(Closed) Ceremony Processional? Who is coordinating this for you?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

For my best friends wedding she worked out how long her song was and found good parts in the song for us to start walking. She basically gave us the go ahead when we were supposed to start walking. The parts of the song were quite obvious and she’d figured it all out beforehand and just said “off you go!” when it was our turn. It really wasn’t a big deal – but there were only 3 bridesmaids. Might be a bit trickier if you have a large wedding party. I have 4 BMs and our song goes for nearly 3 minutes so I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do about that yet! Fingers crossed it’ll all work out!

Post # 4
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We worked it out so the guitarist played and the bridal party started walking. We rehearsed a few times and it was fine. The guitarist stopped when everyone arrived.

Post # 5
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The last wedding I went to, the bride told everyone the order, and it was practiced at the rehearsal. She told each bridesmaid to start walking when the previous one had reached the end of the aisle. It worked out well. Are you having a rehearsal?

Post # 7
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The best way to make sure it goes off without a hitch is to keep it simple. I used the same song for both the BMs and myself. To start the procession, my brother walked my mom to her seat – that was the cue for the DJ to start playing the processional song. When the first bridesmaid got to the middle of the aisle, the next one started. Once all the girls were at the front, our officiant announced, “Please rise for the bride”, and I started down. It worked really well.

Post # 8
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We actually just coordinated ourselves. We waited until the person in front of whoever was going was at a certain point down the aisle, and said that the next person should start going. We told the person that was playing for the ceremony to just end the song when we were all walked down.

Post # 10
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We just followed the “each person starts when the previous one reaches the front” procedure.  Our processional music was on a CD, but it just got faded out at a good stopping place after we finished walking.

As for the music, you can check out what we used at this link.

Post # 11
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We coordinated ourselves too.  We had a garden wedding where we had to hide in the bushes out of sight where we couldn’t even hear the music.  I used the same song for the moms, bridesmaids, and myself.  We had a groomsman just come over to tell us to start walking, and pick up my mom, and then we picked a tree, and whenever the person ahead of you  hit that tree, the next person started walking.  It worked well enough!

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