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Bridal Chorus and Wedding March

ttheisenttheisen member
I'm wondering if these two songs are must haves in the ceremony? 

Re: Bridal Chorus and Wedding March

  • tldhtldh member
    edited December 2011
    I don't think so.  I had always planned on walking down the aisle to Camille Saint Saen's march from his 1st symphony (beautiful piece if you can find it).
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  • graysquirrelgraysquirrel member
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    edited December 2011
    Have them if you like, but more and more people are picking other stuff. I myself am torn. I love tradition but hate the music =0)
  • Theresa626Theresa626 member
    edited December 2011
    They were for me but I wouldnt' say that for everyone.  Have what you like.  
  • bekahjane89bekahjane89 member
    edited December 2011
    I choose to have something by Bach or Beethoven (haven't decided yet) for processional and something light and airy for the recessional... all a personal taste!
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  • trix1223trix1223 member
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    edited December 2011
    No.  You'll still be married without using those two pieces.  I'm a church organist, and play a wide variety of processionals and recessionals.  Some suggestions:

    Suggestions for processional/recessional music


    Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring-Bach

    Air on the G String-Bach


    Prelude in C Major from the Well Tempered Clavier-Bach

    Water Music-Handel

    Trumpet Voluntary, aka Prince of Denmark’s March-Clarke

    Trumpet Tune-Purcell


    Several of the Brandenburg Concertos-Bach

    Joyful, Joyful-“Finale from Symphony #9-Beethoven

    Claire de Lune-Debussy

    Girl with the Flaxen Hair-Debussy

    Psalm XIX-Marcello

    Toccata in F Major-Buxtehude

    Spring from The Four Seasons-Vivaldi
    Autumn from The Four Seasons-Vivaldi
    Sheep May Safely Graze-Bach
    Fur Elise-Beethoven
    Wedding March~Lohengrin (Here Comes the Bride) Wagner


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  • jamjar11jamjar11 member
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    edited December 2011
    Although we are probably going to go with something untraditional for ourselves, I can be a fan of the traditional music if it fits the couple and the setting. Although I much prefer Canon in D over the Bridal Chorus. If we chose something traditional it would probably be that. I just can't listen to the Bridal Chorus and not sing "Here comes the bride, all dressed in white" in my head. Its annoying.
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  • edited December 2011
    Cantique de Jean Racine by Faure is beautiful music as well.  The words aren't exactly wedding-y, but the music is stellar!
  • benmel31benmel31 member
    edited December 2011
    I am not using these traditional pieces.  I am using Pachelbel's Canon in D.  I have always wanted to walk down the aisle to this.  It is pretty traditional but not the "wedding march."
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