Post # 1
Ok, so I found a song I absolutely love and I want to walk down the aisle to it but the song is about 4 minutes long. I was wondering if its ok to have a song that long or if I should just choose something else? Everytime I hear this song it makes me all teary eyed. I’m thinking I can walk down the aisle to it and let it keep playing till its over cause I really want my Fiance to hear all the words in the song. What do you ladies think? Here’s a link to the song :http://youtu.be/J87IEnoRByE
Post # 3
I’m not sure this is the response you want, but, honestly, as a guest, I would get really squirmy and stop paying attention during a 4 minute song, especially if you were just standing up at the front letting it play out.
Maybe you could put the lyrics in your program or start the song part way through at the most meaningful part.
Post # 4
I don’t think it would take you 4 minutes to walk down the aisle, even at a slow pace. try cutting the song, like only playing the chorus or one verse and a chorus, that way you can have the song but won’t have to deal with the length!
Post # 5
I’m definitely not walking for the whole length of the song I want (Marry Me by Train). I’m going to let the first verse start and then walk down after the first few lines.
Post # 6
What about playing it at another point in the ceremony? For example, when the unity candle is lit?
Post # 7
What about using this as your first dance?
Post # 8
Yea, I figured 4 minutes would be too long. I might just play the chorus or maybe I’ll just save it and use it as our first dance song. Thanks!
Post # 9
4 minutes is way too long. Can they just fade it out when you get to the aisle? I think you both would end up standing there feeling awkward if you had another 3 minutes of music to listen to.
Post # 10
yeah just play a chorus as you are walking down the aisle, and if you want you can play another part of it on the way walking out of the ceremony..
Post # 11
I think it’s too long for just the bride walking down the aisle. I had to walk about 300m (outdoor wedding, so my hiding spot was far away), and it still only took me about a minute, and I don’t think I would have wanted to just stand there and wait.
My recommendations are just ot pick a favourite part, OR have everybody walk down to the same song.
I used Pachabel’s canon, and played the same song for the seating of the mothers, bridesmaids and then just started “my” walk when the music started to swell. If there’s a natural spot like that with that song it could work.
Post # 12
If you used it as the music for the whole processional it would be fine. I think using different music for the wedding party vs groom vs bride is a little choppy and unnecessary, anyway. We did one some for everything, and it went really smoothly – no awkward music transitions to worry about!