Post # 1
Our musician has just sent us a list of music she’ll play during the Prelude, Processional, Recessional and Postlude, however there is only one song included in the Processional. We’ve already reviewed this with her and the way she’ll play the processional, Canon in D, the music will escalate and become more dramatic as I’m ready to walk down the aisle. This rendition is beautiful, and I think it’ll turn out wonderfully.
My big question is whether we need a different song for the seating of grandparents and mothers? What are your experiences and what are you doing for your wedding? I like the idea of using the same song for the wedding party and my Dad and I walking down the aisle, but am wondering if it’ll be too long and drawn out if we seat the grandparents and mothers with the same song. Help and suggestions please! 🙂
Post # 3
Usually the grandparents and mothers get seated during the last prelude piece, before the processional begins. You can do it however you want, of course, but that’s typically how it’s done.
If you do decide that you want to seat the mothers during Canon in D, just let your musician know. A “canon” is a musical form with a repeating structure – that makes it really easy to stretch them out or shorten them, by changing the number of times it repeats. She would be able to stretch it out to accommodate more people if you decide you want to do it that way.
Post # 4
That makes a lot of sense and I think you’re right, we’ll just seat them during the last prelude song. It’s crazy how I know exactly what I want for the reception, but when it comes to the details of the actual wedding, I’m so unsure what needs to happen! Thank you for the help 🙂