Sunday, February 26, 2012

Decisions, Decisions!

I've done pretty well with the massive amounts of wedding decisions that have needed to be made so far. One of the reasons is because I have tried to keep things as simple as possible. When I told the hair stylist at my trial that I wasn't that stressed, but was stressed because I'm not stressed, she made a really good point. She said that people who tend to have drama in their lives, or make lots of things into big productions, would be really stressed. But if you generally plan well and like things to be drama free, then it will stay that way because you make it that way. So at that moment, I decided to quit being stressed by the lack of stress.

One thing I've found helpful is to keep decisions simple. For example, I could either google every single centerpiece that ever existed and pick out this super complex arrangement of unique things for the tables..... or.... I could find something simple but pretty, knowing that a) I won't even notice them on the wedding day b) It's one less thing to stress about and c) I won't look back on my wedding and reception with "Oh, I should have done THAT!" because I will be happily married and the rest is just a bonus. So my major wedding planning tip? Don't feel the need to go over the top, to personalize every single aspect, or to create a huge headache. You want to look back on the wedding planning time as something that was fun, not the craziest year of your life. *Steps down off wedding planning soapbox*

Having said all that, I need some wedding help. I have found my first decision that I am having a lot of trouble making! Ever since we went to our first church meeting a little over a year ago, I knew I wanted Canon in D for the processional. Well, a few weeks ago we had a meeting with the super awesome liturgy lady, who we somehow snagged to be our cantor for the wedding, and we were listening to all the options again so we could pick some for prelude type music. That's when I heard The Prince of Denmark's March. I liked it a LOT but I had this feeling it was used for something other than weddings (I think I had it confused with Pomp and Circumstance for a few minutes). So I nixed the idea and stuck with Canon in D. Then the other morning, something was nagging me to listen to it again, so I googled it again and.... liked it again. Funny side note: just as I was reading on Wikipedia that it was used for Princess Diana's wedding, there was a piece on the Today show about an exhibit of her clothes and jewelry. Anyway, so maybe that's why it sounded so familiar? Except I wasn't born then, but whatever. So now I'm stuck. I like the (excuse my geriatric language) pizazz of The Prince of Denmark but I like the simplistic beauty of Canon in D. I get more goosebumps with The Prince of Denmark, but I don't know if it's "too much". Care to help me decide?

I was going to do one of those awesome blogger polls, but I wanted it actually in the post and could only figure out how to get it on the side, so let's go old school. Leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best! I tried not to pick the worst, nor the most amazing videos of either so it would be a true comparison. Annnnd- GO!


  1. My vote: The Prince of Denmark's March ...

  2. I had Canon in D for my wedding and knew I wanted it since I was about 13, so I can't really be an objective commenter.

  3. I'm with Mandi, Canon in D and horribly biased. :) Good luck though!

  4. canon in d. i love it and have multiple arrangements on it on iTunes.

  5. I like both but Canon in D sounds happier. I think the other one is in a minor probably.

    P.S. I think you have to click "HTML mode" to get the box in the post :)

    1. P.P.S. I always liked Canon in D when I was taking piano lessons I kept practicing till I was good enough to play Canon in D :)