Post # 1
Ok Bees! I was driving home today listening to a CD that I have of my fiance singing. He is a professional musician and he is really good! (well, I have a biased opinion, but our friends and family think he is great too!!)
Any ways, I was thinking as a wedding favor/placecard we could get a collection of Fiance singing, and of course have him record some new songs just for the wedding (he agree’d he would!) We could have love songs and some classics and even some of the new songs that are on the radio.
My question is, would this be pretentious? Everyone who knows us knows how big of a role music is in our life, and that Fiance and I met while he was singing so we I thought it would be a great idea to give everyone a list of our songs with him singing. Here are a few of him singing. http://snd.sc/Zvd2lO
He mainly does covers, but we would put some of his original music on there too. I found this picture online, and I picture doing something along these lines.
So what do you think?
Post # 3
I would keep the CD idea (Since music is important to you) but I wouldn’t have your fiance sing.
Post # 4
@FutureWife517: I love the idea of a mix CD of your favorite songs and symbolic songs but I’d ax the idea of your Fiance singing the covers of them. If I was a guest, I’d probably listen to it once and then it’d go into our “big box of wedding favors that we got but don’t know what to do with yet don’t have the heart to throw out.”
Post # 5
I would keep the CD and since your Fiance is a professional musician, I would perhaps do a hybrid of 1/2 his songs and 1/2 songs that are meaningful to both of you. That way, it’s not like a promo CD for him as an artist but an actual meaningful compilation of music that matters to both of you.
It’s like when a musician stars in a movie. The soundtrack is not 100% exclusively of just that musician.
Post # 6
I’m a little surpised by the votes – I think it’s a great idea. I mean if I don’t like it, after listening to it, I’d toss it, but I love that it’s so personal.
Post # 8
@JenGirl: I am not going to lie, I am a little sad too. So many of our friends and family have begged us for a cd of him singing and I thought it would be so cool to give them something that was so personal and not just a shot glass or jug of bubbles..I ..Looks like it is back to the drawing board.
Post # 9
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I think this is great! Maybe because I’m a performer myself (not music) and I have lots of friends involved in the arts. I would love to receive eprsonalised favours like this!
Maybe it’s an arty thing? You know your guests best, if you think they love it, do it!
(That sai, I think you should do it anyway!)
Post # 11
I dated a pianist and everything was always about him playing the piano every get together, everywhere we went out came his cds, every song he wanted me to hear and tbh I just wasn’t into it. So I’m totally biased but I get cheesed out anytime I see “performances” by bride or grooms…and I guess I feel that way about the cd.
But I also firmly believe that you should do what makes you happy and a beehive full of strangers don’t know what’s right for you.
eta: when he met my family for the first time he shared his cds and music and to this day they give me hell for what a douche he was.
Post # 12
@lilbluebird: i like ths idea, personally.
Post # 13
@lilbluebird: I think this is a great idea. He can put some of his songs in there and then maybe put some of your favorites in. For instance, what are you dancing to? Throw it in there! It could be a mix of all the songs played on your wedding day!
Post # 14
@FutureWife517: A) Your FH has a great voice!!!
B) I think it’s a great idea personally. Even if it isn’t something I am going to put on repeat for weeks at a time, I love the sentimentality and effort of it!!
Post # 15
@icetea: Wow, I would be creeped out by that too! Thankfully Fiance is very modest about his singing and does not push it on anyone. Everyone asks him for a CD but he does not have any because he is not the type to brag or push his “performances” on anyone.
Post # 16
I would have him sing a couple songs on the cd, but definitely not all!