The wedding march, a timeless tradition, is a moment filled with anticipation and joy as the bride and groom embark on the journey of a lifetime. It’s a ceremonial passage that showcases the couple’s unique style, love, and the support of their closest companions. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the various ways couples can make their wedding march just right for themselves.
The First March In: A Grand Beginning
Bride and groom’s grand entrance which is also called the first march in is typically a grand affair, with the bride and groom making their way down the aisle together, symbolizing the start of their union. This moment is characterized by elegance and poise. To make this grand march in complete, the couple can carry it out as the following:
Accompanied by Parents
For a heartwarming touch, some couples choose to enter with their parents, creating a beautiful tableau of familial love and unity. Through this way, the groom’s parents will be leading the march in, then continue by the bride’s parents and finally will be the couple’s grand march in. Normally in this way, the parents’ march in will be using a different music so that the couple will be having their own march in song to indicate themselves as the highlight of the wedding march in.
Father as the Special Role
Another cherished tradition involves the father escorting the bride down the aisle. The father will be passing his daughter’s hand to the groom, symbolizing the trust and responsibility being transferred to the groom in taking good care of the bride on behalf of him. Using this way of march in, the groom will be entering the entrance first then walks down the aisle and normally will be standing facing the entrance right before the wedding main table, waiting for the bride’s entrance. After that only the bride accompanied by her father will be walking down the aisle and walking to where the groom’s standing, then the father only passes the bride’s hand to the groom.
Flower Girl and Page Boy
First march in which includes the innocence and charm of children, adds a delightful element to the first march. The flower girl and page boy lead the way, scattering petals and setting a whimsical tone will make the first march in to be more heart warming and less attentive towards the couple march in after the lead of the flower girl and page boy. This type of first march in suits couples who wanted to be less attentive and less stressful being witnessed by tons of guests invited during their march in.
Elevate the experience with a procession led by talented musicians, such as a violinist or saxophonist. The live music sets a romantic and enchanting ambiance which elevates your first march in to be grand, graceful and elegant which will also attract your wedding crowd to give their attention to your march in an attentive way.
Imagine a beautifully choreographed dance flow by professional dancers, especially elegant ballet dancers, leading your first march in. It can help in adding a touch of artistic expression and elegance to your welcoming session of the first march in.
Second March In: An Active Celebration
The second march is an opportunity for the couple to showcase their personalities. This makes the second march in to be more relaxing and may involve playful interactions with the guests who welcoming them for the second march in. Therefore, normally the second march in will be a more leisure and interesting kind of march in carried out by the couple which sometimes can be a WOW scene for the guests. Besides, the second march in is also a good chance to showcase the couple’s second change for the wedding as an opening entrance after the change, it can help to make the wedding flow smooth and just nice.
Picturing a lively entrance with the couple dancing down the aisle. This dynamic approach injects energy and excitement into the second part of the wedding celebration which helps a lot in bringing up the wedding mood and your guests will be feeling more relaxed, more fun and starting to be more active to be involved in the wedding. This type of second march in will be a very good arrangement especially for those weddings with an after party session as it can help to warm out your wedding crowd and get them prepared for the later after party session.
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen as the Leading Role
A popular choice is to have the bridesmaids and groomsmen to lead the way, adding a fun and coordinated element to the second march. Normally this type of second march in will be advised to be carried out for smaller scale weddings or family and friends oriented weddings in which the guests are having closer and more intimate relationships with each other. This is to avoid your bridesmaids and groomsmen to be too shy for the session. Besides, it is better to carry out this type of second march in if your bridesmaids and groomsmen are outgoing people.
Make the walk down the aisle a joyful explosion of colours with confetti explosion. It adds a festive touch, creating a magical and happening atmosphere with surprise bursts and crowd along the walkway. This type of second march in suits couples who love to have a welcoming and celebration mood around them which makes couples feel that their union is truly being celebrated.
Lighting Up Sparklers
If you are aiming for a romantic and memorable entrance, couples may choose to have your guests lighting up sparklers along the walkway when you are doing your second march in, creating a spectacle that will be etched in the memories of all present. However, you might first consider your wedding venue in order to arrange for this type of march in as outdoor weddings will be a better occasion compared to indoor weddings.
Phone Torch Lighting Up
Having the enchanting sight of the bride and groom walking down the aisle with all the bright tiny glow of cellphone torch lights illuminating beside the walkway by all the wedding guests. This tech-savvy twist not only adds a contemporary touch but also creates a mesmerizing atmosphere resembling a night sky full with stars surrounding the couple, turning the wedding march into a luminous spectacle.
Balloon Explosions along Walkway
For couples seeking a burst of excitement, balloon explosions along the walkway during the second march in is an awesome and visually stunning option. As the couple progresses down the aisle, strategically placed balloons burst open, releasing a cascade of smaller balloons into the air. The floating balloons create a whimsical and celebratory ambiance, symbolizing the joy and festivity of the occasion. Some of these balloons gracefully drift into the sky, while others gently descend, providing a captivating and interactive element for guests. The balloon explosion is a delightful and unexpected twist that adds an extra layer of magic to the wedding march, making it a moment that will be fondly remembered by all in attendance.
Lastly, the wedding march in is a canvas where couples can paint their love story in unique and meaningful ways, your ways. Whether opting for a grand entrance, a dance-filled procession, or a musical extravaganza, each step down the aisle is a symbolic journey toward a shared future. By personalizing the wedding march in, couples can create a magical and unforgettable start to their married life. Start thinking of yours now if you are having your wedding celebration soon!