- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
Originally, I had a list of songs I was going to have played at the wedding ceremony. They were recorded, so I was going to have them played over the sound system. My Future Father-In-Law hated the idea, and loves his church organist, so he insisted that the organist play for the ceremony, and had his wife pay for it. That was fine with me, the organist is wonderful, and though I don’t really like the organ, it’s his son’s wedding too, and I can still play my songs at the reception.
Today, my Future Mother-In-Law e-mailed me saying her husband would really like the organist to play the piano for our small church reception too. And of course, they would pay for it. I am not interested. I really want to pick all of the songs played at the reception, and include the ones that were going to be in the ceremony. And they’re already getting to hear him at the ceremony. But how do I explain that I would rather have prerecorded music played off an iPod in the background than have (for free) an organist who has traveled the world playing concerts? I thought about letting him play the first hour, most of which I’ll be gone taking pictures, then switching to the iPod, especially since I won’t be there and it could be a sort of entertainment for the guests. But I feel like then, making the switch from piano to iPod would be really awkward. And they might forget to switch, in which case I’d feel like I missed out on hearing what I wanted. I don’t know what to do!