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Okay ladies, I have a music question. Well, more than one. We were told that our guests needed to be seated by 3:15 for our 3:30pm ceremony. As such, we planned about 17 minutes of music for our playlist, and then the last song is the one my FI and his BM will walk down to. My question is, how early did your guests start arriving? Meaning, do you think I need to have more than this 17ish minutes of music? I couldn't imagine people arriving much sooner than that.

 

My other, and I know this is probably more of a personal preference, but I am torn between what to walk down the aisle to. Originally I was going to do the Vitamin String Quartet version of Bruno Mars (thanks, Allie!) which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3Avitamin+string+quartet+bruno%2Ci%3Adigital-music&keywords=vitamin+string+quartet+bruno&ie=UTF8&qid=1364216396&ajr=0

 

But then I really love the song Marry Me by Train, and found a nice acoustic one that I fell in love with (like #2)

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=marry+me+train+instrumental&sprefix=marry+me+train+in%2Cdigital-music%2C444

 

I can't decide! The two are totally different. The first is a bit more happy/upbeat, and I really love it and could see myself walking down the aisle smiling. The second is a bit more somber, but so beautiful and I love the lyrics of that song. I could see myself getting teary eyed walking down the aisle to that. At this point I just want someone to decide for me haha. My FI likes the Bruno Mars a bit more. Figured I'd poll you ladies and see what you think!

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What if you walked down the isle to Marry Me and then used the Bruno Mars song as your recessional music?

 

We went with a traditional song walking down the isle, but then used Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea" for our recessional.

 

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

Okay ladies, I have a music question. Well, more than one. We were told that our guests needed to be seated by 3:15 for our 3:30pm ceremony. As such, we planned about 17 minutes of music for our playlist, and then the last song is the one my FI and his BM will walk down to. My question is, how early did your guests start arriving? Meaning, do you think I need to have more than this 17ish minutes of music? I couldn't imagine people arriving much sooner than that.

 

My other, and I know this is probably more of a personal preference, but I am torn between what to walk down the aisle to. Originally I was going to do the Vitamin String Quartet version of Bruno Mars (thanks, Allie!) which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3Avitamin+string+quartet+bruno%2Ci%3Adigital-music&keywords=vitamin+string+quartet+bruno&ie=UTF8&qid=1364216396&ajr=0

 

But then I really love the song Marry Me by Train, and found a nice acoustic one that I fell in love with (like #2)

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=marry+me+train+instrumental&sprefix=marry+me+train+in%2Cdigital-music%2C444

 

I can't decide! The two are totally different. The first is a bit more happy/upbeat, and I really love it and could see myself walking down the aisle smiling. The second is a bit more somber, but so beautiful and I love the lyrics of that song. I could see myself getting teary eyed walking down the aisle to that. At this point I just want someone to decide for me haha. My FI likes the Bruno Mars a bit more. Figured I'd poll you ladies and see what you think!

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I really struggled with this as well. My MOH told me to pick 4 or 5 songs and then we decided together what would work best for what I wanted.

 

My MOH and the groom/best man are all using the same song......save some time.

 

Groom/BM/MOH - Forever Love by Gary Barlow

Bride - Joy by George Winston

Signing of Certificate - 1000 Years by Christina Perri

Recessional - Linus & Lucy by George Winston

 

Very non-traditional.....but that's kind of me. Although the 1000 years song is from Twilight, which I did not know until someone told me....haven't read the books or seen the movies, but love the song!!!

 

So, you are right is just a personal choice, but I like TheWolferts idea!!

 

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

Okay ladies, I have a music question. Well, more than one. We were told that our guests needed to be seated by 3:15 for our 3:30pm ceremony. As such, we planned about 17 minutes of music for our playlist, and then the last song is the one my FI and his BM will walk down to. My question is, how early did your guests start arriving? Meaning, do you think I need to have more than this 17ish minutes of music? I couldn't imagine people arriving much sooner than that.

 

My other, and I know this is probably more of a personal preference, but I am torn between what to walk down the aisle to. Originally I was going to do the Vitamin String Quartet version of Bruno Mars (thanks, Allie!) which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3Avitamin+string+quartet+bruno%2Ci%3Adigital-music&keywords=vitamin+string+quartet+bruno&ie=UTF8&qid=1364216396&ajr=0

 

But then I really love the song Marry Me by Train, and found a nice acoustic one that I fell in love with (like #2)

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=marry+me+train+instrumental&sprefix=marry+me+train+in%2Cdigital-music%2C444

 

I can't decide! The two are totally different. The first is a bit more happy/upbeat, and I really love it and could see myself walking down the aisle smiling. The second is a bit more somber, but so beautiful and I love the lyrics of that song. I could see myself getting teary eyed walking down the aisle to that. At this point I just want someone to decide for me haha. My FI likes the Bruno Mars a bit more. Figured I'd poll you ladies and see what you think!

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Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

 

What if you walked down the isle to Marry Me and then used the Bruno Mars song as your recessional music?

 

We went with a traditional song walking down the isle, but then used Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea" for our recessional.

 

That would be a fantastic idea, but my FI really wants to walk out to "All I Want is You" from the Juno soundtrack. Oh well, if it comes down to it i'll flip a coin, or go with which he likes best.

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I'd think 17 minutes is plenty - split them up into "Guest Seating" and then "FI/BM walk" playlists though. that way the MC will switch it when the time is right. And if they take longer to get seated, he can replay the Guest Seating list...then time the FI/BM walk.

