(Closed) Any brides-to-be here listen to Metal/Hard Rock?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 2
530 posts
Busy bee

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mfox89:  Hey I’m not but a good friend of mine is a huge metal head and so is her DH, she walked down the aisle I think to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and most of the music for the ceremony was more “subdued metal”. For her reception she had mostly popular/whatever the dj thought, but when most of the family was gone (around 11pm, weddings here typically go till 1am) it turned into a metal fest and the dance floor became a mosh pit. It was one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever been too! Best of luck!!!

Post # 3
3286 posts
Sugar bee

I walked down the aisle to the Darkeness “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.” Then during the cocktail hour we had acoustic metal. 

Post # 5
28 posts
  • Wedding: November 2015

Hey there

I’m a big fan of metal and just recently married my guy.

We had a father-daughter, mother-son dance to sweet child of mine, i walk down the aisle to nothing else matters and our first dance was thank you (chris cornell cover). Everyone loved it!

I didn’t incorporate metal too much further a couple of songs here and there but nothing much because I was thinking of the audience.

Post # 6
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

It’s pretty hard to blend metal/hard rock with a wedding because the subject matter of the genres’ songs are usually downer type stuff, lol. I’m a fan of this music and I am racking my brain for songs with suitable lyrics…could you just use the instrumental versions of songs? I love the instrumentals of “My Curse” by Killswitch but it might be too intense for Grandpa, lol. Here are my random ideas:

Foo Fighters, Walking After You

Chris Cornell’s version of Billie Jean

Silverchair, Miss You Love (instrumental version)

Alice in Chains, No Excuses

Nirvana, Here She Comes Now

But in the end, if you’re metalheads, your family probably already knows, so go for it and play what you want and intersperse stuff for the crowd in between! Good luck!



Post # 8
2165 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

I’m a big Tool/Nine Inch Nails/The Mars Volta fan, and so is Fiance, but we probably won’t be using that genre for the wedding so much. 

However, Vitamin String Quartet does great insturmental version of a lot of music. I’m definitely thinking I might sneak some into our cocktail hour playlist. 


They have: Nirvana http://www.vitaminstringquartet.com/catalog/product/view/id/174/s/nirvana/category/51/

Linkin Park http://www.vitaminstringquartet.com/catalog/product/view/id/213/s/linkin-park/category/51/

Korn http://www.vitaminstringquartet.com/catalog/product/view/id/216/s/korn/category/51/

And a lot of others. The Piano Guys also do a similar thing with a different msucial arrangement. 

Post # 9
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m a huge lover of Older rock.. Aerosmith, Led Zep, AC/DC, Alice Cooper etc. At the reception when my bridal party is announced, I’m having the DJ play Rock & Roll by Led Zep. Its a fun upbeat song that I love!

Post # 10
50 posts
Worker bee

So excited to see Silvechair pop up on this thread! Great idea. I would try for acoustic or cover versions of songs for the big moments. I hope you find the perfect playlist balancing your tastes with your guests! 

Post # 11
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m mostly into alternative metal. We are going to use piano covers of the songs we love at our ceremony so that it sounds beautiful to guests. Our first dance will be Shinedown’s “I’ll Follow You”. Staind has a nice song called “Tangled Up in You” but that is probably more appropriate for a first dance than a parent dance.

Post # 12
1028 posts
Bumble bee

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mfox89:  Have you listened to Apocolyptica? They take hard metal and make it purely instrumental. 

Post # 13
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I just designed a playlist based around the cheesy 1970s and 1980s stuff as opposed to the heavier stuff. A bit of Faith no More and the Foo Fighters etc for light relief as well. People tend not to object to the stuff they remember as teenagers, I guess.

You can download some great inspirational playlists from Google as well. I would definitely have a look!

Post # 14
7564 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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mfox89:  I just photographed a wedding where the couple was very much into metal/hard rock music. From my experience doing a lot of weddings over the years, I’d find a way to incorporate the music you like into the key moments (like first dance cake cutting, boquet toss) and stick to more maintstream “dancing” music the rest of the time. At my last wedding the poor DJ was struggling because the bride wanted all her favorite music playing but it was NOT dancing music – and the whole time it ended up being just her and her two bridesmaids on the dance floor. 

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