Ceremony music usually consists of three different song selections: the wedding party/family processional, the bride, groom, or couple processional, and the recessional. Many of our couples choose to use contemporary or popular music to underscore their wedding ceremony, and by “contemporary,” we’re referring to any song composed in the last 100 years. We often find that our clients don’t have a deep or meaningful connection to the classical music selections most commonly used for the ceremony processional, and instead choose to walk down the aisle accompanied by a more recent song they know and love.
Even though ceremony processional songs are usually performed as fully instrumental, the lyrics of the original version are often familiar to the guests, and the recognizable melody immediately expresses the couple’s feelings about their wedding day. Met Players founders Drew and Erin Coles chose to have their wedding party enter the ceremony to “Marry Me” by Train, since Drew incorporated that song into his proposal to Erin and the song was very meaningful to them. This is YOUR special day, and choosing music you have a personal, emotional connection makes all the difference!
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