At most civil wedding venues it only takes a matter of seconds for the bride to make her entrance, so pieces with long introductions are generally best avoided.

The bride will also need to choose whether she wants to make her entrance to joyous, upbeat music or to something more elegant and understated.

Here are some pieces which work well for the entrance of the bride:



The pieces above are ideal for a solo pianist or a string group, though most are also playable by other musicians.

All of the music suggested above is featured on one or other of our CDs Music for a Civil Wedding and Music for a Civil Wedding Volume II.

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