Sample Ceremony Music Playlists

Booking Cairn String Quartet allows you to pick every song of the day yourselves. However, sometimes it’s really tough to pin down what you might like from the 1500+ songs on our playlist. We cater for 90’s Brit Poppers to Classical Music lovers, Film Buffs to Disney Dreamers to today’s Chart toppers.

So here’s a few ideas of favourites to help you choose. These songs can be played at any point during the day. We always recommend at least 3 for signing the register just in case and something fun and upbeat though for taking that first step together down the aisle as a newly married couple.

Before Ceremony / Guests Taking their Seats

This could be soothing or upbeat and fun, whatever mood you would like to set!

Songbird – Eva Cassidy / Fleetwood Mac

Glasgow Love Theme – from Love Actually

This year’s Love – David Gray

Someone you Loved – Lewis Capaldi

Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows

I Will Wait / Sigh No More – Mumford and Sons

The Only Exception – Paramore

Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

Chasing Cars / Run – Snow Patrol

Don’t stop Believing – Journey

Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith


Just Before Ceremony / Just before the ‘Big Walk Down’

The Final Countdown

We Have All the Time in the World


Processional (Walking down the Aisle)

A Thousand Years – Christina Perry

Canon – Pachelbel (a timeless classic)

For the Love of a Princess from Braveheart

Please Please Let me Get What I Want – The Smiths

Nice Dream – Radiohead

The Kiss – Last of the Mohicans

Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Can’t Help falling in Love – Elvis

Something – the Beatles

Kissing You or balcony Scene from Baz Lehrman’s Romeo and Juliet

A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman


Candles / Reflective Moments / Ring Warming

Make You Feel My love – Bob Dylan / Adele

How Long Will I love You – The Waterboys / Ellie Goulding

Caledonia – Dougie McLean


“You May Now Kiss”

Kiss the Girl – The Little Mermaid

Toothpaste Kisses – The Macabees


Signing the Register

You Got a Friend in Me – from Toy Story

Ten Story Love Song – The Stone Roses

Stand by Me – Ben E King

Whatever – Oasis

Perfect or Thinking out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Mardy Bum – Arcade Fire

Your Hand in Mine – Explosions in the Sky

Tale as old as Time – Beauty and the Beast

Symphony – Clean Bandit

Happy – Pharell



Recessional (Walking back up the Aisle)

Wedding March turning into All you Need is Love

Wedding March turning into Another one Bites the Dust

Wedding March turning into Star Wars

Paradise – George Ezra

Gold – Spandau Ballet

One Day Like This – Elbow

I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

500 Miles – The Proclaimers

Teenage Kicks – The undertones

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

It Must be Love – Madness

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Greatest Day – Take That

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

Highland Cathedral

Can’t Take my Eyes Off You – Andy Williams (“I Love you Baby”)

Lovely Day- Bill Withers

On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons

Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses

Viva la Vida – Coldplay

Rather Be – Clean Bandit


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