MRSDarlin' Now!
Master September 2010

How'd you choose your walk down the aisle song?

MRSDarlin' Now!, on August 27, 2010 at 8:54 PM Posted in Planning

I'm struggling a lot with picking and choosing songs for the wedding.. but mostly, my walk-down song. I really want to have the everyone gasping..which is totally NOT my style but there will be a lot of important ppl there watching and I want to be the most beautiful I have ever been (and I will be!) and i just want the best soundtrack for that as possible, LOL. I want ppl to get the full effect, and I want a song that will compliment my walk down the aisle. I love, love, LOVE Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah.. i also love Eva Cassidy's version of Somewhere over the rainbow. How do we pick something thats really long and shorten it? I mean.. i've asked this ? on here before and I dont think I got ANY replies. Do I have to shorten my song or do u think my DJ will do it? I need help

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  • Cathasach
    VIP June 2010
    Cathasach ·

    Is your DJ doing your ceremony? B/c they he might shorten it for you or have a version they could use. Sorry I'm not much help but I had a harpist who played a series of songs for me a month before the wedding and then I chose from those to keep it simple.

  • Gwen
    Savvy October 2010
    Gwen ·

    I havent chosen a walk down the isle song yet and my wedding is in just over a month...I feel your pain!!

  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·

    If your dj is doing the ceremony too, he can cut it for you, or just fade it out. That shouldn't be a problem. I'd recommend something instrumental though.

    I'm planning on doing something off beat- like the Imperial Death March, or something crazy like that.

  • Cathasach
    VIP June 2010
    Cathasach ·

    @ Meghan - LOL. I have an aunt who left the ceremony hall with her new husband to the Imperial Death March.

  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·

    We have decided we want nothing but laughing in our marriage- so that includes the wedding... We're probably going a bit far in some aspects, but there are alot of very personal touches- so to speak.

  • 2d Bride
    Master October 2009
    2d Bride ·

    When we started thinking about ceremony music, NotFroofy assumed it would be Wagner's "Here Comes the Bride" and Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." The only problem is that those two are completely inappropriate for a Jewish wedding. Wagner was the official musician of the Third Reich, and Mendelssohn was a Jew who converted to Christianity. So I told NotFroofy she could pick out anything other than those two. After only a little grumbling, she came up with a wonderful selection of classical music, which you can see here.

  • M
    VIP October 2010
    Mrs. ·

    I think I picked mine from WW. I just listened to a bunch of songs from their lists until one struck a chord with me. I'm going with Leona Lewis' I will be. I'm doing the music for the ceremony myself. I've hired a sound guy to do the mics and he will play a CD of music I prepare for him. If you want to do the music yourself google a program called Audacity and download it. ;-) You can shorten the song, pastes parts together, and do fade ins and fade outs. There should be faqs and an audacity page all on how to do this.

  • kelseyj
    VIP August 2010
    kelseyj ·

    I knew I wanted some quirky, cuz i really hate "here comes the bride". At first I was going to do "More than anyone" by gavin degraw cuz it's one of my favorite songs ever!! but then after choosing the other music it didn't really fit. I ended up using Journey's Don't Stop belivin' but the Vitamin String Quartet version... I loved it! It was perfectly me. something unexpected, but in a subtle way...

  • kelseyj
    VIP August 2010
    kelseyj ·

    Oh, as for the length... I was worried about it with the gavin degraw song cuz i love the whole thing and the end is amazing, but honestly, you won't even hear the music. You'll be to overwhelmed by everything... I know I was... the only part i remember listening to was the begining that played before my dad and I walked down the aisle, cuz i was waiting for our cue... otherwise I could not tell you when the DJ faded it out...

  • MelKel
    Master May 2010
    MelKel ·

    Mine was a song my husband wrote for me when we first fell in love back in 1999. I've always known that was the song I'd walk to.

  • M
    Just Said Yes September 2010
    Melissa ·

    I'm getting married in a field by my parents house....walking down with my dad to Guns N Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine"

    I'm sure your DJ can shorten it or fade it out

  • MRSDarlin' Now!
    Master September 2010
    MRSDarlin' Now! ·

    Thanks everyone... scarily, I did find something I love, but its a piano medly from a video game I used to play, LOL... give a listen, what do you think?? I especially like the beginning and the twinkly -ness of high notes on the piano.

  • DesertBride
    Super November 2012
    DesertBride ·

    Agree w/ others, your DJ should be able to edit the song(s). BTW, that is my favorite version of Hallelujah! I love Jeff Buckley!

  • MRSDarlin' Now!
    Master September 2010
    MRSDarlin' Now! ·

    Thanks Me too, Loooove that song

  • starlette7886
    VIP December 2011
    starlette7886 ·

    My DJ isn't editing my song, because the song itself has so much meaning to me and my hunny. I am walking to "History in the Making" by Darius Rucker. He wants to be able to have me stand in front of him and just look at him during the song while I'm standing with my dad. Part of that is because of the words of the song; the other part is because he says when he finally sees me coming down the aisle it's going to take him a minute to take it all in.

    Anyway, I'm sure if your DJ is a good DJ, they will have a way to edit the song for you.

  • Sheila
    Master May 2011
    Sheila ·

    I stole the song from someone on here SHHHHHH dont tell! i was torn between a song and the traditional march. i could not find a song that i really liked and wouldnt regret later, and the wedding march is just BORING!!!!! so thanks to my lovely girls i found this

    me and fh are big journey fans too so that makes it even better

  • Anonymous
    Dedicated September 2012
    Anonymous ·

    I'm going to use Pachelbel's Canon in D. Loooooove iiiiiiit.

  • 2d Bride
    Master October 2009
    2d Bride ·

    Oh, here is the song we used:

  • Fran
    Expert May 2010
    Fran ·

    I walked to " From this Moment" by Shania Twain. Jonathon Cains' Bridal march was my 2nd choice

  • *Future *R*S*K*
    Super August 2011
    *Future *R*S*K* ·

    If your dj cannot shorten it for you then have it fade out would probably be the best thing to do! If your dj is not playing at the ceremony and you are doing your own music, i believe there are websites that you can fade out music, make remixs, etc and then you can download that version to a cd or ipod! I know a friend who did this, but I cant remember the site. We are walking down to Little White Church by Little Big Town! We were riding in the truck onday when it came on over the radio and we were jammin out to it and loved it so much we decided to walk down the aisle to it!!!

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