Of course you are! My advice is to find a song that’s not too complicated, so everyone can join in – as long as you remember to print the lyrics in your Order of Ceremony. It helps if you’ve got a musical family.
I celebrated a very moving wedding yesterday for two teachers, Steven and Karen at Houston House where Steven’s sister, the award-winning song writer and singer Karine Polwart and their mother Anne gave us a gorgeous rendition of the Burns song The Lea Rigg, accompanied very beautifully on classical guitar by their friend Alan Coady.
If you’re not fortunate enough to number musicians among your family & friends, but don’t want to rely on your CD collection, you might think about booking a ceilidh band for your reception and asking a couple of them to come along early and play at the wedding itself.
(I’m gonna be) “500 Miles” by The Proclaimers, is about as Scottish a love song as you could hope for. It’s a great ice breaker, and it’s guaranteed to make your guests smile – even the ones who don’t know what ‘haver’ means…