CEREMONY PLANNING RESOURCES

Tips & tricks to make your wedding ceremony uniquely you!

Indy Ceremony Spaces

Indy Ceremony Spaces

Outdoor Indy Ceremony Spaces

  • Canal at Indiana State Museum
  • Wedding Garden at Indianapolis Zoo & Gardens
  • Deck at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club
  • Mustard Seed Gardens
  • Tent at The Bridgewater Club

Unique, Downtown Ceremony Spaces

  • Indiana State House
  • Indiana Landmarks Center
  • Grand Hall at Crowne Plaza Union Station
  • Theatre at Scottish Rite Cathedral
  • Skyline Club
  • D’Amore
  • Field at Lucas Oil Stadium

Northside Ceremony Spaces

  • Chapel at Ritz Charles
  • Mustard Seed Gardens
  • Amphitheater at Coxhall Gardens

Ceremony Music Suggestions

Ceremony Music Suggestions - Guest Arrival

Specifics:

  • Vitamin String Quartet:  stringed covers of popular music.
  • Piano Music Masters:  piano covers of popular music.
  • Straight No Chaser:  men’s acapella group.
  • Pentatonix:  co-ed acapella group.
  • Great Gatsby Movie Soundtrack:  dark, instrumental music.

Genres:

  • Modern:  Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Ray LaMontagne, etc.
  • Alternative:  The Shins, Lumineers, Iron and Wine, Coldplay, etc.
  • Rat Pack:  Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, etc.
  • Country:  Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, etc.
  • Soft Rock:  Billy Joel, Elton John, Beatles, James Taylor, etc.
Ceremony Music Suggestions - Seating of Parents

Traditional (strings/orchestral)

  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Air on G String – Bach

Modern (singer/songwriter)

  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • 1, 2, 3, 4 – Plain White T’s
  • Better Together  – Jack Johnson
  • I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  • You and Me – Dave Matthews Band
  • You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Country

  • God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
  • Love Your Love the Most – Eric Church
  • Making Memories of Us – Keith Urban
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes
  • When You Say Nothing at All – Alison Krauss

Soft Rock

  • Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  • With a Little Help from My Friends – Beatles
  • You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
  • Your Song – Elton John
Ceremony Music Suggestions - Bridesmaids

Traditional (strings/orchestral)

  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • Air On G String – Bach
  • Air from Water Music – Handel
  • Spring (Four Seasons) – Vivaldi

Modern (singer/songwriter)

  • Hold You in My Arms – Ray LaMontagne
  • Marry Me – Train
  • This Year’s Love – David Gray
  • Until You – Dave Barnes
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

Alternative

  • Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • Home – Phillip Phillips
  • Look After You – The Fray
Ceremony Music Suggestions - Bride

Traditional (strings/orchestral)

  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) – Richard Wagner
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Air On G String – Bach

Modern (singer/songwriter)

  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
  • Marry Me – Train
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  • The One I Love – David Gray
  • You and Me – Dave Matthews Band

Country

  • God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
  • Love Your Love the Most – Eric Church
  • Only You Can Love Me This Way – Keith Urban
  • Then – Brad Paisley
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Ways to Personalize Your Indy Ceremony

Ceremony Decor Ideas
  • Floating Candles down the aisle
  • Build a custom altar
  • Use uplights or pattern projections behind the altar
Things to Do During the Ceremony
  • Guests Bless the Rings:  Start at the back of the room, and pass your weddings rings from guest to guest asking them to bless the rings.
  • Have Someone Read a Poem/Scripture:  Invite a close friend or family member to say something meaningful during the ceremony.
  • Present Your Parents a Gift:  Surprise your parents, and give them a personalized gift during the ceremony to say thank you for everything they’ve done.