(Closed) Is my wedding turning into a show? Poll

posted 5 years ago in Parties
  • poll: When should someone who is singing a song as a gift have their time?

    First Dance

    During Dinner

    Middle of Reception

    Other

  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    CFAllyce:  Another vote for the ceremony. If they insist on doing it during the reception, I’d decline this gift and tell them you’re hosting them and just want them to relax and enjoy the reception. Seems weird anyway — who expects a wedding gift from a 13-year old? I suspect her parents are eager to show off her talent. Which I would too, just not at someone’s wedding reception.

    Post # 17
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    Worker bee

    a wedding  is a family affair, it’s really sweet that you have so many people who love you dearly and want to be such a big part of your wedding! At weddings in my culture, we have like 10 bridesmaid dances lol so I think one dance and a song would definetely not be too much! The song during dinner would be a good time because everyone will be sitting, and it would provide some entertainment also. 

    Post # 19
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    Newbee

    I agree with mahren1, it sounds like a really fun and interactive wedding! My cousin is a professional piano player, and I would absolutely LOVE for her to play a song during our first dance, but she’ll be studying in Europe for an intensive program 🙁
    But if you aren’t comfortable with it, maybe your future cousin could sing it as a toast/during dinner?
    It’s so sweet that you’re having a mariatchi band for your grandma!! Our wedding falls on a guest’s birthday (totally unintentional, but he’s not big on birthdays anyways) and we’re sinigng happy birthday to him.
    Honestly if I went to a wedding that had a coreographed bridesmaids’ dance, a young girl singing for the first dance, and a mariatchi band for your finace’s grandma, that wedding would be so memorable and so cool. But I’m sure whatever you guys decide will be lovely! 🙂

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee

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    CFAllyce:  Is there a way maybe she can sing for your recessional(sp)? I don’t think it would be appropriate to have her sing your first dance song, but that’s just me. If it is absolutely necessary that she sing, I think something less main-event would be better.

    Post # 21
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    Honey bee

    My daughter sang “Ave Maria,” as a surprise for her four grandmothers, during their processional, which they shared with the parents of the groom. My daughter sang professionally for the first time, when she was 12. She was also the bride.

    She attended a friend’s wedding, where his sister sang, despite my daughter offering to sing for free, and multiple people have told me that it was absolutely painful. It’s according to how well the 13 year old actually sings and the “ears” of your guests. I used to sing and still have a very good ear for music; most people won’t bat an eye at singing that others would think is dreadful. 

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