(Closed) Catholic cant have Here comes the bride??

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Like…here comes the bride, fair fat and wide?  here comes the groom, skinny as a broom?  That song?  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yeah it’s a secular song so they won’t let you have it. Pachelbel’s Canon D is beautiful though and you can have that 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@CasperBoats:  I never even thought of how that song was a “real” wedding song, cause of the parody of it!  Queen Victoria had it at her wedding…awesome.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@dna61909:  I guess it must depend on your church and priest.  We are Catholic and got married in a Catholic Cathedral and I walked down to Wagners Bridal Chorus aka “here comes the bride” 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I thought it was” here comes the bride all dressed in white.”, 

As for ops question:I think you might have to just deal with iT. Churches get to make their own rules for what is and is not allowed. It sucks but it is what it is sorry. 🙁

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@imalittlebirdie:  This. There may be exceptions, but generally churches do not allow secular songs. I’d be kinda surprised to find an exception because this is such a common rule.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

This thread has some details on why that piece isn’t usually allowed in Catholic church weddings. It depends on your priest, but in most places it’s frowned upon because of Wagner’s anti-Semitism and because of the context in which it appears in Lohengrin, the opera it was written for:

What's your recessional song?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@KCKnd2:  Right! I wouldn’t want the song because of the anti-semitism.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I looked that song up and specifically *didn’t* want it because of its history. That said, Wedding March is a good alternative. Still hardcore traditional, and nobody would mistake it. I had my BMs walk to Canon in D, and that’s pretty traditional too.

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