A Romantic Playlist for Before Your Ceremony

Help pass the time and set the mood while your guests await your vow exchange.

Whether you are hiring musicians to play live or utilizing your DJ for the ceremony and reception, you have probably put a lot of thought into the music that will act as the soundtrack to the processional at your wedding. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if this is something you had figured out before you were ever even engaged! But what about before the ceremony begins? It may seem silly, but think about it: when you attend someone’s nuptials, you arrive before the ceremony starts. While guests are finding their seats and admiring the décor, a lovely and romantic playlist can help set the atmosphere for your special day. We recommend finding 20-40 minutes worth of songs to fill the time, as loved ones are unlikely to be earlier than that.

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We’ve provided a list of tunes ranging from oldies to childhood classics to modern hits that would all be perfect for getting your guests ready to watch your vow exchange. Take a listen by clicking each song below:

"Can't Help Falling In Love With You" - Elvis Presley

"Make You Feel My Love" - Bob Dylan

"XO" - Beyoncé

"I Do" - Colbie Caillat

"I Knew I Loved You" - Savage Garden

"Crazy Love" - Van Morrison

"A Thousand Years" - Christina Perri

"Perfect" - Ed Sheeran

"I Swear" - All-4-One

"Keep Your Arms Around Me" - Otis Redding

"Marry You" - Bruno Mars

"Love Me Do" - The Beatles

"I Do (Cherish You)" - 98°

"The Power of Love" - Céline Dion

For more ideas, hear the top 10 Disney songs to walk down the aisle to and discover 12 fun and upbeat tunes for your recessional.

Authored by: Emily Lasnier