Choosing Tradition: Finding the perfect traditional wedding ceremony songs

Maybe you're getting married in a place of worship, where traditional song choices are required. Maybe you're getting married in a non-traditional space, but you want a very classic and traditional wedding. Either way, you're going to have to select some songs for your ceremony.  Even if your ceremony site offers a very specific list of songs from which to choose, you can still make your ceremony feel personal, intimate and perfect! 

 

3 tips for personalizing traditional ceremony song choices:

  1. Listen to your options. If you're getting married at a place of worship, or if you've hired accompaniment, there's a good chance they'll give you a list of songs from which to choose. Listen to all of them. Pay attention to the way they make you feel. Do they evoke feelings of happiness, love and thoughts of the future? If so, you're on the right track.
  2. Choose instruments that you feel connected to. Occasionally you can choose your instrumentation. Some places of worship offer options between piano, organs or even harps. Having a choice in instrumentation might make your ceremony more personal.
  3. Let it go. If you don't have a choice in songs or instruments, we promise it is okay. There will be other moments from your wedding day where you do get to choose your music. If you have a wedding videographer, you might even be able to ask them to use different music in post-production. No matter what happens, this is one of those small details you might have to let go of, but when you meet your partner at the altar, we promise nothing else will matter.

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