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DEARSUGAR and Gentle Geri need your help. Her boyfriend has a terrible voice, but he thinks that he can sing and plans to sing at a few upcoming weddings. How can she urge him to give a speech instead and spare him from embarrassment?

Dear Sugar
My dear, sweet boyfriend thinks he can sing, but he can't. He's awful. This season, he has been asked to make several toasts at weddings. Unfortunately for the bride, the groom and the crowd, he has come up with the idea to substitute songs for speeches.

Both of his siblings are engaged and he is already beginning to write his songs in preparation for the big events ahead. He went to college for music (guitar), has been in a band, and now works professionally in music. He thinks that singing is more reflective of his personality.

I don't have the heart to tell him that he's got a horrible voice, but I also don't want to see him humiliate himself up there in front of his family and friends. What's a girl to do? How can I talk to him nicely about not singing in front of crowds any longer? Gentle Geri

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