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

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I actually don’t remember what song was playing when I walked down the aisle :/  I know it was a traditional song, so it may have been this one.  I picked it out and everything, but I was so caught up in the moment, I don’t even remember hearing it!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MapleBecky: Just check–some parishes do allow it.  Just wanted to give you the heads up in case they’d don’t.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m Jewish and our synagogue actually doesn’t allow any Wagner because he was the Third Reich’s official composer. I didn’t know that until I read it in our wedding packet, but it makes sense that they wouldn’t play it in the synagogue. I’ve heard it at plenty of weddings, though I feel like more of my friends have started using more contemporary music or different classical pieces.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I will be walking down to here comes the bride. I’ve always dreamed of having that in the background as I walk with my Dad to my future husband….sappy I know but it’s one of the classic things that I would never change.

We are both Catholic but we are getting married outside then having our marriage blessed by the Church when we get back.

Post # 22
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am walking down the aisle to Here comes the bride but the version played by Jonathan Cain..very beautiful

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Some Catholic churches do not allow “Here Comes the Bride,” because it is secular rather than religious music.  You might want to check with your priest if you want to use it.  Here is the Wikipedia explanation:

“The ‘Bridal Chorus’ is seldom played at Jewish weddings. This is often because of cultural objections, due to Wagner’s well-documented and public reputation as an antisemite. It is also opposed by many pastors of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod because of pre-First World War Lutheran opposition to the theater and to the pagan elements of Wagner’s operas. The Roman Catholic Church generally does not use the ‘Bridal Chorus’; one diocese’s guidelines regarding the piece states that the chorus is a secular piece of music, that it is not a processional to the altar in the opera, and especially that its frequent use in film and television associate it with sentimentality rather than worship.”  (Footnotes omitted.)

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am! 🙂

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I walked down to a live organist performance of “Here Comes the Bride”.  Honestly, walking in to anything else wasn’t even a consideration for me.

Before you get too caught up in song choices though, I’d check with your church about restrictions / guidelines.  My Presbyterian church had a song list and I wasn’t aloud to use any songs that didn’t appear on that list (all were traditional / classical songs).  And even if I could have, there was no speaker system to have played a non-traditional selection.  Your church may have similar restrictions.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My church doesn’t allow music, but we’ll be using ‘here comes the bride’ for our big entrance at the reception.

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

i walked down to How Beautiful – by paris

i got married in the catholic chruch too and they were really picky about song choices.

Here comes the bride wasnt an option for us unfortunately- love it though.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Im all for the Imperial Storm Troopers March from Star Wars-

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This/that, NOTHING is allowed. Prfft! Yell

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