Post # 1
So, the wedding is about 9 months away now and I’m just taking my time getting everything in order. Most things have been pretty easy to figure out, but the things that have proven to be the most difficult is the music selection. I LOVE music. It’s something that has always been a passion of mine. Growing up, my entire family was involved in music. My Dad plays tons of instruments, my sister and brother play instruments, my mother plays piano, and I’m trained in violin. Because of that, I find anything involving music a really hard decision to make. SO was chatting with my yesterday about what I plan to walk down the aisle to. I’ve been stumped. A part of me wants to follow what most brides are doing and pick a song that I love that doesn’t really have “wedding” connotations to it. However, all the songs that I LOVE and feel personal to me might not exactly fit.
However, as far back as I can remember, I always assumed I’d walk down to Pachelbel Canon in D. I never really dreamed of my wedding day, but that always seemed to be a thought in my head. I always had to play in tons in Orchestra class, but everytime we played it I loved it. However, it’s such a “traditional” song and I worry that people will think it’s not very creative to use it? But then again, I feel like there’s this pressure not for brides to NOT pick traditional songs. If I did pick it, all the bridesmaids would walk down to it and I’d walk down at the climax. I know no matter what I’m hiring an acostic guitar player to play the music, because it feels so much more intimate than the DJ being out there with all his stuff.
Here’s what I’d do if I picked Pachelbel Canon. When we get married, we’re planning on walking back down the aise to a song that’s always kind of been a song that we love: guitar cover of “home” by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes.
So, bee’s, what did you do? Am I weird for thinking this?
Post # 2
Our prelude was Dmitri Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2. My processional was Carl Orff’s O Fortuna and our recessional was the Imperial March & Star Wars main theme song played on bagpipes.
Do what feels right to you! Don’t worry about everyone else’s thoughts – it’s not their day. I know certain people were a bit taken aback by O Fortuna but I didn’t care one bit and the majority loved it.
Post # 3
My first wedding, I walked down the aisle to Canon in D. I played the violin in school, and, like you, it was one of my favorite songs to play. Our recessional music was the throne room song from “Star Wars.”
For my second wedding, I walked down the aisle to “No Day but Today” by Idina Menzel. The lyrics have a lot of meaning for Darling Husband and I. After the ceremony was over, we didn’t walk away – the DJ played “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves and we started dancing and got everyone else to dance with us.
Post # 4
Shostakovich’s Romance. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
Post # 5
I agree like u I always thought I would use the cannon as always loved it and planned to use it the same way but it didn’t really work with the ceremony space or us as a couple. But choose Thousand years which both of us loved.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn
yourhandinmine : “Can’t Help Falling In Love” covered by Haley Reinhart.
Post # 7
Walked in to Canon in D. Walked out to Crazy Love, both played by my uncle on guitar
Post # 8
Parents walked to Vader’s march, my husband and I walked down the aisle together to the original (1950-ish) Dr Who opening credits, we all walked back up to the Dr who closing credits (Tenant’s version). We’re nerds.
Post # 9
Every Morning by Keb Mo. Not only is it beautiful and romantic, it’s a song my father loved. he passed away when I was a teenager. I walked myself down the aisle because no one can replace him, but having a song playing that he loved was a sweet way to remember him in that moment.
Post # 10
yourhandinmine : you could do an alternative version of Canon in D? Rework it a bit?
What about this lol: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=by8oyJztzwo
We’re having a pretty relaxed humanist ceremony in an art gallery room, so I am just playing music off the stereo. We will walk in together to The Pogues – Love you til the end, and walk out to The Zombies – This will be our year (if we don’t use this as first dance..)
Post # 11
We kind of did what you’re doing.
I walked in to something ultra churchy. It’s choral but not particularly well known as wedding music.
We walked out to the Jurassic Park theme