(Closed) Alternatives for the Birdal March

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Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

As an alternative, I love Arrival of the Queen of Sheba!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I am using “Romantic Flight” from How to Train your Dragon.  I also like “My Father’s Favorite” from Sense & Sensibility, the theme from The Cider House Rules, and the “End Titles” from Emma.  “Anne’s Theme” from Anne of Green Gables is beautiful, as is “Breaking the Colt” or “Jessica’s Theme” from The Man from Snowy River.

I know a bride that used the theme from Ever After, and another that used the wedding march from The Sound of Music (not the “How do you solve a problem like Maria part!!). 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I walked down to “storybook love” (princess bride theme) played on an acoustic guitar. My bridal party walked down to “We’re gonna be friends” by the white stripes. Totally untraditional, which I loved. Many of our guests commented that it was their favorite part of the ceremony, bc it was so unique.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are only having solo flute so none of the “traditional” songs really work on it.

My bridesmaids and I are both walking in to Trumpet Voluntary in C by Jeramiah Clarke.

We are walking out to Rondeau by Jean-Joseph Mouret (aka the Masterpiece Theater theme).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We are walking in to Jesu Joy and out to Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are using Jon Schmidt’s Love Story Meets Love Story. It’s Taylor Swift’s song rearranged with a part for a cellist. It’s on all of my iTunes playlists.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i am also going to walk in to trumpet voluntary. not sure about anything else. better get to that I guess…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am walking down the aisle to a friend of mine playing Eddie Vedder’s Longing to Belong, she is playing the ukulele even. I am so luck and so pumped about, it’s going to be beautiful!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Why don’t BMs like Canon in D?  Can they walk in to something else and then you walk in to Canon?  Also, check out different versions… There’s like a million and one different versions of Pachelbel’s Canon. 

If you’re looking for classical alternatives to Wedding March or Canon, check out:

Arioso (Bach)

Air on the G String

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Sheep May Safely Graze 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can find almost any song done in a string arrangement. I knew I wanted to walk to Paramore’s “The Only Exception” but I didn’t really want the lyrics, so I searched Rhapsody for a Vitamin String Quartet rendition. It’s still going to sound really beautiful and not everyone will recognize it. Here it is:

 

Sorry about the video, it was the only one I could find on youtube with the song!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@WNCbride2011: i am walking into But i do love you from the film coyote ugly just because its our song and its so special to us

Fiance did not want classical music xxx

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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