- 3 years ago
- Wedding: Dorset, UK
Sometimes I forget that Metallica is still considered ‘heavy metal’, it’s so tame so would definitely be fine for a wedding.
I think it’s best you find out your fiance’s favorite songs than relying on us bee’s because even if you love a band, there will still be songs that make you say’this is great, but I would have preferred…’
If you want to class it up then there’s plenty of acoustic or instrumental versions out there. I incorporated a lot of music from orchestras that have done covers of ‘heavy music’, so it sounds delightful to everybody else but you still know the sound and beat of your favorite songs.
My fiance and I are metalheads, but neither one of us wanted to use overly metal songs since it wouldn’t please a lot of guests, so we came up with a few options from rock bands. The only problem is, I literally cannot stand Metallica…. at all, so I may not be the greatest help.
Originally our first dance song was going to be Warmness on the Soul by Avenged Sevenfold, but we decided to go with a different songand had our bridal party walk down the aisle to a version of this by Vitamin String Quartet.
Some of the other songs we came up with for random parts of the wedding, but ultimately did not use: Finally Forever by Chris Cornell, This kind of love by Sister Hazel, All I want by Staind, Dear God by Avenged Sevenfold, All or Nothing by Theory of a Deadman, We don’t have to look back now by Puddle of Mudd, Here for Good by Failure Anthem, Godsmack’s version of Nothing else Matters, The way you look tonight by Adelita’s Way, Break In by Halestorm.
My very favorite was our entrance song to the reception. We used I only wanna be with you by Volbeat. It has a decently heavy beginning that was so much fun to walk out to and get pumped up, but then when the lyrics start it’s a song most everyone will recognize. It was a great way to get the party started.
My fiance loves metal (oof), and we’ve talked about doing the song “The Only Words” by Black Label Society. Not a metal song, but by a metal band and FH really likes that song.
I freaking love A little piece of heaven. We had also considered it, but decided against it for the same reasons you did. Our crowd was definitely a bit older, so they hardly understood our song choices. Luckily, they all know my husband and I are a little out in left field, so we didn’t get questioned too much.
I’m the metalhead in my relationship. I plan on playing my metal during dinner so it will just be in the background. Although I want Pantera and Strapping Young Lad and the works, I’m going to pick some more subtle songs. Black Label Society is definitely going to be playing as well.
My older brother got married and played Wintersun’s instrumentals the whole time. Literally the entire time. lol They didn’t have a traditional reception, though, so it worked.
When I was younger I thought I’d walk down the aisle to the melody solo in Cradle of Filth’s Malice Through The Looking Glass. Now I’m 36 and I’m thinking Dead Can Dance or something more sedate. 😉
Honestly, Nothing Else Matters on strings would be perfect for a wedding.
Or, if you don’t want to go for the music, you could pre-order him the Blackened Metallica whiskey as a groom’s gift?
I’m the metal fan in my relationship, and I’m planning to walk down the aisle to one of the piano arrangements from Rammstein’s Klavier album.
I second everyone mentioning Apocalyptica’s cover of Nothing Else Matters. Or really anything from Apocalyptica.
I’m glad apocalyptica is getting so much love. They are amazing. I feel like there are a few good ones that can be arranged to fit to be more mellow. Maybe amorphis house of sleep. Sonata arcrica also has a few romantic songs.
I’ve also been to few weddings that had nothing else matters as first song.