Post # 1
My FI and I are having a casual beach wedding, no attendants or anything like that. We both love “indie” style music so I need opinions on these choices.
Ben Harper – “Forever” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHzAVDg4m1Q
Coldplay – “The Scientist” instrumental version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNnWhleTPs8
Sigur Ros – “Hoppippola” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXMA34CeoQ
Post # 3
Ok, to start, aren’t the lyrics of The Scientist really sad?
Post # 4
@Belle2Be: It doesn’t matter what the lyrics are if it’s the instrumental version. She’s choosing it because the music itself is beautiful.
I think you should rock whatever song you want! It doesn’t matter why you choose it – lyrics, melody, special meaning – as long as you guys love it. We walked down the aisle to “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap. It was awesome!
Post # 5
@Belle2Be: They are sad, but it’s a beautiful song. That’s why I chose the instrumental in case anyone thought it was weird. I really love the music.
@crayfish: Thanks! That’s kinda how I feel too but I get nervous that people will think it’s weird…but when it comes down to it, I say who cares! 🙂
Post # 6
I love non traditional music!
I’m having the parents walk down the aisle to “When Ginny Kissed Harry” from Harry Potter, the BM walking down to “Reign of Love” by Coldplay, I’m walking down to “Postcards From Far Away”, also by Coldplay.
While our recessional song is “Here Comes the Sun”, it immediately transitions into some Ingrid Michaelson, Meghan Smith, Florence and the Machine, Temper Trap, etc.
Post # 7
@ceamoste: those are great choices too! I tend to like Coldplay’s older stuff better, but those that you mentioned are beautiful and totally awesome for a wedding!
Post # 8
I told my husband I wanted “The Scientist” played at our wedding, and he was like “no! its sad” but like you, I think the melody and musical aspect of the song is so powerful and beautiful. I wish I would of found an instrumental version 🙁
Just to share, another few song that I think has a beautiful melody (but sad words) are “Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead and “This Years Love” by David Gray – this song esp, I think it has such a beautiful melody.
Post # 9
I think if anyone ever heard the song, they would be singing the lyrics in their head, regardless of if it’s being sang or not. So yes, the lyrics do matter, in my opinion.
I vote Forever 🙂
Post # 10
I LOVE Forever, Not Fire, Not Ice by Ben Harper is one of my wedding songs!
Post # 11
i agree with belle. even if you’re playing the instrumental, i would still be thinking of the lyrics, and i wouldn’t want super sad lyrics anywhere near my wedding…especially if those sad lyrics are about a breakup.
Post # 12
we are doing all Beatles music! It will be instrumental versions of Hey Jude and Let it Be when the parents are being seated and when the wedding party is coming out. Then my processional is an instrumental of Imagine (my favorite song)The unity ceremony will have Lennon’s Grow Old with me, and our recessional is All you need is love. 🙂
I am absolutely in love with this! It will still be very classy and elegant, as the instrumental versions sound classical, actually (until you catch yourself singing along haha) and at the end we really wanted something celebratory and fun, so All You Need is Love seemed perfect!
I say, do what makes you happy, use the music you love, and have fun!
Post # 13
@neohippie88 : We did all Beatles too. BM walked out to “Till There was You” I walked to Johnny Cash’s version of “In my Life” and our processional was also “All you need is love”
Then we did an all Beatles love songs cocktail hour right after the wedding 🙂
Post # 14
We had a very untraditional song…an instrumental version of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters as the wedding party/groom’s processional. But it actually ended up being beautiful. I say go for untraditional!