Post # 1
I want to walk down the aisle to “The Winner Is” from the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack. It’s kind of obsucre, so imagine my surprise when I saw this commercial:
That’s the song in the background. Our wedding isn’t until next October, but I’m so worried people will make the connection to the commercial and that’s the LAST thing I want.
Post # 3
@newcitylights: You have a lot of time between now and then. See if the commercial sticks around or fades into obscurity quickly. Some commercials are hammered renlentelessly down our throats for months and months. Others seem to disappear as quickly as they appear. Consider selecting another song if it’s played a lot for months, otherwise, use it and enjoy. I’d wait and see for the next couple months how much play it gets before making a decision.
Post # 4
What’s most likely to happen is someone being familiar with the tune but not placing it. You’re honed in to it for other reasons, but your guests wouldn’t have been paying attention to what’s playing in the commercial.
Post # 5
People hate commercials. I highly doubt anyone will notice, espcially with the time gap.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion
Since the song is an instrumental, I think it has less of a chance of being associated with the commercial than a song with lyrics. Additionally, I haven’t seen this commercial before clicking on the link, so I don’t think it’s going to be an issue at all.
Side note: the song is beautiful, nice choice!
Post # 7
Wow, me too! At first I literally jumped up and down! That’s my entrace song! Then I had the same feeling you did . . .
Honestly, I’m not worried about it. I’ve known I want to walk down the aisle to this song for 3 years. I don’t have cable, so I have no idea how long or frequently it’s been playing. I guess, I have enough emotional attachment to the song– I’ve been falling asleep imagining myself walking down to it, I cry everytime I listen to it and picture that moment– that it’s not going to change if it’s in a commercial.
I agree with PP. It’s such a small snip no one is going notice but us! And, if someone did hear it and say, “That’s Danna Devotchka!”, they are already familiar with the song, already have their own feelings about it, and will be excited to hear it at our weddings!
Post # 8
no one is ever going to notice that.
Post # 9
@newcitylights: Commericals use “indie” or obscure music regularly. People probably will think of the commercial, but some may think of Little Miss. I guess it only matters that it fits you
Post # 10
I’m sure you’ll be fine. Maybe one or two people may notice but not the degree you think they will. If someone used a song I was familiar with I’d think, “Oh that’s the song from X, very pretty.”
Post # 11
I don’t think anyone will notice. And plus, it was a pretty cute commercial. It could have been for tampons or something.
Post # 12
@Jayceedee: I agree!
OP, people tend to remember lyrical songs when they’re in a commercial. (Think “Too Close” by Alex Clare when it was in a Microsoft commercial.) I think you will be fine!
Post # 13
Such a pretty song and barely noticeable or recognizable in the commercial!!
Post # 14
@newcitylights: I used that song for my processional, I love it. No one (as far as I know) even recognized it from Little Miss Sunshine. I kind of doubt they’ll still remember it from a commercial 6 months from now.
Post # 15
@newcitylights: I don’t think any of your guests will connect the song to that commercial. It is obscure and it may sound familiar, but they won’t know be able to place it. Or, if they are anything like me and Fiance, they will never have heard it anyway since we fast forward commercials 90% of the time.
Post # 16
With everything else going on in the commercial, the music really isn’t that noticable. I had to really pay attention to just the music just to hear it. Plus most people have TiVo or PVRs or watch all their tv online and don’t watch commercials anymore anyways. Even my die-hard sports fan fiance will record his favourite teams and start watching the game say 45 minutes after it actually starts so he doesn’t have to watch commercials!