 

I wanted the happy upbeat song for my walk, which is why I chose the Bruno Mars one.

 

I think Train's song is gorgeous though, especially if you've found an acoustic version you like. And if your FI isn't budging on the recessional song, go with the Train song for your walk song, and then use his for the recessional. you can always work the Bruno Mars song into your dinner music (the original). See? use all three! lol

 

Gail - I loved the 1000 years song too!!!! my FI nixed it when he learned it was from Twilight lol but I thought it'd make a lovely wedding song regardless.

 

 

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

Okay ladies, I have a music question. Well, more than one. We were told that our guests needed to be seated by 3:15 for our 3:30pm ceremony. As such, we planned about 17 minutes of music for our playlist, and then the last song is the one my FI and his BM will walk down to. My question is, how early did your guests start arriving? Meaning, do you think I need to have more than this 17ish minutes of music? I couldn't imagine people arriving much sooner than that.

 

My other, and I know this is probably more of a personal preference, but I am torn between what to walk down the aisle to. Originally I was going to do the Vitamin String Quartet version of Bruno Mars (thanks, Allie!) which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3Avitamin+string+quartet+bruno%2Ci%3Adigital-music&keywords=vitamin+string+quartet+bruno&ie=UTF8&qid=1364216396&ajr=0

 

But then I really love the song Marry Me by Train, and found a nice acoustic one that I fell in love with (like #2)

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=marry+me+train+instrumental&sprefix=marry+me+train+in%2Cdigital-music%2C444

 

I can't decide! The two are totally different. The first is a bit more happy/upbeat, and I really love it and could see myself walking down the aisle smiling. The second is a bit more somber, but so beautiful and I love the lyrics of that song. I could see myself getting teary eyed walking down the aisle to that. At this point I just want someone to decide for me haha. My FI likes the Bruno Mars a bit more. Figured I'd poll you ladies and see what you think!

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Fortunately my FI is totally hands off......he doesn't care about any of the details......he said he just wants to marry me and I can have whatever I want and do whatever I want as long as the end result is that he's got me love.gif

 

Have I mentioned we were high school sweethearts, married other people and here we are in our 40's finally marrying each other.....life is good!!

 

Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

I'd think 17 minutes is plenty - split them up into "Guest Seating" and then "FI/BM walk" playlists though. that way the MC will switch it when the time is right. And if they take longer to get seated, he can replay the Guest Seating list...then time the FI/BM walk.

 

I wanted the happy upbeat song for my walk, which is why I chose the Bruno Mars one.

 

I think Train's song is gorgeous though, especially if you've found an acoustic version you like. And if your FI isn't budging on the recessional song, go with the Train song for your walk song, and then use his for the recessional. you can always work the Bruno Mars song into your dinner music (the original). See? use all three! lol

 

Gail - I loved the 1000 years song too!!!! my FI nixed it when he learned it was from Twilight lol but I thought it'd make a lovely wedding song regardless.

 

 

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Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

 

It is always such a tricky choice. Are you walking down the aisle by yourself or with someone (dad, mom, friend, etc.)? Perhaps they have an opinion as to what would suit better.

 

As for just other ideas- I agree with Allie. Please have the song your husband/groomsmen will use in a seperate playlist. That way the WC will play that specifically when they are ready. No mix ups or confusion. As well, you could consider that other song for when you are signing your registry. No one seems to have mentioned that, and we used music during that time. So that might be a good spot to fit the song!

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Originally Posted by murmel View Post

 

It is always such a tricky choice. Are you walking down the aisle by yourself or with someone (dad, mom, friend, etc.)? Perhaps they have an opinion as to what would suit better.

 

As for just other ideas- I agree with Allie. Please have the song your husband/groomsmen will use in a seperate playlist. That way the WC will play that specifically when they are ready. No mix ups or confusion. As well, you could consider that other song for when you are signing your registry. No one seems to have mentioned that, and we used music during that time. So that might be a good spot to fit the song!

I didn't think about the signing...when does this happen in the ceremony? How long does that take?

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Maybe walk into your reception to one of the songs??

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

That would be a fantastic idea, but my FI really wants to walk out to "All I Want is You" from the Juno soundtrack. Oh well, if it comes down to it i'll flip a coin, or go with which he likes best.

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oh yeah - I forgot about signing the certificate!!

 

that would be a great place to have one of the songs - the train song I think would fit better here than the bruno mars, but you could do either one.

 

I think we signed it right after we finished exchanging rings. I'll look back at our ceremony photos and figure out the sequence of it. clearly, I didn't have it written into the ceremony and didn't have music for it either.

 

one other tidbit: expect that the minister will have you both walk around the table to face your guests while you sign it.

 

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Originally Posted by murmel View Post

It is always such a tricky choice. Are you walking down the aisle by yourself or with someone (dad, mom, friend, etc.)? Perhaps they have an opinion as to what would suit better.

 

As for just other ideas- I agree with Allie. Please have the song your husband/groomsmen will use in a seperate playlist. That way the WC will play that specifically when they are ready. No mix ups or confusion. As well, you could consider that other song for when you are signing your registry. No one seems to have mentioned that, and we used music during that time. So that might be a good spot to fit the song!

I didn't think about the signing...when does this happen in the ceremony? How long does that take?

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