Traditional Wedding Music

One thing nice about traditional wedding music: It's always "in"! Even bridal couples that choose a more contemporary style for their wedding often include some traditional songs as well.

Tip: Sometimes, when people hear the phrase traditional wedding music, they automatically assume that means only classical/classical-type music. As the saying goes, "it ain't necessarily so"! Indeed, it also includes songs belonging to other musical genres. (There is, by the way, contemporary classical music.)

For example, "One Hand, One Heart" from the musical West Side Story is not classical music, but over the years it has been a part of so many weddings, that at some point along the way it became a traditional wedding song. Other examples include "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler On The Roof, and, from the 1980s, "All I Ask Of You" from Phantom Of The Opera. Again, those songs are not classical music, but their inclusion in so many weddings has made them a wedding tradition nonetheless.

With the above in mind, the following lists include songs from various musical styles that, for one reason or another, are considered to be traditional wedding music.

Clicking on a song title will take you to the web page that deals with whatever category that particular song belongs to. For example, clicking on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will take you to the web page about wedding processionals. The reason for this is so you will be given other possibilities for songs that are in that same category. You can then link to a song sample from that

Traditional CLASSICAL Music & Traditional Hymns

Songs From The 1930s Songs From The 1940s Songs From The 1950s Traditional Wedding Music-Part 2 will give you the rest of the 1950s song list as well as songs from the 60s and 70s since it could not be fit on one page!

Looking for more contemporary or modern songs? Go to Contemporary Wedding Music.

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