Post # 1
I’m having a small wedding (50 ppl) and although Im keeping it very elegant but its far from “traditional”! I decided to walk down to the Piano Guys version of “A Thousand Years”! Anyone else doing a non-traditional song?
I also am having this song play when I walk down the aisle so it will play throughout the whole processional. My sister thinks thats silly and I should have my own song but I dont care! I LOVE this song and I want to hear the entire song play out because its so beautiful!
Post # 2
There is a song, with my daughter’s first name as the title. She used it for the groom/best man/minister to enter, as well as the whole bridal party and herself, to walk down the aisle. It was written in the early 70s. Everyone love it.
Post # 3
we didn’t have a bridal party, so parents and grandparents walked down to the prelude to Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1.
Then I walked down Doris Troy’s “Just One Look” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM_nfDPgcuI
Recessional, Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
1234sophia: my bridesmaids and i all walked in to the same song – The Ice Dance from Edward Scissorhands. i had it played on the harp. it was beautiful. 🙂
Post # 5
I used the same song for both the processional and when I walked. It was Expressions by Helen Jane long. I just loved it and it was long enough so why not?
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
Lol..we are walking in together and I’m surprising him with a guitarist to play and sing “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica for our processional.
We weren’t going to have any music (outdoor ceremony/amplified music not allowed) and he is a rocking guitarist. I’m even making him a guitar boutineirre and got guitar cuff links for him (another surprise).
Post # 7
turtle9748: I love the Just One Look idea! So funky and upbeat!!
weird_bunny: Nice choice as well! and the harp makes everything sound so lovely!
RunsWithBears: Im glad we are on the same page! Why not…exactly?! I dont see the point in all the song switches.
MrsTtoB: THATS FRICKIN AWESOME!! My finace is a dork and obsessed with Happy Days (that old show from back in the day)…so I was going to surprise him with my daughter playing the theme song on her violin for when he walks in but she got so frustrated learning it and gave up!
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I am also using the same song and version for me and my processional. There is a part where it gets a little more dramatic in the middle and that is where I will come in.
Post # 9
Yep – I had one unique song played for the whole processional. Don’t understand why it’s considered so important by some to have a different song for when the bride walks. I guess it’s a throwback to the old “here comes the bride” days.
Do what you want. It will be beautiful 🙂
Post # 10
1234sophia: I am going to walking in to “Love Walks In” by VanHalen transposed onto piano. It is our song and I know it will be hard to keep a dry eye when I hear it!
Post # 11
We are using the same Sontag and splicing the intrumental version with the lyrics version and I will walk to the lyrical half Of the song.
Post # 12
1234sophia: I had a very traditional song, so I can’t comment on that aspect (although I love your song choice as DH’s aunt walked down to that same version), but I walked in to the same song as my bridal party, and it worked out perfectly.
Post # 13
I’ve got mine narrowed down to scores from 2 different movies. I’m leaning towards using “Transformation” from Beauty & the Beast, in which case it’d all be one song. It’s very soft at the beginning for the bridesmaids/man, where Beast is dying and Belle confesses her love. My Maid/Matron of Honor and flower girl would walk when the music is building for Beast’s transformation. My big entrance would be during the crescendo when the Beast finishes transforming into a prince. 😀 (I’m well aware that I’m a dork.)
The second option is 2 pieces from The Little Mermaid, simply b/c they’re both short pieces (about 1:25 each) and we’d need the time. If I go with this option, the bridesmaids/man, Maid/Matron of Honor, and flower girl would all walk to “Touring the Kingdom,” which is very upbeat and fun, and then I would walk to “Bedtime,” which is very soft and romantic. 🙂
Post # 14
I am doing this! I love your choice and I might have actually considered it if it hadn’t been played at our friends’ wedding we attended back in July.
I am using an instrumental version of Jason Mraz’s I Won’t Give Up, performed by Tanner Townsend. I also want to hear the majority of the song played, it crescendo’s near the end, and I think it will be perfect!
Post # 15
angyjaxon: i know what you mean – im trying to do the same thing but i think timing wont work out for me! But I am gonna try! everyone will need to walk SLOW!! lol!
RusticBride17: I cant keep a dry eye now when i listen to my music so i know what ya mean!
Britterbee: thats a great idea – how do you do that?
megz06: glad to hear 🙂
PixieGoddess: we are all dorks! I like your princess picks! Sounds like you have it all worked out to a tee!
MissKayDee: WOW! This song is really pretty!! I wish i had a longer processional and i would have my peeps walk down to this and a thousand years for me after! my ceremony and reception is in the same room so when we leave the room to sign the license our guests stay in the room for cocktail hour – im going to use this song as the “in between song”! so pretty