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Rocking Wedding Recessional Songs

Rocking Wedding Recessional Songs

Looking back at more traditional times, rock wedding recessional songs wouldn’t have made it to the list of songs that can be played during solemn wedding ceremonies. In fact, wedding tunes back then were rather monotonous—boring, for some. But times have changed and weddings have become more personal, and express more of the taste and feelings of the couple.

But of course, rock songs might still be considered a little out of place during the processional. That part is reserved for the calmer, slower tempo tunes. But come recession, it can certainly be more playful—in this case, a lot louder.

The recessional is when the participants in the wedding ceremony begin walking back down the aisle. It starts right after the new couple is introduced by the officiant. The order and the length of which the recessional goes will depend on the wedding ceremony type and the size of the wedding venue. It can be a bit lengthy so be ready with a number of different tunes to play.

The recessional, much like the postlude part of the wedding is a time to be more playful with the songs that you can play. While most couples would still prefer more mellow music like pop and R&B, rock songs are not unheard of. Rock wedding processional songs can make the wedding more memorable and lively as people sing and rock along with the tunes. However, one needs to be careful with the songs to include in the list. This is especially so if you’re wedding location (for example, a church) has strict music requisites.

To help you decide on which tunes should be in your rock wedding recessional songs, here are more than a few examples.

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After All by Cher & Peter Cetera features two of the greatest singers the music world has produced.

All You Need is Love b the Beatles

When The Beatles say ‘All You Need Is Love’, you better listen.

Another  one Bites the Dust by Queen

Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ is a playful pun on the semblance between marriage and death. It’s sure to make people laugh.

Beautiful Day by U2

The wedding should be one of the most beautiful days for a couple and no one says it better than U2 with their song Beautiful Day.

Better Together by Jack Johnson

Marriage unites two people in love and they look ‘Better Together’ according to Jack Johnson.

Come and Get Your Love by Redbone

When the guests have left and only the couple remain, ‘Come and Get Your Love’ by Redbone is the perfect theme song.

Crazy Little Thing by Queen

It has been called many names throughout the generations and according to Queen, it’s a ‘Crazy Little Thing’.

Cruisin’ by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis

For the more soothing combination of vocals and melody, Cruisin’ by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis has got that covered.

Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

There will always be love and forever is real if you just ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ according to Journey.

Enter the Sandman by Metallica

A rock ensemble wouldn’t be completed without a dash of Metallica and to ensure that guests will be singing along, you can’t go wrong with Enter Sandman.

Eye of The Tiger by Survivor

Love and marriage are two things worth fighting for and if you’re feeling a bit ‘Rocky’, why not play Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger?

Happy Together by Jack Johnson

The Turtles has got it right when they wrote ‘Happy Together’ because that’s what couples should be.

Highway to Hell by AC/DC

Another play on the marriage pun, Highway to Hell, by AC/DC. Never gets old.

How Sweet It Is by James Taylor

If you’re feeling nostalgic and just can’t get enough of James Taylor’s unique voice, How Sweet It Is fits the bill.

Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

If you’ve ever read between the lines of ‘Livin on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi, you’ll know that it’s all about survival even during the most trying times. Something that couples could learn something from.

There are other great rock hits in this list and each one is great on its own. Make the event livelier by playing these rock wedding recessional songs

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Christian Wedding Processional Songs

Christian Wedding Processional Songs

What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. – Mark 10:9, English Standard Version.

Those words epitomize what a Christian wedding should be. Actually, what every wedding should be. It is the joining of two people, witnessed by God and men, and expresses the love between them. This unity should be kept sacred and protected from all elements that might try to break it.

The processional part of the wedding might have different meanings depending on how the wedding was coordinated. Generally, it refers to the entourage’s entrance. In Jewish tradition, it’s the entrance of all the ceremony’s participants. The processional starts right after the parents and honored guests of the wedding have been seated. The procession’s length will depend on a few factors like the type of processional, how many attendants will be marching in, and the length of the aisle.

There are traditional songs and symphonies like Here Comes the Bride, but times have changed and there is more freedom on what songs can be included in wedding ceremonies. The songs in this list will be perfect for a wedding between a Christian couple.

Close To You by BeBe & CeCe Winans.

Published in 2009, the song Close To You has been a staple in many Christian weddings and for all the right reasons. With a soothing R&B tempo, this song talks about how a person wants to be close to another and the perfect combination between them. This musical duo has produced a string of hits back in the day and this is just one of them. The lyrics are simple and straightforward, but touching all the same.

From a Distance by Bette Midler.

