75+ Prelude Wedding Songs For Your Guest Arrival Playlist

75+ Prelude Wedding Songs For Your Guest Arrival Playlist

Setting the perfect atmosphere for your wedding ceremony begins as the guests arrive and take their seats - the wedding prelude.

You've spent months choosing your flower arrangements, preparing readings, and designing the wedding order of service, but the most crucial element of all is your wedding music.

The pre-ceremony usually lasts around 20-30 minutes, so it's worth noting you'll need about eight or more wedding songs for this part of the day, setting the scene as your guests arrive and take their seats.

Looking for the Best Prelude Wedding Ceremony Songs?

Your chosen prelude songs will help set the mood and compliment the theme of your ceremony before you make your grand entrance! With this in mind, we've carefully crafted the best prelude wedding ceremony songs for you to peruse below.

Whether you're looking to create a romantic atmosphere with 'Better Together' by Luke Combs or a more traditional scene with 'Water Music' by Handel, there's so much to consider for this opening part of the day.

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Contemporary Prelude Songs

  • Love You For A Long Time - Maggie Rogers
    Love You For A Long Time - Maggie Rogers
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  • River - Leon Bridges
    River - Leon Bridges
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  • Exist For Love - Aurora
    Exist For Love - Aurora
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  • Be My Baby - Lowland Hum
    Be My Baby - Lowland Hum
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  • Easy - Pale Waves
    Easy - Pale Waves
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  • Love In Slow Motion - Ed Sheeran
    Love In Slow Motion - Ed Sheeran
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  • Oxygen - Beach Bunny
    Oxygen - Beach Bunny
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  • You & I - LÉON
    You & I - LÉON
    Play
  • My Universe - Coldplay
    My Universe - Coldplay
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  • 3 Small Words - MisterWives
    3 Small Words - MisterWives
    Play

Classic guest Arrival Songs

  • Dreams - The Cranberries
    Dreams - The Cranberries
    Play
  • No Surprises - Radiohead
    No Surprises - Radiohead
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  • Baby Can I Hold You - Tracy Chapman
    Baby Can I Hold You - Tracy Chapman
    Play
  • My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
    My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
    Play
  • Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
    Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
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  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
    You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
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  • Babylon - David Gray
    Babylon - David Gray
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  • Real Love - The Beatles
    Real Love - The Beatles
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  • She’s Got A Way - Billy Joel
    She’s Got A Way - Billy Joel
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  • Crazy Love - Van Morrison
    Crazy Love - Van Morrison
    Play

Disney Songs

  • Into The Unknown - Frozen 2
    Into The Unknown - Frozen 2
    Play
  • Someone’s Waiting For You - The Rescuers
    Someone’s Waiting For You - The Rescuers
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  • Love Is An Open Door - Frozen
    Love Is An Open Door - Frozen
    Play
  • Love - Robin Hood
    Love - Robin Hood
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  • Looking For Romance - Bambi
    Looking For Romance - Bambi
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  • Some Day My Prince Will Come - Snow White
    Some Day My Prince Will Come - Snow White
    Play
  • Your Heart Will Lead You Home - The Tigger Movie
    Your Heart Will Lead You Home - The Tigger Movie
    Play
  • Belle Notte - Lady and the Tramp
    Belle Notte - Lady and the Tramp
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  • A Whole New World - Aladdin
    A Whole New World - Aladdin
    Play
  • True To Your Heart - Mulan
    True To Your Heart - Mulan
    Play

Classical Prelude Music

  • Water Music (Hornpipe) - George Frideric Handel
    Water Music (Hornpipe) - George Frideric Handel
    Play
  • Moon River - 2Cellos
    Moon River - 2Cellos
    Play
  • Serenade, D. 957, No. 4 - Franz Schubert
    Serenade, D. 957, No. 4 - Franz Schubert
    Play
  • Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
    Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
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  • Violin Concerto in A - Franz Joseph Haydn
    Violin Concerto in A - Franz Joseph Haydn
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  • Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
    Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
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  • A Rose Is Gently Blooming, Op. 122, No. 8 - Johannes Brahms
    A Rose Is Gently Blooming, Op. 122, No. 8 - Johannes Brahms
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  • Concerto in D Minor, Adagio - Tomaso Albinoni
    Concerto in D Minor, Adagio - Tomaso Albinoni
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  • Nocturne op.9, No.2 - Chopin
    Nocturne op.9, No.2 - Chopin
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  • Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan Williams
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  • Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude Debussy
    Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude Debussy
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  • Romance, Op. 44, No. 1 - Anton Rubenstein
    Romance, Op. 44, No. 1 - Anton Rubenstein
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Indie Songs

  • Love On The Weekend - John Mayer
    Love On The Weekend - John Mayer
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  • If You Ever Want To Be In Love - James Bay
    If You Ever Want To Be In Love - James Bay
    Play
  • We Fell In Love In October - Girl In Red
    We Fell In Love In October - Girl In Red
    Play
  • Step - Vampire Weekend
    Step - Vampire Weekend
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  • Conversation Piece - Kings Of Leon
    Conversation Piece - Kings Of Leon
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  • Gap - The Kooks
    Gap - The Kooks
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  • You & I - Wilco
    You & I - Wilco
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  • Lips - The XX
    Lips - The XX
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  • I Could Die For You - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    I Could Die For You - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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  • Wait - M83
    Wait - M83
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Romantic / Sentimental

  • Hold My Girl - George Ezra
    Hold My Girl - George Ezra
    Play
  • The Bones - Maren Morris
    The Bones - Maren Morris
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  • Let’s Fall In Love For The Night - Finneas
    Let’s Fall In Love For The Night - Finneas
    Play
  • 24 Hours - Shawn Mendes
    24 Hours - Shawn Mendes
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  • Alone - Jessie Ware
    Alone - Jessie Ware
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  • I’m With You - Vance Joy
    I’m With You - Vance Joy
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  • Forever Me & You - The Teskey Brothers
    Forever Me & You - The Teskey Brothers
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  • Cherry Wine - Hozier
    Cherry Wine - Hozier
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  • Better Together - Luke Combs
    Better Together - Luke Combs
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  • Love - Lana Del Ray
    Love - Lana Del Ray
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  • Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
    Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
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  • Just The Way You Are - The Piano Guys
    Just The Way You Are - The Piano Guys
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  • Lover - Taylor Swift
    Lover - Taylor Swift
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  • Love Song - Lucy Rose
    Love Song - Lucy Rose
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Unique / Unusual

  • Don’t Go Far - Charlie Cunningham
    Don’t Go Far - Charlie Cunningham
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  • Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills & Nash
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  • A Case Of You - Joni Mitchell
    A Case Of You - Joni Mitchell
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  • Fools Rush In - She & Him
    Fools Rush In - She & Him
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  • Postcards From Italy - Beirut
    Postcards From Italy - Beirut
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  • Aventine - Agnes Obel
    Aventine - Agnes Obel
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  • If It’s The End - Willy Mason
    If It’s The End - Willy Mason
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  • Apocalypse - Cigarettes After Sex
    Apocalypse - Cigarettes After Sex
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  • When I’ve Been Born (I’ll Love You) - Will Stratton
    When I’ve Been Born (I’ll Love You) - Will Stratton
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  • Maybe You’re The Reason - Japanese House
    Maybe You’re The Reason - Japanese House
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