(Closed) singing as a gift for groom at reception

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: what should i do?
    cut the whole idea, dont do it! : (33 votes)
    77 %
    sing a song part way through the reception for him : (5 votes)
    12 %
    sing the first portion of the first dance song : (5 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @veassie:  I’m not a fan of doing this, but only you can make that decision. I, personally, think that singing the first part of your song and then having him join you is just not quite right… it’s your song and is supposed to be together, not about you.

    It’s just my opinion… I know it’s probably not what you want to hear.

    Post # 4
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m really not a huge fan of people doing this, but you know your crowd better than I do!

    Post # 5
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve been singing most of my life. I was a voice major in college and took several years of formal lessons and even I didn’t feel comfortable singing at my wedding. For the most part, I don’t think it’s a good idea unless you’re Beyonce or something. How you perform in a closed lesson is COMPLETELY different than how you perform in a stressful situation in front of your nearest and dearest, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience with it. I say nix the whole idea and spare yourself the possible humiliation of tanking (it can happen to anyone!) but ultimately it’s your decision. 

    Post # 6
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Go for it, if this is what you really want to do, but I think you would want to be pretty certain of your abilities before you try something like this. Also, think about how your fiance and the rest of your audience might feel – would he be at all self-conscious about this?

    Post # 7
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ugh, these posts always remind me of the Bridezillas episode where the girl sang at her own wedding and her voice was terrible  =o/  I’m sure you’d sound better than her, but like others mentioned, you never know how you’re going to sound in a situation like that.

    I’ve got to be honest, too… if I was at a wedding where the bride sang, I’d kind of think she was pretty egotistical.  That’s just how it comes off to me, but maybe your family/social circle are all singers or something and it would be different to them.

    Post # 8
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    1018 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    You also have to consider that…

    1) You might be so emotional in the moment that you can’t sing

    2) You will be too nervous in the moment and the whole thing will come off as awkward

    Not to scare you or anything, just sharing what would be cons for me in considering this.

    Post # 9
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    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Even if the bride had an amazing voice, I would find watching an intimate moment of her singing to her groom very cringey. Maybe you could sing to him on your wedding night, I think that would be kind of cute and it would show him the daring side of you without being uncomfortable.  

    Post # 10
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @MadameTussaud:  I had nightmares about that chick after watching her episode. It really concerns me that she thought she was talented enough to perform in front of all of her family and friends. It makes me wonder how some of these other people actually sound if she claims she’s “gifted”. 

    Post # 11
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    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I vote… too personal… would probably make the Guests feel awkward.

    Most Brides say they feel uncomfortable enough saying their vows outloud in front of everyone… can be very emotional sharing such a private moment (no matter how prepared one thinks they are)

    Lol, I vote you save the singing duo for the shower for the two of you on the Honeymoon.

     

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I didn’t know brides did that at their wedding. I only heard about it from my mom who suggested I should do it. We are hispanic so I thought it was a hispanic tradition. I personally won’t do it because it seems to be so intimate. I rather sing to him when we are alone. I sing to him all the time, even though my voice is a bit slurry. He enjoys it because its just a fun little thing I do for only him 🙂

     

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