(Closed) Does anyone still walk down the aisle to the “bridal march”

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i did, i had live music at church, it was pretty

Post # 4
14490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If we had been married at an actual church then I totally would have.  There is something magical about the organ pounding out those first few notes.

Post # 5
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was in the same boat as you!! Until very recently I didn’t realize this was a “choice”… silly, I know! 

Personally I will not be walking down the aisle to the bridal march.

Post # 6
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I walked down the aisle to Hornpipe for Water Music by Handel (we had a trio of students from the music conservatory).

It was gorgeous.

I don’t like the bridal march because it came from an opera where a swan marries a person. That weirds me out. It’s not even all that old.

Post # 7
23585 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did not – I’m a pianist/piano teacher for a living, and couldn’t stomach using the “wedding generics”.  I walked down the aisle to my husband’s choice – Portuguese Love Theme from the movie Love Actually!

Post # 8
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes they do – and I probably will as well. I’m not really a fan when a bride walks down the aisle to Michael Buble or a song of the moment :s

Post # 9
9814 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It’s definitely something less brides do now. Most walk down the aisle to a love song off a cd.

Post # 10
5294 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I did. I loved the traditional-ness of it. Anytime I hear that music, I instantly think of that moment when the bride walks out. So it worked for me 🙂

Post # 11
7767 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We were going to before we changed plans at the last minute.  We were going to have our wedding in a church and have the organist play the bridal march.  DH’s request.

Post # 12
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wanted to but our Rabbi would not let us.  It actually worked out for the best because we found another piece of music we loved so much more.

Post # 13
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I walked down the isle with bridal march. I growing up I always wanted to walk down the isle with bridal march. I always associate bridal march = wedding, as to Santa in red suit.

Post # 14
4485 posts
Honey bee

Some people still do. Not all churches allow it as it is secular, not religious, while others don’t allow it because it was composed by an anti-Semite muscian. In the last 10 yrs, I have only heard it at one wedding, and it was butchered by the pianist.

Post # 15
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I didn’t want to do it, but my husband insisted that I walk down the aisle to “The Bridal March.”  I thought, “Ugh.” We found a really pretty compromise though, and used the version by Jonathan Cain.  I loved it, and so did my husband and dad…both of them got teary eyed! Check out the version on YouTube if you haven’t already.  🙂

Post # 16
2755 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve never been a fan of it. My view is, our wedding is a personal event and we want every part to be about us. Why should I walk down the aisle to some cliché piece of music I don’t even like because it’s “traditional”? I’m planning to ask a friend to play “Tell Me What You See” by The Beatles on acoustic guitar for my walk.

That said, I’m sure plenty of people still use it. My best friend would have if the sound system at their venue hadn’t crapped out during our procession.

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