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Today was “the Big Day” for Prince William and Kate Middleton. With all the fanfare, the wedding was quite reserved and modest, and to my delight and surprise, Wagner was not to be heard at their wedding. For the record, I love the music and operas of Wagner but for weddings, Wagner, and especially the Bridal Chorus is just not appropriate and here’s why.
Most people know the Bridal Chorus as “Here Comes the Bride” (which is not the translation of the lyrics). Of course, the boys on the elementary school playground have added “Here comes the bride all fat and wide”. This alone will deter most brides from choosing this song, knowing that is what nearly every male under 40 will be singing in his head.
See the Bridal March, while part of a really cool opera is absolutely not the kind of song you want for your wedding unless the message you want to send is one of marital infidelity, tragedy, and paganism and if that’s the case I’m sure there’s a nice secular wedding chapel that will accommodate you, because really, that’s just about the opposite of the message a Christian Wedding makes.