(Closed) 2016 – Does anyone still walk down the aisle to the Wedding March?

posted 4 years ago in Music
  • poll: Do you think the Wedding March is old fashioned?

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  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

    I’m walking down the Aisle to the Bridal March (Wagner) next year, and we’re exiting to the Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

    I like the traditional music 🙂

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I walked down the aisle to the Wedding March too. I got married in a Catholic Church and felt it very fitting. I like being traditional on things like that.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I did!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I’m still deciding whether to walk down to the traditional wedding march! I was thinking it was outdated but it seems bees like it still!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    Wow, I didn’t know it was considered to be old fashioned.  All the recent weddings I have been to have had overall “trendy” or modern brides but still did the traditional march.  As others have said, maybe it is a bit of a religion thing, because most of those have been in Catholic churches.  Either way, I think it is fun to blend the more traditional with the modern!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    I didn’t think I would want to walk down the aisle to the Wedding March, but now that I’m planning I do! I’m having a string quartet for the ceremony, so I think it will sound really pretty. You should totally do it!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I really didn’t want to, it seemed too traditional or stuffy or something. That was until I heard our harpist (we had a harpist, flutist and violinist play during our ceremony) play it during our meeting – I fell in love! 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We were traditional all the way down the aisle and I don’t regret it for a second, even if some call it old fashioned!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

    I will…not due to my choosing but because that’s the only thing my church organist knows/offers lol. I like it though. Old fashioned yes, but in a good way!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Not trying to be rude, but it strikes me as so old-fashioned that I honestly didn’t know people still used it. I don’t recall it being used in any wedding I’ve been to, at least as an adult.

    Perhaps it’s regional? I’m an East Coaster fwiw and mainly attend weddings from NY to Northern VA, with an occasional California wedding. Never been to a southern or midwestern wedding that I can recall.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

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    rosegoldcoloredglasses:  that’s really interesting to hear–I’m getting married in the Catholic Church, and our organist essentially refused to let us do that song as it has its roots in a secular opera and is actually not even from a wedding scene in the opera. We ended up going with a different song because he was so opposed and said that the church (our parish specifically I think) highly discourages it. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I’ve heard it at most weddings I’ve been to.  It is old fashioned, but in a good way.  I chose something else for my own wedding, because we were having an outdoors, casual wedding and it felt too formal for me, but it might be perfect for you!

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    chimene:  Do what you want to do, not what you think everyone else would expect.  If you love the marches, then go for it!  I didn’t b/c it didn’t suit my venue or personality.  But that’s totally okay – no one else here has admitted to coming in to a western movie theme song and probably thinks I was crazy.  I don’t even remember the music played at any weddings I’ve attended, but I’m sure at least some were traditional.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    liaeona:  Oh – I had no idea! I wouldn’t be surprised if most of our music had secular roots though except Ave Maria. Everything we chose was from our parish’s pre-selected list of options.

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