An Upbeat Stroll Down the Aisle

Attention! Calling all hive members who walked down the aisle to an upbeat song! I need your help!

Okay, here’s the deal. I’m trying to decide what song to walk down the aisle to. I’ve been debating whether to share it or keep it to myself until after the wedding. But I need the advice of the hive to make my decision, so I guess that means I’ve got to share.

I really really want to walk down the aisle to “Save Me” by Gotye. Take a listen.

Video from YouTube

Here are the lyrics:

In the mornings,
I was anxious
Was better just to stay in bed
Didn’t wanna fail myself again

Running through all the options
And the endings
Were rolling out in front of me
But I couldn’t choose a thread to begin

And I could not, love
Cause I could not love myself
Never good enough no
That was all I’d tell myself
And I was not well
But I could not help myself
I was giving up on living

In the morning
You were leaving
Traveling south again
And you said you were not unprepared
And all the dead ends
Fading from your memory
Ready for that lonely life to end

And you gave me love
When I could not love myself
And you made me turn
From the way I saw myself
And your patient love
And you helped me help myself
And you save me

So what’s my hesitation? I’m worried that my walk is going to be less magical if it’s not to a slower song. But maybe I’m just being crazy.

Tell me, hive. If you walked down the aisle to an upbeat song, how was it? Do you think it would have been more “romantic” if it had been a slow song? Or was it just as magical as you’d dreamed?


Mrs. Blue Whale

College Park, MD
Wedding Date:
May 2013
Flower Power
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  1. msfox Bee
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:19 am

    I totally love the idea of it.. and hey, YOU’RE the one walking down the aisle.. go for it!! It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s a great song. I ended up walking down the aisle to “All I Want Is You” (from the movie Juno), which is naturally an upbeat song. My stepdad reworked it a bit and played it acoustically, but it was still a bit more upbeat than your typical processional!

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    Heidi, Guest @ 7:26 am

    I love it!!!! How creative. The sound has this fresh and new feeling, it will draw the attention to you, beautiful in your dress with that exhilarating feeling inside. The sound makes me feel really happy. It will likely have that effect on everyone.

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 8:11 am

    @soontobeMrsBoo: I wish I had your shoe superpower! (I think I have the lyrics anti-superpower. Sometimes I can go years without really know what a song is about.) 🙂

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 8:34 am

    @hotpink_gloomycupcake: Yes! I’m glad other bees appreciate gotye. We’re considering “Feel Better” for walking back up the aisle at the end 🙂

    @Mrs. Prairie Dog: I think happy and celebratory sounds more like our wedding day too, so perhaps a faster song will just fit the feeling of the entire day 🙂 (Also, just wanted to say that I went back and looked at your wedding. And one of my bridesmaids got married at the Glendale Lyceum! It’s kind of fun to look through your pictures and know exactly where everything is. )

    @Mrs. Honey: Awesome. I love your song, and knowing you loved coming down the aisle to it pretty much convinces me that I’m making the right decision with my song 🙂

    @Miss Sword: Oooooooo. I hope we’ll get to hear a little of the bagpipes when you recap. Sounds awesome.

    @cookie: Yep. Falling in love usually isn’t like a disney movie 🙂 We’ve considered this song for just about every aspect of the day, so I think you’re right that it would be awesome for a wedding video. But I think my favorite place for it is in the ceremony.

    @Mrs. Scone: Nice! Also, I liked the phrase you used… “After hitching.” I’m going to have to start saying that 🙂

    @TexasAggieMom: Good to know. Mr. Whale and I sat down tonight to talk about how we could edit it down. He will edit the music himself, so he assured me we can take out the depressing parts 🙂

    @Ms_Maple: haha. I hope I’m just rolling in magic, totally coated in it 🙂

    @radishtime: Good point. Maybe it’s going to be even more amazing. I hadn’t considered that 🙂

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    Less 1 posts, Wannabee @ 1:18 pm

    I love it. First time listening to it. I think it’s so unique. I’m planning on walking to the yeah yeah yeahs. It may not be traditional but it’s you. Do you Miss Blue Whale 😉

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    Tamarano07 41 posts, Newbee @ 5:11 pm

    I say do it! I dont think how fast or slow a song is makes it more or less romantic. I think if it’s a song that has a strong meaning to you, that’s what makes it magical. I think this song is great! most of your guests probably wont expect something like it, they’ll be picturing something more traditional i’m sure. But I think they’ll be pleasantly surprised. If I was a guest and the bride walked down the aisle to it, i would think it was so awesome, and original (and be so thankful that it’s not going to make me cry!) haha

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