Creative and Unique Ceremony Music Ideas

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Many brides and grooms are personalizing their weddings more and more today. They are putting their own spin on the traditional wedding and making it their own. One way to personalize your wedding is through the ceremony music. 

Everyone is familiar with the traditional ceremony music such as Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" and Pachelbel's "Canon in D". Although this classic music is beautiful, it's a great idea to choose music that has a special meaning to you and your groom. 

We have all heard a song on the radio at one time and thought "That would make a great wedding song!" Think of songs that make you think of your groom or have a feeling of love and romance. Use those songs in your ceremony!

Don't forget to think about tv shows, movies, and musicals. There is a ton of great music from these sources. A personal favorite song, "Dream", comes from the movie Bride Wars. It is a beautiful song that would work great as you walk down the aisle. 

A few other songs from movies:
"Come What May" from Moulin Rouge
"Storybook Love" from The Princess Bride
"Wedding Processional" from The Sound of Music
"Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera

Along with the music, think about what types of instruments you want to play the music during the ceremony. A string quartet is traditional, but you could also have a piano, a harp, or guitar. A modern song can sound beautiful and classical played by one of these instruments. 

A few other songs to think about using:
"My Immortal" by Evanescense
"Christmas Cannon Rock" by Transiberian Orchestra
"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
"Everlong" by Foo Fighters
"All I Want is You" by U2
"I Will" by The Beatles/Allison Krauss
"All You Need is Love" by The Beatles
"Grow Old With Me" by John Lennon

There are many types of songs to choose from! If you are looking for some modern songs that can sound classical by being played by classical instruments, head over to iTunes and check out Vitamin String Quartet. They play all kinds of music that you can hear on the radio but played by strings! The music that you select will show your personality and will create lasting memories for you and your groom. 


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