Post # 1
I actually have two questions (well kind of three). First, we are having a small wedding. He’s having his brother beside him who will enter with him and the officiant. I’m having my brother walk me down the aisle and then he will stand up beside me. Would it work to have just one continuous song for all of this? In my mind it just works better.
Second, I’ve been contemplating changing my processional song lately anyway. I wanted Canon in D before but now I want something a little less formal and more in tune with the feeling we’re going for. Has anyone ever seen What a Wonderful World used for the processional or think it would work well? Would it be better with words or just instrumental?
Post # 3
I don’t think one song would be bad, as long as you don’t feel rushed. I have never seen/heard that song used, but I think it would be fine. Remember it’s your day and that would be just one of the many special details to make it your own. As far as words or not… do you like the song for the music or for the words? There are a lot of songs where I love the words, but not so much the music alone.
Post # 4
I think having one song will be perfect if that sounds great to you. I wanted to do that for my wedding too, but ended up having a 2 processional songs. I think What a Wonderful World would work very well if its a song that you love! As for words vs. instrumental, I would go for the words! I processed in to the Ingrid Michaelson version of “Can’t help falling in love with you” and I loved hearing the words!
Post # 5
We often do one processional for the bridal party and the bride. Just be sure it’s long enough to get everyone down the isle without having to rush. What a Wonderful World should work nicely. The O’Neill brothers have an instrumental version (piano) if you would prefer not having lyrics.
I just did a ceremony where the Bridal Party walked in to the theme from the movie Forest Gump “I’m Forest Gump”. Not traditional but very nice and while almost everyone knew the tune, few could recall from where.