Interlude Wedding Songs
Interlude wedding songs should create the appropriate mood. Interlude is an important part of the wedding ceremony. Any normal American wedding ceremony consists of prelude, wedding party procession, bridal procession, interlude and finally the recession. Interlude normally consists of rituals like lighting the memory candle, unity candle and rose presentation.
Some of the popular choices of wedding songs for the interludes in wedding ceremony are “In my life” by The Beatles, “Could I have this dance” by Anne Murray, “I’ll be right there” by Bryan Adams, “Heaven” by Bryan Adams, “I can only imagine” by Mercy Me, “Love of my life” by Jim Brickman and Michael Smith, “Forever and for always” by Shania Twain and many other songs.
If you want to include some interlude wedding songs in the background of your speech, make sure you choose the songs you could relate to. These wedding songs should not only be melodious but also should have the appropriate lyrics. Make sure you choose lyrics that best matches with your belief system, value system and your views about marriage and relationships. Normally you would require not more than 2-3 songs for the interlude part of the wedding ceremony.
Some of the classical interlude wedding songs include “Ave Maria” by Bach, Johann Sebastian, “The Lord’s prayer” by Mallote, “Meditation” by Massenet, Jules and many other songs. Some of the pop songs for interlude include “The prayer” By Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, “A moment like this” by Kelly Clarkson, “Because you loved me” by Celine Dion, “A whole new world” by Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson and many other songs.
Some of the classic oldies for interlude wedding songs include “I believe in you and me” by Four Tops, “color my world” by Chicago, “Ribbon in the sky” by Stevie Wonder, “The wedding song” by Paul Stookey and some other classic songs. Some of the country songs for interlude section of the wedding ceremony include “Best Day” by George Strait, “Amazed” by Lonestar, “grow old with me” by Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Breathe” by Faith Hill and many other songs. These would suit especially if you have a country wedding.
You can use most of these interlude musical compositions during some of the silent rituals like before reading the vows, while exchanging rings, during the family’s blessings, etc. You could also play these compositions in the background of someone’s speech especially if you want to emphasize on a few sentences. You could play it during the prayer or combine an interlude piece with the prayer.
Interlude wedding songs should be played at a moderate volume keeping in mind the sanctity of the wedding ceremony. Since, interlude includes certain important but silent moments of the wedding ceremony, the songs should create the required impact of enhancing the wedding mood. However, make sure the music you choose, whether instrumental or vocal is not loud or fast track. It should essentially be slow to medium paced and the lyrics should be meaningful.
Usually, some soft instrumental piece of music played in the background can create a huge impact for such ceremonies. Although lighting the unity candle is the most common ritual in the interlude part, there are many more additional rituals like wine ritual, crystals or sands ritual, rose ceremony or other flower rituals.
Interlude wedding songs could be slow track or simply an instrumental classical track. This is a relatively quiet part of the wedding ceremony wherein nobody speaks much. Hence, it is fine if you do not have a singer. If you have a band you can ask them to play a slow or classical track of your choice or simply play a CD.