Post # 1
So, I’ve known for a while what song I want to use to walk down the aisle. It’s Amel Larreux’s No One Else and some of the key lyrics are below:
“Swift as a windsong, you sang the music of an honest bird,
I waited for some contridiction, but truth was ringing in your every word.
And every monent since then, the one thing I can tell,
Is that I belong with you, and no one else.”
Early on into our relationship I felt that these words perfectly described how myself and my fiance are around each other and that they perfectly describe my love for him. Well, a few weeks ago, I got this crazy idea to sing the song as I walked down the aisle.
I’ve been singing since I was 6, and can easily handle the song. And I love the vision that goes through my mind of singing these powerful words to my spouse and letting him know just how much I love him.
Am I crazy for doing this?
Post # 2
if you think you can do it, you should absolutely do it.
Post # 3
tprevost: Not crazy, but perhaps a little optimistic. No matter how we plan and prepare, many brides find they have a lump in their throat and a tear in ther eye as they walk down the aisle.
Have you considered pre-recording yourself singing the song?
Post # 4
It’s definitely a bold choice, but that doesn’t mean it’s a crazy or bad idea. I think I saw another Bee post about singing down the aisle.
My only concern would be, emotions and nerves might be high that day, do you want to put more pressure or stress on yourself?
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA
As a guest, I’d find it extremely awkward if the bride were to come out singing, no matter how good they sound.
Post # 6
I would hire someone else to sing it as you walk down. I think I would get a case of the giggles as a guest at that bizarre entrance even though it really is sweet and heartfelt. Plus you may be anxious or nervous the day of.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I would either play it or hire someone to sing it.
Post # 8
I would pre-record it and have that playing instead of you singing it as you walk. While its a cool idea, I think it takes away a little from everything else.
Post # 9
Singing during vows or at the reception is charming. Singing as you enter and walk feels like a performance and it would feel awkward for me as a guest No matter how good you are. But then I feel awkward at musical theatre dinners. That’s what this idea reminds me of, which is the opposite of intimate and sacred to me.
But it’s your wedding, so,if you want to do it and FI would like it, why not.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2014 - Forest and Ball Room
I would suggest hiring someone to sing for you or prerecord. I only say that because I would be so emotional that I wouldn’t trust my voice to not be shakey. Then again, everyone is different. Maybe you feel more comfortable singing. As a guest I would feel like it being more of a show than a wedding though. In the end it is up to you. I would prefer (as if I was a guest) to sing during the reception to him. It would still mean a lot to him and the guests may be able to enjoy it more as well. Congrats and I am uber jealous that you can sing. I sound like a donkey when I even try. lol
Post # 11
Kings7911: I’m so sorry, but I completely agree. It would be a very potentially intimate moment, and as a guest I would sort of feel similar to what I’d imagine my reaction would be to watching the two of you make out passionately. I would go with a pre-recording of your voice to the song for sure though!
Post # 12
I do agree with others who said it might feel like a performance. What if you prerecorded yourself singing it and played it while you walk down the aisle? Very romantic either way!
Post # 13
tprevost: Yes. You’re crazy for wanting to sing down the aisle. As a guest, I’d feel reallya awkward, and tense the who time hoping nothing horrible happens. But if that’s what you want to do, do it. I’m actually gonna go and try to listen to this song now.
Post # 14
Have you seen the movie Love Actually? Your ide. reminds me of the wedding scene, except they had a hired singer in the seats.
Post # 15
I think it might be better if you sang this song to him at the reception as a surprise!