Same song for bridal party and bride?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Pick a different song for you – you totally want a grand entrance! (or I guess the new song could be for the bridesmaids – depends on what you want to walk to).

And you think Canon in D is overplayed?  I’m walking in to Bridal Chorus! Smile  But I’ve never imagined entering to anything else!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

You switch, because when the music switches, everybody knows to stand up to see you comin’!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The grooms parents, our grandparents and my mom came down the aisle to Canon In D by Pachelbel and the bridal party came down the aisle to Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire by Johann Sebastian Bach and I came down the aisle to Here Comes the Bride by The Hit Crew.  I haven’t been to a wedding where the same song was used for both, but I guess if you just let whomever was marrying you give a signal for your guests to stand when you came down the aisle it could be done!  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

People have done it both ways.  A lot of people use Canon in D for the bridesmaids and then switch to the Bridal Chorus for the bride’s entrance (that’s the “Here Comes the Bride” song).  If you have a short aisle and small bridal party, another option is to use Canon in D for the whole entrance, and you can time your entrance at the part where the song picks up – if you have an organist, ask her to pull out all the stops at your entrance to make it more grand.

You certainly don’t have to use Canon in D if you don’t want to.  If you have an organist or live musician at your ceremony, ask them what’s in their repertoir for processional songs.  If you’re using pre-recorded music, then pick whatever you want!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

We did Canon in D for the bridesmaids and switched to the Bridal March for me.  Neither my mom or I were planning on using the bridal march but my husband was insistent that it was really important to him so that’s what we did and it was lovely.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

This leads me to another question:  I was going to use the same song for the bridal party and myself…the aisle is short, so it seems silly to change songs, and I don’t really want people to stand up when I come down the aisle, and I certainly don’t want a grand entrance.   Do you think it will confuse people if we use the same song?  Should I just accept that people are going to stand?

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@nmsoonerbride – I’d say you probably just have to accept that people will stand.  Even if you don’t change songs (the normal cue), when people see it it the bride coming through the door, they’re going to rise to their feet.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am using 1 song for the entire entrance – but my violonist is going to hold a long note, and then pause when I am at the beginning of the aisle – then I will walk. I love the song we chose, so I want to be able to hear the whole thing (LOL). If I used 2 songs I wouldn’t get to hear the song I love in its entirety.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i only have a moh and 2 bridesmaids and everyone knows im walkign down the isle to somewhere over the rainbow but its on electric guitar >=]

so yeah its a 5 min song but we have to walk to the isle and then walk down the isle its an outside ceremony

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My bridal party entered to Canon in D and I wasn’t crazy about the trumpet heavy, grand songs for myself, so I chose Sheep may Safely Graze.  It’s a beautiful, delicate song.  There was also plenty of distinction between my song and the bridal party song.  So, everyone knew that I was coming down the aisle.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was thinking of using one, its a short aisle.  I’m thinking I’ll have someone give a cue?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’ve always heard that as a guest you are supposed to take your cue to stand from the mother of the bride. When she stands, everyone stands for the bride’s entrance. The two songs I like don’t really go well together, so I’m debating having just one song for both and letting people take their cue to stand from my mom. 

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