"Here Comes the Bride" alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals #Ceremony Advice#music#processional#songs June 26 | Megan Finley meganfinley Photo by Velodramatic My fiancee and I are going to be walking into the ceremony together and then meeting in the middle. As you can imagine, the traditional "Here Comes the Bride" wouldn't really fit us too well. That being said, does anyone know of any alternatives to that song? I'm open to anything! -Shell Here we go! We've already rounded up AWESOME first dance songs and non-sappy father/daughter dance songs, now it's time to put our Offbeat Bride spin on the processional. Here are our favorite Here Comes the Bride alternatives, ranging from the classic, the modern, and the totally nerdy (of course). Classical alternatives Satie's "Gymnopédie No. 1" (hear it) Gustav Holst's "Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity" (hear it) "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Symphony 9 (hear it) Vivaldi's "Spring Allegro" (hear it) Handel's Air From "Water Music" (hear it) Mussorgsky's "Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade" (hear it) [related-post align="right"] Variations on a theme of traditional Queen's wedding march — I had to! (hear it) Canon In D Remix by Ronald Jenkees (hear it) Etta James' At Last (hear it) Subtle (and sometimes nerdy) alternatives "Concerning Hobbits" (hear it) The Princess Bride's "Storybook Love" (hear it) The Turret Opera from Portal 2 (hear it) "The Shape of Things to Come" from Battlestar Galactica (hear it) Sigur Rós' "Hoppípolla" (hear it) "Romantic Flight" from the movie How to Train Your Dragon (hear it) "Neville's Waltz" from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (hear it) The Skyrim theme (hear it) The theme from Braveheart (hear it) Triumphal March from Aida (hear it) Game of Thrones theme (hear it) Goth and metal Amhran by Leaves' Eyes — an operatic metal band from Norway (hear it) Apocalyptica's version of "Nothing Else Matters" (hear it) Suite Gothique by Leon Boellmann (hear it) Anything from Gothic Wedding Collection by Vitamin String Quartet (hear it) Silly The theme from James Bond (hear it) The theme from the Pink Panther (hear it) The theme from Mission impossible (hear it) "A Cadence to Arms" by Dropkick Murphy (hear it) The Jurassic Park theme (hear it) The Throne Room/End Title song from Star Wars (hear it) The Muppets' Somebody's Getting Married/He'll Make Me Happy (hear 'em) Europe's "The Final Countdown" (hear it) Pop and rock Somewhere Over the Rainbow (hear it) Colbie Caillat's "I Do" (hear it) Adele's "One and only" (hear it) The Beatles' "In My Life" (hear it) Pearl Jam's "Just Breathe" (hear it) Cat Power's version of "Sea of Love" (hear it) Tesla's Love Song (hear it) Indie Thirteen by Elliot Smith (hear it) Phone Call by Jon Brion from Eternal Sunshine (hear it) Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah (hear it) We Are Gonna Be Friends by the White Stripes (hear it) Want to see more music selections? 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When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Cake potluck: ask family members to bake their signature sweets NEXT Diamond engagement rings for ALL types of fancy ladies from Brilliant Earth Toggle comments [ 440 ] Comment navigation ← Older Comments Newer Comments → I was considering Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" but will probably walk to Canon in D (Ronald Jenkees style) 0 agree Reply I would love to use Jurassic Park somehow, as we both find it awesome. But I would love to get some covers of the fiancee's favorite songs, as I don't really want to hear original Green Day music on our day. (When I ask for his input, he says he wants to walk down to "The End" by The Doors, the brat ;P ) 0 agree Reply Such as everyone's favorite String Quartet? 0 agree Reply We walked to this – The first 9 minutes of the Butterfly Lovers concerto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_qd-9wD6qA&feature=related (???????) – played on a solo flute by a friend. It's kind of like the Romeo and Juliet of Chinese opera, but it has crossdressing and they turn into butterflies and fly away together at the end. The recessional was more typical: Bach's Orchestral Suite #2 in B Minor (Badinerie) because we knew our soloist friend already knew the song. We considered the Partita for Solo Flute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJ4i1L3y5M) or Partita #3 for violin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waxat-_tRH8). 