Here comes the bride.
One major reason the “Wedding March” was banned in some churches was because of the opera it came from.
Richard Wagner didn’t write the piece for the wedding in Lohengrin in 1850, but rather for the post wedding scene.
So for anyone who has seen the opera, the music conjures up images of Wagner’s bride and groom nervously undressing, preparing to consummate their marriage.
Church officials, back when opera was popular entertainment, opposed placing the secular, sexy piece into a church ceremony on the grounds that it was vulgar and maybe even blasphemous.