Post # 1
For about 4 years now, I’ve dreamed of my wedding party and myself walking down the aisle to The Piano Guys’ version of “A Thousand Years”. However, I found a new song in a friend’s wedding video that literally brought me to tears, and I am considering changing my plan. The song is “Take My Hand” by Emily Hackett.
If you know these songs, which would be the better choice? I’ve played both songs for close family and they say that “Take My Hand” is much more emotional and tear-jerking, but I just can’t shake the fact that I’ve dreamed of “A Thousand Years” for several years. I also don’t know how it would look to use both songs (bridal party walks to “A Thousand Years” and I walk to “Take My Hand”) because the aisle isn’t extremely long. There is also no point in “Take My Hand” that climaxes or would be a good point for the bride to start walking.
What should I do? I really do love them both.
Post # 2
beatles here comes the sun guitar version
Post # 3
I think “A Thousand Years” is over done. Every other bride uses it. I would pick the other song.
Post # 4
Thanks for the comments. I agree that “A Thousand Years” is growing in popularity. However, my concern is that if I use the other song, my entrance won’t be impactful because there is no “climax” or grandeur that would signify the bride entering.
Post # 5
I used Take My Hand….and I had the SAME debate in my head between those exact songs. One of the things that transitioned me was my (now husband’s) mom had passed and I didn’t want him to keep hearing “I have died every day waiting for you…”
I LOVE Take My Hand…it’s in our wedding video here too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZnq6M-EUAI
You can skip ahead to the processional part.
Post # 6
Neither one is “better”. They just are and will have meaning to you no matter what because it’ll be the song you picked for when you get married.
1. You’re overthinking.
2. A bride is walking down the aisle. That will have an impact no matter what the song.
3. Pick based on what you like rather than based on what you think will make everyone cry more or whatever. It’s a wedding, not a broadway musical – they are there to see you and will be looking at you no matter what.
4. I do not remember what song any of my friends or family walked down to even at weddings that happened last year. I also do not remember any of their first dance songs. I remember one friend’s father/daughter song from her wedding three years ago, but only because she was so ridiculously excited about it and bragged about it for months (her father had health issues and was awaiting a transplant) and then the song sounded like it was the Chipmunks singing.
So, the sum total of all four of those points is choose it for you and your Fiance because you’re the only ones this will ultimately end up mattering to in the long run.
Post # 7
Any chance you could walk in to a thousand years, and then just start take my hand when you & hubby walk out? I agree that you sort of need a song that builds for when the bride enters!
Post # 8
one could make a point that “a thousand years” has been so overdone that it has less impact than it might have several years ago … everyone knows what’s coming. So, choose whichever makes it most special to you.
Post # 9
I’m actually planning to use “A Thousand Years” for my bridesmaids to walk into. I know it’s pretty overdone these days, but this song is special to my Fiance and I so we’re going to use it anyway. I’ve decided to use an instrumental version, then am using a song with lyrics for my entrance. Our aisle is fairly long-ish though – one song won’t be enough time for everyone to get down to the front.
I say, if you like both songs then use both. You can always have someone fade out the first song when the last bridesmaid reaches the front in preparation for your entrance.
Post # 10
I don’t know “Take My Hand” but I would say literally anything would be better than “A Thousand Years,” which is entirely overdone in my opinion. And I don’t think you necessarily need a song climax for the bride to come out.
Post # 11
I am overthinking about the music too. But I probably will go the country route. lol
Post # 12
I agree that “A Thousand Years” is overdone. For what it’s worth, I spent so much time thinking about the song and how I would feel walking down the aisle to it (and I still think it was the perfect choice!), but in all honesty, once it came time, I was so mesmerized seeing my husband waiting for me that they could have played the wrong song and I’d have never noticed. It truly was a surreal moment!