Victorian Bride
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Processional: My preferred music or Fiancé's preferred music?

Victorian Bride, on October 27, 2020 at 4:03 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 23
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I meet with my wedding planner tomorrow. So excited!! We are planning on using a cellist. Our resort charges $500.00 ( 1 hour). Does that seen normal?
Obviously, we have a Victorian theme for those who know me. 💕 Our other choice is to play recorded music, if anyone has an opinion.


This is where I really need assistance. I'd planned on my processional being 'Pachelbel Canon in D.' Very traditional. My fiancé loves 'A Thousand Years' and both sound lovely on the cello. He actually cries when he hears 'A Thousand Years.' He's never seen Twlight. I'm leaning on playing the song he loves because it's his day too and that music speaks to his heart. I'd appreciate any advice or thoughts? Thanks!!
Processional: My preferred music or Fiancé's preferred music? 1

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Latest activity by Victorian Bride, on November 2, 2020 at 2:03 PM
  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    I think both of those song options would sound gorgeous with a cello. If it were me, and A thousand years brought my fiancé to tears, I would 100% use that as the song I walked to! If you still really wanted to incorporate the Pachelbel, you could always use that as your recessional song. As far as the charge for the cellist, it seems spot on. We are having a string trio play at our ceremony, and it is going to be $725. To have just one musician it was going to be $500.
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    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    The song was around long before Twilight so many don't associate the two unless they are in that fandom.
    Can you compromise? Maybe play the song he likes while guests are seated when he makes his entrance and you use the song you like for your entrance.
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Thank you so much Chrysta!! I know everyone seems to be using a thousand years and it's not special to many people, but as stated it IS to my fiancé. I really appreciate your assistance. 💕 We wanted a trio, but our resort only offers the single. I'm pleased with our choice. Yeah, he'll be crying either way, seeing me in my bridal attire and hearing that music. Ha! Ha! Need to buy him a beautiful handkerchief. 😊
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
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    Thank you so much, Michele! We are eloping with all the frills. No guests. I love a thousand years enough to use it as my processional. I honestly thought it was written for Twlight. Thanks for the info. Since our ceremony won't last an hour, I'll just make sure Canon in D is played sometime during that time. As mentioned it could be our recessional. I wanted to have some things more solidified before my video chat with our planner tomorrow. I appreciate your thoughts and helping me with this decision. xx
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Maybe you can compromise by playing the song you want for the processional and the song your FH wants for the recessional. Or switch songs when you walk down the aisle. $500 for a cellist sounds like a great deal to me!

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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I agree with Hanna. You could definitely plan the song you like for the professional and the song he likes for the recessional. That way you both get songs that you like.
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  • Eri
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    Eri ·
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    Agree with the comments above - walk down the aisle to one, and incorporate the other into another part of the ceremony.

    We hired a violinist/cellist duo and paid $375, but they were from a brand new company (and did a great job!).

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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Thanks so much, Hanna! WW is the best. You are so sweet. ❤
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Thank you, Veronica!! One of my favorite names. It was my Mom's. I totally agree. The best of both worlds. xx
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Oh Eri, what an excellent price!! Congratulations to you!! Thank you for commenting. I appreciate it. 💕
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    Veronica ·
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    You're welcome and thank you 😊 It's not a very common name.
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    I just played a piano/cello version of A Thousand Years and FH's eyes got watery. DEFINITELY playing that as my processional. ❤ Thanks to one and all. xoxo
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  • Barbara
    Dedicated March 2017
    Barbara ·
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    Chrysta, I always prefer live music to recorded, but that price seems high to me. Prices vary quite a bit by region and number of musicians hired. Is the musician provided by the venue? Are you required to use their musician? We paid about that much for a string quartet! If you can bring in an outside musician, definitely shop around. With COVID, I'm not sure what's happening in local colleges, but music departments often have students who play ceremonies/receptions.

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  • CountryBride
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    I suggest doing recorded but that is just me what if you did pitchball cannon for when wedding party walks down the aisle and than 1,000 years when You come down the aisle

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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
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    Hi Barbara!! We are eloping to a very secluded Sandals in Jamaica. We may only use their vendors. So the price is set. I am a bit concerned as my wedding planner has never heard of A Thousand Years and she wasn't sure the cellist would know it either!🙄 I'm not paying $500.00 if it's an amateur who doesn't know it well. Time will tell.


    Yes, prices in Mississippi are much less than Jamaica, too. Sounds like you received a great deal on your quartet! Thank you so much for your input. Very much appreciated.
    If we do end up with recorded music, this is the version that will be played:
    https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=6wjuuzhwyh0&feature=share
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Hi CountryBride! Thank you for your reply. We may very well indeed end up using recorded music. My wedding planner doesn't know 1000 years, never heard of it. Ha! Ha! We are eloping, so no bridal party. I appreciate your thoughts. xx
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    If we use recorded music, we plan to use this version by The Piano Guys:


    https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=6wjuuzhwyh0&feature=share

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    Alli ·
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    Sounds very normal / reasonable!
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  • Victorian Bride
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    Victorian Bride ·
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    Thank you, Alli!! ❤
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  • Barbara
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    Barbara ·
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    I love recorded version! It sounds very beachy, perfect for your setting.

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