Post # 1
I’m working on finding music for my processional, and can’t decide what to do. I’m planning on instrumental of The Verve’s "Bitter Sweet Symphony" for the bridesmaids, but I’m not sure for me. I want Edwin McCain’s "I’ll Be," I’ve always thought it was the most amazing love song. But the lyrics aren’t super awesome ("love’s suicide" "gallows of heartache" etc), so I don’t know how it’d be received by guests. And I don’t really like the instrumental, since it’s his voice and the lyrics that make it such a great song. It’s a church wedding, we’ll be allowed to use what music we want (not like some churches that only allow instrumental and hymns and such), but still, it’s gonna be a lot of super conservative Southern Baptists. So opinions? (Oh, and we’re not doing a dance, so can’t use it for that instead.)
Post # 3
I’ve alsways loved that song too but I agree, it does have some lyrics that may not set the mood you want for a wedding. Ultimately, I don’t think people really pay attention to song lyrics so if you really want it and there’s no other song that will do, go for it.
Post # 4
i’m a southern baptist and i don’t see anything wrong with that song. it’s romantic and beautiful. if it were meaningful to me i would have no problem playing it. i’m getting married in a southern baptist church and i’m actually using a jack johnson song for my processional. i say if you love it, then 100% go for it!
ps: if you want, you could always cut the song so that only certain parts are playing (i.e. the chorus, one of the verses, etc.). you most likely won’t need the whole song anyway. there are tons of programs that can customize the song for you.
Post # 5
Maybe you can find an instrumental of it? It has a very pretty melody, and you’ll know the meaning of the words without worrying about others’ opinions about it.