Here’s the story: one month ago I told the choir i wanted Bridal Chorus to be played when i walk down the aisle. Now they are tellin me to send them a youtube link because there are many versions to it. So…….now i dont think i like it anymore. I always wanted Canon in D major(partially bcoz i heard it in twilight and fell in love with it 2 years ago ) but it doesnt have that ‘here comes the bride’ part in it. Frankly speaking i dont think people will know they have to stand up when the song starts playin . How do i choose??I want them both but i have to choose one. help..
My daughter is using “Canon in D” next month. The music will change to that song when it’s time for her flower girls to enter. The church wedding coordinator explained to me that they close the doors at the back of the aisle when the flower girls start down the aisle. When the bride is in place and the pianist reaches the appropriate point in the music, they re-open the doors, which is the cue for the minister to give the audience the signal to rise. The part where she is walking down the aisle will be played louder and more dramatically. If you listen to this video, her walk starts at about :50.
@Nicky16: What?? Just when I thought I’d heard it all.
I think you should use it anyway. Just because it has special meaning to her, doesn’t mean she owns it. She has no business telling you what you can and can’t use at your wedding, unless there is a really, really good reason.
I was kind of annoyed when she told me it was ‘her’ song (especially when I know heaps of people who have used it at weddings) but I just let this one go. I could have insisted I used it on the principal of things but I didn’t really have my heart set on using it anyway and have since found another instrumental song I like better. I actually get along with my MIL really well so it wasn’t worth making her upset over a song.
@TexasAggieMom: the closing door idea is great.But my church is over a 100 years old and i dont think the doors can be closed and opened so easily 🙂 but i could ask the priest if they could. Thanks for sharing the video too 🙂
@jltoth: that was exactly what i wanted before. But we had to select one song for the FI walkin with his mom. And he selected the Trumpet song.and he doesnt like the Canon song(let me see if i can convince him )….OR….i could have 3 songs?
Incase you’re wondering why he needs a song….. he will be walkin with his mom before i walk with my dad. the flower girls,page boys,bridesmaids and bestmen will walk before him.
@futuremrscap: I am using the instrumental to ‘A thousand years’ (the wedding song from Twilight). I loved the song from it but wanted an instrumental so it is perfect for me lol. It’s done by a band called ‘The piano guys’. It’s really lovely 🙂
I’m going to echo other’s sentiments and say you should use Canon during your wedding party’s processional and Bridal Chorus during your own. It sounds like Bridal Chorus really strikes a chord with you (no put intended), so I think you should pick that one. You want to feel something special as you’re walking down the aisle.
And yes – three songs are fine! 🙂 I coordinate plenty of weddings that feature one song for the seating of the mothers/grandmothers, another for the entrance of the officiant and the wedding party, and then a third for the bride. It’s cool.