Freaking out about crying down the aisle to "I won't give up" jason Mraz

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: which song should I do?
    Canon in D : (6 votes)
    35 %
    A thousand years : (11 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee

    A thousand years… also, if you don’t want to cry or attempt not to – have the person walking you down the alsie whisper jokes in your ear – makes for great smiling pictures!

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I think there are better choices if you go the classical route.  We’re having a harpist and my mom is doing the picking because she’s a classical music buff. She suggested Handel’s Largo from Xerxes and it’s beautiful

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We used A Thousand Years as the song for the bridesmaids to walk down to, super pretty- but we just used instrumental. So my vote is that one!<br /><br />Also, you could be surprised by your fiance and yourself! I was SO SURE I would be bawling my eyes out walking down the aisle. I cried a little- just tears rolling down my cheeck, no ugly face big smiles. and my husband and I thought he wouldn’t shed a tear at all that day but the tears kept coming (first look, watching me walk down the aisle, during mine and his vows, during our first dance, during toasts, watching me dance with my dad) I think he cried a little bit more than me ! 😛

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I walked down to Bridal March by Jonathan Cain. It was traditional and modern at the same time. Very touching and beautiful. I was so glad I found it because I had such trouble deciding what I wanted to walk down to! We did A Thousand Years for our first dance 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My husband picked the song.  I had no real emotional connection to the song, the reason I agreed to it was simple: my husband picked it and wanted it, and he so rarely spoke up and requested during the wedding process that I wanted it to be special for him.  Afterall, he was watching me walk down the aisle.

    When the song played, I cannot put into words how perfect it was and how it moved me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f08Erq5EK8#t=29

    It was a beautiful song and so perfect for that moment, but I know that I would have felt the same way about every song.  Music is also emotional for me, and combining pretty music with walking down the aisle to meet my husband?  it’s going to be emotional no matter what.  Pick the song you love. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    i picked a song that was really special to me (music is EXTREMELY important in my life)… and i don’t even remember hearing it playing. at that moment, i was just immersed in the moment and seeing our guests/my DH. i almost started crying just because of that, and then i pulled it together because i’m not an attractive crier. my mom asked me “aww did you see DH’s face?” and that made me smile and laugh to her and that helped.

    so what i’m saying is that the song probably won’t put you over the edge. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    OH and your first dance song- i cry when i listen to that song all the time! what an amazing amazing song. i hope you enjoy it! we thought our first dance was the most awkward part of the night, but i know most people aren’t that way lol.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  sleepyhead22.
    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

    tkala:  You are mine by spencer Combs is beautiful! or my my love – Joshua Radin

    I also picked a snetimental song for FI and I and I know that alone will make me cry.

     

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club

    I think if you’re as emotional as I am, it won’t matter what song is on… you’ll cry, just like I will!  I know it’s hard to show that emotion in public, but it’s alright to do it.  This will be a beautiful day and you shouldn’t feel like you have to hide anything.  I love jessica.j.baron:‘s idea of having jokes whispered to you… smiles through tears make for gorgeous pics! 

    (Oh and I can’t cry off my makeup when I use All Nighter spray by Urban Decay.  Believe me, there will be reapplications of that on my day!)

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

     

    tkala: We actually considered I Won’t Give Up for our first dance, because Jason Mraz is one of my favourite artists and we both adore the song. We thought it was a little sad, though, for a celebratory song like that, so instead we used it for our last dance. I had this plan that everyone would leave the dance floor and it’d be just us alone, but then everyone started slow dancing with their partners or friends or whatever, and it was magical.

    I have no suggestions for walking down the aisle, though! We used a song that was extremely personal to both of us (and that nobody else knew, hahah). 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    To be honest- you might cry anyways.  I usually never show my emotions and was convinced I would hold it together, but I cried my whole way down the aisle (and I came down to some Bach- nothing too tear jerky) and throughout most of the ceremony.  The doctor that saved my life co-officiated the ceremony, and I didn’t see him before so seeing him up there along with my husband all ready to marry me just make me lose it.  I just kept thinking about how amazing and special it was that I even got to meet the love of my life, and how thankful I was to get to marry him.  While it definitely resulted in a couple ugly crying photos, my ceremony was so incredibly meaningful and just perfect, and everyone loved it and thought it was so moving how teared up I got.  There were still enough great shots from the ceremony for my album.  My makeup stayed just fine.  I was careful to keep my eyes open not to smush them together.  But I had all long lasting stuff on, and it stayed put.  If the Mraz is more meaningful for you i would go with that… but there is no saying that you won’t still tear up anyways to canon in D.   

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think no matter what song is playing, if you are an emotional person then you are going to cry. I started to tear up and actually got some nice photos of it, but took deep breaths. When I finally got to my husband the tears were gone.

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m pretty emotional, but didn’t cry walking down the aisle. Everything was going on – so many things happening that I didn’t have time to process emotions. The walk down the aisle is a blur. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

    tkala:  hubby and I had our first dance to “I won’t give up” so I’m kinda partial! He bawled his eyes out! 

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