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

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 32
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

My sister did and it was beautiful!

Post # 33
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think I will walk out onto the beach to “Marry Me” by Train but I am not 100% sure.

Post # 34
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@BodyByViGirl: that’s a beautiful song, and we’re playing it for the bridal party to walk down to 🙂

Post # 35
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did and don’t regret it at all.  The music guy did it in organ (blah!) but the soft piano I wanted would have been perfect.   Now, 5 months later, it’s not really an issue they used the organ.

We used it in a Catholic church.

Post # 36
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think I’m going to! Just one of the few things I want to be traditional about. That being said, I still have just over a year to change my mind… haha

Post # 37
5268 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I want to with a harpist playing it! I do not know why but I realllllly want a harpist!! If I do not get one(FI thinks I am crazy) I want to walk down to From this Moment from Shania Twain and Bryan White. We were at McDonalds a few mo.ago and I heard this in the play area and I was like Ahhhh I love this song!! I had the CD years ago growing up and deep down love country from around that time. Fiance is not a big country person at all though. We will see!!

Post # 38
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did and I honestly can’t imagine entering to anything else.  The live pipe organ pounding out those notes is just beautiful!

Post # 40
3373 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My church didn’t let me…. apparently he was an antisemetic. I didn’t get “here comes the bride” or the wedding march (the recessional song).

I was pretty sad about it.

Post # 41
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Personally, I will not be. I am Catholic, but Fiance is not. If we were to be getting hitched in a Catholic church, obvi it would be more traditional.


But absolutely nothing about our ceremony is traditional.


So, I am walking down the aisle to Yeah Yeah Yeahs.


But different strokes for different folks & all that 🙂

Post # 42
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The church for our wedding has a HUGE old pipe organ that was just restored. I cannot imagine walking down to anything else. Those first few notes just give me the chills 🙂

Post # 45
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I thought about using a non-traditional song, but I just couldn’t get over not having the traditional bridal march! So I’m going to have it! It won’t be played by an organ, but I will have someone playing the guitar and another personal playing the piano. Less than 5 months away!

Post # 46
95 posts
Worker bee

Absolutely not.  If you know what context in which it is performed in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin, you would rethink using the song.

Here’s an excerpt from an website explaining the bridal march:


The Original Context:

Mass murder.

The tune comes from the opera Lohengrin, where the “Bridal Chorus” is actually sung to the heroine Elsa and her new husband, Lohengrin, by her handmaidens after the wedding, not before! Hah! That’s a pretty wacky misunderstanding. People have been getting that wrong for years! Oh, and after that song, Lohengrin murders the f@@@ out of five wedding guests before ditching Elsa.

Wait, What?

Lohengrin is not a happy opera, as you probably could have guessed from all that murdering Lohengrin did. The marriage lasts all of two songs, after which Lohengrin abandons Elsa, and opera being opera, Elsa dies of grief. So the organ music you hear at a wedding is less celebratory and more like an ominous, foreshadowy, shit’s-bout-to-go-down sort of thing. They might as well play the theme from Jaws.

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