Post # 1
I really want to walk down to "you are my sunshine" on a violin. It was my one of my grandpa’s favorite songs and has a close place in my heart. But my mom seems to think it is weird. She thinks it sounds egotistical. What do you guys think?Â
Post # 3
awww! I think it would be really sweet and unique! Maybe I’m just biased, though. My grandpa and I have always had this really great connection, and if he passed, I know I’d do something like that.
I’m confused about what makes it egotistical…
I say do it. 🙂
Post # 4
I love it! Do what makes YOU happy. In the beginning of my wedding planning I was definitely trying to please too many people with my decisions. Now, I’m taking my own advice and the only person I run things by is my Fiance.
Post # 5
its not egotistical at all!
these are the kind of ideas that make a wedding unique. I really encourage you to do this. Especially if your grandpa has passed or cannot make it. I think doing it on Violin is perfect—- it would be hokey if it were a recorded vocal — but putting the song on strings makes it timeless.
One thing I’ve found through planning is that our parents generation hear music much differently than those of us that are not baby boomers. Music for them is VERY LITERAL. From the lyrics to the tone and tempo. We ‘youngsters’ (i’m in my 30’s btw) choose music based on feel and sentimentality. The idea of me doing my first dance to "Falling Slowly" from the Once soundtrack made my mom cringe and tell me that it was "Too depressing" "he’s singing about a sinking ship!" yet that movie has a lot of special meaning to my FI.
My point being that when it comes to ideas like this
especially where you are honoring someone special to you
run with it. you’ll be glad you did.
Post # 6
I actually have fond memories of that song, and violin sounds beautiful. Our recessional was a slightly sped up version of the theme from Sesame Street, and some people thought we were odd and others thought we were cool. I’ll never forget hearing all the little kids singing along with it as we ran back down the aisle. I guess what I’m saying is that if it’s special to you, and you guys like it…go for it.
Post # 7
I think that would be so sweet and endearing. Personally, I am not a fan of "Here Come the Bride", it just sounds so boring and blah to me. I walked down to Sade’s "By Your Side" because it had meaning to us.
You’ll be playing an upbeat song that most people will be familiar with, but with a touch of elegance with the violins. And it has personal meaning to you, so you should be in a happy mood as you’re walking down that aisle!
I think your mom is worried that people will think you picked the song as an ode to you personally. But you know what? It’s YOUR wedding day, and it’s supposed to be all about love and feeling good. That song talks about how a person makes them happy, I think it’s great!
Glittergrl is right, it’s definitely a generational thing. Our parents have a hard time breaking any "traditions". You’re not proposing anythign that extreme, so go with it if it feels right.
Post # 8
I’m just confused as to how she would think it was egotistical…."You are my sunshine, my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are blue…" If I heard it I would assume you were meaning it towards your husband….which is very sweet and loving.
I would only find egotistical if the words were "I am my only sunshine, I make me happy when skies are blue"
Do I have the wrong song? Egotistical is just really not a word I would ever consider using to describe the song….lol.
Post # 9
I think its a very sweet song. My dad actually used to sing it to me when I was small – and he is totally tone deaf, so that was an experience. But it still makes me sniffle a bit to hear it. I also think its a lovely sentiment, whether you interpret it as being between you and the groom, between you and your family, or whatever. Sweeney, you have the right song, except it’s "You make me happy when skies are grey… "
Post # 10
I think that is so sweet. If you’re worried that other people around your mom’s age will have issues with it, just explain in your programs (if your having one) the significance of the song. And it would be really sweet if your guests started singing along with the violin when you walk down!
Post # 11
Thanks everyone , I think I just needed a nudge of support. I think my mom was more worried about the second verse , but most people don’t even know the second verse! I’m glad to hear the momories other people have linked to the song. Thanks again!!!