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5 Christian Postlude Songs That Will Add Meaning to Your Ceremony

The wedding DJ plays the postlude music after the minister or pastor gives the benediction.  Imagine this: you and your sweetheart have just said “I Do” and have officially tied the knot. Now, you don’t want silence as you and your wedding party go out of the ceremony. Nor do you want your guests to leave without any music playing on the background. It could be awkward.

In most cases, the minister or pastor may only allow Christian postlude music. Your postlude should have as much flair and elegance as the other songs in your wedding music list. Don’t leave your postlude to chance. Check out these selections:

  1. Sebastian Temple’s “All That I Am” is a perfect Christian postlude. It is a dedication song—a promise of offering one’s life for the glory of God. The words, “All that I am…I do…I’ll ever have… I offer now to You” is a spoken commitment of the newlyweds in the form of song. What a great declaration, “Take and sanctify these gifts for your honor, Lord”. Simple and heartfelt—that’s what you want your postlude to be.
  2. A #1 on the Gospel Songs chart, the song “Close To You” is a duet by Bebe and Cece Winans. The siblings are American Gospel singers who have received many Grammy nominations and awards. The song is an affirmation that no one can undo what God has done for one’s life until the end of time. It is a song of the faithfulness of the Lord and the desire to be close to Him. This is a good choice to conclude a solemn ceremony.
  3. “Everything Glorious” is a song by the contemporary Christian band, David Crowder Band. The lyrics go, “The day is brighter here with You, the night is lighter than its hue…. You make everything glorious.” A great way to close the ceremony is through a song that declares the Lord makes all things splendid and beautiful. It won’t be just for the couple, but an inspiration for everyone in attendance.
  4. If you prefer a power ballad to rock the conclusion of your wedding ceremony, then choose “Honestly” by the Christian metal band Stryper. The lyrics are deeply touching and express commitment: “I will never betray your trust in me…I love you honestly”. It’s about human friendship—and friendship is one of the key ingredients to a great marriage. It is also a song about the love and faithfulness of God.
  5. In “Say Once More”, Amy Grant sings, “..time can’t erase this look of love on your face… my life will always be richer.. here with you..” You can consider this postlude as either secular love song or a love ballad to God. Let your wedding DJ play “Say Once More” if you are looking for a Christian postlude that doesn’t have explicit Christian lyrics.

 

There are more of these Christian postlude wedding songs in my book “Bridal Songs: Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition.” There’s a whole selection of music for other parts of the wedding too.

 

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You will find great wedding songs for all parts of your wedding ceremony from 11 genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

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8 Pop Prelude Songs to Kickstart Your Big Day

As your guests arrive and settle down before the ceremony, you want your wedding DJ to play background music to keep them entertained and happily waiting for the entourage to march down the aisle. There are no strict rules on what music to play right before your wedding ceremony, but the songs should be appropriate to the occasion. They should reflect the couple’s personality. They should also not be played too loud that conversation is difficult.

For this week’s blog post, here are 8 of the favorite pop prelude songs for your wedding:

  1. You can never go wrong with a crowd-pleaser such as “Just the Way You Are.” Many of Bruno Mars’ songs are must-have in any wedding playlist. This is one of his most romantic hits. Play this charming and upbeat song and you will have your guests smiling the whole time. Let them imagine you telling your sweetheart, “you’re amazing.. just the way you are!”
  2.  “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri is a touching song. The singer elaborates on her love for her spouse: “I have loved you for a thousand years”. She declares, “I’ll love you for a thousand more”. The exaggeration of the commitment of time serves as proof of passion. It’s a great background music while guests are waiting for you to make an appearance.  
  3. There is no greater hit that will make your guests dance a bit than “I Do (Cherish You)” by 98 Degrees. Just imagine: “I do cherish you, for the rest of my life, you don’t have to think twice” playing on the background. The music and lyrics are enough to spark a sense of excitement at the vow of forever.
  4. The opening lyrics “Your hand fits mine like it’s made just for me” is catchy. The song “Little Things” by One Direction is another hit single that is perfect for a pop prelude to your wedding. It talks about all the little things that add up and makes you love your significant other.
  5. Looking for a song about the happiness that true love brings? Choose “Everything” by Michael Bubble. Playing this song on the background will inspire your guests about the real love that makes life worthwhile. It’s a smooth song—with an acoustic guitar and a piano carrying the main melody. The lyrics ”in this crazy life… these crazy times.. you make me sing… you’re everything” will move everyone.
  6. Kelly Clarkson belts out “Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this..” in this stirring song. “Moment Like This” is a perfect choice of music to show your guests how thankful you are that you have found your forever mate. Listening to this song played by your wedding DJ while waiting for the wedding party to enter will make them dream of their own special moment.
  7. Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” starts off with the number of years that the singer wants to be with the one he loves. It is a lovely song as it declares “the more I look, the more reasons I find why you’re the love of my life.” What a sweet pronouncement of love and commitment, thinking about the future. It’s a great song to kick off your ceremony.
  8. “This I Promise You” by N’Sync can be considered old but gold. Released back in 2000, the hit song is an ideal wedding prelude as it is an upbeat yet sweet song. “I’ll be your strength… give you hope.. keeping your faith when it is gone..” are endearing lyrics. Your guests will feel that this is the beginning of your promise to love “til the day your life is through.”

