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

Gabriel’s Oboe

Song at the Speyer Cathedral

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Love Has Brought Us Here Together
(Sung text begins at 3:20)

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

Eat This Bread

Eye Has Not Seen

No Greater Love

Faith, Hope and Love

A Nuptial Blessing

Love Endures All Things


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

You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

Susan Ratigan
Liturgy and Music