Who would have thought that a Christian song about God and how he watches over his great creations will eventually become a worldwide hit? Maybe it’s Bette’s unique voice. Maybe it’s the beautifully written lyrics. Now, some might be wondering why this song is part of the list. It’s generic and doesn’t speak of union between two souls. But a wedding is also great blessing from God, and quite comparable to his other beautiful creations.

Give Me Forever by John Tesh.

This song might not have gotten the full recognition that it truly deserved. It was originally written by John Tesh and James Ingram and the latter’s involvement should have been enough to make this a hit. Nevertheless, it’s one of the best Christian wedding processional songs out there. With a three-fourths tempo, and an excellent combination of vocals, piano and the orchestra, it’s a brilliant song and expresses the great love between a couple as it is promised in the presence of God.

The Road That Never Ends by Jim Kimball.

Love is a road that never ends. It’s a couple’s continuous journey to forever with each day a blessing from God. The unity between two people as they become man and wife is the start of that journey. Witnessed by God and men, a wedding is more than just an exchange of I do’s. And this is told with every word of this particular song.

When I Say I Do by Matthew West.

‘There must be a God. I believe it’s true. Cause I can see His love. When I look at you.’ The first verse of this song alone is enough to make you listen until the very end. Combine that with Matthew West’s soothing voice and you’ve got a song that’s pretty much made for this list of Christian wedding processional songs. Songs like these make weddings more memorable. The lyrics speak of what’s in the couple’s hearts at the very moment of their union, and is able to touch those who are witnessing it as well.

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Country Brides Entrance Songs

Country Brides Entrance Songs

Country songs are some of the best songs written as far as lyrics and melody is concerned. That’s why including them during weddings is an absolute must.

The bride’s entrance is the most anticipated part of any wedding. Some guests might even be wondering if they’ll see a live reenactment of the hit movie ‘The Runaway Bride’. Kidding aside, it’s the moment when the bride walks in solemnly wearing her white gown, while her groom is anxiously waiting at the altar, teary eyed, thinking about how lucky he is.

To make this part of the wedding even more memorable, why not throw in some good old country brides entrance songs.

From This Moment by Shania Twain.

Shania Twain broke into the music scene crooning country tunes but was accepted by the world with arms wide open. Even non-lovers of country music are sure to have sung a Shania Twain song or two during karaoke sessions. Chances are, From This Moment is one of those songs. It’s a staple for weddings who want a little touch of country music without overwhelming their guests.

Grow Old With Me by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

The song was originally written by the legendary John Lennon and features the very soothing voice of Mary Chapin Carpenter. It speaks of how God blesses the union between two people and the unending love between them. The song is very solemn and pure with only the piano in the foreground, and some strings in the background. This one should elicit tears easily from the couple or even the guests. The words are just too lovely to ignore.

She’s Everything by Brad Paisley.

One thing to love about country music is the lack of pretenses. Elements of the song are laid out with plain words. No room for enigmas and dizzying metaphors. And when you’re describing ‘everything’ in a song, this is the way to go. Brad Paisley nailed that with his song She’s Everything. It tells of how much a girl means to him by describing her like she’s everything that he has in life.

She’s In Love with the Boy by Trisha Yearwood.

Trisha Yearwood is another one of those female country singers who has a very distinct voice and has managed to break into the mainstream. Love is blind or so they say. And this song agrees with that cliché. It tells the story of a girl who falls in love with a guy even though there’s really nothing to love about him. Even if her father tells her not to, she goes out with the guy. Until the mother told the father that he was the same as that guy before. Nothing to his name and ain’t worth a lick but love changed all that.

The Way You Love Me by Faith Hill.

Country music doesn’t have a shortage of very talented ladies and Faith Hill is excellent proof of that. She has a countless beautiful songs, but this one surely fits the wedding theme. The Way You Love Me tells of how much a woman appreciates the person she loves. The tune is playful and the lyrics, simple. Perfect for country bride’s entrance songs.

You Had Me From Hello by Kenny Chesney.

The title says it all—something that many brides and grooms could certainly attest to when it comes to their beloved. Whether or not it was love at first sight for the couple, this is one song that can still charm anyone who listens to it. It’s perfect for a country bride (or any bride!) and fully expresses a woman’s feelings towards the person they love.

So there you have it, just a few of the best Country Brides Entrance Songs.

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Pop Postlude Songs

Pop Postlude Songs

The postlude part of the wedding might not have the same grandeur as the prelude or the solemnity of the processional. But being the part when the guests exit the ceremony area, it’s the perfect time to inject some more upbeat music. And this collection of Pop Postlude Songs definitely fits the bill.

Who can deny the musical wit of Walter Murphy with his modern, disco adaptation of the 19th century melody genius Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? Although this rendition was released back in 1975, it has never lost its touch.

