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.


Marche Nuptiale
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Trumpet Voluntary in D
Canon in D

Psalm Responses

Psalm 122: Let Us Go Rejoicing

Psalm 121: Our Help Comes from the Lord
Psalm 128: Blest Are Those Who Love You
Psalm 34: Taste and See

Preparation of the Gifts

Blest Are They
God is Love
Eat This Bread
Eye Has Not Seen
No Greater Love
When Love is Found
You Are Mine


Bread for the World
Now in this Banquet
On Eagle’s Wings
One Bread, One Body
Spirit and Grace
Taste and See
The Love of the Lord
We Have Been Told
You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

Susan Ratigan
Liturgy and Music