Many brides want to include popular contemporary music in their ceremonies. Churches often have proscribed music lists, so definitely ask for these lists. Your guest may not recognize or connect to contemporary songs, so pick wisely. Ask your relatives for their wedding song favorites and continue the family tradition. This conversation can be very helpful and bring you closer together. The musicians can recommend songs which can create the mood you want. They can combine any kind of music both contemporary and classic, bluegrass and swing, Irish and Italian. You can also do an internet search to find and sample what wedding music appeals to you.
Prelude, or seating music sets the ambiance while people are being seated prior to your entrance. The tempo and intensity should gradually increase to the bridal processional. There can be a short song after the vows, the then the joyous recessionals for the wedding party and guest. Often when the groom is required to participate in the music planning, he will choose his school fight song!!!