Prelude Music - Music for the Prelude (20 minutes before the ceremony) is meant to provide a pleasant atmosphere as guests gather. Usually the pieces are chosen by the musician, always with the particular theme or style of the wedding in mind.
Suggestions for the Ceremony:
Family Processional (usually Mothers, Grandmothers): Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
Bridesmaids: Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
Bride's Processional: 1. Here Comes the Bride (Also known as "Bridal Chorus")
by Richard Wagner
Alternative - 2. The Prince of Denmark's March (Also known as "Trumpet Voluntary)
by Jeriamiah Clarke
Special Music (Unity Candle, Lasso, Sand Service, etc.): 1.
-->Minuet in D by Robert de Visee Alternative - 2. On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother
Recessional Music: 1. Wedding March from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
by Felix Mendelssohn
Alternative - 2. Ode to Joy by Beethoven
Postlude: Allegro from "Concerto in C" by Antonio Vivaldi