Picking the right wedding singer for your special day is one of the most important decisions you’ll make! We met up with one of Yorkshire’s hottest wedding singers right now, Sarah Widdup to find out a little more….
When did you start singing?
I only started professionally singing 18 months ago but I’ve always sang
Wow, that’s a brave career choice
Well, I was learning the guitar and it seemed the natural thing to do. I loved singing and once my third child was in school full time I decided to make a career out of it. The first time I sang was at an open mike night and had so much fun! My first ‘official’ booking was at a friend’s birthday party and I haven’t looked back. It’s been an incredible couple of years and I am blessed to be doing something I love!
What's the most popular wedding song?
1,000 years by Christina Perry
What’s your favourite song?
That one at the moment! It comes with so many lovely memories including first dance and even walking down the aisle.
What tips would you give for picking a wedding singer?
Go and see them before you book them[
How do you pick a play list?
There has to be something for every generation
Have you ever said no to a song?
Will you learn a specific song?
Do you ever cry at weddings?
Yes – all the time! I get to see everyone’s emotions on what is a very special day. It’s a privilege to be part of such an occasion and you can guarantee seeing the mother-of-the-bride will always set me off!
What is your singing style?
Innocent with a country twang. I mainly play contemporary acoustic covers with a few old favourites thrown in.
How long is a typical set for you?
What song are you learning at the minute?
What song gets everyone up?
Jackson 5 - I want you Back and Tiffany - I think We’re Alone Now
How far in advance do you get booked?
Up to two years