(Closed) Does anyone else have a strong emotional reaction to their music?

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t when picking the songs, but since getting married, everytime I listen to our processional and recessional music, I stop and smile, (and sometimes get a little choked up) as all the memories of that day come flooding back. I choose to walk to “Flower” by Andy McKee and “Love and Some Verses” by Iron and Wine for our processional.

Sometimes during wedding planning you just find yourself surprised at how emotional some things make you. For example, when my dad tried on tuxes, I felt a lump in my throat. We wrote our vows (said the same ones to each other) and when I read the first line, I lost it, and this was before the wedding, just sitting in the computer room! I was okay at the wedding though ๐Ÿ™‚

We were super close to doing Moonlight Serenade for our first dance. Glenn Miller is fantastic!

Post # 5
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t but our songs are all fairly up beat. Although to be honest, I’ve been listening to them about once a day in the desperate hope that I won’t get all teary when I hear them on the day. Our processional is “God only knows” by the Beach Boys and our recessional is “Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole. They both remind me of romantic comedies and we just wanted a fun, upbeat vibe so hopefully that’ll help ward off too much blubbering on my part!

Post # 6
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes! Our processional will be my cousin playing”Moon River” on violin. Every time it comes on my ipod now I tear up just a little bit…lol

Post # 7
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am an entirely hopeless sap, so I don’t think you’re being weird at all. When I listen to the music we’ve started selecting, I get emotional every time. Part of me wants to avoid listening too much because of that. The other part of me wants to listen over and over and over to try and dull my reaction so I can get down the aisle on my wedding day without being a snivelling mess!

Post # 8
10285 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I get emotional over our processional song. We are using “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk. I’ve been known to cry at my desk at work when listening to it. Pretty much everyone knows that if I have my headphones in and I’m sobbing, not to worry about it lol.

Post # 9
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think I got emotional over everything about the wedding lol! Make sure you listen to all your songs and cry it out now so that you are sort of immune that day.

Post # 10
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am not normally a really emotional person. There’s something about this whole wedding thing, though … I’m writing my thank you cards to the bridal party folks, and good lord – it’s almost bringing me to tears! During the wedding itself (especially the ceremony), a few of the songs will be in memory of my mom. As roxy821 suggested, I’ve been listening to them all the time, to give me a sort of crying immunity.

Post # 11
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

As a musician, I’m having trouble choosing classical ceremony music that doesn’t have any pre-attached memories or emotions. It’s difficult to hear a piece I’ve played 8 times under various conductors and transfer the image in my head from “that was the year I was second chair, and MAN that first run really sneaks up on you” to “white dress, tears, husband and wife!”.

The music is very important to us, but members of my family (musicians again) are already asking about our choices and giving their “input”. A few (dancers, this time) are shocked that we’re not waltzing for our first dance!

Post # 12
302 posts
Helper bee

I know I’m not engaged yet but I know what song i want my first dance to b/c I cried the first few times I heard it, it is so perfect.  I feel like it’s good to have a reaction like that–you have a special connection with the song.

Post # 14
144 posts
Blushing bee

I cry every single time I listen to our first dance song. Marc Broussard-The Beauty of Who You Are. I listen to it like every time I’m in the car to try and build up an immunity to it and so far I’m unsuccessful. My Fiance and I danced to the song the other day in our kitchen to practice and we both cried. ha but we also found out we both can’t dance Smile  So you definitely aren’t the only one Statutory!

Post # 15
302 posts
Helper bee

I absolutely LOVE Jason Mraz and Colbi Calliat “Lucky”. It talks about being in love with your best friend, which is so true for me.  It makes me cry when I hear it, so I need to either listen to it a lot and train myself not to cry or something, bc I’m definitely using it!! I also want to use (i know it has been used a ton) One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story during the ceremony.  That one also brings a tear to my eye, but I think it is absolutely beautiful and perfect for what it means. I am a theatre major and this is my favorite musical, so it has added meaning!

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