(Closed) Processional advice needed!

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would probably suggest still having two songs.  I recently attended a wedding where the bride had a very small bridal party and only one processional song.  Most of her guests were looking towards the front, and so half of the people didn’t even stand up in time as she was walking down the aisle!  I think a change in song would signal to most people that you’re about to walk down the aisle. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I think you can make one song work for the whole processional.  I have seen this done before and it worked out fine.  It works well if you can have the music change volume a little or something, to signify the enterance.  Also, you can make sure you have someone (your mom maybe) stand up as you’re starting to walk down, so everyone else will do it, too.  This will help "announce" your enterance.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re just using one song.  I’m not worried that anyone’s going to mistake me for a bridesmaid 🙂  I’m assuming people will stand up when they see me, but if not, I really won’t care.  I won’t be looking at them anyway.

My cousin is playing the violin for us (which she’s done in like a dozen weddings at least) and she said it always seems awkward for her to stop, and play only 30 seconds of another song.  We agreed, so everyone (flower girls, bridesmaids & groomsmen in pairs, groom with his folks and me and my parents) will all walk down to "Sheep May Safely Graze" (Bach). 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What is the forest gump song???

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

As a suggestion regarding people seeing you before you walk down the aisle:

I was at a wedding recently where the back of the church was all glass doors. Two of the ushers carried a screen in front of the bride and set it at the end of the aisle. Then when she stepped around the screen it was the first time anyone saw he. It worked really well.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m only using one song, "Love me tender" by Norah Jones.  I think it’s fine.  We’re going to have everyone else walk down and then the grandparents and other involved will stand to notify others they should too when I’m getting ready to come down the aisle.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

rchel234 – I assume the Forest Gump song it the song at the opening credits when the feather is floating around

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Thats what I’m doing. But with my song the part I’ll walk to is like the climax of the song so it’ll be obvious I think.

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