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Karaoke at a Wedding?

Dianne, on July 22, 2022 at 10:47 Posted in Wedding reception 0 5

I love karaoke, but I realize not everyone does. I wonder if it is a good idea to have a karaoke component at the reception.


Latest activity by Audrey, on July 28, 2022 at 10:41
  • Audrey
    Frequent user July 2022 Ontario
    Audrey ·
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    Does your venue potentially have a separate space you could use for this? Some guests just want to sit around talking, some want to bust out on the dance floor, others may want to do the karaoke, and some will bounce between activities. I would not use the main reception space and hold those not into karaoke "captive" so to speak, it could really cause the party to take a dive in energy if not many are into it.

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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
    Amanda ·
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    I say do it! It's your wedding day! Do what you want!

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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    As an avid karaoke junkie myself (I used to go weekly), my gut instinct is that karaoke does not belong to a wedding. It takes significant buy-in from your guest list for it to even remotely work and even then, most people don't want to hear butchered versions of Don't Stop Believin or A Whole New World (yes, these songs are always picked, every single night). Or worse, Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Another bad scenario is that you'll have someone bust out that sad slow song, which WILL happen. As I said, I used to go weekly and every single time, there's at least 2-3 people busting out something like Unbreak My Heart in an average crowd of <50 people. If your wedding is 100+, that likelihood is higher. No one wants that kind of buzzkill at their wedding. Even a consistent run of non-sad slow songs will feel like it's slowing down the party, especially for something festive like a wedding.

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
    Carine ·
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    I say do it, we all belt out the song while dancing why not have the machine. I think it would be fun!

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  • Malyssa
    Featured October 2022 Alberta
    Malyssa ·
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    I think, even if you have a few people that like karaoke, I say do it! I was just at a wedding this past weekend and they busted out karaoke midway through the night. TBH it was mostly the same 4 or 5 people singing but it was a blast to listen to friend sing their hearts out and we just enjoyed the free show and danced the night away!

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