0 agree Reply I should note that our soloist edited the last minute to sound more upbeat and like the main theme rather than the more funereal music in the original concerto from minutes 8-9, so I could walk down without it sounding like everyone was in mourning. 0 agree Reply I'm debating walking down the aisle to Katuman Kaiku by Turisas. Because we're a Viking and an elven princess, and I don't think there's a song in the world that blends those two things better. 0 agree Reply Oh yay! I can tell some of these are possibilities before even listening to them! One song I have in mind for the processional is a song that my FH wrote, but I think it might be a little too spooky and industrial for the older family members (who are most likely already uncomfortable with our non-traditional wedding). However it WOULD be fitting considering it's called Halloween Night and that's when we're having our wedding! Either way, it'll be played at some point during the night I'm sure 1 agrees Reply Btw… how long does a processional take? I won't need more than one song, will I? 0 agree Reply A friend walked down to 'into my arms' by Nick Cave, which I loved. I am considering 'thank you' by Antony and the Johnsons. 1 agrees Reply Since we're having a 'somewhere over the (top) rainbow' wedding, we're walking into the ceremony on Judy Garlands 'Somewhere over the rainbow' We both love the song and it's sweet and short. Walking out of the ceremony we'll walk/dance/rock on the punk version of the same song, by Me and the Gimme Gimmes. It's awesome and they also have a version of Rainbow Connection! 0 agree Reply I am SO SO SOOOOO jealous that you are going to have an Oz wedding. Fiance put the kibosh on that rather quickly. And your choice are absolutely PERFECT! 0 agree Reply at my wedding…my waiting music was THE BESTTTTTTTTTT!!! I chose *Dulcimer* from Blue Man Group…the same music that is played during the theater show still to this day. The song I walked down to was written by my mother…and also recorded on a disc so we could play it the day of. The lyrics are what really got me…because she "GOT" what my relationship was about and wrote about it. <3 0 agree Reply here is the link so u can hear the AWESOME! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC0STjEA7l4&w=420&h=315 0 agree Reply [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC0STjEA7l4&w=420&h=315 0 agree Reply I'm nerding it out and walking in to "Dearly Beloved"; the theme from the Kingdom Hearts series of games. I played it to our Vicar and he LOVED it!! 1 agrees Reply We're using Ceremony by New order 3 agree Reply We're also considering Better Together by Jack Johnson. This song means a lot to our relationship and is offbeat here in France (maybe not so much in the States, though). 0 agree Reply oh gotta be Little Green Bag from Resevour Dogs…epic walking music 1 agrees Reply The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba should DEFINITELY DEFINITELY be on the classical list. 0 agree Reply I'm walking down the aisle to A WARM PLACE by Nine Inch Nails. 3 agree Reply I've am soooooooo happy to see this post! I really want our bridal party to enter to the song "Concerning Hobbits" from Lord of the Rings. FH and I are huge nerds, love LOTR and its perfect. However, I'm clueless for what song I can walk into afterwards. I want something still instrumental, no lyrics and geeky! 0 agree Reply "storybook love" from The Princess Bride would go well 0 agree Reply FINALLY!!! i h-a-t-e the wedding march, so for my first wedding i walked down the aisle to enya's "how can i keep from singing," and as much as that song moves me, i'm looking for something different this time around. i'm a huge kid at heart, and with our wedding coming in december, i'm thinking vince guaraldi's instrumental version of "christmas time is here". 0 agree Reply I'm planning on walking down the aisle to Annie's Song by John Denver (http://youtu.be/C21G2OkHEYo) 0 agree Reply We walked down together to cat power singing sea of love… 0 agree Reply Our wedding music was all on church organ. Processional of the party: "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" which is in fact a traditional wedding piece, but Bach is one of my jams. My entrance: Jean-Joseph Mouret's "Rondeau", commonly known as the "Masterpiece Theatre" theme. Because MT has been one of my parents' favorite shows for as long as I have been alive, and the piece reminds me of my childhood. Our recessional: John Philip Sousa's "Liberty Bell March" in memory of my grandpa who loved Sousa marches and also the "Monty Python" theme. Because spam spam spam spam spam spam spam…. 1 agrees Reply We all walked in to Harry Potter movie music. It was awesome 0 agree Reply We're walking in to "Prologue" from the Sorcerer's Stone soundtrack, which is a shortened "Hedwig's Theme." I'm trying to convince FH to have our recessional be "Don't Stop Me Now" as performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7z8HGXVR80?rel=0&w=420&h=315 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ4CIdLcQt4?rel=0&w=420&h=315 1 agrees Reply I am having "Don't Stop Me Now" as our recessional! You should do it! Such a great choice, so happy and energetic. 1 agrees Reply It's such a great song! 0 agree Reply I'm walking in to the chorus of blind melon's "no rain" (i knew this before I even knew my fiancé) and we're recessing to "home" by Edward sharp and the magnetic zeros. CANT WAIT!!! 4 agree Reply My fiance and I are walking in together to Elton John's "Your Song" because I sang it to him at a cabaret performance as a surprise. LMFAO's "Sexy (and I Know It)" was a close second We are processing out to "Life's a Happy Song" from the new Muppets movie, which I am ridiculously excited about. 0 agree Reply We had our wedding in a cave so we walked in to 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' by Grieg. It was perfect and our guests loved it. 4 agree Reply Welllll… We have no idea what we're going to do, but The Boy LOVES LMFAO's Sexy and I Know It, and this particular rendition gives us hope that it can be done with a strut: 2 agree Reply My brothers are learning to play An Interlude by The Decemberists for me- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Qwqox3xFA 0 agree Reply We're planning on doing our procession to Lullaby for Alexander by Beat Circus. We're both big fans of the band and the song just really seemed to math our theme (vintage carnival!) It's a beautiful song, with just this mood of hope and promise, which is exactly what we were looking for. Oh, and did I mention it's under 2 minutes?? Perfect for a processional. 0 agree Reply I love this! I completely lucked out with my walk down the aisle song. My fiancee wrote/composed a song for my 21st birthday and we've convinced a good friend of mine to play it on piano for us. Our other songs however for us walking back together will be "Married Life" from the up soundtrack and my wedding party's song with be "teardrop" by Jose Gonzalez. 2 agree Reply I did Santo and Johnny "Sleepwalker". 2 agree Reply This is my all time favorite song and it's what we chose for our first dance! Great choice! 0 agree Reply I decided to use the song "Married Life" from the Disney movie UP 2 agree Reply my cousin had one of the songs from the movie the holiday playing when she walked in. i think some of the music from the movie amelie would be beautiful as well 0 agree Reply I'm walking down to "Isn't she lovely" by Stevie Wonder. 0 agree Reply I've been struggling with this question, because I'm going to have a friend play bassoon for the processional, and it's hard to get solo bassoon to sound serious. I could probably wrangle a back-up guitarist, and am thinking maybe "Here Comes the Sun" for on my way in, and maybe "I am the Doctor" from Doctor Who for our way out, but would love other ideas. I'm already getting ideas from other commenters! 2 agree Reply Everlong by VSQ. I've wanted it since forever, but after hearing Elton John's "Your Song" on the strings, i may change my mind! 1 agrees Reply I will be walking down the isle to John Lennon's "Love", and we are using an acoustic instrumental version of Modest Mouse's "Float On" for the recessional. A friend will be playing guitar and singing for us. 1 agrees Reply We entered to "Willow the Sorceror" from the movie Willow. It sounds VERY traditional and dramatic… right up until the Nelwyn party music. I might add that there's a BEAUTIFUL rendition of it on Youtube played on a Hammered Dulcimer. (Search "Nelwyn Music") 0 agree Reply I walked down the aisle to "no one gets left behind" by devotchka. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-cne-Xm_Y The prelude song was also Devotchka and the two blended together seamlessly. 2 agree Reply The groomsmen came in to "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top. The bridesmaids came in to "I Dreamed It" by Mumbo Gumbo. I came in to "She's Got a Way" by Billy Joel. But the best was the recessional…"Ain't Livin' In Sin No More" by Paul Thorn. Good times 0 agree Reply My FH's only request was that there be two different songs for the wedding party and for me. The wedding party is walking down the aisle to The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" and I will be following them with "Question" by The Old 97's 0 agree Reply I just got married this last week and walked to Serenity- from the movie. It was perfect! A little bit soft but then it picks up halfway through ^_^ http://www.amazon.com/Serenity/dp/B003HB5N9W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1340856802&sr=1-1 3 agree Reply For when the wedding party walks in, we're gonna use Hevia's 'Buisindre Reel' from LOTR, my processional will be to Sleepthief's 'Reason Why' and the recessional will be George Harrison's 'What is Life' 0 agree Reply My brother-in-law in going to play a ukulele version of Moon River. 2 agree Reply I walked down the isle with my parents, to Etta James "At Last" – everyone thought it was a very classy choice 0 agree Reply the Apotheosis from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty. Makes my man cry involuntary tears every time. 0 agree Reply Damn I needed this post back in March!! We ended up with the Vitamin String Quartets cover of 'Where is my mind' by the pixies. It amused us and now every time we hear this song in any format, I get a grin and knowing look from my darling husband 2 agree Reply We're using Vitamin String Quartet's Paradise City (Gun's N Roses) for the entrance for me, and The Imperial March from Star Wars for our exit….it makes the boyfriend grin like an idiot every time he think's about it. 2 agree Reply We are walking down to vitamin string quartet's cover of seasons of love from rent. They have a lot of amazing covers, so you might find your favourite song. They do the song in the wedding that never happened in the movie the wedding singer – small town girl. So beautiful on strings. 2 agree Reply I've always wanted to use "Kakariko Village" from Ocarina of Time. It's a really beautiful song, though I may have to get over my slight fear of being assaulted by chickens whenever I hear it. 2 agree Reply We are stuck between a few. I want either A Rive Flows in You in acoustic guitar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_xFh7XFC_w&feature=related)or Kiss the Rain in acoustic guitar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBAVuzZAdmE&feature=relmfu)or Only Hope by Switchfoot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI69SqWaqwU) The fiance realllllllly wants Canon in D… 0 agree Reply My friends used Beethoven's Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major as their processional (groom is huge fan of Beethoven but both felt "Ode to Joy" to be as overdone as "Here Comes the Bride"). 0 agree Reply My cousin got married to a beautiful acoustic guitar and violin duet version of "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie. Twas pretty awesome and completely sweet. 0 agree Reply STAR WARS IS NOT SILLY!!! *ahem* Also, Hallelujah isn't Jeff Buckley's, it's Leonard Cohen's. The Buckley version is just more famous. 5 agree Reply My guy made it known that he wants Elvis's "Can't Help Falling In Love". We're both Elvis fans, the entire thing will have a retro and relaxed vibe to it anyway, my guy plays a mean guitar, and I tear up at that song so it is perfect. I'm pretty sure our recessional is going to be Social Distortion cover of "Ring of Fire". We both love this version of the song and it will fit the celebratory party we're going for with a bit of dancing in the aisle (now to get key guest in on it…). I wish I could find "Make My Day" from Saved By The Bell (you can find a clip here: http://sbtb.net/Multimedia/Video.html# ). We spent hours discussing that show when we first met. 1 agrees Reply Driving in my car the other day I realized that Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups would be a super cute song for somebody to walk down to. Especially somebody that loves the 1960s. 0 agree Reply I walked to "Walk with you" by Dispatch! The wedding party walked down during the instrumental first half, and I started walking when he started singing it was perfect! 0 agree Reply I walked down the aisle last week to the Magnetic Fields' 'The Book of Love.' Perfect. 0 agree Reply I've always dreamed of meeting my love halfway down the aisle to "To Her, With Love" by Kara's Flowers. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey_Sz9nhSa8&w=560&h=315 0 agree Reply Seems I'm Never Tired of Loving You by Nina Simone… or we will when we eventually get married. My mom passed away the day before our wedding was to take place last weekend. Needless to say we will wait a bit and try again. 