|Weddings over the centuries have included everything from classical soloists to full orchestras
and choirs. Your Organist will be able to advise you, whether you want a traditional wedding or
something with a bit of a difference. The following will be helpful information to get you started.
There is usually at least one hymn sung during a wedding service. Try to find hymns that are
familiar to your guests - and are easy to sing! The Pastor or the organist at the church will be
pleased to help you decide. You can also listen to some of the most well-loved church wedding
hymns during your consultation with the organist.
Organ music is the traditional choice for weddings with additions of vocal solos, instrumental
music and the Organist, can advise you on hymns and processional music. The capabilities and
the type of organ should be taken into account, so do seek their opinion even if you have already
chosen some hymns. The existing organ at your church of choice is important. .
Consultation with the Pastor and Wedding Coordinators
You will probably meet separately with the Pastor, and/or the Organist as well. Wedding
coordinators can be helpful people at the church who will assist the planning of your wedding.
Wedding coordination and other services will provide assistance to make your wedding flow
The Choir & Chancel Ensemble
The church choir or ensemble groups can be present at your wedding to provide selected music.
Other possibilities include suitable solo music for the prelude or during the service.
Secular music is usually not approved for the wedding service and recorded music is not a good
choice unless it is a last resort. Most churches will not allow recorded music.
The Music of the Service
To accompany the attendants and the bride’s walk down the aisle, many couples choose the
"traditional" wedding processionals. However, there is scope for other music, so if you would like
to explore, please talk to your Organist and review the music list at the end of this page. Listen to
the music files below of the great processionals and service music that are performed world-