(Closed) Alternatives to Wedding March

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

This has been a struggle for me, too (I don’t think you can find someone who hates Canon in D more than I do!). I think I have decided on Thaxted (Holst):



Not a march, but can be done at a nice walking tempo.


I also considered Charpentier’s Te Deum (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tQqNon55Wg). It’s quite stately, if you’re looking for something like that. 

Post # 3
10085 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m walking down to “Your Song” by Elton John too.


Thought about using “Freebird” but I’m pretty sure Fiance would turn around and walk out. Lol!

Post # 4
331 posts
Helper bee

Well I was supposed to walk down the aisle to a piano version of “flower duet”



It just felt so etherial and fairytale-like to me but it changed at the very last minute which I’m still really sad about…my cousin is an amazing piano player (though definitely not professional) and he didn’t tell me until the day before that he forgot to learn it so I just had to pick from what he knew already :/ It was still extremely special that he did the cermony though and I’ll never forget it! 


Post # 5
25 posts

I’m walking down the aisle to Clair De Lune. it’s always been my dream 

Post # 6
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Have you heard the Piano Guys’ version of A Thousand Years? That’s what I am using for my bridal processional.

Post # 7
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Loveless Barn

I’m having a friend play Cat Power’s version of Sea of Love on guitar.

Post # 8
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Have you heard any of the Vitamin String Quartet stuff? They do beautiful string versions of well known love songs. We’re walking down to their version of Yellow which sounds amazing. Can’t wait!

Post # 9
4037 posts
Honey bee

We used Beethoven’s “Song of Joy,” from his 9th symphony. I knew the tune well, from singing  it in the hymn “Joyful, Joyful we Adore Thee.”

My 1st daughter chose Handel’s “Music from the Royal Fireworks.” Her bridal party entered to “Canon in D Major,” because she liked it; the groom didn’t care much about music, except for the choice of the band.

My 2nd daughter chose a rock/pop song, whose title is her first name.

Post # 10
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Clarke’s “Prince of Denmark’s March”.  It is awesome and was used by Princess Di so I figured that was good enough for me.

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