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.
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 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
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|Air on a G String - Bach|
|Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach|
|Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach|
|Arioso - Bach|
|Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto - Bach|
|Air from Water Music - Handel|
|Brandenburg Concerto 2 - Bach|
|Courante (from Three Lute Dances) - Antoine Francisque|
|Spring (from the Four Seasons) - Vivaldi|
|The Swan - Camille Saint-Saens|
|Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy (as heard in Twilight)|
|Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude Debussy|
|Ave Maria - Schubert|
|Nocturne in E Flat - Chopin|
|The Prince of Denmark's March - Clarke|
|Canon in D - Pachelbel|
|Bist du bei Mir (You are with Me) - Bach|
|Wachet Auf - Bach|
|Meditation (from Thias) - Jules Massenet|
|Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - Beethoven|
|Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven|
|Waltz (from Sleeping Beauty) - Tchaikovsky|
|Greensleeves - Ralph Vaughan Williams|
|Marriage of Figaro - Mozart|
|Minuet - Mozart|
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:
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|Always - Atlantic starr|
|This Very Moment - Kci & JoJo|
|Butterflyz - Alicia Keys|
|Love - Musiq (Soulchild)|
|Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Peabo Bryson feat. Roberta Flack|
|You and I - Stevie Wonder|
|Gift of Love - Bette Midler|
|The Rose - Bette Midler|
|Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald|
|When You Say You Love Me - Josh Groban|
|The Prayer - Andrea Bocelli|
|I Do (Cherish You) - 98 Degrees|
|If - Bread|
|We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters|
|Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams|
|The One - Elton John|
|Waiting on an Angel - Ben Harper|
|Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt feat Aaron Neville|
|Come Away With Me - Norah Jones|
|I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John|
|Adore - Prince|
|Hero - Enrique Iglesias|
|All The Way - Frank Sinatra|
|Amy Grant - Say Once More|
|I Will Be Here - Steven Curtis Chapman|
|Ton of Love - Chris Cagle|
|When I Said I Do - Clint Black|
|Lady - Kenny Rogers|
|Look at Us - Vince Gill|
|Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts|
|Your Love Amazes Me - John Berry|
|Goodnight Sweetheart - David Kersh|
|China Roses - Enya|
|May It Be - Enya|
|Only Time - Enya|
|Wedding on the Mountain - Robin Spielberg|
|Since You Asked - Judy Collins|
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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