Post # 1
I am in the process of converting and we will be having a pretty traditional jewish ceremony officiated by (most likely) a conservative rabbi. I’ve always wanted to walk down the aisle to all you need is love played by a string quartet. Has anyone had/been to a jewish wedding where non-traditional/contemporary music was played for the ceremony? I figured it’d probably be a question for the rabbi, but we’re not meeting with him until next week and I’d like to get the quartet booked, as they seem to be pretty popular. just wondering if anyone’s had any experience with this situation
Post # 3
@JayFern: My best friend’s uncle was married two summer’s ago (jewish wedding) and they walked down to all you need is love. I would check with rabbi first but I have a feeling it will be fine.
Post # 4
I have no intention of walking down the aisle to traditional music, though we are having a reform wedding. Though I’ve been reading up on traditions, etc. and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I’ve been to other Jewish weddings where the bride walked down the aisle to ‘bitter-sweet symphony’.
Post # 5
we had a reform wedding in a synagogue and the quartet played all beatles songs 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I don’t think there are any traditions about ceremony music, except not using Wagner because he was anti-Semetic (history tells us). Every Jewish wedding that I have been to used totally different music that the couple chose.
Post # 7
We’re using traditional music for our processional (or whatever the walking down is called), though that’s only because I like the idea of that. 🙂 Though there definitely is no reason you can’t use something that is more personal and meaningful to you, and I love your idea!