Kyla
Just Said Yes April 2021

Length of entrance song?

Kyla, on October 6, 2020 at 2:07 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 11
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Hi, this might be a little too Type A but as I'm deciding my entrance song, I keep wracking my brain for how long it should even be. Anyone have any idea about how long it will take an entire wedding party to make it to the alter (6 couples plus me, about 60' aisle)? Thanks a lot!

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Latest activity by Kyla, on October 11, 2020 at 6:39 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think that's hard to determine based on how fast everyone walks and where in the song you want it to start.

    for instance for me, i wanted to walk in at the moment the lyrics started so that was already around 15 seconds that pass in the song before i make an appearance.

    the best way is to get a rehearsal and see how you want the song to go with everyone walking

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Time it during the rehearsal.

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  • M
    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    The processional? It depends on the length of the aisle. You practice during the rehearsal. The bride and her escort walk in pretty slow and the music will last a few seconds past that. But most ceremonies it might take 45 seconds at most. Even less time with fewer guests. The dj or musicians will know when to fade the music out.
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  • Kyla
    Just Said Yes April 2021
    Kyla ·
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    Yeah totally agree. Just wanted to see if I could get a generic answer somewhere to ease my urge to control everything lol! Thanks Smiley heart

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  • KiwiDerbyBride
    VIP May 2015
    KiwiDerbyBride ·
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    Mark out a 60 foot length somewhere (football field?), grab six friends and give it a try! If you want to start your walk at a particular point in the music, you can either edit the song, or work out the spacing between each couple and the speed that they walk so that it times in correctly.

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  • Kimberly
    Super March 2021
    Kimberly ·
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    I 100% understand where you are coming from with this. There is no way I could “wait until the rehearsal” to figure it out. I still have 5 months until my wedding and I have been working on trying to time it out. Literally I’ve been walking up and down my back yard trying to get a pretty good idea of the timing.
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  • Leonardia
    Dedicated June 2021
    Leonardia ·
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    I'm totally with you on this. We actually went to the venue last month and timed us walking and then I padded with some wiggle room. That way I knew the length a song should be for my walk and the bridal party. We aren't getting married till June of next year and I wanted to know now lol.

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Our bridal party walked down to one song and I walked to a different song. If you don't want to stress over timing, you can go this route.

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  • A
    Dedicated October 2020
    Adriana ·
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    Girl you sound like me 😂 I’m going way too much in detail with everything, I’ve been trying to decide if one song will last long enough or if I need a backup.
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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna ·
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    It depends on the length of the aisle and I know you said 60’ but I don’t know what that equates to walking in. What I’d rather suggest is pick the song you like and then at rehearsal, practice coming in to see how fast or slow you need to walk in and still get a good length. My ladies are coming in on their own song, it’s only instrumental so it could easily be repeated if we need more time. We’ve got a good little trail to walk down for. Then the pastor is giving a charge to my groom about taking up the role of a Christian husband. And then I’ll walk in to my own song. My songs are 5 and 4 minutes long. But again it’s a long walk down.

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  • Kyla
    Just Said Yes April 2021
    Kyla ·
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    Girl same! I have until April to figure this out lol. I'm not too worried about how it will work out but basically what I am trying to figure out is at what point in the song will I be entering on. Ideally it will be the chorus, the climatic part of the song! But if it doesn't work out that way that's okay with me.

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