(Closed) Is this too pretentious?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Is this too pretentious?
    Yes, pick another favor : (84 votes)
    33 %
    Yes, keep the cd but don't have him sing : (59 votes)
    23 %
    Not at all, I LOVE IT : (46 votes)
    18 %
    Maybe just a little : (63 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 47
    412 posts
    Helper bee

    The first thing that jumped out at me is that it represents HIM vs the TWO of you. The second is that I like it slightly less since it’s covers vs original work. For some reason it seems a bit less meaningful, even though he’s really really good. 

    Given that, I’d have him sing a few that are meaningful to you, ie. stuff he’s sung to you, and obviously stealing cinderella. And then include a few other songs that are meaningful to you, whether as a couple, or from the wedding. So long as the songs are well-selected, I don’t see anything wrong with handing out a CD, and having him done a few is a cute idea.

    Post # 48
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Honestly I think that while it may be heartfelt and he may be a great singer (can’t listen here at work) I do think it is a bit pretentious in a “look at me I’m such a good singer and everyone else should be thrilled to receive my songs as a gift!” kind of way. Not that I necessarily think that is the intention behind it, but it could come off that way.

    Just my opinion. I am a big proponent of edible favors (I hate stuff like shot glasses too) because I think they are more universally appreciated by guests, which should be the intention of a favor.

    But you know your guests, not me. If this is something you think they would appreciate as a thank you gift for coming to your wedding, go for it.


    Post # 49
    1602 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have seen people do a cd of all the songs they used for their ceremony (alternative ofc – not the waltz lol)

    You could change it up and do a best hits of your reception too.

    Post # 51
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like the idea from other posters of a CD with some sung by him and some other songs too

    Post # 54
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Asia:  Agreed. 


    Post # 55
    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Surprised at the results, I think it’s an amazing idea, I’d pick up one (an then a few extra lol)! I hate impersonal favors, matchbooks? candles? shotglasses? BLAH. I remember the weddings that gave these kind of gifts the most, it just seems tacky! I LOVE the idea of something personal and homemade with love 🙂

    Post # 56
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think it’s a great idea, and even better since friends and family have already requested it! Really sweet and personal, I think.

    Post # 57
    1261 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I am surprised by the votes. If he is actually a good singer, then I think people would appreciate it, and it is a sweet gesture. I personally think a regular mixed CD of important songs is really cheesy, so please do not listen to the people suggesting it (I guess the hybrid option is alright). o.O THAT is something I’d throw away, but a friend performing I’d like and keep most likely, if they were good. I think most of the resonders probably just do not have particularly musical friends.

    Post # 58
    8420 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @FutureWife517:  I actually really like the idea of it. It seems really personal and like you put thought into the idea……as a guest I would love it! I appear to be in the minority but I say go for it!!

    Post # 60
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    At least you gave his sound cloud a boost by posting the link on the forum! ~_^


    If you know your guests, I’m sure they will like it.

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