How to Select Music For a Civil Ceremony:

 

A rough guideline of where we can include music would be as follows:

 

Sample Outline Civil Ceremony

 

- Music - Entrance

- Opening Greeting by Registrar

- Music - Lighting of 2 candles

- Reading no 1

- Music

- Reading no 2

- Declaration

- Music

- Ring Ceremony

- Music - Lighting of unity candle

- Closing Greeting by Registrar

- Music - Signing of the Register (2 songs)

- Music - Exit

 

However, you will have greater leeway in the structure of the ceremony and where you would like music included. Some celebrants prefer not to include liturgical music and may suggest you consider a sand, wine or handfasting ceremony.

 

Chat with your celebrant and they'll advise you on what structure they like. That way you can be sure of no hiccups on the day. 

 

 

Check out our Civil Ceremony video where we go through a ton of tunes, including Crazy in Love and the GOT theme tune!

 

Want more advice on having a Civil Ceremony? Check out Civil Ceremonies with MusicAngel, the sister to our management group!

 

You'll find tons of advice, options and ideas over there. 

Our Civil Ceremony Repertoire...Have FUN choosing! 

Instrumentals 

 

  • Bridal March - Wagner

  • Wedding March - Mendelsohn

  • Canon in D - Pachelbel

  • Game of Thrones Theme Tune

 

Irish:

 

  • Raglan Road

  • Ag Chriost An Siol

 

General: 

 

  • When You Wish Upon A Star

  • I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

  • Sea Of Love - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

 

  • Aint No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross 

  • Ave Maria - Schubert

  • All I Want is You - U2

  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles 

  • All Of Me - John Legend

  • Amazing Grace - Various

  • Beyond The Sea - Bob Darin 

  • Change The World - Eric Clapton 

  • Dance Tonight - Paul McCartney 

  • Don't Stop Believing - Journey 

  • Dream a Little Dream - Mamas and the Papas

  • England - The National

  • Everlong - The Foo Fighters 

  • Everlasting Love - Love Affair

  • Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard 

  • Fields of Gold - Sting 

  • First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes

  • Forever Young - Alphaville

  • Galway Girl - Mundy

  • Galileo - Declan O'Rourke

  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

  • Heroes - David Bowie

  • Ho Hey - Lumineers 

  • Home - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros 

  • How Long Will I Love You? - Ellie Goulding 

  • In My Life - The Beatles

  • Into My Arms - Nick Cave

  • I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

 

 

 

  • I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

  • I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz

  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

  • Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode

  • La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf 

  • Let's Stay Together - Al Green

  • Loving You - Paulo Nutini

  • Make You Feel My Love -Adele 

  • Marry You – Bruno Mars

  • Marry Me - Train 

  • Maybe I'm Amazed - Wings/Paul McCartney

  • My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder

  • One Day like This - Elbow

  • Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber 

  • Real Love - The Beatles

  • Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits 

  • She's a Mystery Girl - Roy Orbison 

  • She Moved Through The Fair - Loreena McKennitt

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakamiwoiele

  • Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

  • Songbird - Oasis

  • The Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera

  • There Ain't No Cure For Love - Leonard Cohen 

  • The Voyage - Christy Moore 

  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

  • The Last Waltz - The Band 

  • Waltzing Matilda - Australian Anthem

  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong  

  • Without You - Eddie Vedder 

  • Wonderwall - Oasis 

  • You and Me - The Wannadies