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How To Pick The Perfect Music For Signing the Register

Updated: Mar 18




This is a time that can get forgotten within the whole ceremony and yet it can be the part that really adds the wow factor to the day; especially if you have a live performance by a musician or singer.


Signing the register is actually the bit that makes the marriage official. So, having music to fill this time will allow you, your partner and witnesses to soak up the atmosphere, have some photographs taken and catch your breath without feeling rushed. Music will also ensure there isn't the awkward silence, seat shuffling and that the energy does not drop.


It's a joyous, celebratory moment and you can choose anything from a rousing ballad to a romantic acoustic love song, from heavy metal to gospel, or from modern to classical. The choice is huge!!!


It will also give you a chance to really add some uniqueness and personality to your ceremony and is the opportunity for you to choose something with a lot of meaning for both of you. So go wild .... well not too wild!


I would suggest you choose a couple of songs or pieces of music during this part of the ceremony to give yourself time to reflect and enjoy the moment.


Please note that the song below are not an exclusive list and you don't have to just stick with these, they are just a helpful guide.


 

Contemporary

  • 1000 Miles - Mark Shultz

  • A Moment Lit This - Kelly Clarkson

  • Breathe - Faith Hill

  • Brighter Than Sunshine - Aqualung

  • Cherish - The Association

  • Fields of Gold - Sting / Eva Cassidy *

  • From This Moment On - Shania Twain & Bryan White

  • Gorecki - Lamb

  • Grow Old With Me - Mary Chapin Carpenter

  • Here I Am - Leona Lewis

  • I Believe In You and Me - The Four Tops

  • I Do - Paul Brandt

  • If I Fall to Your Heart - Derwent Hannon

  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

  • It's My Life - Bon Jovi

  • Like Teenage Gravity - Counting Crows

  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

  • November Rain - Guns N' Roses

  • On This Day - David Pomerz

  • Only Time - Enya

  • Perfect Day - Lou Read

  • Ribbon in the Sky - Steve Wonder

  • She is Love - Oasis

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Cassidy *

  • Songbird - Cassidy *

  • Talk of the Town - Jack Johnson

  • Teardrop - Newton Faulkner

  • The Battle Hymn of Love - Kathy Mattea

  • The Best Day - George Strait

  • The Best of Me - Cliff Richard

  • The Fairy Queen - Clannad

  • The Luckiest - Ben Folds

  • The Rose - Bette Midler

  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

  • We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters

  • When You Say You Love Me - Josh Groban

  • Your Song - Elton John



Crossover / Movies

  • A Groovy Kind of Love (Buster) - Phil Collins

  • Eidelweiss (Sound of Music) - Hammerstein *

  • My Heart Will Go On (Titanic Theme) - Horner *

  • The Prayer - Forster *

  • Till There Was You (Music Man) - Willson *



Traditional / Classical

  • Ave Maria - Caccini *

  • I know that my Reedemer Liveth - Handel*

  • Laudate Dominum - Mozart *

  • O Mio babino Caro - Puccini *

  • Ombra Mai Fu - Handel *

  • Panis Angelicus - Franck *

  • Pie Jesu - Lloyd Weber *

  • Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier (instrumental)

  • Salut D'Amour - Elgar (instrumental)

  • Where e'er You Walk - Handel *

  • Claire De Lune - Debussy (instrumental)

  • Summer III Presto (Four Seasons) - Vivaldi


For information - songs marked with an asterisk (*) are currently some of my performance pieces. If your favourite song is not on this list or marked with an asterisk and you are interested in me potentially performing, if please contact me.

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