(Closed) Walking down the aisle music? Help!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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 # 5
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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 # 7
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
1598 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


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.

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