(Closed) Does anyone walk down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride” anyone?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

this is the one thing i’m going traditional on. i have nothing against chosing something different at all, i just know that as i’m doing everything else non traditional, this is the one thing i want traditional.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My mother had a special song picked out to walk down the aisle to 37 years ago (before it was that common).  The organist messed up and played “Here Comes the Bride,” which she was really upset about.  So I’ll be walking down the aisle to her original choice, which I’ve known ever since I first heard that story as a child.  I wonder what I would’ve chosen if I had to come up with something now?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

HA! Your post title made me laugh! I have never been to a wedding that used that song. I think if you walk down the isle to ‘Here comes the Bride’ it would be really sweet, and its not a trendy song that you might hate in years to come. However I think that I will be using a song that is more personal to us.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m considering walking down the aisle to Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”…a classic wedding selection used non-traditionally, I think.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MapleBecky: My understanding is that most Catholic churches frown upon the use of “Here Comes the Bride”…

“The so-called “traditional wedding marches” by Wagner and Mendelssohn are not recommended. Both are “theater” pieces which have nothing to do with the Sacred Liturgy. The “Bridal Chorus” from Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin, actually accompanies the couple to the bedroom, not the altar! Mendelssohn’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream accompanies a farcical wedding (the play is a comedy). Your parish music director will be able to suggest and demonstrate numerous other compositions from which to choose, thus adding to the dignity and uniqueness of your wedding liturgy.”

From http://www.rcda.org/offices/prayer_and_worship/guidelines_wedding_music.html

I’ve seen this a NUMBER of places in trying to choose music…check with your church!

ETA: I hope you don’t take this as an attack…I’m just presenting what I’ve found in my hours of agonizing over music!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The Bridal march is very traditional, though we didn’t walk down to it (don’t like Wagner at.all).  We used Pachelbel Cannon in D for our bridal party and for me and my dad.  The mothers walked in with Air on G.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@peaches13:  We’re also getting married in a Catholic church, the information we recieved was waymore harsh than what you found!  We were informed that we ARE NOT allowed to use the “wedding march/here comes the bride”… No “suggestions” or “demonstrations” for us…  eek.  So yes, I think most Catholic churches don’t allow Here Comes the Bride… but some are a little nicer about it than others. 😉  It seems like Cannon in D is one of the more popular pieces for walking down the aisle at Catholic churches.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sorry, double post.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I walked down the aisle to a beautiful piano version of Here Comes the Bride. It was so light and flowy and one of the things I was adament about.  Actually that’s one of the reasons we didn’t go with a Catholic church, because we couldn’t have used it.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am just because I think it’s more obvious to the guests that the bride is coming. You think people would catch on once the bridal party is there that the bride would be coming next, but I’ve been to a few weddings now where they didn’t use the bridal chours and heard several guests (mostly older) say “Don’t you think it was weird she didn’t use the bridal chorus”. I don’t think it’s so uncommon these days, and I don’t personally think its weird to use something different, but I think for the sake of my family and tradition, we’re going to go old school.  🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know that Wagner was supposedly not a very nice guy, but the Bridal Chorus has always kinda made me choke up when I hear it and see the bride for the first time so I’m going to use it myself.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went tradition on it.  I love the sound and feel of it!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MapleBecky:This is only recently traditional. It’s from an opera.

 

 

OHHH shoot. peaches13 posted this already with way more info. Oops, sorry.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Baconprincess:My church hasn’t come out and said it’s not allowed, but I personally don’t care for it anyway…here are some of the recommendations on my church’s website…

Processionals for the Bride and Bridesmaids:
The Prince of Denmark’s March by Clarke
Air from Water Music Suite by Handel
Air for the G String by Bach
Andante by Handel
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Crown Imperial by Walton
A Joyous Air by Purcell
St. Anthony Chorale by Brahms
Largo from Four Seasons by Vivaldi
Procession by Callahan
Rondeau by Mouret
Trumpet Tune in D Major by Clarke
Trumpet Tune in D Major by Johnson
Trumpet Voluntary by Stanley
Voluntary in B flat Major by Stanley

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