 

You can see more pop hits like these to use as your prelude music in my book, “Bridal Songs: Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition.”

 

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5 Adult Contemporary Recessional Songs to Create a Modern Twist to a Traditional Ceremony

You have just been declared as “husband and wife” – it’s time to celebrate this new status. Put a twist to your wedding music by choosing contemporary recessional songs.

When you get married inside a church or a house of worship, you might only be allowed to play Christian songs. If your wedding venue is secular, then you can get your wedding DJ to play a more modern song as you walk down that aisle as newlyweds. Your choice of song for the recessional should reflect this new stage of your life as a couple.

Picking out a recessional song may be fun. It can also be challenging. Do you choose songs about your love story? Should it be songs that you both liked when you started dating? Or would it be better to choose songs that are currently popular?

You don’t have to stress over this. Here are some top picks for contemporary recessional songs that you can use:

  • “Happy Ever After In Your Eyes” by Ben Harper is one of the top recommendations. The message cannot be any clearer or more appropriate to the occasion: “For the first time my true reflection I see…happy ever after in your eyes.”
  • With the just-concluded wedding ceremony, you both have declared before everyone that “I’m yours and you are mine.” Let Jason Mraz’ “I’m Yours” play on the background as you receive the well-wishes of your guests. Everyone will love the lyrics, “look into your heart and you’ll find love, love, love.
  • You don’t have to have voices in the songs to make them meaningful. Play the cover version of Bon Iver’s Holocene as performed by the Vitamin String Quartet. No vocals, just endearing music that effectively pulls at your heartstrings. Instruments are capable of considerably more emotion than you would expect.
  • Every singer has something special that they put in a song. That’s what Israel Kamakawiwo’ole did for “Sea of Love.” The “Voice of Hawaii” redefined this 1959 hit with his powerful voice. Draw your guests in with this amazing Hawaiian melody played by your wedding DJ. Feel yourself singing to your spouse, “come with me to the sea… my sea of love, baby.”
  • For a recessional, you can never go wrong with solemn and sincere. “The Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion is one of the best choices. The lyrics of the song are congenial and uplifting. As the words are generic, you do not risk offending any sensibilities. The song goes, “Let this be our prayer… guide us with your grace.. give us faith so we’ll be safe..”. Performed by two of the most powerful singers in the world, this rich song will take your breath away.

 

Take the time to choose your recessional music just as you would with all the other music that you are going to use during the wedding ceremony and at the reception. Make sure that you set the right mood for every stage of your wedding celebration with music that’s meaningful to you and your fiancé.

Check out my book, “Bridal Songs: Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition” for more song selections for every part of your big day.

 

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You will find great wedding songs for all parts of your wedding ceremony from 11 genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

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Jazz Wedding Prelude Songs

Jazz Wedding Prelude Songs

The Wedding Ceremony Prelude marks the guest’s arrival to the wedding location. It typically starts around half an hour to an hour before the start of the wedding ceremony itself.

The length of the prelude is determined by the number of guests so it’s best that you’re prepared well. The wedding starts when all the important guests have arrived.

The prelude is also the best time to set the mood for the entire event, while the guests wait for the formal ceremonies of the wedding to commence. Modern wedding coordinators tend to set a cheerful atmosphere during this period, but some people prefer a subdued tone which then creates an intimate, and more solemn mood for the wedding itself. Classical music brings with it a sense of grandness, but at the same time, it also lends a sense of sacredness– telling us that an important ceremony is happening.

