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We all the know the tune by heart: "Here comes the bride... All dressed in white..." We've hummed the song as little girls, dragging our toilet paper veil and train behind us, carrying a bouquet of backyard dandelions. But now, you can own the original sheet music of the "Wedding March" — a 165-year-old manuscript — for quite possibly the most memorable walk down the aisle ever... And a cool $3.6 million dollars.
If you happen to have a few extra million dollars left over in your wedding budget, how's this for a unique head table centerpiece? Penned by German composer Richard Wagner in 1850, "The Wedding March" manuscript is officially up for grabs on the authentic documents retail site, MomentsInTime.com. The sheet music, originally titled "Treulich Geführt," was written for Wagner's Lohengrin opera, and is currently going for $3.6 million, according to Page Six.
After being played as Princess Victoria waltzed down the aisle to wed the German Emperor and King of Prussia Frederick III back in 1858, the song began to rise in popularity, eventually becoming synonymous with all things bridal and the tune that pops into everyone's head when they think of their wedding day.
Sure, owning the historical piece of music might be just a tad out of our price range, but no judgements here if you want to dream about getting your hands on it — just like you dreamed of walking down the aisle with those backyard dandelions all those years ago!
But, hey, just in case any of your bridesmaids want to earn themselves The Best Bridesmaid Ever award, see if you can sneak this pricey present onto your registry!