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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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Traditional Seating of the Mothers & VIP’s

Traditional Seating of the Mothers & VIP’s

The Seating of the Mothers is the part of the wedding procedures where the bride’s mother and groom’s parents are ushered into their seats. There are some instances that brides would elect grandparents instead. This is also the time when VIPs are seated.

Do know that this particular part of weddings differ from one religion or sect to another. For Protestants, it starts just before the beginning of the formal recessional. For the Jewish, it starts just when the parents of both bride and groom are escorted to the ceremony. There’s no formal seating period for Catholics, and for others it’s typically one of the two above or a combination of both.

During the seating, the groomsmen usher the mothers of the couple to their assigned seats. In smaller weddings, the best man escorts the grandparents while the groom escorts the parents.

Grandparents are recognized as honored guests and are usually seated prior. This is also the time when dignitaries invited to the wedding are seated.

The kind of music that goes well during the seating are those that tell of parents letting go of their son or daughter to wed or songs that tell of love for the father or mother. This is the time to stir some old memories with familiar songs and tunes.

Suzanne Ciani

has been nominated a few times in the Grammy which shows her music prowess. Her piano masterpiece, Anthem, is a beautiful piece of music that can put guests into a dreamy state and stimulating streams of sensations and thoughts. It can make listeners forget about the moment and bring them into another state of mind.

Butterfly Kisses

is one of those songs that beautifully defines how a father feels as he gives away his daughter to marry the love of her life. She sends butterfly kisses since she was a child until she’s about to marry. It’s a staple during weddings and can be heard playing during the whole wedding ceremony from the church to the reception.

Greensleeves

is a very versatile piece of piano music and can be played in different occasions that calls for a solemn and silent mood. This goes well with the seating because it’s so relaxing and sets the mood of the guests while they wait for the formal ceremonies to commence. This has been performed by a lot of artists and it’s popular because of the dreamy melody.

Andy Williams

is one of the music legends whose songs still can be heard played on various occasions. Not being biased or anything but Andy’s rendition of The Hawaiian Wedding Song is the best out there. The song brings back memories and lull the listeners with Andy’s beautiful singing voice. A wedding won’t be complete without playing this song.

If you’ve seen the movie Braveheart, this piece of music surely has been instilled in your heart and mind. It was composed by James Horner and can be heard playing during the hero’s wedding in a garden. It’s haunting, it’s dreamy, and it really is wonderful.

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R & B Wedding Postlude Songs

R & B Wedding Postlude Songs

After the marriage ceremony is done and the recessional is finished, this cues in the postlude part of the wedding procedures. If you’re expecting a receiving line for the guests right after the ceremony, you need to plan for your postlude music.

Playing postlude music also works well when the postlude is planned to flow right into the reception. This may also be the time when the family of the couple remains for pictures.

The postlude part of the wedding doesn’t really take that long. It basically is comprised of hello’s and congratulations between the couple and the guests as they go through in the receiving line.

When choosing songs to play during the postlude, consider including songs about family, happiness, and love. This is the time when guests will be talking with each other so you should keep the volume down to conversational levels.

Postlude music provides ambiance during the post-ceremony nuptials. During this period, the couple is receiving guests, taking pictures, or signing the marriage license.

You should consider a few factors when selecting the songs to be played during the postlude like the time of the year, the reception venue, you and your partner’s musical tastes, the mood you want to set (solemn, gay, or mixed), the music’s tempo and genre, and even the geographic location of the wedding.

One of the more popular music genre to play during the postlude is R & B.

Peabo Bryson’s A Whole New World

is not only a Disney song favorite of kids of all ages but is also a beautiful song to play during the postlude. It talks about new beginnings and new experiences to explore. Things that are very much relatable to newlywed couples.

Ray Charles may be gone but his music will stay with us forever as we keep hearing his original renditions as well as covers and revivals from various artists. His raspy voice and gritty diction brings life to Ain’t That Love. Truly this is one song that can only be sung the right way by Ray Charles.

Time for some dance music during the postlude? Jennifer Hudson’s got that covered with All Dressed in Love. This is guaranteed to warrant smiles and laughter and probably someone dancing to this lively tune. It’s one of the songs included in Sex and the City soundtrack that’s why many people can relate with it.

And what’s an R & B playlist without a dash of Mariah Carey songs? This is the time when Mariah relied mostly on her lovely voice. Bring back some 90s memories with Always Be My Baby from her Daydream album which many fans consider as her best ever.

Three fine ladies, sultry voices, great dance music. That’s the most fitting way of describing The Emotions’ rendition of Best of my Love. If this doesn’t get your guests dancing or at the very least singing along, nothing will.

Be playful with your music choices during the postlude part. But keep it low in volume as some may choose to chat during this time.

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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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