Wedding music planner
A Catholic wedding ceremony is a celebration of the entire Church, as well as of an individual couple. Music is an important part of that celebration of marriage. The choice of music for this ceremony requires careful thought and planning. Some important things to think about when choosing your wedding music are:
- Will the music help the wedding couple and the entire congregation to praise and worship God?
- Does it express the faith of the couple and the Church, praise or thank God for the gifts of life, tell of God's love, or ask for God's blessing on this marriage?
- Does the music express God's presence in the expression of love, the holy nature of the ceremony, or a passage from scripture?
- Can the music be sung or played well by those who will be music ministers?
Processional & Recessional
Select 1-2 songs for the Processional into the Sanctuary at the beginning of the service and select 1 for your Recessional out of the Sanctuary at the end.
While not required, a congregational song at the beginning of your ceremony is a good way to help establish a mood of prayerful celebration. Below are several commonly chosen songs.
You may choose to have one or more vocal solos sung during your wedding ceremony. There are 3 times during the ceremony where a solo is especially appropriate:
- Prelude (before the Procession)
- The lighting of the Unity Candle
- Communion (for Mass)
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