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What songs did you choose for your ceremony?

We went with Matthew West's "When I Say I Do," 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui_FcYlI_NU

But also very heavily considered "My Tribute."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKsHfTi2ch4

Okay, now you go!
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Re: What songs did you choose for your ceremony?

  • edited December 2011
    We have an interesting collection of songs that are all very "us".

    Prelude - Zanarkand (from Final Fantasy X... LOL)
    Processional - On Fire (Switchfoot)
    Bride's Processional - Only Hope (from A Walk to Remember)
    Song during communion - Love Never Fails (Brandon Heath)
    Worship song - Take My Life and Let It Be (hymn)
    Recessional - Real Life Fairytale (Plum)
    Postlude - All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
  • jacki_suejacki_sue member
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    edited December 2011
    I love that Brandon Heath song!

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  • fpaemp2011fpaemp2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    So far, we've decided on "A Page is Turned" by Bebo Norman, "Love Is Not A Fight" by Warren Barfield, "Love Never Fails" by Brandon Heath, and "When I Say I Do" by Matthew West.

    For the moms/grandmothers, I'm hoping to use "The Parent's Prayer" but I can't find a performance version that I like...I might have to find some sheet music and see if one of our friends can do it...if anyone knows of any versions that sound great, please let me know. :)
  • edited December 2011
    I love it too! One of my very best guy friends (practically a brother) has a BEAUTIFUL singing voice and is going to sing it for us. :)
  • iamjoesgurliamjoesgurl member
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    edited December 2011
    We had a worship band play while everyone was being seated (so about 1/2 hour before the ceremony began.  They played and sang a lot of contemporary worship songs (I don't know which ones since I wasn't there!)

    During the ceremony we had Honestly and All of Me by Stryper.  DH was a huge Stryper fan back in the day and the words to both songs are great for a wedding.
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  • jacki_suejacki_sue member
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    edited December 2011
    LOL!!!  The Yellow and Black Attack!!!

    To heeeellllll with the devillllllll
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  • edited December 2011
    Prelude: Musician's choice for the most part, but definitely including "Music of the Night" and "Edelweiss" (two of my mom's favorite songs, and really beautiful on the harp and flute)

    Seating of the Families: "Ode to Joy" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," my favorite and FI's favorite

    Bridesmaids processional: "Canon in D," it's a classic

    My processional: "Bridal March"

    Solo: "How Beautiful" by Twila Paris-- I love this song!!

    Recessional: "Wedding March"

    Postlude: Musicians' choice
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  • amylo84amylo84 member
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    edited December 2011
    wedding is December 3 so....prelude is gonna be some really pretty instrumental christmas music.  Christmas canon for wedding party procession and traditional bridal march.  solo:  have you ever been in love-celine dion.  recessional: traditional then some more instrumental christmas music
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  • desi2002desi2002 member
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    edited December 2011
    still deciding...
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  • edited December 2011
    Processional
    Family/Bridesmaids - "If I Ain't Go You (Instrumental)" Alicia Keys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4SUMpcyLiM
    Flower girls/Bride - Cannon in D (guitar)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI6wcHTt_08

    After Scripture Reading of 1 Cor 13 - "Without Love" Stacie Orrico performed by the maid of honor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qI_aq89p3E

    Specially written song performed by a friend after the vows

    'The Lords Prayer' sung by my Aunt right before the ending Prayer.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqUkQ4OWW58

    Recessional - "All Dressed up in Love"  Jennifer Hudson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8xrltRdS2k
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  • edited December 2011
    We will probably have very traditional stuff for the grandparents, parents and bridal party as well as here comes the bride for me and my dad.  We are planning to play "You Had Me From Hello"  by Kenny Chesney at some point during the ceremony.  Then the traditional ending song.  We will have all the traditional stuff played on the piano by my high school chorus teacher who was my inspiration to become a teacher.  I have also been considering buying or burning a country love song cd to have played low as guests are entering.
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  • edited December 2011
    Prelude: TBD
    Processional: The Prayer by Yolanda Adams & Donnie McClurkin
    Bridal Entrance: The One He Kept For Me by Maurette Brown Clark
    Recessional: Spend My Life by Eric Benet & Tamia
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  • edited December 2011
    Processional:  "Canon in D"
    My entrance:  "The Bridal March"
    Candle lighting:  "Your Love is Extravagent" (Casting Crowns version)
    Recessional:  "The Wedding March"
  • edited December 2011
    This is what we've got so far, we've actually still gotta narrow it down a fair bit:

    Prelude:
    Forever Rachel (FF6)
    Love Theme (FF4)
    FF Prelude (FF4)
    Melodies of Life (FF9)
    Aeris' Theme (FF7)

    Processional:
    The Oath (FF8)
    March Caprice (KH)
    Overture (DQ)

    Bridal Processional:
    FF Prologue

    Recessional:
    Frog's Theme (CT)
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  • mg321mg321 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: What songs did you choose for your ceremony?:
    [QUOTE]So far, we've decided on "A Page is Turned" by Bebo Norman, "Love Is Not A Fight" by Warren Barfield, "Love Never Fails" by Brandon Heath, and "When I Say I Do" by Matthew West.
    Posted by fpaemp2011[/QUOTE]

    We had "A Page is Turned" too! We had some friends of my hubby's sing it as a duet. To me, there was no question about having it, as it is one of my all-time faves--and when we listened to our wedding CD it made my hubby tear up a bit.

    P.S. I got married three weeks ago yesterday and am LOVING married life so far. I wish this board had been around when I was going through the planning process! Hope everyone's planning is going well and that the time goes quickly till your big day--but don't forget to enjoy engagement, too :)
  • edited December 2011
    We're going with Canon D for the processional.  Then during the Cord ceremony (instead of unity candle/sand) the song Hallowed  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jOD1iApFPE Then, I am not sure where in the ceremony, we will have Agnus Dei: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXvIaaPIrlM

    I have no idea what we will do as we leave though?  I am going to need to go through ya'lls songs and maybe steal some! ;-)
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  • rccola1981rccola1981 member
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    edited December 2011
    We still have to look through our brass quintets' books and FI's books from weddings he has played, my bridesmaids will be entering to Canon in D on the handbells and I will be entering to wedding march on handbells (I play handbells among other instruments and he plays trumpet) Our exit will probably be trumpet voluntary I was going to use that for my entrance but he thought it made more sense to enter to the music that represents my background
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  • karenwjackmkarenwjackm member
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    edited December 2011
    rccola 1981
    Are you having a live trumpeter to play Trumpet Vol?  I have heard it that way many times as I used to work at weddings, and it is amazing, you should reconsider entering to that, wait until the trumpet goes into forte and then take your first step down the aisle, it is breath-taking.  Although, your handbells will probably equally as beautiful.


    I was thinking of Canon, Trumpet Vol, The Prayer by Andrea Bocceli and Celine Dione, and Grow Old Along With Me, but I also love Jesu Joy, and One Hand One Heart, it's going to be hard to decide I guess.
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  • edited December 2011
    *Parents & Grandparents - "Parent's Prayer"

    *Pastor/Groom/BM, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen, RB's - "Who I Am" (Vitamin String Quartet)

    *My Entrance - Bridal Chorus (a more contemporary, beachy feeling version)

    *Unity Candle - "Only God Could Love You More"

    *Recessional - "Love Story" (Vitamin String Quartet)
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