Post # 1
I am stuck picking our song for our processional. The walk from the door to the altar isn’t very long and I am only having 1 or 2 bridesmaids. I am planning on having my cousin sing the song but any song I think of seems too long for the procession. I would like Etta James’ “At Last” or Brandon Heath’s “Love Never Fails”. Would it look weird if I waited a while to walk in after my last bridesmaid or if maybe my fiance and I stand together at the altar and wait for the song to end? What do you bees suggest?
Post # 3
I don’t think you need to schedule a lag time to accommodate the song. Just ask your cousin to edit how she sings the song so that it goes out on an appropriate ending by the time you’re up at the altar. I too will have a short aisle and only 2 attendants in our bridal party, but the strings will play just enough of the song to get the flavor of it and then they’ll stop at an appropriate note or make up a little flourish so the ending doesn’t seem abrupt. Gluck!
Post # 4
IF it wouldn’t make you feel awkard to stand at the front until the song ends, it might be nice, since your cousin is singing (if it were just instrumental, I’d say just cut the song short, but when someone is singing it seems more like entertainment to me). But, that might mean a pause of 60 seconds or more with everyone watching you all look at each other…so make sure everyone (including the person walking you down the aisle) is comfortable with that.