(Closed) Would this be weird? Guest POV needed

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I mean…it could work. No song is 100% made from someone (as in, someone not related to the songwriter, etc)…

But it does say, “Son” and “Man”… if I were a guest, I would notice that. But if really means a lot to you, who cares?

Post # 4
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I don’t think it would be weird at all… I doubt most people would notice or mind that it’s from a guy, honestly. 🙂

Post # 6
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally, I wouldn’t think as a guest and this one is as perfect for you as they come for you. It’s special to you, so I say use it and don’t think twice.

Post # 7
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I really don’t think as a guest I would notice at all.  

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

if u like the song then go ahead and use it.. as a guest i probably would realise it.. but in the end its your day and should choose music that moves you

Post # 9
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I prob wouldn’t notice this

Post # 10
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I wouldn’t notice!

Post # 11
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I honestly don;’t think your guests will notice or care. Sure the song is sung by a guy but the sentiment is the same regardless of gender.

Post # 12
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Would it make sense for you and your husband to have the father/daughter dance at the same time as a mother/son dance to this song? That would solve the problem, but not if your fiance doesnt have the same feelings for his dad.

Listening to the song, rather than reading it, it really isnt very noticeable, so I would probably just use it anyway and not worry about it 🙂 

Post # 13
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What about asking your DJ to cut out the problematic verses (or edit it yourself if you’re DIYing your reception music)?  Many songs are probably too long anyway.  We have to cut out a single verse of our father-daughter song, which is Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.  For almost the entire song, it’s very g-rated sweet, and totally not clear whether he’s singing about a daughter or a love interest, but in the very last verse there’s a line about makin’ love.  Ew, that’s gotta go — but we can’t change the song, it means too much to us.

BUT, as a guest I might notice only because I’m a bride-to-be.  I doubt most people would.

Post # 14
2820 posts
Sugar bee

You could always have the DJ say something when he announces the father daughter dance, making a lighthearted comment or saying just change the words of son to daughter in your heads.

Post # 15
529 posts
Busy bee

I really wouldn’t notice. I like the idea of editing it yourself, if possible.

Post # 16
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@diplomatswife: There’s a Radio Edit version of Brown Eyed Girl available that changes the “makin’ love in the grass, behind the stadium” line to “runnin and a laughin, behind the staduim…” FYI Smile

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