So, I’m not a huge fan of the Bridal March and I’m trying to find a song that’s still a good fit for me walking down the aisle. Any suggestions? I love Canon in D, but I think I want my bridesmaids to walk in to that.
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!!).
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.
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:
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!