(Closed) Need Ideas for bridesmaids and recessional song??Non-traditional!

posted 13 years ago in Music
Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Our bridesmaids also walked down to U2’s Beautiful Day by the Vitamin String Quartet… They have some AWESOME songs.  You can sample them on iTunes and purchase the songs you want.  I walked down to Eric Clapton’s Beautiful Tonight by Vitamin String Quartet… we also used Everlong by Foo Fighters and 100 Years– all done by Vitamin String.. Good luck!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Another really neat idea for the party is anything modern on the steel drums – Can’t Help Falling in Love with You and Groovy Kind of Love are two of my faves. You can see samples on You Tube. It’s so beachy!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_OCAfLUtJ0

We aren’t sure what we are proceeding too but front runners right now are an upbeat version of "Better Together" or Louis Armstrong’s "Zip a dee doo dah" 🙂

Post # 20
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Newbee

The gooms parents walked up to the Norwegian Wood by the Beatles

The bridesmaids walked up to Free Falling by Tom Petty

Both were instumental versions on acoustic guitar

Everyone walked back down the aisle to Here Comes the Sun

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Our recessional was to the Indiana Jones theme song, but only because if my husband was forced to throw one of the Indiana Jones DVD’s over a cliff, I believe that he might throw himself instead.  However, one of the coolest weddings I’ve ever been to used the theme song to "The Muppet Show" played by a string quartet.  In a word, AWESOME.  It was very, very hip, despite how silly it sounds!

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are doing a Beatles ceremony. My friend and uncle are playing acoustic guitar and playing the melody.

Our processional is either “In My Life” or “Here There Everywhere” by the Beatles and our recessional is “Here Comes the Sun”.

 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

 

We are very……random:

Mother’s seated: “Hallelujah”by Jeff Buckley

Bridesmaids: “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve

Bride: “You and Me” by Lifehouse

Recessional: “Happiness is a warm gun” (starting at the chorus) by The Beatles

Wink

Post # 24
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Helper bee

Does “Bittersweet Symphony” make anyone else think of Cruel Intentions? I know a lot of people use it in their wedding, and it’s a pretty song but every time I hear it I think of the ending in that movie.

We’re still toying with songs for the ceremony, but right now leaning toward:

Parents/grandparents: Jack Johnson, Better Together

Bridal Party: Peter Frampton, Baby I Love Your Way

Me: Bridal march? or something else? I don’t know!

Recessional: Lucky in Love (GLEE version) or Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars? or GLEE?)

Post # 25
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My husband and I used some songs that felt unique:

Bridesmaid’s entrance: Forrest Gump theme song – Alan Silvestri (beautiful!)

Bride’s entrance: Jim Brickman – If you believe (I heard it and just knew)

Recessional: Boston – More than a feeling (had DJ start the song at 00:34 for the guitar riff to emphasis the mood for the reception = FUN)

 

I think the Bride’s entrance song was the most difficult to choose.  We also included “Your Love” by the Outfield for our entrance and Cascada’s “Everytime we touch – Candlelight mix” for our first song.  We used a remix of “stand by me” for the parent dance.  If you want a copy I can e-mail it to you.  [email protected]

 

Post # 26
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My Bridesmaids are walking in to “Dream” by Priscilla Ahn….If you haven’t heard it, it’s the song in Bride Wars movie where they see eachother at the end before each go into their weddings. It’s such a CUTE and meaningful song and it’s honestly perfect!!!

For my song that I’m walking into it (our wedding is outside) is Jason Castro’s version of “Somewhere over the Rainbow”

Our Recessional song is also Jason Castro “That’s what I’m here for” because they both flow together and I love the sound of his voice. It’s perfect!!!!

We’re doing a rose ceremony instead of Sand and unity candle. It’s where we each have a rose and we walk down and I give his mother a rose to join my family to his and my Fiance gives my mom a rose to join his family to mine. We wanted to do something different and this just seemed like the perfect thing to do. During the Rose Ceremony we are using “When I say I do” by Matthew West….It’s a BEAUTIFUL song.

Hope this helps!!!

Post # 27
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sal75:

 

Thank you for introducing me to the Vitamin String Quartet! Its AWESOME!

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BrimerBride11:  I loooove that song so much by matthew west! im trying to see when i want to play it at our wedding.

Post # 29
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow….Great ideas… I like that Matthew West one  🙂

I’m hoping to walk down to the Glasgow Love Theme by Craig Armstrong (one of the theme pieces from Love Actually)…. i love it… just can’t find anything that may work well with this for the BMs to walk down to prior to me  🙁

 

Any suggestions for something simple, sweet??

Post # 30
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@chu:  My Bridesmaids are walking into Crazy Love by Van Morrison. The Love Actually soundtrack is amazing – I considered Songbird for my BMs too!

Post # 31
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hung the Moon by Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors is beyond adorable and sweet… the last 35 seconds are the best:)

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