(Closed) Original Ceremony Music?

posted 12 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Check out these past threads on the subject: 

What are you walking down the aisle to?

What song are you walking down the isle to?

Unique Cermony Music

Based on these responses, I think many people here don’t do the traditional Wedding March. If you’re a composer, I think it’s actually a shame to play it safe — what a way to showcase your talent at one of the most important events of your lives together. 

Post # 4
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think writing your own music will amaze your guests and make your bride very happy! I really think it will be more meaningful to everyone when they hear it during the ceremony. How sentimental and personal!

We are getting married next month and not using the traditional march either. A friend of ours is going to sing Man in Me (Dylan) while the bridesmaids/groomsmen walk the aisle and Walk the Line (Cash) while I walk the aisle (waaaay slowed down) and play the ukulele. It’s going to be way more meaningful and personal for us!

Good luck with your planning!

Post # 5
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I agree with Crickets post.

I too think it would create a great mood and make the ceremony that much more intimate and personal. A lot of people just go with the wedding march because they think they have to, and for the sake of "tradition" but I say what good is tradition if it doesn’t mean anything to you?

One of my good friends is a musician and I’ve asked him to write some acoustic music for us. It’s much more touching than a CD of the wedding march! I say do your thing Mr. Composer!!

Post # 6
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

Rebecca said it perfectly, your wedding is the perfect time to showcase your talent that many of us wish we had.

I personally cannot stand the traditional Wedding March, there’s nothing pretty-sounding about it and it evokes no emotion.  I walked down to Sade’s "By Your Side" because it meant something to us.

Make it personal and beautiful, and maybe you can communicate to your guests that you composed ti yourself through a program so that it’ll mean a little more to them, too.  Best of luck.

Post # 7
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008


I think it would be most meaningful if you were to compose a song just for your soon-to-be wife. 🙂 It is so climatic and it would make her feel super special and cooey. 

Post # 8
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

One of my closests friend’s Fiance composed the entire ceremony and finally, he wrote and sang a song to his bride as she walked down the aisle (all a surprise for my friend).  There was not a dry eye in the room.   It was the most memorable wedding that I’ve ever attended and I’ve been to many many weddings. 

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