Post # 17
I’m all in favor of weddings being about what the bride and groom want and not what people expect of them. That being said, I think a song fits better into a reception than a ceremony. For me and my Fiance, the ceremony is almost like a sacred step between the two of us. I would feel like singing would put the spot light just on me and take away from the “us” in that moment.
However, if you feel like it fits into your ceremony and you really want to do it, then go for it!
Post # 18
i actually think it would be cringe-worthy. at the reception yes, but it really does look self indulgent, and wanna be star of the show……..you already are the star of the show , being the bride. i think its really over the top.
Post # 19
@diamonddiva: I think if you want to sing at your own wedding you should do it as long as it’s for the right reasons. I am going to sing at my own wedding but not to showcase or steal the spotlight, I am singing because my FH loves to hear me sing and I have picked a song that i feel will express my love and emotion of the day to him. With that being said, I think singing at your own wedding is a beautiful, personal touch. I do however think that the song you choose is very important. It should be heartfelt and touching, and something you could sing as a solo without backup singers. Why not serenade your FH when you first enter before you walk down the aisle? Just an idea.
Post # 20
@diamonddiva: I went to a wedding where the bride was a singer, and she recorded herself in a studio and played it during the ceremony – her fiance had no idea it was going to happen. I thought that was a less in-your-face way of allowing her to sing while not actually having to do it live in the church.
Post # 21
@shady_lane: that’s a great idea!
I agree with everyone who suggested at the reception than at the ceremony. Maybe you can do it as a surprise ‘gift’ for your husband and have your ladies back you up then (kind of like those surprise dances/piano/guitar solos people do for their SO). Or if it is at the ceremony, maybe right after your vows will be more appropriate? I think it’s great though that you want to add something personal.
Post # 22
I like sing , but I will not do it in our wedding ,but my almost 10 year old son he’ll sing in our reception for sure .