Post # 1
I’m new here and I’m getting married on April 18, 2015.
My Dad passed away 4 years ago and while my Uncle kindly offered to walk me down the aisle, I’d rather have my Mum. I know that’s what my Dad would have wanted too.
I asked Mum about it but she’s too shy to do it. So I thought I’d sing down the aisle, but I can’t think of a song to sing! I’d want the song to tell my FH how much I love and appreciate him, and/or to emphasize our commitment to each other. So far the only appropriate song I can think of is Shania Twain’s overused-for-every-wedding “From This Moment”. It’s a beautiful song, no doubt, but it’s a tad overused to me.
I was thinking if any of you have done this before or have any ideas as to what would be a romantic song to sing as I walk towards my FH?
Post # 2
The slow version of “everytime we touch” from cascada?
Post # 3
nataliesue: Please, please, please do not sing while walking down the aisle. It is your wedding, not a show or production. You will be nervous and should focus on your vows, not a song. If you want to sing, consider doing it during the reception, that would be more appropriate.
Post # 4
nataliesue: That’s a really different idea. Are you a singer?
I’d try to think through the logistis of this. Most songs are 2-3 minutes long, right? A typical walk down the aisle is only about 30-45 seconds (guessing) so you’ll need to figure out how the whole thing will work.
As for songs, I think anything that would work as a typical first dance or aisle walk song would work great. I personally think the Michael Buble song is beautiful and not too typical.
Post # 5
Are you 100% set on doing this? Do you have professional singing experience or singing in front of people in general? It’s nerve-wracking, even for professionals, to sing in front of people let alone on your wedding day, as you’re walking down the aisle, center of attention. You may cry, especially if you start thinking about your dad. How long will it take you to get down the aisle? The full 3+ minutes it takes for the song? Are you using back up music or doing it a capella? What will you do during intrumental breaks? Are you going to be mic’d?<br />I’m just saying there’s a lot to consider. Do you want to add that extra stress to an already stressful day?
If you’re completely set to do this, no changing your mind, I suggest do whatever song you know best. In and out, can sing it in your sleep. You want your body to remember how to sing it even when your brain doesn’t. I also recommend keeping it simple. “You Raise Me Up” and “A Moment Like This” are big songs. You need a BIG voice to pull them off. Even if you have it on a good day, your voice may not be up to par come day of. “From This Moment” is only big at the key change which you can choose not to do. The Buble, though, is pretty mellow throughout leaving fewer places for mistakes.
Post # 6
Please please please don’t do this. Save your special song for the wedding night and then maybe sing your new husband something like Chrissy Amphletts “I touch myself” or Madonnas “Like a virgin”. I am sure he will appreciate it.
Post # 7
I’m sorry about your Dad. If your Mum is too shy to walk you down the aisle, I think you should let your uncle do it, and perhaps save the song for the reception. I’m sure it would mean a lot to your uncle if you took him up on his offer.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
I went to a wedding years ago where the bride sang before she walked down the aisle. We all could hear her, but the church doors were closed so we couldn’t see her. It was beautiful and amazing. She was the top lead singer on the church choir so we were all used to her voice and loved it. It was a beautiful song (don’t remember) and the groom was tearing up before the doors even opened.
I thought it was a lovely entrance
Post # 10
I sing a lot as a hobby and I have to agree with PP that this isn’t a great idea. You will be nervous as it is and I think it would be better to focus on your walk down the aisle and getting married, not performing. Plus do you really want to be rehearsing your song the night before the wedding, and warming up as you get into your dress??
Post # 11
nataliesue: Agree with PPs. While I think it’s a sweet idea in theory, it would be very awkward for me as a guest.
Post # 12
nataliesue: I’m so sorry about your dad xx
If you’re really set on having that special moment and signing a song for your FI, would you consider doing it at the reception instead? Or maybe as an alternative to a reading during the ceremony?
Chances are you will be a little nervous right before you walk down the aisle and it’s a BIG moment so maybe let yourself experience it without the worry or distraction of singing.
Even without the singing you are still allowed to walk yourself down the aisle if your mum will be too nervous! Don’t feel like you have to do anything to make up for it, I know LOTS of girls who have walked down on their own and it’s just as special and wonderful, no one will think it’s strange!
Post # 13
I am so sorry for you loss. Agree with PPs, maybe sing at the reception instead? I think that would be a beautiful idea, like you were going to do it while walking down the aisle because you couldn’t walk with your dad, maybe you could do it at the reception instead in place of the father-daughter dance? Sorry if my explanation doesn’t make much sense lol.
Out of those I think You Raise Me Up would be perfect to sing to your FI, it would be appropriate for him because he is there for you and will be the one ‘raising you up’ throughout your married life and a sentiment to your dad because he ‘raised you up’ as you grew up.
I think it is a lovely idea, but for the reception, not as you are walking up the aisle.
Post # 14
Sorry, but that would come accross as AWish and very awkward. Pretty much every video I have seen of brides doing this the groom and everyone else is just like “…”
Post # 15
doeydo: This. I remember watching a video recently of a bride singing while she walked down the aisle and while she had a great voice I felt embarassed for her almost…seemed really awkward to me.