(Closed) Non-traditional music for ceremony??

posted 5 years ago in Music
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@leahlou:  Girl, I totally hear you. I’m a pianist/piano teacher myself, and when we were planning our wedding, the traditional ceremony music was definitely not on my list of priorities!  I got a friend of mine to do arrangements of some lesser mainstream things, and then my husband requested that we use the theme from the movie Love Actually for my walk down the aisle.  We had a string quartet!  Everyone loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚  Best of luck to you!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m kind of doing a string quartet ๐Ÿ™‚ My processional and bridal march songs are by a group called Vitamin String Quartet (Marching Bands of Manhattan and Sweet Child O’Mine).  Frantically searching for a recessional at the moment, so we may have a VSQ hat trick.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Search wedding entrances on YouTube.  You’ll find some great stuff.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Search wedding entrances on YouTube.  You’ll find some great stuff.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@leahlou:  I want a country song instrumental for the processional and the song I walk down the aisle to. Have you any ideas?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not allowed secular music, but I had picked “I got you babe” for the processional and “all you need is love” for the recessional, both on piano …unfortunately I have to pick more traditional pieces 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

My Future Father-In-Law is playing our prelude music – jazzy old love songs (no vocals) on a baby grand.

The grandmas/moms/bridesmaids all walk in to the same song: Bach cello suite 1 prelude.

I walk in to my friend playing (guitar) and singing Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan.

During communion, same friend will play/sing “In the house of God Forever” by Jon Foreman

During the recessional, we walk out to Jackson by Johnny Cash and June Carter.

๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@lawbride88:  Try Vitamin String Quartet. They do TONS of string covers of pop/country songs and they include the melody line in there so it’s still recognizable.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Vitamin string quartet is awesome but i also LOVE the piano guys. when we were still planning the big wedding i planned on playing “rockellbels cannon” (youtube it! its aweome) for the processional. also check out lindsey stirling she is one freaking amazeballs violinist 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@leahlou:  I hear ya. If my Fiance had ithis way we would have electronic music playing while people are being seated. And I decided the walk down the asile to A Thousand Years (which I guess is modern traditional). 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@leahlou:  We’re planning to use a ton of Vitamin String Quartet songs for our ceremony (including when people are arriving and being seated) and cocktail hour.  We’re then going to switch over to some softer background music (but songs by their original artists with words) for dinner, and then basically whatever we decide we’d like most for dancing/fun music after.  I love music, so I’ve been having fun working on a playlist for the wedding.  My fiance and I don’t have similar musical taste for the most part, but I think we’ve been doing a good job so far of each selecting music that reflects each of us.

 

I’m having some trouble choosing some songs, though.  (For example, the song for the wedding party to walk in to and the song for the recessional.)  I know I want to walk in to VSQ’s version of “Say Yes” by Elliott Smith.  I still have some time to decide, though!

 

I’m not a fan of country music, so I really can’t help with any specific songs … Sorry.  I do think you might find something you like if you consider using the VSQ versions, though.  They cover songs from all genres, so you should be able to find plenty of songs you love.

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We had a string trio but they didn’t play traditional music. Our prelude was Don’t Stop believin’ and our processional was to Storybook Love from the Princess Bride. Our Recessional was the Theme from the Game of Thrones. We had a lot of complements about our music choice and there were a lot of laughs and cheers from the people who recognized the Game of Thrones theme. I can’t help with country music song choices, but I say go for it! I thought it was a lot of fun having non-traditional music at our wedding.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ours is all recorded music.

Peter Gabriel’s”In Your Eyes” is the prelude.

Apocalyptica’s version of “Nothing Else Matters” is the processional.

Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” is the recessional.

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