(Closed) Length of Processional Song

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Are you having BMs? They could walk and be in spot right before the part of the song that you want to walk out to. If you have no BMs, or if you just want the song to play only for you (which is what I want) you can have the music start playing for the 1 min 22 seconds and at the 1 min 23 seconds mark have the officiant motion for eveyone to stand as you begin to walk down the isle. Having the music play while people are sitting will build the anticiaption of you entering the room, and since they will be seated during that time it won’t be awkard.

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with AnnieAAA and I am in the similar situation too.  I love it when the bride doesnt appear right as the Maid/Matron of Honor gets to the end.  It builds the excitment in the air.  I am waiting less then a minute but I think over a minute will be fine

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

It’s your wedding — you do it up!  If you want to make people wait, they will, it’s not that long! ๐Ÿ™‚  Oh I love weddings, this just got me so excited to walk down the aisle! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

What song are you looking at?  I think that would build some excitement for your guests and your Fiance, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I def like the idea of waiting till a specific verse, espcially if its powerful, before the bride begins to walk. I’m going to have "In my life" by the Beatles playing when I walk down the isle and I’m not going to start walking until the "But of all these friends and lovers…" its my favorite part of the song!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love this post! I’m walking down to "At Last" and think I’ll have to let it play out a while before I make my walk.  I was nervous about making people wait, so I’m relieved to know others are doing the same thing! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think a little wait is good.  builds up the anticipation.  don’t make it too long though or people will start thinking, where is she?  you should be okay…what about flower girls or someone else walking down during that extra time?  or having mothers light candles up front?  something…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m struggling with a similar situation. Mine’s 1:10 or something like that, and I really can’t start it later or end it sooner. Still thinking about what to do, but of course you could always have your bridesmaids proceed during the first part of the song, and when there’s a change in tempo, you can start. =) Or you could just walk REALLY SLOW.

Post # 14
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Newbee

For my daughter’s processional (separate from her 4 bridesmaids), we are having a pianist play for about 2 minutes.  Even that seemed a bit long, so we are thinking of having the bride pause with her father at the front of the church and present a silk rose from her bouquet to myself and to the groom’s mother, which we will then place in the floral arrangements that frame the stairs to the platform, as a memorial tribute to the grandparents of the bride and groom. It will only take about 20 seconds and will allow the bride to ascend the stairs with her father at the place where the musical notes also ascend up the scale and reach a crescendo when she arrives at her groom’s side.  The music is called “Fire of Love” by the O’Neill Brothers and we bought the full-length audio download, as well as the sheet music to each of the ceremony songs.  From all the songs my daughter liked, we were able to find the perfect selections for the three separate processionals for the mothers, the bridesmaids, and the bride, and they are all written in the same key so they will flow together beautifully.  With a little creativity and planning, music can certainly enhance the atmosphere of any wedding and make it a memorable experience for everyone.

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