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Too many wedding decisions. Brain explodes. I’m decision paralyzed

1 Jun

Decisions are hard for me. They always have been.

I saw a card at Carleton Cards that says brides have to make 277 decisions for their wedding. Do you have any idea what this is like!? Ten decisions are hard. I’m going bonkers.

I am all decisioned out. I can’t make anymore.

Organ or violin and harp combo?

Invite coworkers or not?

Which makeup artist to choose?

I am drowning. With so many decisions to make and only a month to go, I feel paralyzed and I’m not making any decisions at all. I have a long to do list. And I stare at it and don’t know what to do or where to start.

And then I start second guessing things I was very happy about. Like our photographer and our DJ.

Fiance says I should just move forward with the remaining decisions and pick something that makes me happy. Well how do I know which would make me happy if I haven’t hired them yet? What if the makeup artist does a bad job? What if the organ sounds elegant and regal on Youtube but sounds like transylvania in the church? 

Fiance says that I won’t remember the music anyway. And he’s right. So why is it still so hard for me to decide?

I know all these details ultimately don’t matter in the end, but I don’t know how to get over this decision-making slump.

I just googled “too many wedding decisions” and this New York Times article about the difficulty of too many choices came up.

Look at our silly first world problems.

The one thing that I’m not second guessing though is the thing that matters most. I am so happy that at the end of this process that I get a happily ever after with my love.

And you know what makes me even more sure of it? He is looking for a place for us to live and will only let me visit three locations. He doesn’t want me to be even more overwhelmed with the 278th wedding-related decision I’ll have to make in just seven months.

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Violin and Harp vs. Organ wedding music showdown

25 May

We’re going to book musicians for our wedding ceremony this week.

We’ve narrowed it down to a violin and harp duo, or organ. I was pro violin (I played it for a few years) but now I’m thinking “when is the next time we’ll ever have an organ playing for us?” And it sounds pretty pomp and circumstancy.

Fiance is leaning towards violin but said he doesn’t care that much. Here’s some samples so you can hear our dilemma. For the entrance music, I prefer violin/harp. For the exit, I prefer church organ. LOL. Of course.

Here comes the bride, or Wagner’s Bridal Chorus

File with harp and 2 violins (couldn’t find a single).

Organ:

There goes the married couple, or Mendelsson’s Wedding March

Violin and Harp:

Organ: