(Closed) SHould bride’s aisle song sound different from BMs song?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That’s a good question–I think it’s fine if they’re similar, people should already be watching the processional. However, I don’t know all that much about the musical etiquette, so take it with a grain of salt! Smile

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i’m walking down to the same song as the bms/gms, so…no,i  don’t think it matters.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It’s fine to have them be similar. For example, one of the most common processionals at my church (and the one we are doing) is for the bridal party to walk out to Purcell’s Trumpet Tune and the bride to walk out to Purcell’s Trumpet Voluntary after a little fanfare to indicate the change. They sound almost exactly the same.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

As long as you leave a bit of a spacing gap between the last bridemaid walking and you starting down the aisle, people will figure it out.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it depends on how many people are in your wedding party.  We only had 3 BMs, so it would have seemed silly to do a separate song for such a short amount of time. I think if you have a large party, or an extremely long aisle, then go with two songs.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@merenguito: I bought an old Wedding Etiquette book from 1948 the other day and I was reading it last night. It was a SCREAM. There were things in there about how it makes you look tacky if you have anything less than wrist-length sleeves with no gloves! And how your mother-in-law needs to write you a nice letter welcoming you to the family IMMEDIATELY upon the announcement of the engagement! I said that to my fiance, and he said, “She sent you a note on Facebook. I think that counts.”

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitly do your own song! You deserve a grand entrance with your own music and a standing ovation. I recently went to a wedding where the bride walked in right after the BM’s to a light hymn and it didn’t do her the right justice. I am having my BMs go into with Canon Finale then the organist will switch to Trumpet Voluntary  for me, its grand but not the typical Here Comes the Bride. Here is the song I’m referring to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8jCud-aA3Q

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

From a practical standpoint, most aisles are really short, and it’s hard to squeeze a 3-4 minute song into the bridesmaids, and THEN a different song for the 45 seconds that it takes you to walk down the aisle and be kissed by your dad!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@merenguito: Just paused my Pandora to listen to your songs and they’re beautiful! Plus I love the symbolism of “Liz on top of the world!” Definitely use both, they compliment each other perfectly! And they’re similar but even if people don’t realize the difference, you and FI will know how meaningful it is 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree that if there’s a little break in between the songs, it’s fine.  Everyone will understand what’s going on!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love the music from P&P so I really like your choices Wink

I wouldn’t worry about it. I’m using a Vocal arrangment of Simple Gifts for the family seating which immediatly transistions into a medly of Simple Gifts/Appalachian Spring for the rest of us and while FH wanted a “LOOK AT ME YA’LL!” song, I am quite pleased with my choices as they are more meaningful to me (they are played by a DCI ensemble and I will have an 8 year marching career as of this fall)

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