I have been to two weddings that I can recall having karaoke and both were fun but totally a know your crowd situation. One was in Texas and the karaoke was all country and power ballads of the 80s the karaoke started after the formal part of the reception and after lots of dancing and booze. The second one was a wedding in Germany and I for one was entrained listening to our German hosts and their guests sing Katy Perry in thick German accents. Both of these events were heavy on the hard alcohol.
No, please do not make your guests suffer! I would be horrified if I was at a wedding and had to listen to my drunk uncle Joe try and sing his rendition of The Dixie Chicks! It's awkward. Karaoke does not Belong at weddings.
I think it sounds awesome...depending on your guests and how many there are. I'm doing a boozey reception in a hotel suite in Vegas for about 35-45ppl and think Karaoke would be a fun addition as the night progresses. But it works in that situation.
Lol thanks for the opinions girls! While I know many of my family members like singing karaoke, it does not mean they sound as good as they think lol. I really had no idea what to tell the DJ but now I'm leaning towards no. While I think it would be fun after everyone has had a couple drinks, i do see the awkwardness in just giving random people the microphone..... Yikes! Defiantly don't want my guest leaving early because my drunk uncle is singing his lungs out or have them feeling like they're in a bar!