Post # 1
I’m so indecisive and walking down the aisle in 14 days! Ah! So I can’t come up with a song. My FH suggested “I won’t give up on us” Problem is we both are very emotional with music and will ball our eyes out! As sweet as the moment is, I don’t want to share it with 110 people and cry all my foundation off. lol. and have the ugly cry face in all my photos and video. My FH will also cry. We’re having our first dance to “young and beautiful” by lana del rey and I KNOW i will cry and maybe he will too and definitely bridesmaids. Ah so tough. I just get so embarassed showing that raw emotion in front of a crowd, then also, don’t want my makeup messed up. What do you guys think?
Other options are:
Canon in D
A thousand years instrumental-christina perri ( The piano guys version)
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 9
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
- 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!