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Are you stuck in figuring out what songs to play for your ceremony processional or recessional? How about for your first dance? I saw these great Top 10 Lists on today and I wanted to share with you…

Posted by Kim

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This week, we’ll be sharing our top music picks for various moments throughout the wedding day. The processional, or walk down the aisle, is such an important part of the wedding day, and the music played should feel special, romantic, emotional, and dramatic, all rolled into one. There are several classic selections for the processional, including “Canon in D” by Pachelbel, Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus,” and Clarke’s “Trumpet Voluntary,” but you can also choose a more modern song to play as you walk down the aisle. Here are a few of our more contemporary processional favorites.

1. “Ave Maria” by Beyonce

2. “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk

3. “Bittersweet Symphony (Instrumental)” by The Verve

4. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

5. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts

6. “In My Life” by the Beatles

7. “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

8. “A Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder

9. “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes

10. “I Do” by Colbie Caillat

Top 10 Modern Recessional Songs

Posted by Caitlin

It’s the climax of a wedding ceremony–the moment after you say, “I do”– your family erupts in a wave of applause as you walk down the aisle together to your favorite tune. There are several classic selections for the recessional, including Etta James’ “At Last,” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” or Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” but you can also choose a more modern, upbeat one that inspires your guests to stand up, cheer you on and get the party started! Here are a few of our favorites:

1. “1 + 1″ by Beyonce

2.  “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 

3. “Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band

4. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates 

5.  “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

6. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine 

7. “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” by Barry White 

8. “Forever” by Chris Brown 

9.  “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland 

10. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift 

Posted by Alexandra

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Looking for the right tune for your first dance as a married couple? We’ve compiled what we think will be the hottest first dance songs for 2013.

  1. “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
  2. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  3. “You Are My Rock” by Beyonce
  4. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
  5. “Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum
  6. “Home” by Phillip Phillips
  7. “Without You” by David Guetta ft. Usher
  8.  “As Long as You Love Me” by Justin Bieber
  9. “Heartbeat” by the Fray
  10. “Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran