Civil Wedding

Music for a Civil Wedding

Learn about the civil wedding ceremony. We provide you with a detailed order of service along musical suggestions for every step of the way. With this guide, you can easily plan the music for every part of the wedding ceremony and get your sheet music directly from us!


Order of Service

Musical Suggestions

Prelude

The Prelude is the moment preceding the ceremony. Guests arrive to the gathering place while ambiance music is played. The Prelude usually last from 15 to 20 minutes.

Popular prelude pieces

Procession

The Bride walks down the aisle to the altar where the Groom and Groom's men are waiting. The entrance of the Bride may be preceeded by the entrance of the Bridal Party.

Popular processional pieces

Greetings

Once the bride arrives at the front, the officiant will greet the couple and the assembly and say some words about the ceremony.

Celebration of Matrimony

The moment when the couple are actually getting married. This section of the wedding includes the vows, the exchange of rings, the pronouncement of marriage and finally the kiss.

Signature of the License

The Bride, Groom, maid of honor, best man and officiant sign the marriage license. This is a perfect place for joyful or romantic music to be played.

Once the license is signed, the officiant will say the final words to conclude the ceremony.

Popular pieces for the signature of the license

Recessional

The Bride and the Groom walk together down the aisle. This is the moment for celebratory music!

Popular recessional pieces