Post # 1
My mother and I seem to continually butt heads on our ceremony music. I want contemporary music and she wants traditional. I’m trying to compromise with her.
Example: I would like everyone to walk down the aisle to more contemporary music (Plain White T’s/Jason Mraz), but for something like the candle lighting ceremony I’d be willing to play something more traditional like Ave Maria (she is adamant about having Ave Maria!!).
Is it okay to have a mixture like this throughout the ceremony or should I just stick with one genre? I suppose I would be willing to give up contemporary music if there is no way to really make the old and new flow nicely throughout the ceremony.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
i think it would be fine to mix the music–if you’re going to have some of the contemporary music, maybe a more modern remake of ave maria or other classics would help the music flow a little better together?
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Yes, definitely okay! I tried to keep the tone consistent by doing instrumental versions of everything (Vitamin String Quartet covers of pop songs, and classics on strings as well), but I don’t think you even have to do that.
Post # 5
It is very cool to mix music. I am in the same boat, except with my Fiance. He loves traditional organ music. I agreed to walk down the aisle to organ music and the recessional is going to be contemporary. As long as the music represents you as a couple, then it should be a wonderful ceremony.