(Closed) How long to get down the isle

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i dont know how long it actually takes to walk down the isle buti would say you def have nmore then enough time for all of you to walk down with that song. you’ll probably have some time leftover if its over 3 minutes. btw cool song choice 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

from what i hear, going down the aisle takes a lot shorter than people expect (although as the bride you should take your sweet time!)–so i think you will be okay. is there any way you could get the exact measurements of the length of the aisle? you could actually practice walking for that long and see how long it takes. and you can always tell the other people to step it up a bit so you have enough time.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think you will have plenty of time!

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am getting married outside as well. I will be walking down the aisle to the same song as both of our parents, 4 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, and1 ring bearer. My song is about 3 1/2 minutes long. I actually timed out how long it would take to walk down the aisle and with a little math figured out how long we had. I  think that this will be enough, but to ease some of my anxiety we are looping the beginning of the song that is instrumental to add about 30 seconds. We know someone with a recording studio so the song will sound seamless. So I would recommend timing out the walk and if you think you need to, maybe you can extend the song in some way.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It depends on the length of the aisle. If you walk fast, it’ll take a shorter period of time than if you walk slower like most people are suggested to do. That is one of the reasons why people do rehearsals so they can practice walking down the aisle to see how long it takes.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I feel you on this issue, I’m also worried about it!  I tried to measure mine out and it looks like it will take 30 seconds.  I don’t have any attendants, and I’m still looking fora song.  We’ll see.  I’m sure yours will be great — awesome choice for the song!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hey Tamara, I’m sorry I should have specified more…I’m not walking down the aisle to the same song as you. I meant that my song will be played for the entire wedding party including myself. Sorry for the confusion 🙁

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

good question! i was wondering that myself… how fast do they walk, etc.  and how long the aisle runner should be! 

sounds like 3min is normal…

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It’s really hard to gauge given that you’re having so many kids. If your flowergirls, flower maidens, and ring bearers are pretty young, they may take a lot of time to get down the aisle or they may practically run 🙂 Plus, if you stand somewhere off to the side you’ll need a little time to get to the aisle. I think you’ll be okay, but you’re the most important person to walk down the aisle and you go last. It would suck if you had to rush because your song is ending.  I would definitely have a back up song or loop the song just in case.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

By The Way, gorgeous ceremony location!

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