Post # 1
My fiance and I are HUGE Ryan Adams fans. Our first dance will even be by him (When the stars go blue). We were thinking about using this for everyone to walk down the aisle (this includes myself). Obviously not traditional, but I believe this song makes US feel something. Isn’t that what is important? My sister says it’s dragged out and sad? I just don’t see it as a sad song… but maybe I’m biased? Help a sister out! Listen to it… and tell me what you think.
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Post # 3
@wynnetaylorwedding: “Word on the street is the fire in your heart is out”
I think it’s a beautiful song and for the most part, I love the sentiment… but that one line is pretty depressing and it’s pretty close to the beginning. I get what your sister is saying overall- it is pretty slow and draggy. He even sort of sounds like he’s crying. But none of that bothers me as much as the lyric.
Is there any chance you would go for an instrumental of it? Or maybe skip to the middle of the song to avoid that line?
ETA: My cousin walked down the aisle to “I Will Always Love You” which is a nice mid-tempo and seems like a love song. I guess she didn’t think about the lyrics– it’s a break up song! Lyrics are important!! Especially since this is basically everyone’s first impression of your marriage.
Post # 4
I would think it’s an odd choice, but I know the song really well so even if it was edited I would have the sadder lyrics in my head. That being said, I think you should do whatever you want. I’m walking down the aisle to a song that isn’t even in english so I don’t actually know what they’re saying. I should probably look into that.
Post # 5
I love Wonderwall although I have to confess to not being a Bryan Addams fan so would want the original Oasis track. I also wonder just how many people will listen terribly carefully to the lyrics so on balance, if the song means a lot to both of you, go for it.
However, I know what you mean about needing to be careful with the words. Not many people will necessarily notice but I originally wanted The Kinks “Thank You For The Days” until I listened more carefully. There are very poignant reasons why the line “And Though You’re Gone” would have really upset the wedding party. So I came in to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day.
Post # 6
I love this song (though I prefer the original Oasis version) and I don’t think it’s sad at all. But is has a melancholy sound that I think maybe isn’t right for the precessional. I could totally imagine this song during a unity ceremony or other part of the ceremony that is quiet. But it seems a bit, I don’t know, introspective? For walking down the aisle.
Post # 7
I totally wouldn’t choose this. It doesn’t say wedding to me at all. But then from my perspective it’s a party song circa 1995.
Post # 8
Okay guys. THANK YOU for being so honest. I don’t hear this song like everyone else does. It actually warms my heart. However, I am SO concerned about what the 100 people in the audience will think/hear and what you guys are saying is what they WILL hear! It’s important. Thanks thanks thanks!
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Since it’s a favorite song, how about doing the Vitamin String Quartet version for the recessional, or for pre-ceremony music?
Post # 10
I’m Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown obsessed as well, but I wouldn’t go with the Wonderwall cover. His version really is melancholic, though I suppose its suitability is dependant on the mood you’re trying to set for your ceremony.
Post # 11
I’m a huge Oasis fan and this is my favourite song ever (although, the orginal Oasis version) and I have definitely thought about walking down the aisle to the Vitamin String Quartet version. I know the words aren’t really weddingy but I love the song so we’ll see!