Song List

Below is our huge repertoire to help and guide you. Please stick to the listed Hymns/ traditional songs where possible. However if there is a contemporary song that you would like which isn't listed please contact Laura as it should not be a problem to accommodate you.

If you are not having a Church ceremony you may not need to stick to religious songs as the running order of your ceremony may be different. Please consult Laura and she will guide you as to how your musical choices will best slot in.

Civil Ceremony

(Any of the songs below are suitable you don't need to stick to headings)

  1. Entrance
  2. After Second Reading
  3. Signing the Register
  4. Recessional

Church Ceremony

(Please stick to the headings and consult your priest on all song choices)

  1. Processional/Entrance
  2. Lighting of individual candles (instrumental)
  3. Psalm
  4. Gospel Acclamation: Seinn Alleluia or Alleluia (Standard)
  5. Lighting of marriage candle (Generally instrumental)
  6. Offertory
  7. Holy, Holy (Can be sung or said)
  8. Sign of Peace
  9. Communion
  10. Signing of the register
  11. Recessional/Exit

Instrumental Music

  • Pie Jesu
  • Nella Fantasia
  • Canon in D
  • Glasgow Love Theme

Or you can suggest another from the list bearing in mind this part of the ceremony is literally 15-20 seconds! There is also a chance the priest may run the entrance song into your individual candles.

Processional

  • How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
  • A moment like this - Leona Lewis
  • Lay me down - Sam Smith
  • Mirror - Justin Timberlake
  • A thousand years – Christina Perri
  • She moved through the fair - Traditional
  • The first time ever I saw your face – Roberta Flack
  • Pachobel’s Canon in D - Classical (instrumental only)
  • Nella Fantasia (instrumental only)
  • Better – Tom Baxter
  • Next to me – Emilie Sandé
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Somewhere over the rainbow – Hawaii version
  • Footprints in the sand – Leona Lewis

Lighting of single candles

  • Instrumental music of your choice (this is only about 20 seconds)

Responsorial Psalm, Offertory, Sign of peace & Communion

  • Thank you my Lord
  • How great thou art
  • Down to the river to pray
  • I will follow him – Gospel Hymn
  • I watch the sunrise – Traditional Hymn
  • Make me a channel of your peace –Perfect for Sign peace
  • Joyful, Joyful
  • Amazing grace - Traditional Hymn
  • Here I am Lord
  • One bread one body – Traditional Hymn
  • The Clouds Veil – Liam Lawton
  • The Lord is my shepherd - Traditional Hymn
  • You raise me up – Josh Groban

Gospel Acclamation

  • Seinn Alleluia or Alleluia Alleluia – these can be sung or said, pick one (not sung during lent)

Mystery of Faith

(There are four new acclamations or mystery of faiths, therefore I recommend having this said.)

Communion

  • The Prayer- Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli
  • Somewhere over the rainbow
  • Lean on me
  • Something inside so strong
  • Fields of gold – Eva Cassidy
  • Ave Maria - Beyoncé version – check with priest
  • Thank you my Lord

Please note you can use any of the above liturgical songs from the psalm, offertory section too, please try to keep the communion songs as hymns or liturgical as possible, the priests don’t like it when you choose a pop song here for obvious reasons.

Signing of the register

(You can have pretty much what you like in this section)

  • A thousand years – Christina Perri
  • We’ve only just begun – The Carpenters
  • Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
  • Come away with me – Norah Jones
  • Take my breath away – Eva Cassidy
  • I know you by heart – Eva Cassidy
  • Heaven – Bryan Adams
  • Have I told you lately that I love you – Van Morrison
  • Hallelujah – Alexandra Burke
  • Nobody does it better – Carly Simon
  • Sunshine - Gabrielle
  • Still the one – Shania Twain
  • Just the way you are – Billy Joel
  • Everything I do I do it for you – Bryan Adams
  • Aint no mountain high – Marvin Gaye
  • Make you feel my love - Adele
  • From this moment – Shania Twain
  • Footprints in the sand – Leona Lewis
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Wind beneath my wings – Bette Middler
  • The Voyage – Christy Moore
  • The Rose – Bette Middler
  • All I want is you – U2
  • There she goes – The La’s
  • I know my Love – The Corr’s
  • Run – Leona Lewis
  • Annie’s song – John Denver
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard
  • Better – Tom Baxter
  • Your song – Elton John
  • Next to me – Emile Sandé

Recessional

  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • Oh happy day – Gospel Hymn
  • One love – Bob Marley
  • A moment like this – Leona Lewis
  • Signed sealed delivered I’m yours – Stevie Wonder
  • Endless love – Diana Ross
  • Flying without wings – Westlife
  • For Once in my life – Stevie Wonder
  • Higher and higher – Jackie Wilson
  • You are the sunshine of my life – Stevie Wonder
  • This will be an everlasting love – Natalie Cole
  • Greatest day – Take That
  • Rule the world – Take that
  • I’m yours – Mraz
  • Happy together – The Turtles
  • Love –Joss Stone version
  • Put a little love in your heart – Dolly Parton
  • Marry you – Bruno Mars
  • You’ve got the love – Florence and the machine acoustic version