I officially now know why people choose Pachelbel’s Canon in D for their processional music at their weddings. It used to puzzle me a little bit, but now I get it.
Picking something else that’s appropriate is daunting.
The music that’s played while people wander in, the music that’s played for the processional, and then the music that’s played as the bride walks down the aisle—it’s the shortest but most important mix tape of your life. Each piece has to be perfect but also has to fit with the other pieces.
Pachelbel works, and everyone knows it, so they go with it.
No disrespect to Johann, but ours will be a Pachelbel-free wedding. Humu has her music picked out. I’m working on selecting mine. And it’s a lot harder than I anticipated.