Or how about the ‘Frank Sinatra’ of the modern generations, Michael Buble. Although known for his revivals of old classics from the ‘ol blue eyes’ himself, Ray Charles, and other timeless voices, the song ‘Everything’ brings to mind how the spouse is all we need.

The young and very talented Gavin DeGraw might have sung a lot of songs but three of them are pretty perfect for the wedding postlude. “Chariot” talks about admiration with words such as ‘Oh chariot your golden waves are walking down upon this face’. “Follow Through” is a song about how the relationship grows after the big I Do’s – ‘Since you wanna be with me, you’ll have to follow through with every word you say’. It’s about making promises and keeping them. “In Love With A Girl” is a mellow rock song that expresses how the guy is in love with a girl who knows him well.

The tale of Romeo and Juliet might seem tragic but at its core is a story about a love that can withstand all. Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” certainly carries on with that theme. It’s catchy and it’s memorable. Just like what pop postlude songs should be. Another catchy Taylor tune would be “Our Song”. It tells of memories, sweet nothings, escapades, and other things that make you look back and smile. That’s what a theme song should be.

Colbie Caillat with her soothing voice has got plenty of proper tunes, too. “Brighter Than The Sun” tells of new beginnings and how fate brings people together. The lively melody and rhythm has just enough upbeat and doesn’t go too far. It’s a wedding, after all. “I Do” might sound like a song that should be sung during the processional but Colbie puts a fun twist to the rhythm. There’s plenty more from her discography, but these two are the top pics for cheerful postlude music.

A couple of ‘I do’ songs from two different groups of two different eras make up this ensemble. 98 Degrees might have made you swooning with their looks but you can never deny their great voices, too. “I Do” has become a staple song in many weddings and you can hear it being played even during the prelude or processional portions. ‘In a world torn by change, still with all my heart, ‘til my dying day.’ No other song could have said that better.

For lovers of the classics out there, Abba takes it up a notch—as expected from the group. They can get the entourage and the guests in the right mood with their song “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”. ‘Love me or leave me, make your choice but believe me, I love you, I do, I do, I do, I do.’ That just doesn’t get old, does it?

The list of pop postlude songs is a great collection of tunes that will make your guests dance, smile, reminisce, and just plain be happy as they are lead outside the church. No wedding will be complete without a song or more from these great hits that have become favorites through the years.

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Reggae Wedding Interlude Songs

Reggae Wedding Interlude Songs

The Interlude or the Unity part of the wedding is when the bride, the groom and their families come together after the vows have been said.

There are quite a few ways to do a unity ceremony. In a Candle Ceremony, two thin candles are lit by the two families which in turn will be used to light up a third, bigger candle. This represents the unity of the families. In a Sand Ceremony, the couple mixes together two differently colored sands which often come from beaches that are memorable to the bride and groom.

The length of the unity ceremony depends on the ritual chosen. The playlist needs to be as long as the time it takes for the ritual to be completed. The Candle Ceremony, for example, can be over in three minutes. This is a great time to mix various portions of songs that contain lyrics relevant to the wedding or the ritual.

The unity ceremony

usually just includes the bride and the groom but in some cases the clergy, the parents of the couple, or the bridesmaids and groomsmen also take part. This makes it the best time to personalize your playlist as it’s supposed to be a light period after you have taken your vows.

To make the interlude or unity procedures flow smoothly, you need to be prepared beforehand. A table is usually used for this activity so make sure there is one ready in the area. If you’re doing the Candle Ceremony, make sure that you have a couple of lighters or matchboxes to light up the candle.

When choosing the songs to play during the interlude, you should consider the type of the ceremony. Some rituals need solemn music for the meaning to be understood and felt by the participants and also the guests. If guests will be talking during the interlude, you can use instrumental music.

Although not typically heard in weddings, reggae songs can be fun to play during the interlude or unity ceremony. This is perfect for less formal wedding preparations and guests will surely remember your choice of music genre.

You don’t have to play reggae music for the whole interlude. Just a couple should get your guests singing along.

I Got You Babe by UB40

is one great reggae song that is light and very much familiar. UB40 was formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band members might be British but they sure got the reggae touch right with this song. You can still this song being played in festivals and in some cases, weddings.

Bob Marley

And what’s a reggae playlist without a song from the reggae legend himself, Bob Marley. This great artist literally brought reggae music into the mainstream with his catchy melodies and soul-stirring lyrics. And when you think about Bob Marley, One Love surely comes into mind. It’s a generic song about love which makes it perfect for weddings. It talks about all people getting together, loving each other and praising the Creator.

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