(Closed) Me on a CD…Too gloaty?

posted 4 years ago in Favors
  • poll: If you received a CD of songs written by husband and wife, who are both talented musicians, you'd
    Love it and want to listen to it immediately : (18 votes)
    7 %
    Think it was cute, but forget about it. : (72 votes)
    29 %
    Not listen to it, because it's probably aweful : (58 votes)
    24 %
    Think they were showing off. : (98 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Anna10-05-2014:  By no means do I want to sound harsh, but I think it depends on how good you are at singing. I would adore the fact that you wrote the songs, and I would definitely put it in the CD player on the way home! As someone with a trained voice, I’m super picky about singers. If the singing isn’t up to a certain standard, I would think to myself, “Oh no, they think they’re good. I feel really embarrassed for them.”


    So it’s your call! I would adore it. Just be ready for some criticisms.

    Post # 4
    805 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m torn on this – if you’re good I can see this being really lovely…however, I have a friend who thinks he’s a great singer (in a band), but it’s just awful listening to him and I can totally imagine him doing this and me cringing with embarassment for him, so that’s clouding my judgement!

    Post # 6
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would find that to be kind of showy and in your face. How about singing a song together at the reception instead? 

    Post # 7
    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Anna10-05-2014:  Why not just put in a bunch of songs that are special to you two, and then make the last track YOUR song?

    I’m not a singer, but making a 12 track CD sounds exhausting to me.

    P.S. My name is Anna 🙂 

    Post # 9
    7450 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t think that you’re gloaty, but if im honest I probably wont listen to more than one or two songs (if at all). I barely listen to full albums of artists I purchase and enjoy. So if you go this route, keep it to 3-4 songs max.

    Post # 11
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Anna10-05-2014:  One song is just a few minutes, plus it’s your wedding so people are expecting to celebrate you. Giving someone a CD says “I’m so amazing that I’m going to give you me singing/playing music as a gift. I want you to listen to me for an hour or so during your free time.” Or at least that’s how I would take it. I would be pretty put off. If you’re really set on recording music I would limit it to one or two songs and put it on your wedding website or just play it at your wedding. 

    Post # 13
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it’s cute and wouldn’t bother me. You obviously sound like you’re both talented. I can’t promise I would sit and listen to every single song, but I certainly wouldn’t think you were showy or obnoxious!

    Post # 15
    12624 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s a very show-off-y.  I would not take the CD, to be honest.  I like edible favors. 

    Post # 16
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I don’t know how I would feel about it. I get given CDs by aspiring artists ALL THE TIME because of my job – so I am betting I’d let out a sigh if it was given to me at a wedding. But I am not everyone though.


    It’s a nifty enough idea but keep in mind, regardless of the quality of your voice people have very different tastes in music. Chances are, not everyone will like it. Same can be said for most guest favours though.


    Sorry I couldn’t be more help :/

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