Euphonica’s Top Requested Wedding Songs For Strings

Here at Euphonica we have a vast array of experience in supplying string ensembles for wedding ceremonies. We usually get a lot of requests for specific songs, although we have a lot of clients who don’t know where to start. For the latter we’ve decided to put together a list of the most common pieces of music played during a ceremony:

Songs for walking down the aisle

Music for walking down the aisle often varies from the traditional pieces such as Mendelssohn’s ‘Wedding March’ and Wagner’s ‘Bridal Chorus’, to some pop classics such as Des’ree’s ‘Kissing You’. Here’s our most common:

Palchelbel’s Cannon

Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin – Richard Wagner

Salut D’amour – Edward Elgar

Ode to Joy – Ludwig van Beethoven

Largo from Winter, The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi

I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi

Kissing You – Des’ree

All of Me – John Legend

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Songs for the signing of the register

For the signing of the register we suggest that two to three songs work best. Sometimes however the signing can take a little longer than expected, especially with photographs so do keep another in reserve just in case. Here’s our most common for the signing of the register:

Signed, Sealed and Delivered – Stevie Wonder

All of Me – John Legend (if not used for the entry)

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros

Skinny Love – Bon Iver/Birdy

Young and Beautiful – Lana del Rey

Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

Close Your Eyes – Rhodes

A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

Moon River – Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer

It’s a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

She – Elvis Costello (from Notting Hill)

Air on a G String – Johann Sebastian Bach

Salut D’amour – Edward Elgar (if not used for the entry)

Exit music at the closing of the ceremony

The exit music can vary from a repeat of the opening piece to a selection of popular tunes to segue into the drinks reception. Here’s our most common:

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Happy – Pharrell Williams/Daft Punk

Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys

Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

Wake Me Up – Avicii

Titanium – David Guetta

It Must Be Love – Madness

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn

Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba – Henry Purcell

Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 – Johann Sebastian Bach

We suggest a healthy mix of classical and popular pieces for the whole ceremony, however we also suggest you choose songs that will make it a good memory for you. If you have any whacky ideas of what you’d like to hear, then ask! Most string groups are willing to take requests and usually more than happy to discuss ideas with you.

If you haven’t booked your string ensemble yet, have a browse through our classical selection of artists, get in touch via the contact page, or give us a ring on: +44 (0)20 3397 9018 to discuss your options.