(Closed) What should I walk down the aisle to?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What song should I walk down the aisle to?

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

    "Marry Me" by Train

    Other - explain below

  • Post # 3
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I am walking down the ailse to Train.  I love that song and I can’t wait for my guests to hear it.  I think everyone is expecting me to go traditional.  I was orginally going to use the Cannon in D.  What a change!!

    I am personally not a big fan of the over the rainbow for weddings but if it has special meaning for you go for it!


    Post # 4
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Have you listened to anything else?  I wouldn’t do “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” because of the funeral, but I do think it is a great song. 

    Post # 6
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would look for something else.  I think both have become SOOOO popular and overplayed at weddings that if I were to hear it at a wedding I wouldn’t be very moved, and that’s what you want people to feel when you’re walking down!


    Post # 7
    5988 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i think you should pick what means the most to you. my friend who gets married in about 6 weeks is walking down the aisle to True Compainion by Mark Cohl but a friend is singing it live with piano so they are changing the lyrics a little bit


    Post # 8
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @scadadle15: It’s also a very good way to have him there as well. A little nod that only you and your family will understand. It doesn’t have to be sad, it could be a great private way to honor him. I say go with Izzy.

    Post # 9
    1229 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I walked to Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Iz and so did the girls.  We were on the beach which made it super special.  You can make it YOUR song, it does not have to be associated with your in-law.


    Do what feels good to you.  I Had to listen to a bunch before I decided.

    Post # 10
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    While I agree that Marry Me has been overplayed at weddings at this point, I think you should use a song that you really love, and if that’s it: go for it. That said, you have a long time to decide. We did our music dead last. 😉 I personally wouldn’t consider the other song because of the funeral if it had that association for me. We used Over the Rainbow in our prelude though (while guests are being seated). It is a lovely song. I walked down to May it Be by Enya.

    Post # 11
    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    This has happened to me. The song by Josh Groban “To Where You Are” was played at my cousins funeral, and no one in our family can listen to it without emotion. Same with my grandma, I played an instrumental piece I had loved, and now it’s a sad song for me. I would recommend not playing a song recently in a funeral… You want people to celebrate your wedding day!

    That being said, I voted for Marry Me, but if you think it’s too “expected” than I say keep looking. There are also some great instrumental songs out there! I chose River Flows in You by Yiruma and my little brother played it as I walked down the aisle (Youtube Link). 

    Do you and your Fiance have a song of special meaning, maybe the song you heard on the radio on your first date or something like that? 

    Post # 12
    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I like the train song.  I’m personally walking down the aisle to a romantic spanish guitar.

    Post # 13
    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think the “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” has been played to DEATH!!!  I am having a beach wedding and everyone keeps saying, “Are you walking to Somewhere Over the Rainbow?”  Umm, no!  Just because I’m getting married at the beach doesn’t mean I need to walk down to that.  My Future Sister-In-Law has already mentioned she wants that as her funeral song, so I don’t want to do that.

    I don’t like Marry Me by Train.  Just because I’ve always been annoyed by the song.  I don’t like the words.  But, I also agree that it has been run into the wedding ground this past year. 

    However, I am not a big fan of traditional wedding marches, either.  I guess you might call me weird.  I’ve considered so many different songs, and I’ve seen so many other creative ideas.  Vitamin String Quartet does orchestral versions of popular songs.  Look them up on Youtube.  I really like their version of “Great Gig in the Sky”.

    Post # 14
    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Expected or not, I’m walking to “Marry Me” 😀

    Post # 16
    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love both of the songs you mentioned! I am using “Here Comes the Sun”, but I can’t decide if I will use the acoustic guitar version or string quartet.

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