Would you use a piece of music that is popular for funerals?

posted 3 years ago in Music
  • poll: Would you use this piece of music?
    Yes, if it is important than use it (people probably won't notice). : (18 votes)
    62 %
    No, I wouldn't. : (11 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If there is someone special you want to remember, I reccomend putting a nice framed photo of them out somewhere by the guestbook, gift table, etc. 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @RainStorm:  I think, if you do use it, you could put a small note in the program as to why you chose it but I can’t think of any song that screams funeral to me besides “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes.

     

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    how are you using it?? walking down the aisle to it? using it when you wait for guests to be seated? processional,

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It depends. Do you mean a classic church song like “Angel’s Wings” or “Yahweh, I know you are near?” I love them both and hear them often at funerals, but I don’t think it makes them any less beautiful!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i would as long as it wasn’t ra eally sad song or really obvious that it was about death.

     

    we used a song in our ceremony that’s fairly common for funerals, but it’s also a song commonly used for communion (which is what we used it for). i don’t think anyone really made the connection or cared. one of the reasons we chose it was because there are english and spanish versions of the song. we’re mexican and both have friends/family (including my in-laws) who are primarily spanish speaking and since our ceremony was in english, we used music to incorporate spanish into our ceremony.

     

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2006

    True story the funeral march song was played while I walked down the isle instead of the song that we had choosen. The person in charge of the music felt awful but everyone had a good laugh.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i would use it

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    As long as it doesn’t scream funeral to you and your FI, I don’t see anything wrong with using it.  Your wedding, your decision.

    That being said, everyone has their random triggers, and you can’t really know or control that.  If I heard Ave Maria at a wedding, it might make me cry, and not out of happiness for the couple being wed.  It was used at pretty much all of my grandparents’ funerals and brings up a lot of sad memories.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I say use it. There are so many songs used for both funerals and weddings that no one will think anything of it.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m walking down the aisle to a song that is also done at funerals. It’s also done a lot at weddings in my church – it’s “Highland Cathedral” – I don’t think it matters as long as you aren’t coming down to Amazing Grace or… Taps. Haha.

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