Post # 1
I want to walk down the aisle to a song that is about 4 minutes long. I don’t want to shorten the song at all. I’m not having a bridal party so it will just be me walking so it should take a up a whole 30 seconds of the 4 minute song. I don’t want people to stand there feeling awkward waiting for the song to finish. Any suggestions on what I can do? I really want to use this song!
Post # 3
Could you use it to play when you are signing the official documents, or are you set on using for the walk down the aisle?
Perhaps if you start playing the song when the groom makes his way to the front, and then keep playing while the parents/grandparents make the way to their seats, and in the last minute of the song, you would walk down the aisle so there would only be 30 seconds of waiting for the guests.
Post # 4
@Miss Smurf: Everyone should be seated before the fiance comes out but I could kill a few more seconds of the song by starting it right as he comes out. Thanks.
Post # 5
I’m assuming you’re playing the song from a CD or MP3 player. I suggest you fade it in and fade it out. First go to the church and time the walk and/or count the steps it takes to get to the altar. (have the music with you so you will walk at the right speed) Then at home on your MP3 find a place for you to begin walking down the aisle (not necessarily the beginning of the song) and pause it there. Once you hit play, time it and just gradually turn the volume down when you would be at the end of your walk (fade out). You’ll probably have to try a few different starting and stopping points but I’m sure it will work out.
If you have a live musician, they should be able to do this with no problem at all.