Post # 47
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
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
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
I like the idea from other posters of a CD with some sung by him and some other songs too
Post # 52
@kimm99: I could see how that would seem, but I am honestly his biggest fan and most of the outings that I go on with my friends are where he is performing. Those who are close to us and coming to the wedding know he isnt a show-boat about his talents and know us well enough that they would not assume we were trying to promote him, which we aren’t. We just want to share music we love with our families and add that personal touch of “homemade” if you will.
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Post # 55
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
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
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
@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 # 59
@chanara: I still love the idea too! I think we are going with the mixture of him singing and original artists too!
@peonyinparis: Thank you!! Not only will it be fun, but like you said, they have asked for it many times so I think it will be perfect!!!
@arabbel: I think the entire mixed cd idea is cheesy too, and that is why i wanted to have him singing. He is an amazing singer (here is the link from the post that has a few of him singing on sound cloud http://snd.sc/Zvd2lO) I think everyone will be over the moon excited with the fact that they will finally get a cd with him singing a little on it. He is asked everytime someone comes out to see him perform and at least this way, those that are close to us can have one!
@weddingbound: Thank you!! I am in the minority too, I did not think that many people would be so against it!!!
Post # 60
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.
Post # 61
@Asia: i didn’t even think of that!!! Lol, he doesn’t really use it very often which is why there’s only 3 songs on it. That was the only way I could think of to show people that he can sing well and it wouldn’t be an amateur sounding mix. 🙂