Post # 1
I’m a vocalist. It’s what I went to school for, and what I love. FI loves to hear me sing, he comes to every performance and gushes on nd on to anyone he knows about what I do. We were talking about firstdance songs, and an idea popped into my head. Could I record our first dance song in secret and play it at our reception as a surprise? I would NEVER do it live (too much else going on!) but I thought it might be sweet if we got out to do out first dance and my voice singing to him comes over the speakers. There are plenty of recording studios in town that rent by the hour (plus FIs Best Man is in a band so he could get me the hook up) that I could go in with my accompanist one evening and do it without him ever knowing.
Weird? Too cheesy? BTW I was thinking of doing “To Make You Feel My Love”, the Adele version with just piano backing me up.
Post # 3
I think it would be pretty cool. But honestly, only if you are REALLY good. And like, how are you going to know how good you are? unless you have reason to belive that you’re really good (eg, professional music training, etc,) then are you sure that you don’t just think you’re good b/c everyone close to you tells you that you are? I mean, I dont mean to sound harsh, but it’s very hard to make even an excellent singer sound good on a recording- it takes a lot of work. So, if you can get a professional studio to do that, then I think it would be a really sweet surprise!
Post # 5
This was actually something that I considered as well but didn’t end up doing it. We couldn’t agree on a song that I could actually pull off and I didn’t feel like trying to revamp the song we decided on. The few family members we mentioned it to were all about it and I think it would have been pretty cool if I could have pulled it off. So yea, I say go for it! Atleast record the song (if it’s something that you know well it shouldn’t take very long to do) and have it on hand if you decide to go this route. You can’t get much more personal than singing your first dance.
Post # 6
I think that sounds great!
Post # 7
@AriaAmante: Just saw the song you’re considering, I would definitely give it a go. It’s not overly challenging (it actually suits my voice pretty well) so I bet it turns out great.
Post # 8
I had one girlfriend record her singing a song to be played during communion/prayers. And another girlfriend and her husband recorded their first dance song together. I don’t think it’s strange and it’s something I’ve remembered about friends’ weddings from 5-10 years ago. Enjoy! 🙂
Post # 9
You should do it! I am also a trained vocalist (it’s what I went to school for, also!) and I considered singing at my wedding but decided that I wanted to enjoy my wedding and not have to worry about performing. It never occurred to me to record something in advance, but if it had, I would definitely have considered it.
Post # 10
I’ve considered doing this… My Fiance played “When you say nothing at all” for me suggesting it as our first dance song. One of my bridesmaids suggested that I record it. I have a recording somewhere from one karaoke night. It might be at my parents house… But, I’d want to go in the studio to record it. I figure if I get the recording done and I don’t approve the worst thing that comes out of it is a fun afternoon and I can give the recording to him as his groom’s gift and I can play the real deal at the reception.
If your Fiance is like mine he’ll LOVE it!
Post # 11
@AriaAmante: My sister added a really sweet touch to her wedding when she sang for her groom’s mother-son dance.
Post # 12
Yes, I am too. Former pro singer, toured as a backing singer 5 years back and sing in a band here in Dubai in my spare time, I am singing a song for my Fiance :)))) SHORT N SWEET, not too long n cheesy, accompanied by acoustic guitar. If you say you have trained and that you are a vocalist – GO FOR IT! It will be beautiful and he clearly adores this side of you and will love it, as will your guests. x
Post # 13
I think it’s a fabulous idea!
Post # 15
This is an awesome idea! I perform in musical theatre and now you have me thinking!