A co-worker of mine is getting married this winter. Hearing her plan out and fret about the tiniest details always makes me think of my own wedding--the things that felt "life or death", the things that went haywire at the last minute. But even with the hiccups that seem to be inevitable in holding a big life event--all's well that ends well--we finished up the day happy and married.
If I were getting married again today, there are things I'd do differently, of course. (Hello, lacy tea length dress!) But on the whole, we had the wedding for who we were at the time and it was perfect.
Except for one tiny thing--we didn't have a song.
I mean, we did the whole first dance thing--to "The Nearness of You"--but it was just the one that looked best off the set list our jazz combo emailed us a few weeks before. It wasn't particularly meaningful.
In fact, we still really don't have a song.
Part of the problem is that I'm picky. I have this romantic notion that someday the perfect song will just hit, in the perfect moment, like lightning.
(Brief digression: I actually witnessed this happen at some friends' wedding a few years ago. "The Magnolia Tree" by Truckstop Honeymoon. Freaking chills.)
There have been several candidates over the years. "Giving Up" by Ingrid Michaelson. "I Will Follow You", the Cadillac Sky version, not the Death Cab one. But...I don't know, I've just never felt the lightning crackle.
I asked Sweet Husband about it the other day. His response, "You mean, "Bucket Seats" isn't our song?"
And this is why I love that man. Romantic song or not, ladies, the most important part of the wedding is to marry the fellow that makes you laugh.
Do you and your significant other have a special song?