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Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

RayzeRayze Registered User regular
edited April 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm getting married at the end of May. It will be a fairly formal wedding (I'm in a ballgown, he's in a tux) although we're normally laid back, casual people (the formality of the wedding sort of took control). To change it up a bit, I want to go lighthearted with the music. We will be using a string trio for the ceremony and the bridesmaids will be walking down to "Sheep May Safely Graze" by Bach and our walking away music is "Yellow" by Coldplay

I'm completely stumped on what I want to walk down the aisle to. I personally don't care for classical music (ex: Pachelbel's Canon or The Four Seasons) and I would rather go for something a little more modern. I actually wouldn't mind something video game related as long as it's romantic/hopeful but I don't want exclusively video game suggestions. If it was a perfect world, I would absolutely walk down to the end credits of The Wind Waker (which could happen but I'm doubtful)

Also, please no Wagner suggestions. It would not go over well with my family

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    baby got back by sir mix a lot.

    or zelda theme

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  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Funnily enough, my fiance suggested that as well (he has the Vitamin String Quartet's version of it)

    As much as I love a good laugh, I don't really want to be portrayed as an evil person (plus I'll laugh the whole way and it'll ruin the romantic, mellow sound I want)

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  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    The romantic music from Princess Bride.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Pharezon's human garbage heapRegistered User regular
    This should be your walking away music:


    Okay, but for some serious suggestions, what kind of bands/groups/solo artists you guys both like? Find the most "ballad" like song and youtube it, guarantee you'll find something good.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Pharezon's human garbage heapRegistered User regular
    Here's the Princess Bride song I think Zombie meant


    That whole soundtrack is pretty good

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  • MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    This is what I walked down to



    Best part was hearing a good chunk of people singing the lyrics.

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  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    I know it's fun to post joke songs but I'd appreciate some serious suggestions. I've been trying to wrack my brain for something suitable but it's been hard (same with first dance songs)
    Tox wrote: »
    Okay, but for some serious suggestions, what kind of bands/groups/solo artists you guys both like? Find the most "ballad" like song and youtube it, guarantee you'll find something good.

    I like alternative music (Muse, Foster the People, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc.) and I'm totally open to using an alt song as long as it can be transformed by a string trio. As for my fiance, he likes the same stuff but it's really my choice. I've been searching all day on Youtube but I've come here in case I've missed something that could be really good

    Tox, I'll take more of a listen to the Princess Bride soundtrack

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  • MaguanoMaguano Registered User regular
    we used both of these at my wedding...



    or

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    our friends that just got married last weekend walked down the aisle to the beginning of Bitter Sweet Symphony.

    they also considered the beginning of Melancholy Hill by the Gorillaz

    Me, I'm thinking of J.S. Bach's Prelude from his cello concertos.

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  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    I love Melancholy Hill. That's a definite maybe

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  • JokermanJokerman Mr Jellybean Registered User regular
    edited April 2012

    That'd be my choice. Gigantic is a wedding song for people who hate wedding songs.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    My wife and I walked down to the ending theme from Final Fantasy, specifically the version from 8. With the size of our church and wedding party it timed out pretty well where it was her turn to walk right as it hit the part with music picked up.

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  • izzybizzyb Registered User
    If you don't pay much attention to the lyrics, I think this could be a really nice building one...its already pretty heavy on strings, its quite energetic and builds up fairly well.



    Of the bands that you mentioned liking, I don't know that its a good aisle song, but for a first dance I think Green Eyes by Coldplay could be a good one :)

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  • illiricaillirica Registered User regular
    My husband and I used the Crono/Marle theme from CronoTrigger, which was nice because it could be played by the pianist and all the older family just thought it was some nice music and all the gamer nerds were like "Is that... seriously? You guys are dorks!"

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  • RaynagaRaynaga Registered User regular

    I got married yesterday, and my wife walked to this. It was a big hit with the guests, kept it hush hush so it was a bit of a surprise.

    Something like this was, for us at least, a good way to break up the rigidity that's kind of inherent to the setting.

  • SkyGheNeSkyGheNe Registered User regular
    This one is tonally a little weird...may or may not work.



    This one feels more appropriate, but also more generic.



    This is a nice one that builds momentum - but might get too "big" at some points.



    More classical approach -if you have a hired piano player:



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  • HewnHewn Registered User regular
    My favorite:


    Wildcard:


    Video game:

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  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    This is from How to Train Your Dragon, one of my favorites!




    There's always this, too:

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  • AresProphetAresProphet everyone into position Registered User regular
    As is obvious I am a huge fan of them, but Oceansize has a couple of tracks that I think would fit:




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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    I walked down the aisle to Bridge over troubled water - verse 3. I love that song, brings out the total romantic in me, and sums up what my husband means to me.
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  • RadicalTurnipRadicalTurnip Registered User regular
    If you have a friend/someone in the wedding that can do it, you can port just about any of your favorite video game songs over to music for a trio: but you have to have someone that knows how and is willing. You could also do just about anything romantic from a Disney movie, if you're as into those as I am/was.

    Also, I've only played Oblivion and Skyrim, but the Elder Scrolls games seem to have some really good music, some of which would fit well, I think.

  • WadeWilsonWadeWilson Registered User
    My sister used the Rebel Fanfare from Star Wars (Music at the end of A New Hope). I love my sister.

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    WadeWilson wrote: »
    My sister used the Rebel Fanfare from Star Wars (Music at the end of A New Hope). I love my sister.

    My wife and I used the Throne Room song for our recessional, as opposed to our processional. It worked out pretty well. (throne room scene with the awarding of the medals).

  • JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    illirica wrote: »
    My husband and I used the Crono/Marle theme from CronoTrigger, which was nice because it could be played by the pianist and all the older family just thought it was some nice music and all the gamer nerds were like "Is that... seriously? You guys are dorks!"
    I was going to come in and post this, but my wife got here first.

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    My wife walked to this:


    This is very pretty, and has a decent chance of resonating with the nerd crew:


    Not sure if this is an appropriate tone for you, but perhaps worth a shot:


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  • MelinoeMelinoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2012


    Since you mentioned songs to dance to as well, I always thought this would be a lovely song to dance to at a wedding and am hoping to make it happen when I get married.

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  • sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    Ray Charles - I Got a Woman was what we walked out to and it was fantastic.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Try some Bastion perhaps? That's three very different moods for you.





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  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    This is from How to Train Your Dragon, one of my favorites!


    I'm going to try and find out if they can work with this. That ranks really high up there (doesn't hurt that I loved the movie)

    I'm looking for more first dance songs as well (done by a DJ). Want it to be slow, maybe more modern and relatively short (3 1/2 min or less). Don't want to go video game themed on this

    Thank you for all of your suggestions so far. I really appreciate it

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