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Wedding Prelude Music

The wedding prelude is the time when the guests begin to arrive and are being seated. The air seems to be alive with the anticipation of witnessing the marriage of two friends. Reinforce this with music that hints at what is to happen next.


Traditional Selections
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring : Johann S. Bach
Sleepers Awake : Johann S. Bach
Air - Orchestral Suite in D Major : Johann S. Bach
Pastoral Symphony from Messiah : George Frederick Handel
Adagio for Organ Sonata No. 2, Opus 65 : Felix Mendelssohn
Canon : Johann Pachelbel
Perfect Love : Sir Joseph Barnby
Ave Verum Corpus : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Contemporary Selections
Angel Eyes : Jim Brickman
If : Bread
Annie’s Song : John Denver
Only Time : Enya
Truly : Lionel Richie
Evergreen : Barbra Streisand
At Last : Etta James

Note: Some faiths do not allow secular music in their house of worship. Be certain to check with your facility coordinator.

Watch for more posts on wedding music ideas! Also be sure to check out WhereBridesGo.com for your wedding favors and bridal party gifts!

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