I told my mom I want to walk down the aisle to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri and she said: “You need to change to traditional song for when you walk down. Usually then music stops to alert the audience the bride is coming so they will stand up.” ??
I know I still have plenty of time, so it’s not that I’m stressing about. I’m just like do I need to? Is this really true? I’ve seen many posts on here about walking down the aisle songs that are NOT traditional.
@ifoundmyprince: I’m walking down the aisle to that exact song. Some churches have requirements about what you can walk down the aisle to, but otherwise..no..it’s your wedding and you can walk down the aisle to whatever you want.
@ifoundmyprince: Not necessarily, why can’t you do the little bell ringer who skips down the aisle announcing that the bride is coming? I’ve seen some people do it with a little girl who’s similar to the flower girl, but she holds a sign if she may be too bashful to talk.
And the guests closest to the entry generally know to stand up whenever the bride enters, meaning that the rest of the guests will follow suite.
At the end of the day, “It’s your thang, do what you wanna do!”
@ifoundmyprince: If the church won’t allow you to do it, then you’ll have to capitulate, or really really fight for it, and still maybe lose. If it’s not in a church, you have free reign to do as you please with the music. It’s not your mom’s wedding. Listen, nod, smile, thank her for her input, and then do whatever the hell you want anyway.
@ifoundmyprince: It will depend on where you are getting married. I know for when we got married. The pastor had to approve the music first it had to fit with the church. And this is coming from the most radical ELCA Lutheran church…
@ifoundmyprince: These things usually vary from church to church, and pastor to pastor. Best to ask them. We’re getting married in the Catholic Church, where it is standard practice for the pastor and/or parish music director to approve your choices. We have been told by our parish that secular music is fine, as long as “God would like it.”