Post # 1
Morning! Title pretty much asks it all. My wedding is the 19th and as it approaches I’m second guessing my choice to have everyone walk down the aisle for the processional to Beethoven’s 9th symphony 3rd movement without a change to a different song when I (the bride) start to walk down. After the final bridesmaid walked down the aisle did you have the music stop and change to something different for your “big entrance”? Or have you done/seen everyone, including the bride, walk down the aisle to the same song without a break and think it worked well?
Post # 2
I plan to go down to rainbow connection banjo version.
Do whatever you want! I think the same song would work!
Post # 3
PenguininaJumper: That’s such a good choice! I think it’s the nostalgia, but that song always makes me teary.
Post # 4
That’s why I chose it! The muppets just makes me so happy! Pick a song ir music that makes you happy just thinking about it!
Post # 5
I had the whole bridal party walk to Canon in D, and then I took an instrumental version of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and edited it to start at a certain part where the music had more of a grand entrance feel to it. One of DHs favorite movies is Lion King and it was a surprise to him. The look on his face once he realized what song it was was priceless!
Post # 6
My bridal party walked down to “baby love child” by pizzicato 5 (Leela’s parents’ song) and I walked down to Fry’s holophoner symphony by 8bitbrigadier. My DJ faded one song into the next one, so there wasn’t really a stop in music.
Post # 7
our entire ceremony was beatles music. i can’t remember what our wedding party walked down to but i walked down to here comes the sun.
Post # 8
Our bridal party walked down to a piano cover of ‘A Thousand Years’, and I walked down to a piano cover of ‘Unchained Melody’.
Post # 9
My bridal party and I will be walking in to the same song (Highland Cathedral), but there’s a key shift (and bagpipes) when I come in. I like the song so much I wanted as much of it to play as possible. Also I wanted more of a seamless transition.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
SunshineSmiles: We all walked to the same song (our friend playing Canon in D on his classical guitar). I don’t think it really matters, honestly. You don’t need a special different song to announce your presence – you’re the bride! Everyone is waiting with baited breath for you to appear.
Post # 11
SunshineSmiles: My bridal party walked in to “Beautiful Things” by Gungor and I walked in to “Heimr Arnadalr” from Frozen, both piano versions. Our pianist was AMAZING. We got married in a chapel, so they just closed the doors so I could get ready to come in and then started my song when the doors opened. Worked perfectly and no ridiculous fanfare. 🙂
Post # 12
My bridal party walked down to a string quartet version of U2’s Beautiful Day, and I walked down to a string quartet version of Postal Service’s Such Great Heights.
I like when there’s a bit of a transition so that as a guest you know when it’s time to stand up and look for the bride. I’ve been at a few weddings where the bride was already partially down the aisle before people in the front realized and were standing up at the last second. Not that it really matters at the end of the day, it was just what I wanted to do.
I think you would be fine either way. When I heard the string quartet version of Such Great Heights I just knew it would be my song. You might feel differently and want to walk down to the same song.
Post # 13
We only used one song, an acoustic version of Journey’s “Faithfully” but we timed it so that I came out during a more dramatic part.
Post # 14
Our bridal party walked down to bunch of soft jazz music, I walked down to O Sole Mia, it was the perfect choice for me.
Post # 15
We all walked in to Hopipolla by Sigur Ros, the instrumental version. It’s pretty dramatic when the bride comes in regardless of the music change, so I wouldn’t worry. Tears will flow, emotions will happen.
Oh, but my dad did stop with me for a few beats at the top of the aisle. That gave everyone plenty of time to stand before I walked down, and it gave us time to take it all in.