Post # 1
Our friend is playing guitar for our ceremony. He is planning to sing “One Love” by Bob Marley, while playing it on the guitar for the recessional. We changed some words so it has less religious overtones. However, I seem to be getting odd reactions…even Fiance thinks people won’t get it. What do you think? (I won’t be hurt if it is strange for people, I’d rather just know what I’m getting into haha)
Post # 3
So, I’m guessing that your question is about changing the lyrics and not whether or not it’s weird to have your musician sing your recessional, right? I will say this, when I first read your post… I was confused. I didn’t remember any religious overtones in that song. Imagine my surprise when I looked up the lyrics and lo and behold, it’s pretty darn religious. If your guests are anything like me, they probably don’t know the actual words and probably won’t even notice the change!
Post # 4
If you’re worried about the singing being odd, I’ve seen it done at a few weddings, including my own! We had our band sing the lyrics to the song they were playing rather than just having it instrumental. It worked for us!
Post # 5
I’m answering assuming the issue is with changing the lyrics and not having the guitarist sing during the recessional (because I can’t see the issue with that). As someone who is marry a musician (our guests will be a big bunch of music people) we’d rather have a song that we liked wholly and completely than change the lyrics of someone’s song. It’s someone’s art and you either like the song or you don’t but that’s just our own opinion. HOWEVER as someone who’s trying to keep their ceremony very non-religious I COMPLETELY understand the need for you to want to do this. I’d say really think about your crowd honestly how well do you think they’ll know the song if you have a crowd that really knows this song than it might not be the best idea if you have a crowd that doesn’t really get the song then I say go for it if no one will know the difference.