(Closed) Really Don’t Care for HERE COMES THE BRIDE…

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hello and welcome to the bee ๐Ÿ™‚

And congratulations on your engagement!!!

I also do not like “Here Comes the Bride”, and I am also somewhat of a traditionalist and we are having a somewhat formal wedding. We chose Hymne by Vangelis. We are having a harpist and a flutist play for the ceremony. I am sure it would work with an organ too. Here is a link to the song.

Post # 5
296 posts
Helper bee

What about “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke? It’s the song Princess Diana walked down the aisle to, but I don’t think it’s that common for “normal folk” to use it; plus it’s been like 30 years since her wedding, so I don’t think a lot of people will remember. 

Anyway, I found an organ version on youtube, and I think it sounds nice. 

And oh yeah, I really hate the overuse of “Here Comes the Bride.” I definitely won’t be using it either when I get married. 

Post # 6
11113 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re having Pachebel ‘Cannon in D’ a classical song.

Post # 7
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

It’s pretty simple to find the Princess Bride themes and their sheet music online! They were in the running for my aisle song.

Post # 8
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I once saw HCTB compared to a funeral dirge and since then I’ve never been able to envision it as part of my wedding.

A few classical selections that I like and may work:

By Pachelbel:
Canon in D Major

By Vivaldi:

By Bach:
Sheep May Safely Graze
Andante in A Minor
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire
Air on the G String


Post # 9
352 posts
Helper bee

LOVE Canon in D. My my wedding it will be played on the violin!

Post # 10
18 posts

How about “One Hand One Heart” from West Side Story?

Post # 11
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@homegirl2180:If you really want to tell Future Mother-In-Law why you hate HCTB, tell her it comes from an opera about a man marrying a swan and you think bestiality is gross and don’t want to think about it on your wedding day! That’s how I got out of it for ours.


Pachelbal’s Canon in D is the second most popular song, I think.

We haven’t decided what ours will be yet.

Post # 13
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Canon in D is full of win ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 15
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am also walking down to Canon in D

Post # 16
13 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not sure how this would sound on an organ, but I also hated all of the traditional wedding songs, and went with Eidelweiss (yes, from the Sound of Music!).  I’ve always loved the song, I love it even more because it’s unique and I ended up receiving tons of compliments from guests afterward.

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