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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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7 Outstanding Classical Grooms Entrance Music

One of the most pivotal points of a wedding ceremony is the time when the bride walks down the aisle. But the groom should have an impressive entrance too.

The groom is usually the first to march down the aisle. And so, the grooms entrance music is the first thing that the guests usually hear. It serves to set the tone of your ceremony.

As the groom, you should consider your character and individuality when planning your wedding music. More than how your guests will feel, you want yourself to be comfortable at your own event.

There is time for about twenty seconds of music for the man of the hour to saunter down the aisle. The best choice is classical grooms entrance music. Talk to your wedding DJ and listen to some tunes that you can possibly use for your wedding ceremony.

To help you choose, here are seven of some of the most popular classical music for the groom’s entrance:

  • “La Jouissance: The Music for the Royal Fireworks” is a solemn overture. The complementing wind instruments proposes a celebration. This regal masterpiece composed by George Frederic Handel is truly fit for a king.
  • “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi is another popular classical music that is delicately-scored. This is dynamic music that is both cheery and emotive at the same time. This piece is the best choice as accompaniment for the groom.
  • Do you want a low-key entrance? Go for Claude Debussy’s “Reverie” in piano. There are no sudden bursts of texture in the piece. It is meditative, rich and dream-like. Quite perfect for the down-to-earth groom.
  • “Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret is another favorite at weddings. The brass fanfare will bring an energetic influence to the whole occasion. The fanfare-like melody will create a jovial atmosphere. Your guests will smile as they watch the groom go and take his place at the altar.
  • Charles-Marie Widor’s “Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5” will create an electrifying background music as the groom struts to the perfect tuning.
  • “March of the Priests from The Magic Flute” is both calm and elegant. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s composition will add a touch of sophistication to the groom’s grand entrance.
  • Are you the type of couple who wants to have a Star Wars-themed wedding? If you are fans of the franchise and you want your guests to enjoy it as much as you do, then go for it. The groom shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to walk to the tune of the “Imperial March”. Don’t forget the light sabers! Make it an affair that your guests will remember for a very long time.

 

Hire a wedding DJ who can spin magic with these timeless pieces. Classical music has been a long-time favorite at weddings because it has the power to transport listeners to a dreamland.

Perhaps you want to create a vision of a picturesque garden or of lovers sitting under a flourishing tree. It can stir powerful emotions of passion and love. That’s what classical music can do for your wedding ceremony.

 

Whether you want a grand entrance or one that doesn’t have too much fanfare, it can be memorable when you use the best complementary music. You don’t have to limit yourself to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” or Mendelssohn’s “The Wedding March”. For more classical songs for the groom’s entrance, you can check my book, “Bridal Songs: Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition”.

 

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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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