(Closed) Karaoke for the

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is Karaoke a good reception idea?
    Mos Def! Where's my microphone! (Sweet Caroline.... Da Da Dahhhhhhh) : (5 votes)
    24 %
    Ugh, no... how embarrassing, and Tacky! : (8 votes)
    38 %
    It depends.... did someone say "open bar"? : (8 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I am not a fan of open karaoke (at least, not getting up and singing), but who knows what could happen at the end of the night when drinks are flowing!  I would leave it for a little bit later in the night, after some time just spent dancing because you’re right, I think it could interrupt the flow of the dancefloor.

    Post # 4
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    Eh, I’m not a fan. I have a lot of fun dancing at weddings and I think karaoke might kill the mood a bit. It reminds me of crazy nights out drinking (which happen to be the only time i’ll sing in public) and not appropriate for a formal event like a wedding.

     

    Post # 5
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    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    My best friend had karaoke during her reception and it was a HUGE success! I was the MOH and I planned for the entire bridal party to sing “Say a little prayer” to the newlyweds, and it was one of the night’s highlights.

    If I remember correctly it was an open dance floor, with karaoke mixed in when someone wanted to sing. It went smoothly, with plenty of opportunity for both dance and karaoke.

    They did have plenty of friends who were into theatre/singing, so there was a lot of interest and they were able to break the ice for other guests. I think it’d be important to make sure there are those who will keep the karaoke going if no one seems interested.

    Post # 6
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    3050 posts
    Sugar bee

    @scqt13:  I went to a karaoke wedding a few years ago. It was really awkward & it definitely messed up the flow. I don’t remember much dancing but I do remember her mom’s friend singing Old Time Rock n Roll. No lie that’s my strongest memory. 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @scqt13:  My guess is it really depends on the guests. Like I said, my best friend’s wedding had a ton of actor types, and the singing was actually really great overall. There were plenty of iffy singers too, but that was fun and balanced by the good. She also had a much younger crowd overall at her wedding.

    Post # 9
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @scqt13:  

    My friend is a karaoke fanatic and she wanted it at her wedding, the DJ unfortunately could not get the system to work for the karaoke.  My FI is a DJ/KJ and he told me the reason why it didn’t work was because you cannot run the DJ software with the Karaoke software at the same time. You literally have to close the DJ software, reboot the computer and then load the karaoke software.  Though it seems like a fun idea, it’s a real hassle for the DJ and the down time makes people leave the dacne floor. My friend ended up singing along with the song into the mic and had a blast anyways.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am not a fan of the idea. But it could turn out to be super entertaining and fun… I would suggest opening the Karaoke later on once everyone has a chance to have a few drinks 🙂

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