Alternatives to "here comes the bride"?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
226 posts
Helper bee

Not unique in any way, but planning to walk down the isle to Pachabel’s Canon in D

Post # 4
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Canon in D for me too 🙂

Post # 5
36 posts

That’s also what I’m going for too pachabel canon in D… Good choice ladies 🙂 

Post # 6
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Runnymede Hotel

I’m walking down the aisle to ‘Our House’ by Crosby Stills Nash and Young 🙂 Fits our hippie vibe. You can walk down to whatever you like!

Post # 7
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I walked to “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” cover by Leona Lewis. 

Post # 8
5391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Mizzbouvier14:  Another one for Pachelbel’s Canon in D lol.

I know it’s a bit of a ‘cliche’ and that loads of people have it, but I have always had a strong emotional reaction to it, for as long as I can remember, so I chose it for that reason; I want something I connect with emotionally, and not something I’m kind of ‘meh’ about.

Another nice alternative is Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, and I also like his Hornpipe piece (the bridesmaids will be entering to this).

Post # 9
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i walked down to the beatles, here comes the sun.

you can play ANY song you want to walk down the aisle to.  i’ve never actually heard “here comes the bride” at a wedding. 

Post # 11
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I coming down to Sinfonia from cantata 156 by Bach.  The parents are coming down to Prelude in C Major BWV 846 by Bach- that would have been a good choice for me as well.  For something really different I have heard of the hymm from Jupiter by Holst as a great wedding processional too. 

Honestly, it really depends on whether you will be using a recording, or having live performers, what kinds of instruments, and what their background is.  We are using organ, but if I hired a string quartet my choices would have been completely different.  

Post # 12
24 posts

van morrison someone like you


you can walk to whatever you like. There are websites that have music samples for bride processional songs. 

Post # 13
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

I’ve been struggling w/ music choices too… I’m pretty sure I’m going to hire this amazing violionist I saw the other day for my ceremony… But I’ve also asked my friend who is an AMAZING vocalist to sing for me. So I think I’ll have him play (what? idk) for the precession of everyone else and then have her sing the bridesmaids & I down the aisle (what? again idk) then followed up by him playing softly during the ceremony… that’s a rough sketch for now.

Post # 14
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mizzbouvier14:  We hired a cellist and guitarist for our ceremony, and the music we selected was the following: 

Wedding Party Processional: “Across the Universe” THe Beatles

Bridal Processional: “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” Elvis Presley

Wedding Party Processional: “Yellow” Coldplay

Post # 15
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I like Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary.

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