Welcome back! Today I want to write about song selections for the most important part of the ceremony - your walk down the aisle! Some people feel that they must stick to the classic choices, but that is simply not the case. Your wedding musician should be able to learn almost anything from any genre. And if you have hired a harpist, don't feel that they can only play classical music. The harp is much more versatile than you might think! That being said, there is something lovely about the classics at weddings, so I will start with a few of those selections for your entrance.
The ever popular Canon in D by Pachelbel is a soothing way to make your entrance, while Here Comes the Bride signifies to everyone in the room of your arrival! A few other options include Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Clair De Lune, and the theme from the movie The Ludlows.
If you are a more modern bride, some great options are At Last as performed by Etta James, or Rather Be by Elle Hollis. With pop music, it is usually the lyrics that stick out, so it is best if you choose a song with clear and memorable melodies when you want an instrumentalist to play it. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri is an excellent choice as is Marry Me by Train.
Feel free to ask your wedding harpist about learning songs for your entrance. Most are completely willing and happy to learn more repertoire and to make your day even more special.
I hope this has inspired some thoughts on your song choices for your wedding day! Remember to really take the time to figure out what you love and want played at your wedding.