When considering your wedding music, these are the parts of the ceremony that are well-suited to musical interludes. You may also choose to include some hymns during the service.

Whether you choose to hire the services of a musician or use pre-recorded music, we are happy to work with you to create the right ambience for your ceremony.

The Prelude

The music played for 10-15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.


The music played to accompany the entrance of members of the wedding party. Depending on the size of the party this can take anywhere from two to five minutes. You may wish to select a different piece of music for the entrance of the bride.

Signing of the Register

The music played during the signing of the register. This part of the ceremony typically takes three to five minutes.


This is an optional part of the ceremony, but if you do choose to take communion this is another opportunity for music. 


The music played as the couple walk down the aisle together for the first time as newlyweds. The wedding party and immediate family will typically follow, with the rest of the guests after them. Allow five to seven minutes.

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Wedding Hymns

There are often two or three hymns sung during a wedding service. The first is near to the beginning and helps everyone feel they are together for a special purpose. 

The last hymn comes before the final blessing, and reflects a mood of celebration and joy. Another hymn is sometimes included whilst the register is being signed, or just after.

If you select hymns that may be familiar to your guests and easy to sing, it will encourage everyone to join in. To help you get started, here are some well-loved church wedding hymns.

All Things Bright and Beautiful (version 1 & 2)

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Amazing Grace & Be Still for the Presence of The Lord

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Come to a Wedding & For the Beauty of the Earth

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Great is Thy Faithfulness & Give Me Joy In My Heart

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Lead Us Heavenly Father & Lord of the Dance

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Love Divine All Loves Excelling & Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

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Morning Has Broken & O Praise Ye The Lord!

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O Worship the King & Praise My Soul The King of Heaven

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Tell Out My Soul & The Lord's My Shepherd

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Ringing of the Bells

Weddings at St. George's are not complete without the rejoicing sound of the bells. Since their installation in 1926 it has been tradition to send new couples on their way with the ringing of the eleven Taylor chime bells. This aspect of the service is included in the wedding fee, and the bells will be rung by one of the talented St. George's chimers.