I had a mutual personality conflict with our church organist and knew that given the chance, she would find a way to screw up our wedding. So we went alternative routes with the music. It was Christmas time, and our background music while people were gathering was all Mannheim Steamroller. Lew reserved the right to choose my entrance song, and a friend arranged it for our bell choir. He chose "Special Angel". The bells played while my attendants entered, and then our friend sang the verse as I entered. Lew's one helluva romantic. "I Cross My Heart" by George Strait came out shortly before we started dating, and it was a joke between us (& the kids) that every time it played we would drop what we were doing & slow dance to it. So naturally we used it as "our song" in the wedding while our six kids were passing a wick and lighting candles which we then used to light our tapers and light the unity candle. The kids (ages 12 to 19) were nervous though, and they flew through their part waaaaay faster than the song went. So by the time our soloist (same guy, with his guitar) was singing the first chorus we were done with the candle and back to holding hands and "gazing lovingly at each other". Mostly we were whispering things to each other...like "THIS IS A LOOOOONG SONG" and "WHY DID WE CHOOSE THIS SONG", etc... Fortunately our soloist was a really smart guy, and he skipped the bridge and went directly to the final chorus. Exit music was the bells again, only with me as the bride, they didn't have enough ringers for the song I wanted...so we taped ourselves playing it at a rehearsal and used that. So I can say with a straight face that I played in the bell choir during the recessional at my own wedding. We wanted to do a cowboy chacha for our dance, so we chose "I Swear" by John Michael Montgomery. Had to restart it because my train got in our way...so I threw it over my arm so that we didn't trip on it. After the song was over, my #%Y_%Y!@&Y!@ sister ran up to the DJ and grabbed the mike and said "Oh, NO NO NO! That's not THEIR song"...and proceeded to insist that we dance to "I Cross My Heart" (with the full backing of our kids...so we couldn't say no). Did I mention that's a realllllllly long song? No Daddy-daughter dance because my father DOES NOT DANCE. Period. Yeah...way too long. Sorry!