Gay Wedding Music Tips
Here are some Gay Wedding Music Tips from Beat Train Productions founder Ari Rosenfield geared towards same sex couples who are planning on hiring a DJ.
-Find a DJ who has experience with gay weddings and a proven track record.
-Seek out a DJ who views you as unique individuals, who will plan on meeting with you beforehand to discuss your personality, music preferences, style, and the general musical direction of the wedding.
-Look for a DJ who has a level of dynamic music programming ability to understand that just as no two weddings are alike, no two gay weddings are alike either. For instance, for some gay weddings, Robyn, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and/or New Order may go over well/align with the client’s taste; for other’s it won’t. A good gay wedding DJ knows that “It’s Raining Men” may be perfect for some same-sex weddings, but may be far from a more nuanced vibe that other gay couples might be going for.
-It’s probably also important to find a DJ who is capable of understanding the difference between offensive (ie misogynistic) lyrics and lyrics that would be more appropriate for your gay wedding reception.
-Whether you’re gay or straight, line up a dynamic DJ who possesses empathy and the ability to adapt.
A note from Beat Train founder, Ari Rosenfield: As a native son of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I am proud to be from a state that has been on the cutting edge of progressing LGBT equality and helped to set the state for the eventual landmark Supreme Court Ruling. We love gay weddings. I’ve personally done about a dozen, and the company has done many more. As a company we are happy to share many more gay wedding music tips. Feel free to drop us a line if you’re getting married in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, or anywhere in between.
About the Author
Ever since buying his first set of turntables on eBay in 1997, Seth Isaacs has been a consistent Boston talent, DJ’ing corporate functions, weddings, and nightclub events. Starting his career as an on-air DJ at his college radio station (where he was crowned “Shorty Gold”), he has translated his interest in music first into a […]