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Creating a Playlist for Same Sex Weddings

Same Sex Weddings

Your wedding entertainment will be what they remember. It stages every perfect moment and sets the tone of the atmosphere. Choosing your wedding songs and creating the perfect playlist for same sex weddings requires a little extra thought and planning. Everything from culture and genre to the special lyrics must be considered to create your magical day. These tips from some of the finest professionals in the industry will help you on your journey to creating a playlist for same sex weddings.

Culture and Background

According to Professional DJ, Elvis Melendez, with Revolution Productions Services, same sex weddings " . . . play hits, just like any wedding, [and] culture and family background are more of a determination of music choice." With this best advice at heart, consider your background, relationship and the music you love and want to hear. You and your partner will sit together and create a playlist of songs that are meaningful and significant to your relationship.

"Love is blind and is the most powerful form of unity." -Elvis Melendez

Romantic First Dance Song for Same Sex Weddings

If you are searching for romantic songs for same sex weddings that say it right, Ray LaMontagne's "You are the Best Thing" does it perfectly. This song is appropriate to play at the grand entrance to the reception ballroom or as a first dance when the spotlight is on you. Nothing could say it better or with more feeling than this.

Create a Diversified Playlist for Same Sex Weddings

Zenaida Negron with BoriBoy Productions has performed countless same sex weddings and believes you have to “ . . . create a diversified playlist that everyone will enjoy, while always remembering it is your day." Her number one wedding song for same sex weddings is “Love Me Like You Do,” by Ellie Goulding.

Make it Less Complicated

Do not complicate every song on your playlist. Just go with it and form a playlist with the songs you love, while choosing special gender-neutral songs that say it right and make the highlight moments special. You will need to take out your wedding timeline and plan songs for the ceremony and the reception. Think about what you want to hear when you walk down the aisle. Think about the grand entrance song, the first dance song, cutting the cake song and the wedding exit. You might have a few songs you love and request your wedding DJ play similar music to fill the gaps. Pay special attention to the highlight moments and carefully select the right music to match the moment and your relationship. A special song for whimsical moments at same sex weddings is "I'm Yours," by Jason Mraz.

A Love Song for Same Sex Weddings

Make it a love letter and let the world know you finally got it right with the special person that made you believe in love. Let them all know with "I Choose You," by Sara Bareilles. It is a moving love song that works perfectly for same sex weddings, and is not overly played.

Interview Your Entertainment

Whether you are considering a live band or a wedding DJ, always interview your wedding entertainment to make sure they can handle your special playlist. Booking entertainment without interviewing them is like buying a car without a test drive. There is a certain skill required to create an interactive experience that will define your celebration. You should interview more than one DJ and more than one band. Your wedding venue can usually help you find professional wedding entertainment.

Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

If you are searching for an enchanting venue to host your magical moments, look no further than Crystal Ballroom North Tampa. Meet with professional designers and planners that are dedicated to the creation of same sex weddings and your unique vision. Meet in the design studio and tour behind the scenes where fairy tales are created. Pick and choose from a seemingly endless treasure trove of décor. Bring imagination and write a love story with Crystal Ballroom.


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