Post # 1
Hi All Bees!!
My mom is trying to tell me that she wants a song to walk down to, but I thought the bridal party and fam walked down to the same song??
I just dont want to have a bunch of snippets in the ceremony…and I know it’s still far off but just curious how yours is or was set up..thanks!
Post # 3
1. Bm walk in
2. My walk in
3 and 4 signing the register
5. Exit song as Mr and Mrs.
Post # 4
As far as processional goes I had one song for family and bridal party, then my song
Post # 6
I’m kind of weird but I have one for the moms, one for the boys, one for the girls, one for me, we are having a soloist in the middle of the ceremony, and then our exit. So that makes 6 songs total. I just wanted each group to feel like they were special. So I picked songs that show this day isn’t just about me (cause i don’t want it to be)
Post # 7
@Soon2BD-CBee: I like that! It seems pretty straightforward!
@littlemisst08: How long was your song? or to better state it was the song long enough to allow all the bridal party to walk down in time?
Post # 8
@badabing88: oh wow! Well you had no musical errors to worry about 🙂
@jatelynn: No don’t say you are weird and I agree that I feel the day isn’t all about me, but me and my fiance and our new family. Just curious are you having the songs edited down for each segment of your party and fam walking ? like playing songs at one verse or so and coasting into another? or a mix of some kind?
Post # 9
There are no hard-and-fast rules about how many processional songs you should have, but it’s kind of weird that your mom wants her own.
The most common ways of doing it are one song/piece for the bridal party and one just for the bride, or else a single song/piece that everyone walks in to, including the bride (after a pause). If parents are part of the processional, they generally walk to the same piece of music that the bridal party does. If they aren’t in the processional, usually they are seated during the last prelude just before the processional begins (i.e. a song for “seating of the mothers/grandmothers”). Could that be what your mom means?
Post # 10
We’re having a few different songs playing behind a slide show of pictures of me and my fiance and our friends (Jason Mraz I’m Yours, Elton John Your Song, Ben E. King, Stand By Me, etc.).
My BMs will walk down the aisle to At Last by Etta James
I will walk down the aisle to Mozart’s Romance movement from Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Still working on a recessional song
I think moms/parents usually walk down the aisle to the same song as the BMs, but both of my parents are walking me down the aisle so it’s Mozart for them too.
Post # 11
I’m only having two or three depending on how long it takes to sign the register/do a recessional.
BMs and bride entrance: acoustic version of Today by Smashing Pumpkins
Signing register/recessional: Float On by Modest Mouse
Additional recessional song if it takes ages: Starlight by Muse
Post # 12
@littlebeanpole: Today is such a brilliant song. Great choice.
Post # 13
Parents and WP walked down the aisle to the same song. They had a short walk and it was a 4 minute song
Then I walked down the aisle to a different song.
Then there was a song during our sand ceremony.
Then the recessional song.
So 4 total
Post # 14
@Soon2BD-CBee: Thank you! I figure the string version is a good way of incorporating the song and still making it wedding-y.
Post # 15
@futuremrsmendez: definitely edited down. Fh and the boys are walking out to an instrumental of I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons. The whole song would be way too long for them, as would the girls song (small bridal party). I meet with our sound tech on rehearsal night, so he and i will go over everything to make sure we are on the same page. I just wanted everyone to feel as happy as i will be walking down the aisle 🙂
Post # 16
Seating of guests, all 5 of them LOL!!
Officant and best man, followed by Goom and his mom
Bridal party, folowed by my father and I