If you are planning a themed wedding, you’ll need the right wedding ceremony songs to set the mood. Whatever your theme is, there are plenty of songs to match it and bring it all together. The following is a list of popular wedding themes and music:
If you are not a fan of traditional wedding music such as religious songs or classical music, then modern songs are definitely the way to go. Modern songs will give your wedding an edgy, rock and roll vibe. They are great for nontraditional weddings and weddings held in places other than churches or religious venues.
Some of the most popular modern wedding songs are by bands and artists such as the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and etc. You can mix modern songs and traditional songs to match a specific theme as well. For example, for an Italian wedding theme, you can play traditional Italian wedding songs and Frank Sinatra songs. For a Christmas wedding, you can play traditional Christmas carols and modern Christmas songs.
For a more traditional wedding or even a wedding in a religious venue, traditional songs are the perfect choice. Traditional songs are great because they are always classy, tasteful and timeless. They are easily recognizable and loved by all. These types of songs won’t leave guest wondering what song is playing and what it means, they’ll instantly know.
Some popular traditional wedding songs include Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel, Water Music by George Frederick Handel and the Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
For a beach wedding, beach and nautical-themed music is essential. It’ll help set the tone and create a relaxed, fun vibe for your big day. It’s also a great alternative to traditional wedding songs. Some popular beach wedding songs are Ke Kali Nei Au (Hawaiian Wedding Song), Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, and Wouldn’t It Be Nice by the Beach Boys.
Irish music is a great choice for an Irish wedding and fortunately, you have a lot of songs to choose from. If you want more traditional Irish music, the Irish Wedding Song is a must. For more modern Irish music, All I Want Is You by U2 or Crazy Love by Van Morrison will work nicely. You can always mix it up as well and play traditional Irish music along with modern Irish bands.
Italian music is the perfect choice for a big Italian wedding. Just like with Irish music, you also have a mix of traditional Italian music and modern Italian music to choose from. For a church wedding, you might want a classical song such as Ave Maria by Schubert or the Allegro from La Primavera by Vivaldi. For a less formal wedding, The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra or That’s Amore by Dean Martin will suit your theme very well.
A Christmas wedding definitely calls for Christmas or holiday music. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of Christmas songs to choose from. Some popular Christmas wedding songs include Silent Night, Joy to the World and Carol of the Bells.
If you want more traditional music, you can always go with Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach, which isn’t technically a Christmas song but is often played during the holidays. If you’re more interested in modern Christmas songs, Holly Jolly Christmas or Sleigh Ride are also great choices.
I hope this article give you some great ideas for your themed wedding. If you have any suggestions of your own for themed wedding music, leave a comment below and let us know!