Post # 1
I am wondering if someone can clear some things up for me. I need to let my pastor know my songs choices but I’m a little confused on a couple things and reading other posts haven’t helped too much.
1) How many songs do I need to pick for the processional? I’m guess it depends on the size of your bridal party, we have 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen and a ring bearer. Two ushers but I don’t think they walk down the aisle as part of the processional. Two moms and two dads but my Dad will walk me down the aisle obviously. I’d like to do “Marry Me” by Train (yes, I know this song will be EVERYWHERE this wedding season but I still think it’s really pretty), is that song appopriate?
2) A lot of other posts listed their entrance song for the bride- does this mean no one walks down the aisle to the traditional wedding march anymore or am I misundestanding this?
3) Processional song ideas? I have none and again how many songs would we need?
Thanks for any help, I’m kinda at a loss here…
Post # 3
Honestly, you would probably ony need one song for the processional. That should be plenty of time to get the parents and bridal party down the aisle. And if you like the “Marry Me” song by Train, than by all means I think you should use it! I’ve never actually heard the song, but from the title it sounds appropriate! 🙂
Some brides still do use the traditional wedding march and others have chosen to find a more meaningful song to them. I am using Chris Ledoux’s “Look at you girl” when I walk down the aisle. It depends on the people getting married and the feel you want for the ceremony.
I’m all about Country music and I know alot of people don’t like it, but I have some ideas in that area for processional songs if you are interested! We are also going to be playing instrumental music while everyone is being seated before we start the processional.
Post # 4
Thanks, I was hoping one song would be long enough, I guess it could play on a loop anyway if its a few seconds short? Too many songs might be distracting…
I like all kinds of music including country so if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them!
Post # 5
I’m sure you will be fine. We are actually going to have to cut our processional song short – because it’s way longer than it would take everyone to walk down (we have 4 bridesmaids and groomsmen, two ring bearers and parents). We are going to make a definite stop in the music before my song comes on!
Below are some I like. Good luck to you in finding the perfect song! 🙂
You Are – Jimmy Wayne
Amazed – Lonestar
From this Moment – Shania Twain
Me and You – Kenny Chesney
Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd
I Cross my Heart – George Strait
It’s your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
I Do – Paul Brandt
Could Not Ask for More – Sara Evans
Because you Love Me – JoDee Messina
When you say Nothing at all – Keith Whitley
History in the Making – Darius Rucker
You Look so good in love – George Strait
And the list goes on and on….
Post # 6
Thanks for all the ideas! I think we’re going to go with “All of my Love” by Led Zepplin 🙂
Post # 7
@FutureMrs.Notch – I LOVE your choice! We are trying to incorporate fun, upbeat songs into our ceremony as well. Our colours are grey & yellow, so I have the bridesmaids coming down the aisle to “Yellow” by Coldplay. We are thinking of something old-school rock to for the recessional.
I do like the idea of the Wedding March for when my Dad walks me down the aisle though. I am on the hunt for a “fun” or cool version of it though… I think that would be awesome.
Post # 8
i think i’m going to walk in to “marry me” by train! but i don’t know if i should have two songs (one for the bridal party and then marry me for me!) or if just the one is long enough. there will be 7 couples in the bridal party!
my church doesn’t have a sound system the organist is going to play it on the piano!
Post # 9
Do people generally find instrumental versions of the songs for the processionals? I am using Elvis’ “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” for the party’s entrances and “Here, There and Everywhere” by the Beatles will be for my processional, and I love the words? Is it alright to use the sung versions?
Post # 10
I’m walking in to Marry Me too! I LOVE that song. I was thinking of using pachelbel’s as the processional just for a touch of traditional, and then have the music switch to Train.
There’s also “wedding dress” – beautiful.
Totally lost on Recessional, though. Or rather, can’t decide. There are great country choices, but FH isn’t a fan.
Post # 11
I going to walk to train marry me but then the more i listened to the intrumental version the more i realized it might be to quick to walk to so i found piano music that was slower but i love it!
Post # 12
@WazzuBride: Hey if your doing country music for your wedding could you give me some suggestions? I love country music but i need more song ideas! 🙂