Typical Music Layout –
Civil Ceremony

  • Pre ceremony music, if required
  • Entrance
  • Lighting of candles
  • In between readings
  • Unity candle
  • Sand ceremony/Hand Fasting
  • Signing of register
  • Exit

Please note there is a strict policy in place where no religious content can be included in the music or any readings chosen for a civil ceremony. The layout below is also similar to both a Spiritual Ceremony and a Humanist Ceremony. Your celebrant will go through the exact layout with you.

Entrance Ideas

A thousand years – Christina Perri

All of me – John Legend

Always You – Caroline Kay

At last – Etta James

Feels like home – Chantel Kreviazuk

First time ever I saw your face – Roberta Flak/Leona Lewis

From this moment – Shania Twain

Galileo – Declan O’Rourke

How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding

I can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis

I choose you – Sara Bareilles

I get to love you – Ruelle

Love me tender – Norah Jones

Make you feel my love – Adele

May it be – Enya

Now we are free – Gladiator Theme

Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

She moved through the fair – Traditional

The book of love – Peter Gabriel

This I promise you – Ronan Keating

Use Somebody – Laura Jansen

Yours – Ella Henderson

Lighting of individual candles

(usually an instrumental, this section only lasts 20/30 seconds) An instrumental of any suitable song at all that you like! Some popular ones include:

Can you feel the love tonight

Carrickfergus

Deer Hunter Theme

River flows in you – Yiruma

What a wonderful world

You raise me up

 

Or a chorus/intro of a song.. for e.g.:

 

All I want is you

A moment like this

From this moment

I get to love you

She moved through the fair

In between or after your poems/readings

All of me – John Legend

At last – Etta James

Come away with me – Norah Jones

Higher love – James Vincent McMorrow

How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding

I won’t let go – Rascal Flatts

The first time ever I saw your face – Leona Lewis

This I promise you – Ronan Keating

Time after time – Eva Cassidy

Wings – Birdy

When the right one comes along – Clare Bowen

Wherever you will go – Charlene Soraia

Yours – Ella Henderson

Your song – Ellie Goulding

Lighting of Unity Candle

(usually an instrumental, this section only lasts 20/30 seconds) An instrumental of any suitable song at all that you like! Some popular ones include:

Can you feel the love tonight

Carrickfergus

Deer Hunter Theme

River flows in you – Yiruma

What a wonderful world

You raise me up

 

Or a chorus/intro of a song… for e.g.:

 

All I want is you

A moment like this

From this moment

I get to love you

She moved through the fair

Signing of Register

Beauty & The Beast – Tale as old as time

Caledonia – Dolores Keane

Come away with me – Norah Jones

Grow old with me – Tom Odell

Heaven – Bryan Adams

I do – Westlife

Never Change – Picture This

Somewhere only we know – Lily Allen

Something Beautiful – Tim Halperin

True Colours – Cyndi Lauper

Use Somebody – Laura Jansen

We found love – Rhianna (slowed down acoustic version)

Wings – Birdy

Wherever you will go – Charlene Soraia

Yours – Ella Henderson

Recessional

At last – Etta James

Can’t take my eyes off you – Franki Valli

For once in my life – Stevie Wonder

Forever starts today – Tim Halperin

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Greatest Day – Take That

I’m on top of the world – Imagine Dragons

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Love – Nat King Cole

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Paradise – George Ezra

Put a little love in your heart – Annie Lennox

Real Love – Lilly Ahlberg

Signed Sealed Delivered I’m yours – Stevie Wonder

Take my hand – Picture This

The One – Kodaline

Top of the world – The Carpenters

When we kissed the world fell in love – Wallis Bird