April 18, 2005


The New York Times offers up an article on creating and giving mix CDs as wedding favors, a subject of much debate in our household last year.

The article adds nothing new to the discussion and, in effect, could just as easily be about any other facet of a wedding, including the sum total of the wedding itself.

Why? Because every person quoted on the subject of making CDs as wedding favors thought that their CD was the Best Mix Ever. Like every other part of a wedding, no one wants to think that their band, cake, caterer, etc. was second tier, so why would CD mixes be any different? Chances are you've never heard a groom say "I had a good time at my wedding, but John and Suzy's was so much better." We like our choices the most because they are our choices.

But I'm not so self-centered to think that our mix was the greatest in creation. But no matter what people thought of our song choices, I'm sure they liked it better than a candle or bag of Jordan almonds. And if they didn't like it at all, well then, they now have a really great coaster with our names on it.

Posted by Doug at April 18, 2005 01:14 PM

Why didn't they quote you, oh master of the mix tape/CD?

I thought your collection was pretty unique. My fiance and I couldn't agree on music enough to make one for a road trip, so good luck trying to make one for 200 guests!

Posted by: Tracie at April 20, 2005 12:15 PM