Singing on your own wedding day is your chance to wow your guests and your special someone with “your” song on your wedding day.
It’s a chance to create a beautiful and personal moment that you and your guests will always remember.
But the emotions and pressures of the day could trigger more nerves than usual so you’ll need to prepare well and keep calm!
Here are my 5 tips to sing on your own wedding day!
- Stay calm. Pick a song that you know well already. There’s nothing worse than forgetting words because your nerves get to you and if emotions start getting to you breathe really slowly to calm them.
- Sing it your way. Don’t try to mimic the original version of the song. You do not have to sing all the high notes or add difficult embellishments. Change the key and the melody if you need to.
- Stand tall and stay relaxed. Good posture is essential to singing well. Your body is your instrument. Try sighing before you start to relax your tummy.
- Practice lots. If you plan to sing without accompaniment then just go for it but if someone is playing with you, practice with them at least 2 or 3 times beforehand.
- Record yourself. I know it’s really hard to listen to yourself but unless you do this you can’t improve as much as you could. If you listen you’ll know what you’d like to change.
“Aideen, you so helped me find my voice, thank you” Tina Ralph
Aideen Ni Riada helps adults who want to learn to sing for fun. Call 0899829914 for more info about lessons. www.confidenceinsinging.com
ABOUT AIDEEN Ní RIADA
Aideen Ní Riada is an Irish singer and voice coach currently based in Interlochen, Michigan with her husband Mike, their dog Sushi, her mother in law, Nina, and Mom’s two cats.
Sing Your Wedding Song was founded based on Aideen’s passion to help lovers to express themselves through song with confidence.
Aideen has been featured on RTE’s Nationwide, Beat 102 103, and South East Radio, with mentions for her work in Ireland’s Own and the health supplement of the Irish Independent.
She also produces her own original music with her husband Mike and is currently working on new material.