(Closed) Dad play the guitar as he walks me down the aisle? Has anyone else done this?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
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  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • 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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    How would that work logisitically? Your father would just walk next to you playing the guitar?

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I cannot imagine him doing both.What do you have in mind?

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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 # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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.

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