- being on the track team and consistently crossing the finish line in last place*
- accidentally walking into walls as I stared at that cute, bad-ass, half Latino/ half German kid whenever he passed me in the hallway**
- playing the part of a horny mute girl in the school musical***
But alas, this experience was not in vain. It's given me a fabulous budget wedding idea for all of those with an appreciation for live tunes, cover songs, Glee (you DVR that show - admit it!), moving ceremony music, and unique wedding entertainment:
How about hiring a school choir or a cappella group to perform at your wedding?!
Below are 3 versions of the Jackson 5's classic hit "I'll be there,"****each performed by a different school vocal ensemble.
Exhibit A: Soulful and beautiful, courtesy of some quirky college dudes (or your local university vocal group):
Exhibit B: Grand and impressive, courtesy of a talented group of high school kids (or your teenage cousin and her friends):
Exhibit C: Freakin' adorable, courtesy of these little dumplings (or your niece's kindergarten class):
Which of the above would you consider hiring?
PS. If you have reservations about hiring a college a cappella group, check out this groom's experience with the process. It'll change you mind.
*It's true. I was on junior varsity track ALL 4 YEARS of high school.
**Carlo, I bet you're still FINE. Do you still have amazing hair?
***I, the biggest goody two-shoes in school, rocked those onstage sex scenes. Hard.
****I picked this song because it's very dear to my heart - it was performed by my brothers (one on guitar, the other doing vocals), as I walked down the aisle at the start of our wedding ceremony.