(Closed) Is it okay to use the same song for bridal party and bride to enter the ceremony

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 2
6526 posts
Bee Keeper

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soon2bemrsharrington :  We were going to have the same song but the DJ talked us into picking another song, so we have one song for bridal party and a different one for bride. I think it’s ok! I would ask the DJ about how to go about giving the cue to everyone the bride is coming. He is going to only play parts of the songs though, not the whole thing.

Post # 3
2274 posts
Buzzing bee

As bride, you choose what YOU want.

Personally, I think it would be both dramatic and beautiful to do what you’re considering. 

Post # 4
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

A different song would give everyone a cue that the bride is coming

Post # 5
6574 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

One song is fine. No one remembers the song anyway, and they can tell when the bride is coming because the rest of the bridal party has already come in.

Post # 6
424 posts
Helper bee

We only did one song. Fewer logistics to worry about, it worked out for us!

Post # 9
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m in the same boat you are! I’m definitely doing a different song for the bridal processional and the party/families. But I’m actually considering doing three different songs, one for family, one for bridal party, one for me. I just don’t know!!!

I have two songs that are DEFINITE for the processionals. Piano version of “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri (for my processional) and “River Flows in You” by Yiruma (another piano piece). I’m worried that River Flows in You won’t be long enough for family and bridal party, but I’m also worried three different songs will make it too long!

Post # 13
1960 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We all came into the same song. I thought it would be weird to stop a song then immediately start a different one. The DJ announced us a we came in so it’s not like people needed the cue from a different song to realize we were walking out.

Post # 14
65 posts
Worker bee

I like that you’re considering the comfort of the guests by only including one song. You’re right, it can get very long to do two songs. I have also seen people try to cut the songs part way through so that it doesn’t take too long, but the cutting is usually quite awkward and jolting. I don’t know the song, but I’ve always thought that if there’s a bridge or a key-change in the song towards the end where the music shifts somewhat, then that’s enough of a cue that the bride is coming. There’s usually a little gap between the last Bridesmaid or Best Man and the bride as well, so that tends to give people a heads up. Otherwise I have heard the pastor/celebrant say: “Please stand for the bride” just beforehand. 

Regarding the positioning of the groomsmen, I have never actually been to a wedding where they made an entrance. I have only ever seen them start at the front of the ceremony space, and that doesn’t seem to cause any problems. Obviously that’s just the way we do it around here. If you are keen on having them walk in together but don’t want one of your BMs to be without a partner, one of the groomsmen can enter with a Bridesmaid or Best Man on either arm, and then at the end one of the BMs will walk out with your dad. Honestly though, don’t stress about it. Either option will be fine.

Post # 15
83 posts
Worker bee

I am using the same song. My aisle is short and my officiant is singing so I want the full song. 

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