Savvy November 2018

Same or diff. Songs walking down the aisle?

Ashlyn, on October 28, 2018 at 4:30 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 16
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Hey everyone! I was just wondering if you guys chose a two diff. Songs for walking down the aisle? One for the wedding party, then another one when the bride walks down? If you did, did you only use instrumental for the wedding party walking down? Just need some ideas or help! I picked out a song but I didn’t even think about it being enough time for everyone to walk down.


  • Cynthia
    Expert May 2019
    Cynthia ·
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    FH and the wedding party will all walk down to 500 Miles (I’m Gonna Be) by Sleeping at Last, then I’ll walk down the aisle to Daniel Jang’s version (violin) of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect. Once we say our I Do’s, we’ll walk back down the aisle to Good to be Alive by Andy Grammer (once the first “hallelujah” hits!) The second song when everyone walks out and over to the reception is Lanco’s Born to Love You. That’s the plan, at least for now! 😊
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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2018
    Alyssa ·
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    We are doing two different songs but haven’t chosen for the bridal party yet. I’ll be walking down to Born to Be Your Woman by Joey and Rory.
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  • Becca
    Expert October 2018
    Becca ·
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    Our music was instrumental during the processional. Parents walked down to Clair de Lune by Debussy, groomsmen followed by the bridesmaid walked down to Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C# minor, and I walked down to the piano version of Pan’s Labyrinth Lullaby by Javier Navarrete. Then we walked out to Crawling Back To You by Teenage Bottlerocket. I loved it all and it’s who we are.

    There are so many options, it can get difficult to choose. Good luck!
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    Our wedding party walked down to Better Place by Rachel Platten and I walked down to Yours by Russell Dickerson. We used the regular songs not instrumental.
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I have a violinist and guitarist playing. There will be one song for the wedding party and one song for me. I’m a musician and I have only rarely seen ppl choose just one song. Usually if they have a tiny bridal party like less than 4 ppl.
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  • Megan
    VIP January 2019
    Megan ·
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    We have a brass quintet playing highland cathedral. This will be the only processional song for family, bridal party and me. It has a few different sections so our quintet is adding optional repeats to make sure I go at the climatic point. I love the piece so much it seemed a waste to only hear a minute or so. Fortunately I’m a musician and could work with our quintet to make my vision happen. For our recessional it’ll be the Captain America march 😂
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    I had a violin/cello duo and a pianist. The violinist played Silent Night for the parents and the guys. Then they all performed A Thousand Years piano guys version for 3 BMs, 3 flower girls, a ring bearer and then me to walk down the aisle.
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  • Sara P.
    VIP October 2018
    Sara P. ·
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    My bridesmaids walked in to an instrumental piano version of Tale as Old as Time. I walked in to The Piano Guys instrumental version of A Thousand Years.
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  • Mrs. Dujmovic
    Devoted July 2019
    Mrs. Dujmovic ·
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    We've decided on "Love Story" instrumental by the piano guys for the wedding party walking down the aisle and the traditional Canon in D for when my father and I walk down the aisle.

    If you've already picked out a song and it isn't enough time for everyone to walk down the aisle you can have it repeat and just fade from that song to the song you'd like to walk down to. Or if you're using the same song then I think just having it repeat will do.

    Good luck!Smiley smile

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  • Victoria
    VIP October 2018
    Victoria ·
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    We did just one song - Piano Guys version of Just the Way You Are. We only had my mother and brother, his parents, my MOH then me and my father walk down. My husband and best man we're already at the altar. I think with such a small processional having more than one song for us wouldn't have sounded right.
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  • Tracy
    Super January 2019
    Tracy ·
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    I actually have three songs. First for groom's sister (in place of his late mother), my mom, and the three MOHs (groom's daughters). Then another for the rest of the bridal party (my four bridesmaids, two of whom will be escorted by their husbands who are my brothers and also groomsmen). Then a third for the ring bearers and me/dad.
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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Another Sleeping at Last mention!! Smiley smile

    We used Sara Bareilles "I Choose You" for the bridal party and then Sleeping at Last's cover of "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"

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  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO ·
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    Our bridal party walked down to "This Kind of Love" by Sister Hazel and I walked down to "A Better Place" by Rachel Platten.

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  • queenbee
    VIP October 2018
    queenbee ·
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    Our live musician (plays guitar and flute) did 3 songs for our processional. We had quite a large staircase leading up to our ceremony site that we all needed to walk up, so we had enough time for 3 separate songs and the musician adjusted the lengths as needed.
    Parents (MOG/FOG & MOB): In My Life - The Beatles
    H and BP: Something - The Beatles
    Dad and I: Moon River Instrumental (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

    My mom (and dad) helped us GREATLY with not only funding our wedding but also backing me up on and helping complete almost all my stupid DIY ventures, and all she asked for throughout the whole planning process was that we play In My Life when she walked down the aisle, so I readily gave that to her lol. And I wanted a song all to myself to walk down the aisle to, to separate me from the rest of the processional!
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  • A
    Dedicated November 2018
    Alma ·
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    We are walking to the same song-Turning Page by Sleeping at last. I just love that song and since I am having a small wedding party, its long enough for all of us to walk in to.

    For our recessional I wanted to use "Marry You" by Bruno Mars but Fiance said its overdone and insists on choosing something else so we don't have an exit song yet.

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  • Tiara
    Dedicated April 2019
    Tiara ·
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    Parents- if only you knew by Keke Wyatt
    Bridal party- spend my life with you by Eric Benet & Tamia
    My entrance- this is why I love you by Major
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