0 agree Reply I've always thought that Only the Beginning of the Adventure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLXguWl6Jc0) from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe soundtrack (Harry Gregson-Williams) would be great as a processional. It has this joyful but solemn sound that I really like. 0 agree Reply We were going to use the throne room theme from star wars but i think the turret opera has swung us! And i think we will use Sigor ros' hoppopla for the outgoing music as that sounds more like leaving happily than entering happily! We also intend to walk in together, seems so right for us as we feel we are entering this legal partnership as equals rather than the (what seems archaic to me) usual of the bride being given to the groom. 1 agrees Reply I have a few songs in mind I'd love to share! "Hazy" Rosi Golan "The Thief" Brooke Faser "Falling in love in a coffee shop" Landon Pigg to name a few. I am so torn. 0 agree Reply "into my arms" Lisa Mitchell cover of a beautiful Nick Cave song. Especially appropriate as he comes in at the end. 1 agrees Reply While we're a lesbian couple, we're trying to keep it as tridition al as possible. We each have 5 people in our bridal parties, 7 girls and 3 guys. They'll be paired up and walking in first to Adele's "Make You Feel My Love." We will be entering from opposite sides with our fathers and meeting in the middle. Finishing our enterence together. Our bridal enterence is "I Won't Give Up On You" by Jason Mraz but we're using the Tyler Ward cover. We're getting married next weekend so in getting g really excited! 2 agree Reply I walked down the aisle to Moon River by Henry Mancini. Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite movies, though now that I see the Storybook Love option from The Princess Bride, I wonder why I didn't choose that. Oh, and for the recessional we waked back up to What A Wonderful World by Joey Ramone. 0 agree Reply My betrothed is the son of a preacher man, but I also love gospel music (though I was raised non-religiously) and have hired a choir to sing Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" as I walk down the aisle. It's a dash of silly with a dash of serious, he IS the only one to reach me 2 agree Reply My husband and I met in the middle as well and we used an instrumental/classical rendition of "Here Comes the Sun" for our processional… It was amazing! 0 agree Reply *Love Song by The Cure–the slow version how Adele does it *Something by The Beatles *The Luckiest by Ben Folds Untitled (Love Song) by Counting Crows (check out Romani Rye's version) The very thought of you (I like the Ella Fitzgerald version) *We are having the *'d 3 in our "processional" and walking back down the aisle (recessional) to Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 0 agree Reply My fiance and I are walking down the aisle to a piano version of White Wedding by Billy Idol, because his last name is white so it really will be a great day for a White wedding. It was his idea and it made me laugh so hard that I had to say yes. 1 agrees Reply I just want the author of the article to be aware (And any other Bride out there). While yes "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity" is the correct title and by Holst, that's a seventeen minute piece of music. When most women think of this song for a wedding they are thinking of the 'Chorale'. So ask your musicians, DJ's or google 'Chorale from Jupiter', you'll get what you're looking for. The chorale, if I remember correctly is about four minutes long. Unless of course, that is you want a 17 minute walk, lol, it could work! And by the by, it sounds sensational on a harp/flute duet if you can find it. 0 agree Reply My husband (already married – getting weddinged!) and bridal party will be walking in to Rainbow Connection, the new version from the last Muppets movie. I will be walking in to Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles. Our recessional is Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Our first dance song would also be a good processional, as it's You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne. 0 agree Reply I will be entering with Tracy Chapman's "The Promise". This song is particularly meaningful for us as we've had to live five years of our married lives in separate countries. This wedding will mark the end of our married life apart and the beginning of our married life together. 1 agrees Reply OMG, I totally just started crying watching this video! My guy and I have been together 3 and a half years, but long distance the whole time. For the last two months, I've been in France while he's been in the US. I have missed him so much, and this song is just so gorgeous and exactly how I feel so much of the time. Thank you so much for posting this. I might just be using this for my processional. 