The Right WeddingMusicList Is A Win/Win!

The best WeddingMusicList for fingerstyle guitarists. This selection of instrumental wedding music and popular wedding reception songs are a "Must Know" for the wedding guitarist.

Weddings can be an important income generator for fingerstyle guitarist. The warm beautiful tone of the guitar makes it a great choice for both the ceremony and reception.

The use of fingerstyle guitar in outdoor weddings is especially effective. It's tough to imagine anything more romantic than a spectacular outdoor setting and beautiful guitar music.

An important consideration is what to include in a "best WeddingMusicList". A big factor, of course, is knowing which part of the festivities that you'll be part of.

A WeddingMusicList for just the ceremony is one thing. One for the reception will be a little different.

In many cases, a fingerstyle guitar player will play during the wedding ceremony and maybe part of the reception. Then, if there's dancing, a band or DJ will take over. After all, there aren't many fingerstyle mother son wedding songs!

Here is a WeddingMusicList of commonly played songs:

Prelude music

  • Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  • Isn't It Romantic (Glenn Miller)
  • Water Music (Handel)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert / Gounod)
  • The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
  • Greensleeves (Traditional)
  • Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin)
  • God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)
  • As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) (Tony Bennett)
  • Arioso (Bach)
  • Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
  • Brandenburg Concerto #2 (Bach)
  • Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
  • At Last - Etta James
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • From This Moment - Shania Twain
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Processional & Bridal music

  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) from "Lohengrin" (Wagner)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • The Four Seasons (Handel)
  • Water Music (Handel)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  • When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge)
  • In My Life (The Beatles)

Interlude music

  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Amazing Grace (Traditional)
  • And I Love Her (The Beatles)
  • Primavera: First Movement, Allegro (Vivaldi)
  • Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
  • Für Elise (Beethoven)
  • We've Only Just Begun (The Carpenters)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)

Recessional music

  • Wedding March (from "A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Mendelssohn)
  • Ode To Joy (from The Ninth Symphony) (Beethoven)
  • Hallelujah Chorus (from "The Messiah") (Handel)
  • The Long And Winding Road (The Beatles)
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
  • How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
  • Then He Kissed Me (The Crystals)
  • I Got You Babe (Sonny and Cher)

Reception music

  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  • Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
  • Can I Have This Dance? (Ann Murray)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
  • It Had To Be You (Harry Connick, Jr.)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Endless Love (Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)
  • I Cross My Heart (George Strait)
  • I Swear (John M. Montgomery or All 4 One)
  • A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle)
  • As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) (Michael Feinstein)
  • When You Say Nothing At All (Allison Krauss)
  • Faithfully (Journey)
  • No Ordinary Love (Sade)
  • Here And Now (Luther Vandross)
  • I Can Love you Like That (John M. Montgomery)
  • Power Of Love (Celine Dion)
  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love (Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson)
  • Everything I Do {I Do For You} (Bryan Adams)
  • When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge or Michael Bolton)
  • All My Life (Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville)
  • I'll Be There (Mariah Carey)
  • On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men)
  • At Last (Etta James)
  • Don't Know Much (Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville)
  • From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay (Harry Connick, Jr.)
  • Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)

It's a good idea to include some songs for when the cake is cut to your WeddingMusicList.

Cutting The Cake music

  • I Wanna Grow Old With You (Adam Sandler)
  • How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
  • Sugar, Sugar (The Archies)
  • When I'm 64 (The Beatles)
  • Recipe For Love (Harry Connick Jr.)
  • That's Amore' (Dean Martin)
  • Happy Together (The Turtles)
  • I Got You Babe (Sunny & Cher)
  • Love & Marriage (Frank Sinatra)

This isn't a complete WeddingMusicList, of course. It is a list of some of the most popular songs though. If you keep your ears open, you may find a song that is the perfect addition to the list.

Aren't sure about how to approach playing some of these songs? You might want to check out this information.

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