(Closed) To the musically inclined, are you showcasing your skills at your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I originally planned on recording our first dance song, but with all the budget wackiness didn’t pursue it πŸ™ 

I was short on time, too and my DJextraordinaire needed a few more weeks than we had.

If a chunk of money fell on my lap this week I’d totally make it happen!

Doing it as a surprise solved my ridiculous stage fright issues (you’d think someone that was a voice major in school would freaking get over it already) and any added emotions that would impede my performance vs. doing it live.

I’d say go for it- if you do it recorded you can dance to it and enjoy it, and still have fun with karoake later in the night without feeling like you’re in the spotlight the whole time πŸ™‚

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think that sounds awesome! I have no musical skills, but FI’s brother is an awesome guitarist, so he’s playing instrumental versions of our favorite songs for the processional and bridal entrance. I think recording your first song is a great idea, because then you don’t have to feel pressured to put on a performance at your wedding, but it’s still a wonderful personal touch. I’m so jealous!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m married already, but planning a vow renewal so we can have the wedding we originally wanted. I was a professional singer for years so people always bug me to sing, but I’m not going to be doing it at our party. I know people are like “Sing, sing!” but I don’t think I would be comfortable. If you feel like recording a song, go for it, especially if it would have special meaning.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

No–to me my wedding was not the place for me to give a recital.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@kybride: I agree with this completely. I actually had a few relatives ask if I was going to sing, and I told them that the day was about DH and I getting married, not about me performing.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

FH and I are both musicians that play several instruments.  We play in our own “band” together (just for enjoyment).  Music is, and has always been, a major part of our relationship.  In fact, the first time FH saw me was when I was singing in choir class in high school while he was in guitar class!  We won’t be “performing”, so to speak, but we will be recording covers for our ceremony music.  We’re thinking Bright Eyes “First day of my life”, Plain White Tee’s “1, 2, 3, 4”, and a cover of “Sea of Love”, Cat Power’s style.  I’ll be singing, he’ll play guitar.  We have a recording studio in the house, so it won’t cost anything, and it won’t be like a recital either.  We’re actually hoping no one really notices….it’s just really important to us.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The closest we will get is inviting a number of people I’ve performed with. I have severe audition anxiety (lock jaw, wheezing, pale & clammy, etc) and that carries over to solos and small ensemble work. A pep tune (Time Lords/Doctorin the Tardis) may be in the last set for my BUGWB friends but that’s if I can convince FH that it’s not as ridiculous as he makes it out to be- he should just be happy I don’t want to close with Tennessee Waltz (a BUGWB tradition that will make anyone whose marched with us cry).

Oh, and the processional is a piece I’ve played quite a few times, and I may use a DCI/Blast! version because of how awesome I think it is.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it would be great to have that extra personal touch to your wedding. I wish FI would so something for our wedding but I think he’s too nervous. He played the piano though at his sisters wedding when she walked up the aisle.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

FI and I are thinking about recording our first dance song, also. I’m just not sure about it. I think it’ll be weird to dance to a song that we’re singing?? I’m not sure.

For me, performing “live” would be really nerve-wracking and I don’t want that on my wedding day. I would rather be able to just relax after the nerve-stuff is all done! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I’m a Christian songwriter, so I really want to write a song for my wedding. Already have one in the works. Of course, I don’t have a BOYFRIEND in the works. πŸ™ Figures…..

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@kybride:agreed. I sing as well, and my fiance loves it but I talked it over with my parents and his parents and they agreed it would be a bit showy and not very wedding repesctful to sing a solo at the wedding.

Plus, all eyes are going to be on us anyway, I think singing may be over kill.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

lol…awesome question!

FI and I are both musicians…we won’t be performing any music ourselves, but let me tell you…we will have other people (all friends, many are professionals,) doing some AWESOME music for us! πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@red_rose: Thats so cool!! It’ll make the weddding so special <3

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper

My FI is a musician. He won’t be performing, but we’re having a string quartet in honor of his love of music.

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