0 agree Reply We are seriously considering walking down the aisle to Marvin Gaye's Stand By Me. 1 agrees Reply I walked to "Behind the Screams," by CKY. It's a beautiful guitar solo. It's also a reminder that behind every epic battle we have had, there has always been peace. 0 agree Reply I always loved the instrumental of bittersweet symphony by the verve the violins just speak to me i guess. I also like the idea of playing lets hear it for the boy- by deniece williams so all the focus wouldn't be on me as the bride but on my man too. 1 agrees Reply I skipped through some of the comments, but I haven't seen ours. The guys are entering to the theme song from Top Gun, I am walking down the aisle to "Hurricane Season" by Trombone Shorty and the recessional is "Good Lovin" by the Rascals. 0 agree Reply We had a bagpiper!!! I have no idea what he played but it was cool, and it was NOT "here comes the bride". It was something cool and Scottish. Everyone loved the piper! We also walked together, and I loved it. We found each other on our own, we are starting our life together, and it was so nice to walk down the aisle with the most important person in my life. My new husband. I love that man. 1 agrees Reply Maybe this is a little too Christmas-y/Wintery for some of you, but one song I always thought was the right mix of momentum and romance was Tchaikovsky's Pas De Deux from the Nutcracker Suite. It's one of the less-easily recognizable pieces from the ballet and just sweeps so beautifully! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4OGNqjA4Xw&version=3&hl=en_US 0 agree Reply THANK YOU! I have just been searching for his, using the terms "most awesome part of nutcracker," which surprisingly didn't work. 0 agree Reply So my baby sister walked down the aisle to Requiem for a dream.. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22ut_pzoWgY ) It was actually unintentional, it was her last minute, 20 mins before the ceremony "oh crud i have the wrong playlist" substitution. But it actually ended up being kind of gorgeous. I'm getting married in 3 days and currently we are still debating back and forth between Christina Perri's 1000 years, and Iridescent by Linkin Park. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLYiIBCN9ec ) Another serious contender was just about anything from Lindsey stirling… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI 0 agree Reply I'm walking down the Isle to "Blackbird" By The Beatles in November this year. I absolutely love this song.. Some fantastic beautiful lyrics! 1 agrees Reply My favourite movie growing up was the "The Sound of Music" so I (and my bridesmaids) walked down the aisle with the same music that Maria did at her wedding in the movie (without the "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" bit) 0 agree Reply My husband and I are both LotR nerds, so our procession was a medely of Shire themes (http://youtu.be/dYhRGV8-kMw) and we left to Conserning Hobbits. We would have used Conserning Hobbits as the processionl song, but it was a little too short, so we just faded the Shire medely when everyone was in place. 0 agree Reply We decided to do a Queen theme for our ceremony. We are having their song "Processional" for folks to walk into, then we are walking down the isle together to their version of "The Wedding March" & for the recessional we are going to play the instrumental version of "Seven Seas of Rhye." We might change the last one though. My future mother-in-law suggests "Another One Bites the Dust." = NOT GONNA HAPPEN! 0 agree Reply One of my first decisions was to walk down the aisle to the Game of Thrones theme. Whee! The decision to make at the moment is: whether to have a CD of the actual theme; to have a string quartet; or to feature the awesome violin version by Jason Yang on Youtube. 