Your Wedding: Music Suggestions
The sacrament of Marriage is a public act, a sacred sign, and an encounter with Christ. The music at your wedding should serve to emphasize the sacred event, not distract from it. It should assist all who are present to share the gift of faith and to join with the Church in prayer for you as a couple. The text of your music then must be identifiable as prayer. If it is not, then that music, even though it may be a favorite of yours, should be left to your reception or dance. Before your ceremony begins (for seating of family, lighting of candles, etc) you may be able to include a more popular song if it fits withing the guidelines of liturgy. The playing of popular CDs will not be permitted during your wedding ceremony. Some arrangements for this type of music may be used before the wedding. Below are some suggestions for music during your ceremony. For questions or further information on choosing music for your wedding, contact Susan Ratigan.