Post # 1
So, we’ve gone back and forth over the music I’m going to walk down the aisle to. The Bridal March was never an option for us. We thought Canon in D for awhile, and I’m still okay with that. I also like the instrumental version of Somewhere over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies) but the fiance isn’t too keen on that. However, for whatever reason, I just happened to listen to the instrumental version of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters and fell in love.
When I mentioned it to the fiance he was really surprised and loved it. Apparently he didn’t think I would chose something like that haha. Anyway, What do you all think about this? Also, any other ideas for the rest of the music? And by the way, how many “stages” of music are there for the ceremony portion? I just wanna be sure I’m not forgetting anything. Thanks hive!!
Post # 3
If you love it then use it.
Usually at a ceremony, the only music is for the 30 mins before the ceremony when guests are being seated and attendants walk down the aisle. The bride’s processional marks the beginning of the ceremony. Then at the end of the ceremony, there is usually upbeat music played as everyone walks out. Typically there is no music played while the ceremony is in progress, although a religious ceremony may have hymns that are sung.
Post # 4
I walked down the aisle to Alanis Morissette’s “Head Over Heels” (played on piano) – it’s a song with a lot of meaning for me, that’s why I picked it. Yes, it’s an unusual choice, but whatever – it’s your wedding, walk to something you and your FI like!
To find our other processional songs, we wrote down a bunch of songs we liked and then looked them up on youtube (searched the title + piano) and listened to them. My FI ended up picking “Here Comes the Sun” for parents and grandparents and “For The Longest Time” (yep, Billy Joel, haha) for the bridesmaids, mostly because they had a good walking tempo, out of those on our list.