1 agrees Reply We're considering a bunch of things, but here's some I didn't see mentioned (apologies if they were): You Make it Easy – Air http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZAxtEEikY Forever – Ben Harper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHzAVDg4m1Q Hooked On a Feeling – Blue Swede http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf-MAiUkO-o All My Love – Led Zeppelin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpJia1TrzL8 (we aren't' considering it really but my cousin used it in their wedding and it was wonderful!) Crazy Love – Van Morrison http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vS8GKcl9KQ Lovesong – The Cure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXCKLJGLENs – we'll probably use a slower instrumental version of this for the wedding brigade to enter to 0 agree Reply For the processional, our friends played an instrumental version of "Origin of Love" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hBWa3n0_-Q Our recessional was "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys. We printed up the lyrics and turned it into a sing-along: I wil never forget how awesome it was to have our friends and family singing for us. 2 agree Reply We were planning on walking in to either "Music for a Found Harmonium" or "Air, a Danser" by Penguin cafe orchestra, but now that you mention "The Shape of Things to Come" I may be changing my mind….. Our recessional is "Love Like a Sunset" by Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix as we are having our wedding….at sunset. 0 agree Reply We are walking to "Elephant Gun" by Beirut I still don't know what the recessional song will be… 1 agrees Reply I really want Heart's Desire by Ron Sexsmith but it always makes me cry and I'm not sure I want to be already bawling as I walk down the aisle. 0 agree Reply We are considering the theme song/opening credits song from The West Wing. My only concern is that half of the guests won't know the tune… 0 agree Reply Will probably have the Bridal Party walk down to Boondock Saints – the blood of Cuchulainn, and I will walk down to Mishima: Closing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiKKuM9rkeQ 0 agree Reply I think I found our song! The Turret Opera from Portal 2, but there's an a capella version on youtube, that's SO BEAUTIFUL. It sounds like a real opera song, and no one would know how nerdy it is! I love the "secretly nerdy" aspect of it! 3 agree Reply I am walking down the aisle to "The Book of Love" by Peter Gabriel, specifically during the last verse. It suits the moment perfectly. "The book of love is long and boring and written very long ago. It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes and things we're all too young to know. But I love it when you give me things. And you ought to give me wedding rings." I love the idea of walking up to a song asking for a wedding ring and then getting one! 1 agrees Reply There's no way I can read through all the comments to see if someone else has mentioned this, but "I'm Under Your Spell" (Tara's song from the Buffy musical) is really pretty. An instrumental version would be nice for pre-ceremony music or maybe a processional. 1 agrees Reply I think AMAZING By One Eskimo Would be great as a procession song WBU ? 0 agree Reply awesome Idea on apocalyptica! I love that.. very much a reflection of who I actually am. 0 agree Reply My fiance and I are kinda… dark. We are setting of entire processional to "Oh Death" the Supernatural cover 1 agrees Reply I love this! That is one of my favorite scenes of that entire season! Dark, but awesome. 0 agree Reply I will be walking down the aisle alone to show that I am making this decision of my own will and that this journey is about the two of us. the song I'm walking down the aisle to is Giving myself by Jennifer Hudon Here's an exerpt of the lyrics "Handing myself over to you Body and soul I'm giving it over I'm giving myself over to you" This is exactly how my fiancee' makes me feel ^-^ 0 agree Reply We are actually not doing a recessional. As soon as the ceremony ends, I am gonna turn around and yell Alright, its time to party!" And we are gonna start the song "Radio" by Rancid. It has always been our song, basically because of the first line: "Never fell in love, till I fell in love with you, never knew what a good time was till I had a good time with you…" Since it isn't really danceable at all, I had to put it in someplace. I figured that was appropriate. 1 agrees Reply I've always loved Mazzy Star's Fade into You but didn't know if it's too depressing of a song. 1 agrees Reply If you like anime, or just like beautiful songs, listen to "Lilium," the opening theme to Elfen Lied. That's what I'm going to be walking down the aisle to. Our wedding package comes with a professional violinist, so I Googled "Lilium sheet music" and found some! Thanks to those that mentioned Doctor Who! I think I am going to try to surprise my husband by finding sheet music of the theme song for the recessional! 0 agree Reply Comment navigation ← Older Comments Newer Comments → Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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