- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
Looking for more bee consensus here!! So far you guys don’t think we’re totally nuts, so do tell me, do you think I can make the following work?
I come from a very musically inclined family (my dad is an AMAZING guitarist, and his girlfriend is amazing as well) and FI’s family is just riddled with musicians. Like, unbelievable. they’re all in town right now for grandpa’s funeral and the music they make together is just magical.
We both love this about our families. We love music too, I don’t play but I’m a born and raised singer and FI plays a fair bit of drums and a bit of guitar. Mostly, we just blissfully listen to the music thry make though.
We also have a handful of friends that are pretty handy with a few instruments, basically we’re surrounded by music making all the time and we LOVE it.
So when we brought the wedding up with my dad, he asked us if we would be interested in live music!! He has some friends he plays with and he figures he could convince them to play for me. I was blown away!! What bride doesn’t want live music, and free, and from her super talented dad an his friends!! But I expressed that although I would be so happy for him to play for me, I also want him to be able to dance with me and party with me!!
So we started to hath a plan. His girlfriend, in addition to being a talented musician, she’s also a skilled and well versed coordinator for things like musical productions and what not. She also has mild social anxiety issues and my family stresses her out(it’s her boyfriends ex wife, I don’t blame her, my moms a bit much sometimes!) so I’m pretty sure she’s going to live the idea of having a ‘job’ so to speak so she can get out of awkward social situations 😛 nothing like the “gotta go” excuse! Dad figures she’ll be on board too. So here’s the ‘plan’
Step#1 Ask Dad’s girlfriend if she’ll be my music coordinator for the night. We’ll have a couple set songs for first dances and why not but other than that I will give her free reign. They can jam, make a set list, a little of both, anything really.
Step#2 Propose an open stage section of the evening, after first dances and an our or two of the ‘band’ doing their thing. I’d let dad’ girlfriend figure out the logistics (sign up sheet, free for all, whatevs) At this point my dad, FI’s dad or any of our friends and family could get up and play us a song, have a jam or say something if they so wish.
Step#3 okay this one might be ridiculous. Would it be crazy to have a karaoke section of the evening too? Or am I going to far now? 😛 Maybe not like…. Ugly karaoke machine style but something to that effect. I want to hear all my friends beautiful voices too!
I just want a night full if music made from the people I love.. Think I can make this work?!