(Closed) Grandma said my wedding plan was inappropriate. lol.

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Oooh I love the idea and think you are right on with the timing.

She is probably right about the older people leaving early though. Old people like to go to bed early. My parents would be out of there well before that time. So you should have no problem!

Post # 4
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Honey bee

There is another karaoke post today too.

I’m not a big fan of it at a wedding. I think it would be fun for an afterparty or maybe even the rehearsal though.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Meh, you know your guests best. A lot of our older relatives (including all the grandparents that are well into their 80s!) stuck around until 11 because they wanted to be there til the end, so they may surprise you. It’s not my favorite thing at a wedding, but if it fits with yours and you think it’d be a hit, go for it!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I’m not a huge fan of karaoke.  I have to be pretty buzzed to be around it.  that’s what open bar is for right 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If it fits in with an overall theme of your wedding and you know your friends are really into it, you should go for it. The older guests may or may not be gone by then, but they can still have a great time as long as the songs are chosen carefully.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would LOVE to go to a wedding with karaoke! Mind you, I am a terrible singer, but it’s fun! And different than the usual. I say go for it!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it sounds like a fun idea! If that’s what you want to do, then do it. Its definitely unique!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you really need to know your crowd. For many folks, karaoke is only marginally better than a sharp stick in the eye. There is a good chance that, depending on your crowd, people might find it awkward and out-of-place, or even annoying. And personally, I would hate to go to all the trouble and expense of planning a wedding only to have people remember it as “the most annoying wedding.”

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My sister did karaoke at her wedding (not full time – 3-4 songs would play, and then a few people would be allowed to sing etc). It was a hit. Everyone loved it 🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Karaoke is a lot of things…inapproriate isn’t one of them….I’ll lay ten to one, your Aunt Agnes has one too many Vodka Stinger’s and busts out some Islands in the Stream with Uncle Ennis…thus becoming the hit of the reception…and staring a whole Dolly Parton catalogue exploration….if this was my family, my 92 year old Grandpa would get up and rock a little I Got Spurs that Jingle…it depends on who’s there and their complete and total willingness to have some fun…even if they are at a wedding!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it’s a cute idea. I definately agree that it would be best done late after most of the older, less partying set has left and everyone else has had plenty of time to avail themselves of the open bar! I wouldn’t do it for hours. And if nobody is into it, be ready to switch back to dance music, but I thin it could be fun!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My sister did this. She started her karaokee at around 11, so had it going for about an hour. To be honest, it was a bit of a dud. I loved it since I sing karaokee all the time, but it was only four or five people going up. The guests that didn’t sing but stuck around did enjoy it because none of our family are really dancers. It gave them something humiliating to watch!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

That’s an awesome idea. I considered doing this as well but I figured everyone would pressure us as the bride and groom to partake. I personally hate singing!

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