Post # 1
I was just at a wedding where the processional took 12 minutes <not kidding!!!> This is extreme (I hope!). What would you say time wise the average processional would take?
We have a Jewish processional, so:
Grandparents x 2 sets
Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man
3 x couples of mixed BrM/Groomsmen
Groom and his parents
Can we do this all in one 4:30 minute song?
Post # 2
It depends on how long your aisle is. I would say you should be able to fit all of those people in a 4:30 minute song. But maybe pick a different song for you to enter.
We fit: my husband and the pastor, 1 set of grandparents, my parents, my husband’s parents, our maid of honor & best man and our bridesmaid and groomsmen in in a 3:11 song. And then I entered to a seperate song.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I also think it would be a good idea to play one song for family and another song for you and your bridesmaids.
Post # 4
snowflake8 : hikingbride : Our aisle is very short about 45ft only. The song I love (4:30) is the one *I* want to walk down to… but if it is only for me… then no one is going to hear more than the first couple of bars, maybe not even the chorus! That is why I was thinking to use for everyone.
What about a different song for everyone except Groom and his parents (all 3 walk together) and then me? That will be a bit more time, then??
Post # 5
Following. I am having the same problem trying to figure this out.
Post # 6
I am having this issue too. I like the idea of playing one song for family and another for bridesmaid and myself, but just don’t want an extremly long ceremony. Do you think it would be okay to just use one song?
Post # 7
Can you go to your ceremony site and time yourself walking down? Then multiple by how many people or “sets” of people need to fit?
That’s what I did when trying to figure out music choices – just walked from the starting point to where the end of the aisle is/would be, while timing it on my phone’s stopwatch. Then listen to the song to see.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
Yes it can be done just pick a different song for you
Post # 9
You could always look into someone doing a mash up of two songs and have your song start further into the actual song, most DJs should be able to combine two songs so that they flow together nicely and will allow you to walk down to your favorite part of the song
Post # 10
All great suggestions, thanks!
I have asked the wedding coordinator at our hotel if she has any advice based on her experience of weddings there.
Since I last poseted here, I have definetely decided to have seperate music for my entrance 🙂
Post # 11
I am only using one song for bridal party and bride entrance. I think having another song adds more time to the actual ceremony. I’m just thinking about my wedding quest and don’t want them to sit through an extremely long ceremony. That’s just me though. Everyone is different