K is for:
As you may be aware (from several posts hinting at it) I am getting married in September and one of the things I have wanted to my wedding for years and years is a karaoke disco. I really love singing and, hence, karaoke. I am a member of a local amateur theatre group and as our post-show celebration we usually have a fish supper and karaoke evening and I have many a joyful evening singing the hits of Dolly Parton with gay abandon and having a wonderful time!
I started looking for a karaoke disco as soon as we booked the venue and emailed several people local to me, but people seemed happy to do the disco part, but it seemed no-one was doing the karaoke any more. I did start to despair that I would not get what I wanted, but a random message on Twitter solved my problem. I had tweeted about hiring my wedding cars and I got a direct message from Simon Clarke, a DJ on my local radio station, Wave105 – for some reason we follow each other! Basically he asked if I had hired a DJ and I said I hadn’t and that I wanted a karaoke disco and he was good enough to recommend a DJ he knew that did it. Cut a long story short, a few emails and tweets later, I had my karaoke disco, courtesy of Darren Daley. And I’m really excited about it!!
When I was first looking at it I was a bit concerned that people might not like it, or think it’s tacky, but I have very recently taken a new attitude towards the whole wedding experience: it’s our wedding – if people don’t like it then it’s tough tits!
I’m hoping that people will be game enough to join in and have a go – I certainly will be, but I won’t force anyone! What do you think of the karaoke? What would you have a go at? For people I know – what will you be doing at the wedding???