- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
hi bees 🙂
so I just received an email from one of my wedding vendors that totally gives me an awesome sense of “I told you so!” satisfaction, and I thought I would share, since it’s proof–to me at least–that you should definitely stick up for what you want for your wedding, and not just listen to what vendors (or anyone else) tells you, because they are the “experts.”
So the backstory:
Hubby and I decided pretty early on that we wanted the processional for our ceremony to be all Beatles songs played by a string quartet. Most especially, I wanted my walk down the aisle to be the song “Here, There, and Everywhere” since the lyrics are really lovely, and I could just hear the music in my head when I fantasized about the big day. We found a quartet that we loved (and I used to be a violinist so I was a bit picky) and that had a good deal of Beatles in their repetoire.
Anyway, the leader of the quartet tried to talk me out of having a Beatles song for my walk, arguing that a traditional song like Pachabel’s canon in D would “represent beauty of the bride better than modern tunes” (actual quote from an email exchange). I stuck to my guns and said, yes it may be a little more funky, but we want that song anyway.
Anyway, jump to today, more than 7 months later!
I get an email from said quartet leader, with a recording of them playing our song, which they’ve now posted on their website, and a note saying that she’s been recommending this song to brides ever since our wedding 🙂 I wrote her back a nice response, but really I want to shout, “na na na boo boo, I told you so!!” hahahaha
anyway, fellow brides, the moral of this probably-too-long story is do what you want!! if it’s meaningful to you, your fiance, and your families, it doesn’t matter if it’s traditional or not, chances are it’ll be perfect for your wedding!