Post # 1
I am starting to look at music for my wedding, specifically ceremony music. I’m not going to have the traditional songs played, and will be picking songs with words that I like. I’m trying to figure out what is typically done at weddings when it comes to music for the bridesmaids to walk down the aisle to and the bride. Are they typically different songs or the same? And how do you make them “mesh” well together if they are two different songs.
I was thinking of having one song play while the bridesmaids walk down and one song for me, but would that take too much time?
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
leh5788: I walked to the same song as the rest of my BP but there was a huge crescendo and it really climaxed when it was my turn. I loved it because I felt like it was still special when I came down, but it didn’t take forever.
Post # 3
leh5788: Commenting to follow!
I am in the exact same situation as you are. I really want to walk down the aisle to a different song than my BM’s but our aisle is so short I’m afraid it wouldn’t flow very well if we changed songs.
Post # 4
My bridal party and I will walk down to one song. We have three attendants each. My bff did the same and she had seven! I think if you time the song correctly, it’ll work out nicely. But if you’re torn between two songs then you should have both! It’s your wedding, you can do whatever you want 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We used two songs. Bridesmaids walked to a Libertine’s song, while I walked to the Beatles. Worked out great!
Post # 6
I’m debating the same thing as well. I don’t really want to change songs because I don’t want there to be an aburpt switch, but I’m just really not sure. Maybe I’ll have to go walk it myself a couple of times and see how the song we’re using works with the timing.
I don’t think you can go wrong either way, I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer on this one!
Post # 7
you can talk to whoever it is doing your music and they can transition from one song to another. I think what i’m going to do is the BP is going to walk to The Beetles All you need is Love. and i’m going to walk to Christina Perri’s A thousand Years. i love the romanticness of it (yes i know romanticness isn’t a word). you know thinking about it now those 2 songs don’t go well together maybe i’ll change the bridal party song hmm…
Post # 8
I think most people use two songs. Let the DJ worry about the transition. Usually the transition between songs indicates you’re about to come anyway. Everyone before me including all family seating etc walked to Ray LaMontagne’s, “Hold you in my arms” as done by Vitamin String Quartet. I walked to “River Flows in You” by Yiruma (no words)
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
MsJ2theZ: A river flows in you is such a beautiful song! ! Great choice