Your wedding postlude music sets the atmosphere of joy after the wedding ceremony has been completed - the finishing touch if you will. It is essentially background music after your recessional, during the receiving line (if you are having one) and for while the guests are getting ready to move to the reception site.
The ceremony postlude music can last anywhere between 10 minutes and 40 minutes, so be sure to choose enough music if you are having a DJ playing it, or inform your live musicians of the type of music that you would like and they can play appropriate songs from their collection.
It is not always necessary to have this much wedding postlude music unless you have a long receiving line, or you are going to have drinks and/or photographs at the church. If all guests are leaving straight after the ceremony, then just have postlude music for about 10 minutes while they make their way to the reception site.
Below is an I-tunes playlist of some joyful traditional, classical songs for your postlude. Below that is the list of songs with links to listen and download them from Amazon if you prefer.
For The Beauty Of The Earth Traditional Hymn
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