(Closed) “Untraditional” ceremony music?

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: What are your thoughts on using untraditional (but appropriate) ceremony music?
    Do it! The more different, the better! : (43 votes)
    100 %
    Stay true to the classics. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee

    All of our music is going to be “untraditional”.  I say go with what you love!

    Post # 4
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I personally find myself leaning more toward the traditional in all aspects of wedding planning (way more than I ever thought I would), but I totally love it when people do untraditional things. Go for it!

    Post # 5
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m all about “untraditional”!  Our DJ is a House DJ and we’re so thrilled to have found him.  No chicken dance for us!  ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

    Seriously though…use music that is most meaningful to you.  This is one of the biggest events of your life and I think its important that the songs you tie in to those memories be ones you truly love. 

    Post # 6
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Totally going with untraditional so I voted for you to GO FOR IT! This is your chance to add your own personality to the day! It will make it that much more memorable for you and your guests!

    Post # 7
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    All our music is going to be untraditional. I’m walking in to the theme song from one of my favorite video games (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDZscyf8lU) and walking out to the theme song from The Office. Obviously I voted untraditional. ๐Ÿ™‚ Make your wedding your own!

    Post # 8
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’re using The Beatles, Billy Joel and Alanis Morisette (all on piano) for our ceremony, and recordings from Glee for our recessional!

    Embrace the music you love!

    One note: If you’re getting married in a church, make sure you check with their policy; a lot of churches don’t allow the use of secular music.

    Post # 9
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our music was untraditional. For my processional, we used an instrumental version of “Storybook Love” (the theme from The Princess Bride), and when we kissed “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys started playing for our recessional!

    Your wedding should reflect you and your FH – including the music, do what you like! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I love the idea. It makes your ceremony more unique. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We had modern tunes for our ceremony. For the recessional, U2’s “Beautiful Day” started when we had our first kiss. That was my favorite part!

    Post # 12
    447 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Go for it! I changed my recessional song out of guilt (my parents didn’t approve) and I regret it to this day. I walked down to “Into the West” from LOTR:ROTK, and the first dance was a Japanese love song. The recessional ended up being “I’ll Cover You” from RENT, which I love, but it just wasn’t the same. I wanted “To the End” by My Chemical Romance.

    The reception was a mix of songs from musicals and oldies. I was saying “I love this song” every time a new one came on, and I almost never say that.

    If the music is one of the things you’re passionate about, do what makes you feel best.

    Post # 13
    10 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We had zero traditional music in our wedding – I walked down the aisle to Coldplay, “Strawberry Swing,” and our processional music was by Explosions in the Sky (awesome instrumental music, if you’re interested).

    Post # 14
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We’re still working on music, but we know that the recessional will be to Joey Ramone’s cover of “What a Wonderful World”.

    For the processional, I’m leaning towards “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do…” by ABBA.

    Post # 15
    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re done all Vitamin String for our pre ceremony music. LOVE them!

    Post # 16
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m walking in to a cover of The Beatles Real Love by Regina Spektor.

    I think non-traditional music is great, especially for an outdoor ceremony.

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