One of the more popular music genres to play during the prelude is jazz. It sets a light mood without being overpowering. When you play subtly upbeat music, guests tend to relax, laugh, and smile more.

The songs and its singers also add to the mood. When people hear familiar voices and tunes, they tend to sing along and this makes the waiting time less tedious

Michael Buble’s rendition of Crazy Little Called Love is clear proof that this crooner can cover any song and make it truly his own. This song has been covered by many other greats, such as Elvis Presley and Queen, but Michael’s unique and soothing voice has managed to make it new again. The lyrics of the song talks about the ups and downs of love, quite perfect for a wedding.

Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup by Nat King Cole is another jazz favorite during wedding preludes. Who wouldn’t love Nat King Cole’s voice? The song may contain French words but it plainly tells about a man pledging his love to her woman through the words ‘I love you, yes I do.’

Kenny G is one of those artists who has managed to show the world that lyrics is not really a requirement for music to be fully enjoyed. With the power of his clarinet, he wooed people around the globe and gained worldwide recognition. One of his most recognizable piece of work and most heard during weddings is Forever in Love. This piece is light and can set the mood just right during the prelude.

Another jazz master, Louis Armstrong, left us with so many great songs. Honeysuckle Rose is a song about how sweet love can be. It’s a less formal approach by comparing kisses to honey and the words work well together.

Michael Buble gets another number in this playlist with his version of the classic How Sweet It Is. This song is another staple during weddings and one that it sure to get the guests singing along because of the light, familiar lyrics.

If you want to inject some jazz music into your prelude song playlist, you can’t go wrong with these five pieces.

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You will find great wedding songs for all parts of your wedding ceremony from 11 genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

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Traditional Wedding Ceremony Processional Songs

Traditional Wedding Ceremony Processional Songs

Traditional Wedding Ceremony Processional Songs

Traditional wedding ceremony processional songs are songs that are not classical but have been used for sometimes generations as wedding songs. They may have been ‘adult contemporary at the time they were written and have faded from public eye. Many of the songs on this list are from movies through the years. These are all songs that have been used or suggested to use as traditional wedding ceremony processional songs.  Are you thinking of having a traditional wedding ceremony? Here are a few suggestions to help you get your creative juices flowing.

Traditional Wedding Ceremony Processional Songs

A time for us at last to see
A life worthwhile for you and me
And with our love through tears and thorns
We will endure as we pass surely through every storm

A Time for Us           Romeo & Juliet Theme

Con te partirò
Paesi che non ho mai
Veduto e vissuto con te
Adesso si li vivrò
Con te partirò
Su navi per mari
Che, io lo so
No, no, non esistono più
Con te io li vivrò

Con Te Partiro         Andrea Bocelli

Instrumental

Once There Was a Hushpuppy   Benh Zeitlin

There the flutes shall cry,

There the viols weep

Laugh, my dreams, and sigh!

Sing, and vigil keep,

Awake, wild rose

To A Wild Rose        MacDowell

Instrumental

Romantic Flight       John Powell

Instrumental

The Secret Wedding          Braveheart Soundtrack

Instrumental

Once Upon a Time Mark Knopfler

As you can see many brides choose to use instrumentals for their traditional wedding ceremony processional songs.

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                Rock Songs for the Brides Entrance

Wedding Processional Song Posts

                Adult Contemporary Wedding Processional Songs

Grooms Entrance Song Posts

                Modern Grooms Entrance Songs

                Classic R & B Grooms Entrance Songs

                Jazz Wedding Songs for the Grooms Entrance

Wedding Prelude Song Posts

                7 Great Country Wedding Ceremony Songs for the Prelude

                5 Fun Prelude Songs

Seating of the Mothers & VIP’s

                Christian Songs for Seating of the Mothers & VIP’s

General Wedding Ceremony Song Posts

                Pop Wedding Ceremony Music

                Traditional Wedding Ceremony Music

                Jazz Wedding Ceremony Music

                Christian Wedding Ceremony Songs

                Reggae Wedding Music

                Alternative Wedding Ceremony Music

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You will find great Jazz wedding songs for the groom’s entrance at your wedding ceremony along with 10 other genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

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