
Adore - Prince Download Download with Itunes
Hero - Enrique Iglesias Download Download with Itunes
All The Way - Frank Sinatra Download Download with Itunes
Amy Grant - Say Once More Download Download with Itunes
I Will Be Here - Steven Curtis Chapman Download Download with Itunes
Ton of Love - Chris Cagle Download Download with Itunes
When I Said I Do - Clint Black Download
Lady - Kenny Rogers Download Download with Itunes
Look at Us - Vince Gill Download Download with Itunes
Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts Download Download with Itunes
Your Love Amazes Me - John Berry Download Download with Itunes
Goodnight Sweetheart - David Kersh Download Download with Itunes
China Roses - Enya Download Download with Itunes
May It Be - Enya Download Download with Itunes
Only Time - Enya Download Download with Itunes
Wedding on the Mountain - Robin Spielberg Download Download with Itunes
Since You Asked - Judy Collins Download Download with Itunes


Wedding Prelude Music CD's:

If you don't want to pick your wedding prelude music song by song then perhaps a cd with some light instrumental music will work well for you.

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