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.

Sometimes, when people hear the phrase traditional wedding music, they automatically assume that means only classical-type music. Not necessarily so! Probably more accurately, it encompasses songs from many different genres. 

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 wedding a wedding tradition or wedding "classics" nonetheless.

With that in mind, the following list includes songs from various musical styles that, for one reason or another, have become wedding classics and thus are considered to be traditional wedding music.

Traditional Wedding Music List

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Time For Us

Air (from Handel's Water Music)

Air On A G String

All Creatures Of Our God And King

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Always And Forever

Amazing Grace

And I Love Her

And I Love You So

Annie's Song



Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba

As Man And Woman We Were Made (A Hymn)

At Last

Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)

Ave Maria (Schubert)

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou With Me

Bella Notte

Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Bind Us Together (A Hymn)

Blest Be The Tie That Binds

Can't Help Falling In Love

Candle On The Water

Canon In D

Clair De Lune

Crown Imperial

Devoted To You


Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee


From This Moment On

Fur Elise

God Of Our Life


Gymnopedie No. 1

Hallelujah Chorus

Hawaiian Wedding Song --actually published in 1926, but popularized in the 50s when the Hawaiian words were translated into English

Help Us To Help Each Other

Here, There and Everywhere

Hornpipe (Allegro Maestoso)

How Deep Is Your Love


I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

I Will Always Love You

Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring

Jesus, Joy Of Our Desiring

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Just The Way You Are

La Rejouissance

Largo (Ombra Mai Fu)

Liebestraume: Love Song No. 3 (Dream Of Love)


Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Love Is A Song

Love Is All Around

Love Me Tender

May The Grace Of Christ Our Savior

Meditation (from Thais)

Melody In F

Minuet (from The Royal Fireworks)

Moonlight Sonata: Adagio Nocturne

Now Thank We All Our God

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

O Master Let Me Walk With Thee

O Mio Babbino Caro

O Perfect Love

Ode To Joy (Symphony No. 9)

On Wings Of Song

One Hand, One Heart

Panis Angelicus

Pastoral Symphony (from The Messiah)

Pathetique Sonata, Adagio

Praise To The Lord, The Almighty

Priere A Notre Dame


Rondeau (from Masterpiece Theater)

  Salut D'Amour

Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us

She Believes In Me

She's Got A Way

Sheep May Safely Graze

Sleepers, Awake

So This Is Love (The Cinderella Waltz)

Some Day My Prince Will Come (from Snow White)

St. Anthony's Chorale

Sunrise, Sunset

Swan Lake

Te Deum: Prelude

The Gift Of Love (A Hymn)

The Maid With The Flaxen Hair

The Rose

The Swan

The Wedding Song (There Is Love)

Till The End Of Time

To A Wild Rose

Toccata (Widor)


True Love

Trumpet Concerto In D

Trumpet Tune (Purcell)

Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince Of Denmark's March)

Unchained Melody


Variation On A Theme Of Paganini

Waltz In A Flat

We've Only Just Begun

Wedding Day At Troldhaugen

Wedding Processional (from The Sound Of Music)

When I Fall In Love

When I Need You

When You Wish Upon A Star

Where Charity And Love Prevail

Whither Thou Goest Years

From Now

You Are So Beautiful

You Light Up My Life

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