Post # 1
We are not having any attendants, so when I come walking down the aisle, it’s just gonna be me. I’m not really into the Bridal March and planned to use another song for my walk down the aisle. I’m thinking Canon in D, played by a string quartet that will be playing before the ceremony as guests arrive, etc. My FI is convinced that if I use any song other than the Bridal March, nobody is going to know I’m coming!
What do you ladies think? Would they know “it was time” if I use some other song?? How would they know, is there something we can do??
Note: this will take place outside, so they won’t hear doors open, etc etc
Post # 3
I’m thinking that once your groom walks out and stands in front waiting for you people will realize somethings going on. I think the music should stop , then start again in Canon in D when you’re about to walk down the aisle. Also, usually the mother stands first to signify that everyone else should stand up for the bride. So if you’re mom stands everyone else should and then you would proceed down the aisle…. I think you’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 4
If you’re really worried about it, you can assign a “bell girl” or bell person to ring you in as your music starts. Or just assign someone in the front to be looking out for you and stand up. Once one person stands, everyone else pretty much follows
Post # 5
That’s what everybody is waitin for!!!
Post # 6
A lot of people sit down early enough to flip through the program. They’ll know what’s going on because the parents will be seated/escorted and then you’ll show up and the minister/whoever will motion with his hands for people to stand
Post # 7
I laughed a little bit when I read your post. I was surprised anybody used the bridal march anymore. People will know it’s you because the music will change and besides, they will be looking towards the door anyway!
Post # 8
I agree with the previous poster – it seems Canon in D is way more common than the Bridal March at weddings now – and for good reason. It’s such a beautiful piece. 🙂
Post # 9
I don’t think it really matters which songs you play, but you definitely need to start a new song when it is time for the processional. I think people will be confused if you start walking down the aisle, but it is the same music as when they were entering the ceremony and getting seated. I guess you were planning on playing Canon in D on repeat, so if you have your heart set on that, you could have it played softly while guests are being seated and then loud for your walk down the aisle. But I do think they need some sort of musical cue, especially since they might be talking amongst themselves.
Post # 10
Have your premusic light, quiet, more background music. When you are getting to come down, have the groom and officiant stand up there. Then, stop the music, and put your music on a little louder so there is a difference. Everyone should get the point!