When you’re planning a wedding , one of the most daunting (but fun) details to figure out is the music. Maybe you have ideas for your first dance song and the father/daughter dance, but what about the ceremony? Your walk down the aisle kicks off the celebration, but why settle for “Here Comes the Bride?”. The days when “Bridal Chorus” (aka “Here Comes the Bride”) were the only options for the walk down the aisle have passed, and I’ve heard of weddings where the bride walked to everything from folk tunes to jazz standards to string quartet versions of Coldplay songs.
So I’m wondering: If you’re married, or planning a wedding, did you go classical or contemporary with your ceremony songs?
The ‘walking down the aisle’ music, otherwise known as processional or bridal entrance music, can be one of the hardest tracks to choose.
Especially if you’re not a traditional ‘da da da daaaah…Here Comes The Bride’ (on the organ) kind of bride.
There are so many things to consider when choosing your processional music.
Do you want to make a grand entrance? Or perhaps you’d prefer a track that starts off slow, but builds up to a crescendo? Do you want instrumental music? Or a song with meaningful lyrics?
With so many decisions to make, it’s enough to make someone want to elope on a private island somewhere instead of dealing with it. From what to wear to who to invite to what song to walk down the aisle, all of the wedding ceremony details tend to feel like an infinite questionnaire. (Some big day, huh?)
And, obviously, song selection is a huge part of any couple’s big day, whether the to-be-wed chooses a dramatic instrumental piece, or something more pop..
Let’s back to the problem. The processional. And I’m sure you know what that means – the bride’s big moment. The grand reveal on her wedding day, and the moment all guests look forward to. I don’t think I even need to elaborate much here.
It’s the piece of music that will be playing when your groom first lays eyes on you as a bride, and what will play as you walk down the aisle towards him. And I’m determined to get his lower lip trembling, so I need that music to be emotional
I want my big “Ahhh” moment, when I’ll walk down the aisle in my (stunning)wedding dress. Luckily, love songs come in all form, and maybe I found THE ONE. I haven’t stopped listening to this song since I found it, and it still makes me cry every time I hear it (and we all know that tears can be contagious at weddings when there is the right song;) )
But…considering that there are still three months left to my wedding, I need to cancel my favourite love song from my playlist, or I’ll be the only one that won’t get emotional!!!!!