kt
Dedicated November 2009

Precessional and Recessional songs

kt, on October 20, 2009 at 6:39 PM Posted in Planning 0 16
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What's everyone using as their precessional and recessional songs? I know there's a song section on this but there are just too many to go through. I was thinking of doing Journey- Don't stop Believin (the instrumental version) for my precessional, definitely doing Canon in D for my walk down, and I'm at a total loss for the recessional..I don't want to do the traditional one...does anyone have any good suggestion to fit in with the other two I've chosen? And does anyone think the Don't stop Believin is too fast for this? As always, Thanks everyone!

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  • FMS, the barefoot wife!
    Master August 2010
    FMS, the barefoot wife! ·
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    My cousin and her husband will be playing the guitar and violin for the ceremony, so all the songs will be instrumental.

    Seating of important guests: haven't a clue lol

    Bridesmaids: Not sure

    Bridal Entrance: Love you till the end- the pogues

    Recessional: Love story-Taylor swift (I think, I have aways to go, some these will change..alot)

    as for your recessional, you could do something fun funky and up beat like crazy in love, or rock n roll livin on a prayer!

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  • Traci&Bob
    Master February 2010
    Traci&Bob ·
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    Ooo how about, 'I Feel Good', by James Brown, that would be fun!

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  • H
    Just Said Yes September 2009
    Helix ·
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    Hi, I just got married and want something really unique for my Processional and Recessional. I stumbled onto a web site that promotes independent musicians and I fell in love with several of the songs on their site www.lillirunrecords.com . I got so many compliments on the song that I chose, "Eyes Full of Sapphires", and we went with “She Shook Me All Night” by ACDC but the instrumental version that I found on itunes for the recessional.

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  • Traci&Bob
    Master February 2010
    Traci&Bob ·
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    As far as 'Don't Stop Believin', with it being instrumental, you could slow it down if you wanted to, but I think it will fine Smiley smile

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  • Konichiwa
    Master January 2010
    Konichiwa ·
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    I was also going to go with Canon in D for my walk down the aisle I was actually thinking of just having Canon in D for my processional to and not having separate music for my walk down the aisle but I don't know if that would confuse people or not. So I haven't really decided.

    Typically the recessional song is a little more upbeat than the processional, so if you do decide to have the Journey song for the pro-just be sure the walk out is at least that tempo if not faster than the Journey song.

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  • kt
    Dedicated November 2009
    kt ·
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    Thanks everyone! We're having a string trio, hopefully they will be able to do anything I decide on. The Don't stop Believin is actually on their repetoir ...or else I never would have realized THAT was the song being playing in The Wedding Singer.

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  • Konichiwa
    Master January 2010
    Konichiwa ·
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    Oh well since you have a string trio, find out if they can slow the tempo of the Journey song down if you are worried it's too fast. Have them play it for you and see if you like it!

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  • kt
    Dedicated November 2009
    kt ·
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    Konichiwa- I was thinking of just doing Canon in D for everything too but am having more fun trying to find more songs. And I actually am also doing it during the unity candle. Maybe you can find a part in it where the tempo rises and you can start walking down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZHw9uyj81g at 2:05. If you can time it where no one walks down for a few seconds before you to build up the suspense I think it would work for you.

    What about Bittersweet Symphony for the Recessional? Anyone think that would work?

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  • Konichiwa
    Master January 2010
    Konichiwa ·
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    I like Bittersweet Symphony but the words aren't exactly wedding-ish. I probably wouldn't use it because of that.

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  • Konichiwa
    Master January 2010
    Konichiwa ·
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    Oh but you are having a trio playing with no words right? I think it would be good because it's got a nice tempo and is made for strings!

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  • Amanda D.
    Super July 2010
    Amanda D. ·
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    I like Beautiful Day by U2 for a recessional song. I personally think I'm going to use It's Good to Be Us by Bucky Covington. What about Everything by Michael Buble for something?

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  • Lisa *
    March 2020
    Lisa * ·
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    We have played Don't stop Believin for a processional quite often this last year. It works very well. For the recessional, how about: All You Need is Love (Beatles) or I Feel Fine (Beatles)? Good luck!

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  • Steve Hoffman
    March 2020
    Steve Hoffman ·
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    Albert & Susie list some good, fun songs for a rockin' recessional in their reply above. A few more to consider:

    Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me (Higher & Higher) - Jackie Wilson

    Crazy in Love - Beyonce w/Jay-Z

    I'm a Believer - Monkees (or Smash Mouth)

    You're the One That I Want - from "Grease"

    With This Ring - Platters

    I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

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  • Melissa
    Super September 2009
    Melissa ·
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    I used

    Schubert's "Ave Maria" for the seating of the mothers and grandmothers.

    Cannon in D Major for the BM's and MOH

    Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary for my entrance

    The Wedding March by Mendelssohn for the Recessional of the wedding party...

    And Hornpipe from Water Music by Handel for the recession of the guests.

    LOVED it... Smiley smile

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  • Michelle Powell
    March 2020
    Michelle Powell ·
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    Here's a great version of DOn't Stop Believin:

    http://www.amazon.com/Vitamin-String-Quartet/dp/B000QKNSM6

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