Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sound of a Bridal Entrance

Who knew picking the right music was going to be so hard? Or that I would be so picky? Everything else about the wedding has come together fairly easily, but choosing the bridal entrance music is just about giving me a headache. I have this nagging feeling that there is a piece of music I'm forgetting that would be absolutely perfect. The problem is I have no clue what it could be. It's driving me nuts!

We've picked some of the pieces though, I'm just a little stressed because I have to get the selections to our musicians soon so that they can practice.

I'm not a huge fan of the traditional bridal entrance selections, but I also don't like any of the non-traditional stuff either. I keep going "that's nice, but..." and there's always a reason why I'm not sold on it. Which makes me feel really picky. I can't visualize myself walking down the aisle to anything I've listened to so far. People have been giving me suggestions too, but honestly hearing "I saw this at a wedding once!" doesn't do wonders for my individualistic tendencies. Which is lame because I really do appreciate help!

I wonder if part of this is because I'm so visually and kinetically wired. Audio is harder for me to process, and I most appreciate music that I have an emotional connection to via story or culture (I like ethnic instrumentals better than traditional classical). Unfortunately, picking something with lyrics isn't going to work for the wedding we have planned. And the movie scores I like are - well, a little too dramatic/foreboding/sad for a happy wedding day!

So yeah, that's what this bride-to-be is going through today. I'll get back to broadcasting some nice tv reviews soon.


Andy Hauge said...

If I suggested "The Rains of Castamere", would I be the third or the fourth person to do so? ;-)

Victoria said...

You probably don't really *want* any more suggestions, but since you mentioned soundtracks, what about something from a period drama?