There are so many little things to take care of on your wedding day, sometimes the big things slip through the cracks – like what to listen to when walking down the aisle. You’re going to need something to keep you entertained while you walk toward a life together with your betrothed in front of your friends and family. Not to worry – we’ve got you covered! Here are five podcasts to keep you occupied during the long, slow march down the aisle.
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This one is great for learning something as you walk, bouquet in hand, toward your beloved on your wedding day. Just make sure to skip the episode on why having a full-length traditional wedding ceremony is an objectively bad idea.
Planning your wedding day takes up so much of your time, there’s a good chance you weren’t able to keep up to date with the latest world news. What better time to catch up than when your fiancé’s entire extended family is watching you step on a bunch of crushed flower petals while wearing a huge white dress? The British government is in shambles, and you’re going to learn about it.
These episodes regularly hit well over an hour in length, so not only will tuning into this podcast get you through the ceremony, it will give you something to listen to other than Bruno Mars’s “Marry You” during the reception. As a bonus, you’ll also gain a detailed, comprehensive understanding of the Punic Wars.
Now, some may consider this to be a mood killer, but there’s honestly no better way to make time pass faster than listening to one of these enrapturing true crime episodes while staring into the tear-filled eyes of your soon-to-be husband. You’ll be down that long-ass aisle and wedded to the love of your life before you can say, “I’m Sarah Koenig”.
You’re about to be married – it’s time to learn if there might be a subconscious, nefarious reason for that choice! Episodes like “How to Change Your Mind”, “Are You Ready for a Fresh Start”, and “Why Did You Marry That Person?” will have you questioning all of your major life choices right before making the biggest one yet. Now go ahead and kiss your groom!
No matter which podcast you choose, you can take solace in the fact that everyone else is listening to an organ-heavy rendition of Rascal Flatt’s “Bless the Broken Road” – which you picked out in a frenzied, last-minute stress spiral when trying to tie up all of your wedding’s loose ends. Now you can finally take a deep breath, relax, and walk down that aisle equipped with the knowledge that everyone’s having a worse time than you and perhaps a heightened understanding of the reign of Alexander the Great. Mazel tov!