Post # 1
Hello! I’m new to the site so pardon me but I am thinking about using the song Meteor Shower by Owl City as my music to walk down the aisle to.
The part I want lasts about 1:20. The first 25 seconds or so I thought could just play out without me walking, and then I walk the rest of the way and the song fade out at 1:20. I plan on having a long aisle to walk down but I am not sure if my plan would mean I would have to be walking turtle pace or if 25 seconds is too long for just music to be playing (at about 15 seconds I was thinking I would appear at the door with my father).
Anyone have suggestions for what they did concerning just THEIR walk, and not their bridal party procession? I wanted to have a different song for that & am more concerned about the timing of my walk down the aisle.
Here is the song!
Post # 3
How far do you have to walk?
Can you go to your venue/church and walk at a comfortable pace and time yourself? I know that at my venue even walking really slow would get me nowhere near a minute.
Also, I think 25 seconds might seem a bit long to your guests. As soon as the music starts they’re going to turn around to see you, anything more than the briefest pause before you appear could be awkward.
Post # 4
I still haven’t paced things out yet but If i was to pick this song I would definitely do a couple run throughs to see what feels comfortable and not akward. Luckily the song could be edited around to fit better but I guess I just have to work on adjusting it to my actual pace. I’m not sure what is too fast or too slow. My mother told me how she walked down the aisle and it just seemed so fast. My father is also very old and unfortunately has a very bad ankle so I don’t want to rush him either.
What do you think a good time would be if 25 seconds is too long?
Post # 5
Well, if you have a long aisle to walk down then a minute+ might be possible. However if it’s like 30 feet (probably about what mine is) then that would be an excruiciatingly long period of time.
I would walk the distance you’ll need to at a normal pace, leisurely pace, and a too slow pace and time each one to see what sort of timing you’re dealing with. It’s just so variable that you can’t really figure out how much time you’ll need until you know how long the trip will be.
I think the very longest you could wait to start would be about 15 second? 5 seconds to appear, 10 standing with your dad for a moment.
When you’re excited 10 seconds is a really long time though, so even that might be a lot.
Post # 6
Yes my mother told me that without even meaning to I may find myself running down the aisle since my heart will be beating so fast! haha thank you very much for your help! I will definitely play with my pacing until I can find the most comfortable one!
Post # 7
I’m going to have “Daddy” by Kendall Payne playing when my dad walks me down the aisle. My mom and I cried when we heard it. It’s so perfect! However the whole wedding party is walking with the same song because it’s pretty long, but I actually think it adds more drama to the moment since the final part is so fitting for the bride. I timed it to the word so everyone knows when to go, and I still get like 1 1/2 min to walk myself. Definitely hear it!
Post # 8
If you’re okay classical, I suggest Mozart’s Romance movement from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. This is my absolute favorite from him and I plan on walking down the aisle to it. The entire piece is probably longer than you need but there are several good “cut off” spots. And if you use live musicians, I’m sure they could trim it to be just right.