(Closed) Non-traditional ceremony music, opinions?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love that! We aren’t doing traditional songs either.  I think depending on the person there’s no need to be stuffy 🙂

Post # 4
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Love those choices!

Post # 6
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

 I love those choices! We also did untraditional choices–groom and bridesmaids walked down to an instrumental of “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica, I walked down to “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, and we recessed to “Bittersweet Symphony” by  The Verve.

Post # 7
185 posts
Blushing bee

@hilsy85:  That’s so cool!  Nothing else Matters is a song that just really speaks to me on so many levels.  I also think it is a love song – do you?  My Fiance said he never really thought of it as that, but he doesn’t really listen to words of songs so much as the instruments.  love love love that song.  🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@nighthawk: It’s DH’s FAVE Metallica song, and he really wanted to use it somewhere in  the wedding. Our ceremony musicians did an AMAZING job with the instrumental–I got chills when I heard it playing. I can definitely see how it’s a love song. Are you using the song at all?

Post # 9
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Were still working on our music… Ill walked down to a traditional song, only because its a song Ive wanted since I was a kid and thought thats what you have to do… but other than that all our music will be pretty nontraditional

Post # 10
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love your choices! We did decide to go with Vitamin String Quartet music (so, in the end, it was string music, but it was contemporary), but these were our songs:

Back In Black (VSQ covering ACDC) for the GM’s processional (all of our guests laughed at this one, because my Darling Husband is obsessed with ACDC)

You’re My Best Friend (VSQ covering Queen) for the BM’s processional

God Only Knows (VSQ covering Beach Boys) for me and my parents (which still makes me laugh, since it’s the theme song for Big Love, a series about polygamy, and the first line is “I may not always love you…” But we used the instrumental only version)

For the Recessional, we played “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” by Stevie Wonder — like you, we wanted it to be super upbeat.  It turned out perfectly!



Post # 11
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

Love Chasing Cars!! Thats our processional song! (Well the acoustic version anyway.)

Post # 12
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love weddings with non-traditional music! I also love your song choices!

We did non-traditional music at our wedding, and I’m glad we did! I loved ALL the music we used!

Post # 13
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Iron and Wine’s version Such Great Heights is a good one. A tad too slow for the recessional, perhaps though… I’m using a sting quartet version of Such Great Heights for the maids and dudes to come in to, so it’s on my mind 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love non-trad music! I wish more couples would use it. 

As of right now were planning on:

Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk – bridal party entrance and bride/father entrance (theres one specific part about 2/3 in that I am absolutely in love with and if timed correctly, will work perfectly for my entrance)

Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer – recessional (ok, again with the timing but I’m a little anal when it comes to the music. This song needs to start just as our officiant is “closing” the ceremony and pronouncing us h&w. Again, if timed correctly the lyrics should begin just as we are having our first kiss).

I’m also currently obsessed with Make You Feel My Love – Adele. I’m trying to negotiate this to be our first dance song but I dont know if Fiance is feeling it. 

Post # 15
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had a friend play “Here There and Everywhere” on guitar for the processional…it was one of my favorite moments of our wedding (although he also sang). 

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