The Postlude

When two people find love and strength in one another and become married, there rarely is a more beautiful thing and nothing else truly compares to the look in their eyes. After a wedding ceremony, planners usually set aside a portion of time in a specific place for the bride and groom to speak with guests so that the guests might see and feel the beauty in their union. This is best known as the postlude portion of a wedding.

A Newly Married Couple Greet Guests In A Receiving Line

When done formally, this meet and greet is best known as a receiving line in which guests line up to mingle and meet with the guests of honor, bridal party, and immediate family members. When done informally usually pre-dinner cocktails and hors doeuvres are served and everyone is free to mingle in a lounge or designated area. Sometimes guests are given to enjoy a pre-reception buffet and refreshments while a photographer and the bridal party and immediate family have a photo session elsewhere. Musically, many different styles are appropriate for the interlude, but it is best complimented with soft jazz, popular love songs, classical selections or other favorites of the newlywed couple.

We have included a list of some of frequently used or popular postlude songs below and we encourage our clients to go over the list and then look for them in our on-line database, listen to them, and decide whether or not that specific song is right for their needs. And if the song isn't and we don't have the song that they seek, we encourage them to contact us with their song suggestion or requests and we will work at getting that song in our database in time for their wedding ceremony.

Song Suggestions

You are not required to use a song on this list but are instead encouraged to select a song you feel would be most fitting for your ceremony.

Title Artist(s)

(Some of these songs may not be available on the smaller music systems.)