Post # 1
Bees, I can’t decide! I’m sure it’s overused and everyone and their mom has this as their first dance, but I don’t know if I want to use the instrumental Piano Guys version of A Thousand Years or the vocal sung by Christina Perri.
FI has no preference, he was like “but ew, Twilight” and I said “But it doesn’t matter, goob, nobody will know that” to which he said “Whatever one you like better, then.”
ARRRRGH I DON’T KNOW! My mom said we should use the vocal version because then people can hear the words and understand why we picked it. I was thinking the same thing. But dang. The Piano Guys instrumental version is soooooooo gorgeous.
So then I was thinking what if we danced to the vocal version but snuck the instrumental in later?
Help me! These small details are killing me!
Post # 3
@icanhearyousmile: I’d go with the piano version. I actually like the song and thing it’s very appropriate, but to be perfectly honest, I would think twilight and that the song is kind of cliche. But if you did the instrumental, it would take a lot of that away & make it more about the two of you than the movie.
I used a pretty cliche song; Faithfully, by Journey. I wasn’t too worried what anyone thought because it’s our song, it’s one of my favorites and it had a lot of meaning to us. But we had one of the musicians just play it on the piano & he played it so beautifully. I had a lot of people say it was a really emotional moment for them, so it sounds like it worked!
I think you shouldn’t worry too much about what anyone else will think, and just what it will mean to you and your husband. But if you are the least bit concerned, I think instrumental is a great compromise.
Post # 4
I definitely vote the piano version!
Post # 5
I’m getting married this sat! I’m using Christina Perri’s version of a Thousand Years! Has more heart I feel!
Post # 6
Instrumental version, no doubt. The lyrics make me think of Twilight.
As long as you and your FI know why this song is meaningful to you, I don’t see why you need to use the version with lyrics for your guests.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! I’m leaning more toward the instrumental because it’s brighter and more..happy? I feel like? Our song is actually Without You by Usher & David Guetta, lol, which we WILL be playing at some point. But we wanted something slower for the first dance. xD
I don’t know how many of our family/friends actually would even know the song is associated with Twilight. None of them actually watch it (to my knowledge)…except maybe a couple of my aunts, lol.
ETA: I showed the instrumental to FI’s best woman and she was like, “Screw Twilight, this is GORGEOUS!!! Use it!!”