(Closed) Groom playing processional song on piano

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Groom playing processional song on piano: Good or Bad idea?
    Good idea : (12 votes)
    17 %
    Bad idea : (54 votes)
    78 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Bad idea! I wouldn’t go for that at all!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would stick with traditional and have him meet you at the end…if he really wants to do a song maybe it can be done at another point, not the most impoartant part 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think your post sounded a little harsh…I’m sure his intentions are good, but have you explained to him your vision? How it is important for you to see him as you are walking down the aisle and vice versa? Does he have a way of playing something and recording it so you can play it as you’re walking down?

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Its a sweet gesture but I wouldn’t be down for this.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee

    Since you dont like the idea, then its a bad idea. If you both wanted it, then I would say go for it.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I think it’s sweet, but I definitely wouldn’t go for it either.

    Is there anyway you could record him playing it before the wedding day and then play it on some speakers or something when you walk down the aisle? You could include a note about it in your program or something.

    ETA: Just saw a PP mentioned that, haha great minds think alike 😉

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I guess I get it, but maybe he can record it. Tell him you expect him to be too busy with tears of joy to be able to play.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I went to a wedding where the groom was a concert pianist and he opted to play a processional he wrote specifically for the bride as she came in… I thought it was beautiful and touching, but understand why it’s not exactly the moment you want for coming down the aisle.  Is there a compromise somewhere?  Can he play a love song somewhere else in the ceremony?

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    You have a vision of the two of you up the front but he has a vision of playing piano as you come in. Either one of you will have to give up your vision, or you both do and come up with a new one. If you choose the former, I think whoever gives up their vision on this gets to decide on another big decision you disagree on.

    For example, I wanted to walk down the aisle with FH. He told me he has a vision of seeing me walk down the aisle, etc. (the whole traditional shebang) and it seemed really important to him so we’re going to do that. However, he wanted to wear an orange suit. I said I had my heart set on a light blue one and since I gave up the walking down the aisle thing, he’s (at least at this point) going to wear a light blue suit.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    You’re right…really really bad idea!  He should be focused on you.  Maybe he could play you a song at the reception or something?

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @hatmanandbobbin:  “he wanted to wear an orange suit”

    LOL… I’m glad you won that battle!

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I went to a wedding last summer where the groom played the piano before anyone walked down the aisle. He walked to the front and told a story about how they were studying abroad and the piano was in the computer lab. Before they knew each other, everytime she would come into the computer lab, he would play the same song that reminded him of her. He then played it, and someone else took over as everyone walked down the aisle- it was really sweet.

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