Post # 1
What would be your advice to me—I have to pick a song to walk in to, there are 4 Bridal Party pairs, and we’re apparently all entering to different songs, and the Bridge and Groom are coming in to a 5th song…
I’m guessing they’re going to be 30 second snippets or something, but I have NO IDEA what to pick. I find choosing a song to be very personal, and the whole thing has me overwhelmed, not to mention I think we all have very different tastes, and the 5 different songs together is probably going to sound horrendous because B2b has not set ANY parametres.
I have already expressed this concern to the Bride, but I’m not interested in pushing it because it’s not worth stressing her out.
Someone make suggestions and I’ll add a few I like to a poll, and you can help me decide?
Wedding is in January.
Post # 3
@peachykeener: wah, that’s a new one! Sounds crazy to me, but if the bride and groom are happy, well… Good for them!
ummm.. I have no idea about songs. Iam really into acustic guitar instrumental songs. I liked very much make you feel my love and faithfully!
Post # 4
@peachykeener: Do you mean a song to enter the ceremony or to enter the reception?
if it’s the reception that it a super normal thing to do – we’ll here in Aus anyway!
if so, pick something fun and upbeat! A Party song!!!
Post # 5
@AnaA: It’s sort of a common-ish thing here, but normally the bridge and groom enter to one song, and the bridal party enters to ONE other song. Not 5 different songs in the span of 5 minutes haha. Thanks for the suggestion!
@LissBliss: Enter the reception. There’s no ceremony, they’re eloping and we weren’t invited, but are stil expected to pay for dresses, etc. LONG STORY haha. Yeah, my concern though is that if the B2B doesn’t state ANY parametres, things will go crazy. Aka, the 5 songs in 5 minutes thing I just mentioned. I agree though! A party song is probably our best bet 🙂
Post # 6
I’m just curious as to why you got landed with this. Why aren’t the bride and groom picking their own songs?
Post # 7
Blues Brothers theme
Lets get ready to rumble
I’ve got the Power
Call me Maybe
Tonights gonna be a Good night
I Love It
Cant Hold Us
Walk this Way
and if you walked into Dude Looks Like a Lady by Aerosmith you would be my personal hero!
Post # 8
@Lollybags: has good ideas, I particularly like Call Me Maybe as an idea because you hear such a short snippet of it and it will be easily recognised from that.
This is definitely a thing in Australia and I think you can’t really go too wrong as long as you choose an upbeat song.
Post # 9
@peachykeener: Im Australian and never have a been to or heard of a wedding where this happens. It screams tacky to me – this is what we did for our Debutante, not a wedding….
Can you at least talk to the other Bridal Party pairs and try and work together to choose some songs that will at the very least sound similar. Imagine one couple walking through to an upbeat party song, then it cuts off into a slow, sweet number, then back to another party song… It seems too choppy and not good
Eh, their problem at the end of the day if the songs don’t match at all.
Post # 10
@FutureMrsHallam: I 100% agree with you. The Bridal Party communication sucks. They all live in one city and im 2 hours out, so they never respond to my messages, its super frustrating. But I’ll try!
@Lollybags: Great ideas!!!
@aliciaspinnet: I only have to pick ome of the 5 songs. But its stressing me out, how tacky its going to be. Im also gearing up for when everyone says “I dont know” to whatever I ask next time I see them.
Post # 11
I think you’re over thinking this a bit. All it needs to be is an upbeat fun song to enter to. At my wedding we had 3 bridal party pairs plus my husband and I. Our songs were: tonight’s gonna be a good night, get this party started, feel so close and our song was everlong by foo fighters which is my hubby’s fave song. Everyone was up and clapping and having a good time. It doesn’t matter if they all don’t match people aren’t gonna notice theyre jusy gonna be excited to see the new bride and groom enter 🙂
Post # 12
It is not your wedding if they are happy then leave it alone.
Post # 13
@peachykeener: 5 different entrance songs? Thats a little nuts to me bc the entrances are so quick. My bridal party all entered to Pitbull and Christina Agulieras song Feel this moment. And We walked into Crazy in Love by Beyonce
Post # 14
An update for anyone who is interested: apparently as we enter were supposed to dance around a bit; not gonna lie, that makes me feel extrmely uncomfortable and on edge (its a social anxiety thing, that im sure many of you will understand). We are the second pair of 4 to enter before B/G.
Couple 1 enters to “bring ’em out”
Couple 2 (us) enter to counting stars
Couple 3 enters to vogue
Couple 4 enters to Party rock anthem
B/G enter to their song which is a surprise.
I know that it is not my day, and I should not feel this way. But im seriously peeved. The wedding is tomorrow (jan 9) and everyone handed in their spng selections super late. I gave her ours (cpunting stars) before anypne else had picked. Everyone else picked dance songs. The music person chose the beginning of our song which is super slow. But they want us to walk in dancing and stop for the photographer to take pics too.
I am honestly so anxious that I cannot sleep. Its 130am here. I dont kniw why its bugging me so much. But I guess I figured the bride would give me a heads up and say “you wanna pick another song?” When ALL the others were club/dance music.
Im only really friends with the bride and groom, so this wedding is going to be awkward enough without this on top od things. Im so frustrated because I keep trying to sleep, and keep imagining how horribly wrong this could go. Its going to be so awkward… thank goodness we’re 2nd and not 4th at least. .. uggggh.
Please forgive me for spelling grammar errors, this post was written from my mobile phone.
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@FutureMrsO_MyImSoLucky: Everybody laughed. I just tried not to worry about it and pretended they were laughing with us and not at us. We did some froofy arm movements, like wavy stuff, I dunno it was weird. I was so exhausted by 6pm on Thursday that I wasn’t really too worried about what people were thinking anyway haha. The whole time I was thinking about it Wednesday night I was getting p.o’d at myself too, understanding, obviously, how unreasonable I was being, and thanking God that I hadn’t opened my mouth or said anything about it. I was mad at myself that it was such a big deal, because even the night before I knew it was only going to be a minute.
All in all it was a great night, and a great wedding. I just wish I was better at getting out of my own head, you know?