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Hey Bees! Question: how is everyone doing the processional? Or how did you do it? Did you have one song for the entire party plus yourself to come in to or did you have two separate songs, one for the wedding party and one just for the bridal entrance? The way my venue typically does it is just one song and then once the bride is up the aisle they lower the volume to fade out the rest of the song. Is this anticlimactic? I have to admit, I want a little bit of drama. Maybe not major drama, but at least a change, pause or SOMEthing to signal the bride entrance. The aisle is not super long at all though, so would it be weird to play like 30 seconds tops of an instrumental song? I just wish I could see it in action so I’d know how it would be.
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Post # 3
thank you for sharing! Your wedding was so beautiful!! I’m definitely leaning toward two songs.
Post # 4
We had two, the walk was on the longer side. You’d be surprised by how much of a piece plays in just over a minute! I was super nerdy and chose 2 orchestral arrangements from my all time favourite video game composer, Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy series). I like intrumental pieces for the walk down the aisle as opposed to pop songs, etc.
For the exit we chose “Got to Get You Into my life” by the Beatles! 🙂
Post # 5
Omg I love final fantasy and its music! Which songs did you use???
Post # 6
We had two. The second song played for 5-10 seconds before I was through the door. I liked the change in music to signal my entrance.
Post # 7
“To Zanarkand” from FFX and for the bridal walk “Prologue” from FF IV. 🙂 🙂
What are your favourites?
Post # 8
We had two songs. Everyone but me walked down to one song and then I walked down to another.
Post # 9
omg those are awesome choices!! I really like the music from VII and XIII. My favorite is One Winged Angel but I’m not sure that would be a good one for a wedding! Lol. XIII’s music seems to sad for a wedding though. FFVIII the ending theme from 7 mintues to 3 mintues after seem nice too. Also Cloud or Aeriths Theme I think would be perfect.
Post # 10
We did two, the bridal party walked down to “Somebody To Love” by Queen (DHs fav) and I walked down to “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John to honor my mother.
Post # 12
we are planning on two, but I’m thinking of THREE (which is probably a bad idea). Fiance wants to walk to a SciFi bit with his kid, which absolutely makes me cringe, but whatever, he’s not very adamant about stuff in the wedding, so he gets the song. he said everyone else can walk to my song. OK, Cool. But isn’t the bride supposed to have her own? I definitely don’t want the whole bridal party walking down to his. I don’t want that song on any longer than it has to be LOL.
but i digress-Two songs is perfectly fine. you better have a long walk for more lol
Post # 13
We had two and were super non-traditional. The wedding party walked in to Rey’s theme from Star Wars and then I walked down to the instrumental version of All the Single Ladies.
I had been to a wedding a year before ours where the bride walked in, but they didn’t practice or know about timing so she just stood there for like 2 minutes with her husband until the song finished and it was super uncomfortable for everyone involved. Our DJ and DOC were on it – they let my song play like 10 seconds before I walked out and was able to stop the music when I was done walking.
Post # 14
We are having a musician play his instrument called a Bandura, it’s a mix between a harp and a guitar. So all songs will be instrumental. We are thinking Fiance and everyone else will walk in to Queen’s Somebody to love, and then I will either walk in to Elvis’s Can’t help falling in love, or Ellie Goulding’s Love me like you do.
We haven’t decided what we will walk away to… But I don’t have much time because my musician needs to make the songs compatible with his instrument and then learn the songs.
Post # 15
We were fortunate to have friends play violin and piano for ours! All our music was instrumental.
The mothers/grandmothers walked in to “Be Thou My Vision,” my mom’s favorite hymn. Wedding party (bridesmaids and groomsmen walked in together) used “The Feather Song” from Forest Gump, and I came down to “Anne’s Theme” from the 1985 Anne of Green Gables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrLzO6C7toc (the doors were closed until ~28 seconds in, then opened for quite the dramatic effect. ^_^ )