The Best Song Suggestions for Catholic Wedding Ceremony! 20 Popular Pieces for Different Parts of the Catholic Wedding Ceremony!


There are several parts during the Catholic Wedding Ceremony that you will need to choose music for:


Prelude: The period when guests are being seated before the ceremony begins.

  • Arioso -Bach

  • Air - Bach

  • Canon in D -Pachelbel

  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

  • Rondeau - Mozart

  • Air - Handel

Processional: The family members, the bridal party, and the bride enter the church and take their places.

  • Bridal March-Wagner

  • Canon in D - Pachelbel

  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

  • Trumpet Tune in D - Henry Purcell


Gathering with Congregation: An optional segment that occurs after the wedding party is in place.

  • Here I Am Lord

  • Hear Us Now, Our God and Father

  • Responsorial Psalm:

  • Lord of all Hopefulness

  • The Lord is My Shepherd

  • This is the Day

 Preparation of Gifts: When the bread and wine are brought forward and placed on the altar.

  • The Gift of Love

  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

  • Panis Angelicus

Offertory and Communion Songs:

  • Bist du bei mir - Bach

  • Gift of Finest Wheat

  • How Great Thou Art 

  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Bach

  • On Eagles Wings

  • Panis Angelicus

Presentation of Gifts to Mary or the Holy Family: In some Catholic ceremonies the bride places flowers on the shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is usually done after communion before the final blessing.

  • Ave Maria -Bach

  • Ave Maria -Schubert

  • The Gift of Love- Hopson   

Recessional: The time when the bride and groom followed by the bridal party and family members leave the church.

  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven

  • Rondeau - Mouret

  • Hornpipe - Handel

  • La Rejouissance" from Royal Fireworks Music -Handel

  • Prince of Denmark's March- Clarke

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