Want to impress your friends or family — or perhaps your future husband or wife — with a wedding performance? Here are some ideas for songs to sing at a wedding from Hayward, CA teacher Molly R...
I have worked with many singers who have been asked by a friend or family member to sing at a wedding. It’s a great honor, but it can also be nerve-wracking! While some have been asked to sing a specific song, others need some suggestions on what to sing.
Here are five songs to sing at a wedding, from a wide variety of styles:
1. “Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert
This song has been used for years for good reason. Its vocal line is just plain beautiful! In its original classical adaptation, sung in Latin, it’s a solid option for classically trained voices. There are also pop versions available in various keys, as well as various languages!
2. “All I Ask Of You” from “The Phantom of the Opera”
This is a really great option because it can be sung either as a duet as written for the show (for baritone and soprano), or it can be a more pop-like solo.
3. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
This contemporary ballad is ideal for weddings in more casual settings. Country singers need their options, too! Here is a solo version sung by Carrie Underwood.
“When I Fall in Love”
This classic piece is ideal for jazzy voices, beginner/intermediate singers, and more mature voices.
And last, but certainly not least…
“The Wedding Song (There is Love)” by Paul Stookey
This simple but very moving song has been a staple at weddings for almost 45 years! It sounds lovely with guitar accompaniment as well.
Do you need help finding the perfect song to sing at a wedding, or making your chosen solo perfect? There are so many voice teachers that would love to help you. He or she can help you with your diction, phrasing, and overall confidence to prepare you for a marvelous performance on the big day!
Looking for additional gig material? Check out our list of songs to sing here!
Molly R. teaches online and in-person singing lessons in Hayward, CA. Her specialties include teaching beginner vocalists, shy singers, children, teens, lapsed singers, and older beginners. She joined TakeLessons in November 2013. Learn more about Molly here!
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