Wedding Music Suggestions for Civil Ceremony and First Dance

Choosing music for a civil ceremony can be quite tricky and then comes the first dance! Here are a few suggestions to get you thinking in the right direction!

Try to choose something that means something to you and not for anyone else! After all this is going to be “your song” forever!


Clair de lune – Claude Debussy
Air on the G String – JS Bach
Sinfonia from Cantata 29, BWV 29  by Johann Sebastian Bach
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G major: Prelude, BWV 1007 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Morning – E Grieg
Prelude to Te Deum – Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Allegro from Trois pièces brèves for Wind Quintet – Jacques Ibert
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – GF Handel
The Prince of Denmark’s March – J Clarke
Chanson de Matin – E Elgar
Alla Hornpipe from Water Music, Suite in D Major – George Frideric Handel
Minuet – L Boccherini
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – F Mendelssohn
Largo ma non tanto, from Concerto in D minor for Two Violins – JS Bach
Canon in D – J Pachelbel
La traviata: Libiamo ne’lieti calici (Brindisi) – G Verdi
‘O mio babbino caro’ – G Puccini
Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke


“Songbird” – Eva Cassidy
“Your Song” – Elton John
“Stand by Me” – Ben E. King
“Truly Madly Deeply” – Savage Garden
“Have I Told You Lately?” – Van Morrison
“She” – Elvis Costello
“I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz
“Iris” – Goo Goo Dolls
“You’re the First, My Last, My Everything” – Barry White
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“Fields of Gold” – Sting
“Love Me Tender” – Elvis Presley
“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
“Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones
“She’s the One” – Robbie Williams
“The Wonder of You” – Elvis presley
“You Are The best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne
“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
“All of Me” – John Legend
“You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain
“Amazed” – Lodestar
Better Together – Jack Johnson

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