(Closed) I have a pianist but no idea what to ask him to play, help!

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 3
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes! We used Learning to Walk (Aubrey’s Song) by Joseph Martin for the processional and I can’t recommend it enough! The bridemaids walked in during the first portion, and I walked in as the music swelled. Our pianist adjusted as needed to make sure the timing was right. You can buy the sheet music online. It was perfect!

Here is a video I found of it being played


Post # 4
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Debussy’s Claire de Lune is a beautiful, recognizable favorite of all generations! If they will also be playing for reception, a rendition of the Peanuts Charlie Brown song is a fun one to throw in, also, David Foster’s Night Music, and the theme from St. Elmo’s Fire are very beautiful pieces. 

I mention these, as I’ve heard them played at a wedding and reception I attended recently, and felt that they were beautiful and fun sets to listen to!!

Post # 5
349 posts
Helper bee

I completely agree with Canon in D for the bride; have you considered the theme from Forrest Gump for your family seating or maybe the bridesmaids?  My daughter is using it because she and her Fiance went as Forrest and Jenny their first Halloween together.  The first 2:30 is perfect, and would flow nicely into Canon in D if you want to use both.  There are lots of other good ideas on YouTube if you spend some time on there.  Good luck – let us know what you decide!

Post # 6
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  Have you asked your pianist?  He or she has probably played a TON of different pieces.  They might be able to give you an idea of which ones they recommend or which ones had the best responses.

Post # 7
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

So, I am a pianist/piano teacher for a living.  🙂 I think Canon in D would be beautiful for a bridal march (though as a pianist I myself did not use it at my wedding).  As for other ideas for your ceremony, I’ve always loved this Schubert Impromptu for a processional:


I’ll think about other thoughts for you!

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