Post # 1
I’m a big music buff, so I’m already thinking about music for our ceremony (and first dance, of course). I’m incredibly drawn to and love the idea of using appropriate ‘pop’ songs (ex, Beatles or Dashboard or something of the sort) for the processional and recessional at the ceremony. The most “traditional” I really want to get would be an instrumental version of a pop song by the Vitamin String Quartet (love them). Our ceremony is going to be outdoors next to our reception site, which is a cute little B&B/inn. What are your thoughts on this?
Post # 3
All of our music is going to be “untraditional”. I say go with what you love!
Post # 4
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
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! 😉
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
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
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. 🙂 Make your wedding your own!
Post # 8
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
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! 🙂
Post # 10
I love the idea. It makes your ceremony more unique. 🙂
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 # 11
You guys are inspiring me! I think I’m a little iffy because of my parents.. they are BOTH pastors and I am going way off the mark for them, especially because it will not be in a church.. they seem pretty ok with it though.
@ejoyb … I loveeee that you’re walking out to The Office theme song! My Fiance would love that heh!
Post # 12
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
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
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
We’re done all Vitamin String for our pre ceremony music. LOVE them!
Post # 16
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.