Music for the Wedding Ceremony

When an organist is required, the church organist will play for the ceremony. (A guest organist may be invited, but only upon permission from the pastor. An instrument usage fee of $50 will apply). All music must be approved by the director of music and pastor, including music to be performed by guest organists and any other musicians. Remember that the wedding ceremony is a sacred service and the music should be chosen accordingly. 


Music from motion picture sound tracks, popular vocal music and country western music is generally not appropriate in a church wedding ceremony. It is recommended that this music be performed at the wedding reception. 


Dear Bride & Groom, 


We are so pleased that you have decided to have your wedding at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church! My name is Karen and as the church's music director, I would be happy to assist you in making your wedding ceremony music choices. If you have already reserved the church for your wedding and you plan to have us provide your wedding music (piano, organ or both), then the pastor has already given me your general information. You do not need to contact me prior to six weeks before your wedding date unless you have questions or need help; in that case, feel free to contact me by email:


Here are some suggestions/ideas (from YouTube) to help you decide on the perfect wedding music. All of the listings below can be played on piano or organ. 


Processional / Recessional suggestions:

Do you want the music prior to the ceremony to be played on piano or organ?

Do you want music during the lighting of the unity candle?

Do you want hymns for guests to sing?


Six Weeks Prior to Your Wedding Date – 

So there are six weeks left. I hope you have made some musical decisions. Please complete the following form and email it to me at:   You will receive a confirmation email from me and I will look forward to seeing you at your wedding rehearsal!  ~Karen Graef

 *The fee for playing your wedding is $150.00 and is due at the wedding rehearsal.*





October 16, 2018

Chapel Lane:  #989-631-2081

5501 Jefferson Avenue

Midland, MI  48640


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Afternoon Circle

Please note that the Afternoon Circle meets on the third Monday of each month, in the church library, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Evening Circle

The Evening Circle meets at 7:00 p.m. at a member's home on the first Monday of each month. Consult the Worship Bulletin or call the Church Office for details.



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