What Is the Name of Some Songs Traditionally Used at Weddings?


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Traditional choices for the wedding entrance include Pachelbel's "Canon in D," Vivaldi's "Spring," Mussorgsky's "Promenade" and, for the entrance of the bride, Wagner's "Bridal March." However, many couples opt for more personal choices for their ceremony.

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Songs for other parts of the ceremony and reception may be chosen based on the theme of the wedding and the couple's personality. In addition to the processional music and bridal chorus, most couples also choose a classic musical selection for the exit of the wedding party from the venue. Many couples opt for contemporary rather than classic choices as well, such as "Beautiful Day" by U2 or "All You Need is Love" by The Beatles.

Among the most important musical choices made for a wedding is the song used for the couple's first dance. Common choices for this song include "What a Wonderful World," "At Last," and "La Vie en Rose." However, couples should not hesitate to make a personal selection, even if it is not traditional.

Another important choice for many ceremonies is the song used for the traditional father and daughter dance. While, again, this choice is typically a song that has some meaning for the family, there are some classic choices. These include "Isn't She Lovely," "My Girl," "You Are So Beautiful" and "God Only Knows."

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