Post # 1
Alright. So I’m having a DW, and I was planning on using “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers for the procession for everyone, except for me. its 2:43 minutes. We have the groom and his mom, 4 groomsmen and 4 bridesmaids. Of course My ceremony location is pretty far away (I’m in Canada, It’s in Jamaica, so I’m not sure exactly how long the aisle is. The wedding planner has told me that I would get out of a vehicle and start walking from the road basically, so it’s quite a walk.
But heres a picture for what it’s worth.
Post # 3
@Brittanyg20: I imagine you should be fine, but could you doublecheck with the planner, just to be safe?
Post # 4
you probably won’t finish the song. do you like a portion of it? can your dj or whoever is in charge of playing the music fade the song out when you reach the alter?
Post # 5
Just have the DJ fade out the song if it goes too long
Post # 6
@IzzyBear: I actually don’t think its long enough. And unfortunately we don’t have a DJ. We’re paying for the AV equipment which basically includes a staff member to control the ipod. However we do have the wedding DJ app which fades songs out on its own!
The picture doesnt really help me explain I guess, but its a really long walk from where we would be dropped off..
In this video you can almost see how long the aisle is, but 2:40 you can see that this couple actually cut the walk in half by adding a “huppa” drapped with a sheer white fabric. Should I do this? Its a pretty long walk from where they drop you off.
ETA: It’s actually the song for groom, groomsmen and bridesmaids I’m worried about, Ho Hey. I’m sure the song for me and my dad won’t play for the full 4 minutes.
Post # 7
@Brittanyg20: I agree with you. I don’t think it is long enough. I had 3 BMs/groomsmen, a ring bearer, and myself that walked in to the violin book version of Canon in D and we just made it. Granted it wasn’t the full version, but I would say it was as long as your was.
Post # 8
What if you chose a different song for the bridesmaids, and then used Ho, Hey for your walk and just chopped the verse about Chinatown out? It’s not super wedding appropriate anyway, so I don’t think you’d lose anything. You could also lose some of the chorus repetitions if you needed to.
On a completely unrelated note, your picture is giving me SERIOUS venue envy.
Post # 9
@EffieTrinket: I’m definitely thinking of choosing a different song for them. I wasn’t worried about lyrics, I just like the song haha but I love my song too much to use a different one! (A thousand years-Christina perri)
and thanks! instantly fell in love when I first found it, and since pretty much everyone around me vetoed Paris (France), and I’ve been to Jamaica and loved everything about it, I decided I will get my dream venue and cut corners in other par’s of the wedding haha 🙂