(Closed) Singing at your own wedding: Tacky?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

No matter what you do (dress, flowers, etc. ) someone somewhere is going to say it’s tacky. Do what’s best for you and FH. Personally, I LOVE the idea, as long as you’re not singing the entire time. One or two songs might be nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m singing with my mom at my wedding ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m also a bit worried people will think it’s strange. I say go for it though! It’s your day.

Post # 5
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you’ve got the talent…flaunt it!!!  I say go for it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Statutory Grape: I agree completely. I went to a wedding a few years back where the groom was a classically trained singer; he wrote and composed a song for the bride and performed it. I heard one of her aunts say he was just trying to show off, but she was annoying anyways and everyone else thought it was awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
1254 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve been to a wedding where the bride sang a song to the groom instead of their first dance. It was a surprise for him and his reaction was priceless.

Post # 8
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I went to a wedding where the groom sang his bride up the aisle… I can’t imagine anyone snarking away at that sort of expression of love. Maybe it’s about the song you choose… if the song is obviously meaningful to you, then people tend to be more understanding.

Post # 9
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s a great idea–not tacky at all.  I would do it if I could sing.

Post # 10
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cliffette: This.

I think it’s all in the presentation. I wouldn’t stop my ceremony to perform in the middle or something, but if there is a way to incorporate a meaningful song, it might be nice. I would definitely wrinkle my nose if the bride just got up there and sang, though. I have sung at weddings and I know a lot of very talented people, and we tend to be of the belief that most of our loved ones have heard us sing already anyway. This day is about our marriage, not our talent. I think the reception might be a good place to put it, maybe amongst the toasts?

Post # 11
759 posts
Busy bee

I think it’s an awesome idea!  I went to a wedding last year where the groom sang to his bride (they also had a live band) and it was really awesome and so romantic, I actually teared up a little.  lol!  And she beamed the entire time and the guests loved it!  So I say go for it!

Post # 12
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@cliffette: Wow! That story gave me chills!  That sounds so beautiful. 

I agree that for a classically trained singer, you can very easily sing at your own wedding and it will not be considered tacky.  Just think about the presentation of it.

Post # 13
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

Yup – I’m with you.  I’m an opera singer and I sang at my own wedding. We used one of my recordings for the seating of the mothers and then I sang again during the reception.  It was a huge hit, particularly with my hubby’s family, most of whom hadn’t heard me sing before!

Post # 14
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you have the talent, I say go for it!  I’ve been to a wedding where the bride is a music teacher and sang to her husband at the reception and I didn’t think it was tacky at all.  Everybody (especially on Weddingbee ๐Ÿ™‚ is looking for a way to personalize their wedding, and that sounds like a very true-to-yourself way to do it.

Post # 15
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

A friend of mine is an opera singer and she and her husband sang to one another during the ceremony– I have to confess that beforehand I couldn’t picture what this would be like AT ALL. But it turned out to be my very favorite part of the ceremony. So ridiculously beautiful and intimate. Do it!

Post # 16
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My brother and his wife sang a duet after they were officially married.  They are both music-obsessed and fairly accomplished in their genres for amateurs,  It wouldn’t have seemed like THEIR wedding if they didn’t sing!

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