Post # 1
I would love to have my Dad play the guitar as he walks me down the aisle! He is a very talented musician and writes his own songs. I just know he could come up with something beautiful!
I was going to have him sit in a chair and play as everyone walks down the aisle, then when I come out he would stand up and join me and play something different. Either that or play pre-recorded songs and then the music would stop and he would start playing when I came out.
Has anyone done this or maybe something similar? Please post pics!! Feel free to thread jack lol
P.S. this will be a rustic/country wedding 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Can he pre-record the song and then have it play as he walks you down the aisle? This sounds tricky logistically….
Post # 4
How would that work logisitically? Your father would just walk next to you playing the guitar?
Post # 5
I love the idea of your dad playing songs as your bridal party comes down the aisle.
My one question about him walking *you* would be…
Would he just be sort of walking along next to you? Or if not, I guess would you just sort of be holding onto his arm while he plays?
If I were you, I would just be worried that it might look a little weird if we were walking down the aisle separately, just sort of… next to each other. Or on the other hand, if I were holding my dad’s arm, and we somehow didn’t step at *perfectly* the same time, if I tugged on his arm a little bit could it mess up his playing?
Otherwise, I think it sounds absolutely precious.
Post # 6
It’s a BEAUTIFUL idea, but it seems like it might be awkward, space-wise. I do like the idea of him standing and playing at the end of the aisle as you walk toward him.
Post # 7
That sounds so sweet!
Not to criticize, but just to give you something to think about:
Do you want him with you before you walk to aisle? When I walked down the aisle I wanted to look at Darling Husband and not my Dad. If my Dad wasn’t with me before those doors opened though, and he was playing a song for me I would probably look at him first and not Darling Husband.
Post # 8
I cannot imagine him doing both.What do you have in mind?
Post # 9
I agree it’s beautiful but awkward and weird to have him stop sitting join you and playing you down the aisle and I think it’s too much going on and distracting. I think you have a few options
1.Having him record song and playing them.
2.Having him play while your Fi and bridal party walk down, then him joining you(again a little awkward)
3.Having your Mom walk you down or walk yourself down while your dad plays.
4. Having him walk down, then having him play a song at some other time like at the reception.
Post # 10
Well I was going to hold his arm as he did it, but you guys bring up a great point!! I would totally mess up his playing because I CANNOT walk without tripping 🙂
I like the idea of having him walk next to me, then he could, kiss me on the cheek and sit down (I don’t care about all that “who gives this woman” stuff, I think the symbolism is so well identified people will know)
I’m not worried about him being cooridinated enough to do it. I have seen him on stage and he can walk around the stage and so forth while playing without issue.
Post # 11
I don’t know how he’ll walk you down the aisle and play at the same time. Either have him walk you to his prerecorded music, or have him play live while you walk.