anyone have any ideas on less traditional songs to walk down the aisle to?

i HATE the wedding march and pachabels cannon...

Update: not looking for moron answers- thanks for the effort...brickhouse...what a jerk

25 Answers

  • White
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The theme song from The Mission: On Earth as it is in Heaven, or Gabriel's Oboe also from the Mission, by Ennio Morricone

    Oh I just remembered about the Theme from the Gladiator " Now we are free" and Hymne by Era is also lovely.

    Here are some other choices I found for you on (forget about numbers three and twelve, those you don't like)


    1. "Air" (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)

    2. "Bridal Chorus" (from Lohengrin), (Richard Wagner)

    3. "Canon in D" (Johann Pachelbel)

    4. "Procession of Joy" (Hal Hopson)

    5. "Rigaudon" (Andre Campra)

    6. "Spring" (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)

    7. "Te Deum" (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

    8. "The Prince of Denmark's March" (Jeremiah Clarke)

    9. "Trumpet Tune" (Henry Purcell)

    10. "Trumpet Voluntary" (Jeremiah Clarke)

    11. "Trumpet Voluntary" (John Stanley)

    12. "Wedding March" (from The Marriage of Figaro), (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

    Traditional Alternatives

    13. "Canzon V" (Giovanni Gabrieli)

    14. "Coronation March for Czar Alexander III" (Peter I. Tchaikovsky)

    15. "Overture" (from Royal Fireworks Music), (George Frederic Handel)

    16. "Promenade" (from Pictures at an Exhibition), (Modest Mussorgsky)

    17. "Romeo and Juliet Love Theme" (Tchaikovsky)

    18. "Sinfonia" (from Cantata No. 156), (Johann S. Bach)

    19. "Toccata" (from L'Orfeo), (Claudio Monteverdi)

    20. "Trumpet Tune in A-Major" (David N. Johnson)

    21. "Sonatas for Organ, Op. 65, No. 3 (con moto maestoso)," (Felix Mendelssohn)

    22. "Winter," Largo, (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)


    23. "Appalachia Waltz" (Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor)

    24. "Sunrise, Sunset" (from Fiddler on the Roof), (Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock)

    25. "The Look of Love" (Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach)

    26. "The Vow" (Jeremy Lubbock)

    27. "To A Wild Rose" (Edward MacDowell)

    28. "Flatbush Waltz" (Andy Statman)

    29. "Wedding Processional" (from The Sound of Music), (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein)


    30. "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" ("Old 100th" hymn)

    31. "Dona Nobis Pacem" (16th century hymn)

    32. "Hanava Babanot" (A Love Song), (Neeman)

    33. "St. Anthony's Chorale" (Franz Joseph Haydn)

    34. "Hymn Fanfare from The Triumphant" (Francois Couperin)

    35. "Scalero de Oro" (traditional Sephardic)

    Source(s):, my very own personal experience.
  • 1 decade ago

    I was thinking about finding an instrumental of "Yellow" by Coldplay. Thought it would be suspenseful almost (for everyone around especially the groom) if I was out of sight as the music played and built until the part where the music really kicks in...and this is where you would appear and begin walking down the aisle... I would do it solo... You gotta listen to the song to know what I am talking about. Unless you already know the song by heart like a lot of us women do! I think that it would be "just like the movies" to do it this way... I'm still waiting for someone to try and talk me out of it but so far everyone is keen on the idea!

  • Jim I
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    You didn't mention if you had a particular song with words you enjoyed.

    Ditch the piano-only and have a singer sing.

    The song I've played several times at weddings is called "How Beautiful" by Twila Paris. It's about five minutes long, but could be cut easily. It has very flowing parts, and very strong parts. A beautiful tune (no pun intended). Is good with a soloist or just as piano.

    Good luck!

    The first link is the words, the second has sample audio.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    For my wedding, we didn't have ANY typical wedding music. We hired a guitarist to play at the ceremony. I walked down the aisle to Up and Away by Dave Matthews (just the guitar solo) and the rest of the wedding party walked out to Here COmes the Sun by the Beatles. Everyone at the wedding loved that we did that instead of the traditional stuff that is at EVERY wedding! Pick music you like and play it!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of "I Will" by the Beatles. I don't remember what the words were to the song. The melody is very pretty but no typical. Everyone loved it!

  • 1 decade ago

    I hate the wedding march too, so I'm using "At Last" by Etta James. I Love that song. I have it loaded on my myspace page if you wanna so out and listen to it. kellybug is my myspace name. I'm trying to figure out what to play when we turn and walk out of the church. I'm thinking about this song by Rod Stewart, don't know the title but here's the chorus.

    You're in my heart

    you're in my soul

    you're in my breath, should I grow old

    you are my lover and my best friend

    you're in my heart.......

    probably the name of it is you're in my heart....LOL! Anyway Good Luck! I'm getting married November 18th.....Only two months away

  • 1 decade ago

    I had a civil ceremony in August this year and chose some music from Lord of the Rings...there are some lovely pieeces on there but it has to be something that feels right for you.

    Good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    I like someof the songs suggested in many of your answers, Any oneof them would be appropriate.

    I think one that would be nice for you when you are walking back down the aisle after you are prounounced married is TURN AROUND by Harry Belafonte. It says.....

    Turn around and she's two

    Turn around and she's four

    Turn around and she's a young girl going out of the door.

    It is really pretty.

    Good luck!!!

  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. Superfreak

    2. Brick House

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