I haven't been around much lately, and rather than continually apologizing I'm just gonna lay it out on the line: I'm probably not going to be around much until the wedding is over. At 12 days out, I still have a million things to do and I'm stretched tooo thin. But! That doesn't mean I can't sneak a post in every now and again on my lunch hour!
One of our (many) pressing issues right now is our wedding music. We've booked our DJ and we're finally meeting with him tonight to finalize everything... that means we had to make some serious decisions. Choosing our playlists was a pretty daunting task; we both have pretty strong opinions about music and those opinions are complete opposites. I like folksy indie music, while Mr. Doxie tends to like more traditional wedding music. Read: boring. In my opinion, anyway.
It was really bringing me down trying to incorporate all the songs he wanted, because I felt that they didn't go with the feel of the event that I had spent so many months trying to establish. Finally, after a few arguments, he relinquished all music control to me and things went much smoother. I realize that makes me sound like an insensitive and controlling jerk, but for the record I did incorporate all the songs he really wanted.
Anyway, I love the songs that we've chosen. (Even the ones he picked!) There are so many amazing songs, though, it was hard to narrow down the ones that we would actually use. And then came the task of choosing which would be played when.
I decided that my absolute favorites would be played while our guests are seating before the ceremony, and of course during, with our most favorites being the closest to the beginning of the ceremony. Does that make sense?
So without further ado, our ceremony playlist:
Lou Reed with Gael García Bernal- If You Rescue Me (From The Science of Sleep soundtrack)
I loved this soundtrack more than I loved the movie (although it was pretty decent, too.) This song is so charming. And! On the soundtrack there is also an acoustic version of this song sung by the adorable Linda Serbu from whom we adopted our kitty a few years ago.
Plain White T's- 1, 2, 3, 4
This song has no meaning to either of us, I heard it in a restaurant a while back and thought it was sweet.
Damien Rice- Cannonball
One of my favorites. It's one of those songs that I can listen to on repeat and be content.
The White Stripes- We're Going to be Friends
This song seriously makes me perma-smile. I wish I wasn't at work so I could listen to it now. Strangely enough, I'm not a huge fan of The White Stripes... maybe I like this song because Meg is asleep instead of banging on the drums?
Jason Mraz- I'm Yours (Acoustic version from the EP)
I know Jason Mraz isn't exactly indie, but this song is one of my favorites. 'Specially the acoustic version.
The Moldy Peaches- Anyone Else But You
I've loved Kimya Dawson since highschool and from that love grew a love for the Moldy Peaches. It's totally awesome that Juno gave them so much exposure, but I still like to be on the "I liked them before they were cool" train : )
The Beatles- In My Life
One of both of our favorites.
And the last of the waiting-for-the-wedding-party-to-get-their-act-together songs:
Barry Louis Polisar- All I Want is You
Back when Mr. Doxie and I were long distance, I came home from a long day of work to find an email embedded with him singing this song to me. Mr. Doxie is not the world's best singer, (<3) but it was probably the sweetest thing ever. It comforted me when I was missing him. We had to include it in our day.
I'm hoping a few people arrive early enough to enjoy all of the music we've selected. Maybe we'll run a little late on purpose to make it through the playlist, which runs just under 30 minutes. : )
Up next, our VIPS walk out to the songs that REALLY matter... the real ceremony soundtrack.
Was choosing your various playlist as daunting a task as it was for me? How did you and your SO settle any disputes?