Processional Hymns – Tips and Tricks to Selecting the Perfect Hymn

by The Wedding Music Planner

Most girls have most likely imagined themselves walking down the aisle to the elegant sound of string quartet or perhaps to the sweet sound of a 100 voice choir accompanied by a traditional grand organ. Getting married is a major highlight in a woman’s life and there is nothing that stirs the heart like music. Choosing the songs that would complement the emotions of the bride is a very important aspect of wedding preparations. The perfect processional hymn will inspire the guests to rejoice and celebrate with the girl walking with elegance towards the altar.

Below are some thoughts and helpful hints to help you select a Processional Hymn for your church wedding celebration.

  1. Think about the songs or genres that have special meaning for you or those songs that have been a part of your life. Most brides-to-be choose something that reminds them of special people. It can be something your father used to sing to you while you were a little girl or a song you’ve always loved to sing while you were growing up. It can also be your and your partner’s favorite song.
  2. Think about your passion. If traditional wedding music isn’t your style, then something upbeat and modern might be more appropriate. Make sure you consult the priest celebrating the service to make sure that the song choice if secular is appropriate for a church ceremony. Most wedding celebrants are always happy to give you some suggestions on suitable processional hymns if you take the time to ask them for their advice.
  3. Look for songs that both you and your fiance like which will help create the atmosphere you are wanting for your wedding.
  4. Taking into consideration your family heritage when selecting a song could be one way that you can personalize your wedding processional hymn.
  5. Visit websites that are dedicated to helping people prepare for their weddings with suggestions of well known and loved wedding songs.
  6. Visit music stores and look for compilation recordings of favorite wedding tracks, be aware that this could result in your processional hymn being a little more generic.
  7. Ask you music provider whether that be a band leader, music event organiser, musical director or choir director for some suggestions. Utilizing their combined years of experience can save you many hours and a lot of stress.

For more handy hints and help in selecting the right music and band option for your wedding ceremony please contact us

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