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Hopefully, you only have to walk down the aisle once, so why not make your entrance a spectacular display of vivacious and colourful romance. Your wedding day is your most special day, so make it a big one! Here are some ideas for making the most out of your grand entrance for your ceremony or reception.
The flower girl: Throwing the petals down the aisle isn’t the only thing your cute and adorable flower girl is useful for, you could even use her role to create an atmosphere of anticipation before you enter. Nowadays, a growing trend in weddings is to have the flower girl or ring bearer walk down the aisle with a sign or banner saying, “Here comes the bride”. Wait a few minutes to increase anticipation and then arrive wearing your dazzling dress as you walk down to meet your groom.
A noble steed: If you like to be less traditional and more modern, perhaps consider arriving to the venue in a carriage with horses. This entrance is sure to set the romantic mood. If you like to be a little bit risky and love horses dearly, riding the horse down the aisle towards your husband-to-be instead of walking is also is sure to raise a few eyebrows in the crowd!
Be sentimental: Incorporating symbolism is an excellent way to personalise your wedding. If your first date was playing golf together at a theme park, why not arrive in a gorgeously adorned golf cart? Think about having a theme that resounds meaning for the both of you. For example, if you are both incredible fans of Star Wars, walk down the aisle with the theme song playing in the background, with storm troopers or Darth Vader giving you to your groom. If you love sports, have some people hold a banner for you to crash through while the audience cheers you on. Having a nice, romantic song playing in the background is all fine and good, but it is not grand and something that would be remembered.
Aerial Ace: Everyone expects you arrive in front of the venue, so why not surprise them by arriving above the venue? If the ceremony or reception is outdoors, arriving by helicopter is perfect, and it is sure to leave a very long lasting impression with your guests.
Have a mini musical: Ever dreamed of having your own little Glee number in your wedding? Gather a group of your closest friends and family and create a special musically choreographed number as you walk down the aisle in chic and style. This idea is a good one to consider if you unsure with what song you want to have playing in the background. Perhaps think about having a marching band accompany you as you enter the reception with your newly wedded husband, or even an energetic choir to sing you joyous praises of love.