In the “New World” of gender anonymity and marriages without conventional constraints, we try to find new ways to open our business to all that are in love and wish to celebrate. When a gay or lesbian couple gets engaged, they are met with happy greetings and best wishes from their friends and families. We hope that they find the same happiness and joy from their Wedding Vendors. When it comes to planning a Wedding Celebration, our Los Angeles Wedding DJs know that few things differ between heterosexual and Same-Sex and (LGBT) Weddings. LGBT couples may face some challenges in the planning and preparation of a wedding that straight couples do not but, the planning process carries on as it would for the traditional husband and wife scenario; the location, invitations, menu selections, floral arrangements, outfits, and, even the DJ.
As a wedding/event DJ company we don’t have a specific “same-sex” package because every wedding is specific and unique in it’s own way. We don’t feel a need to cater to a specialty market. We don’t want to keep with the old ways of pointing out when things are different, but rather, point out when things are special. The music you choose, the ceremony you dreamed of — it’s all part of what a couple has imagined since they first began talking with each other about the possibility of having a wedding. Gay and Lesbian couples face a lot of the same challenges and excitement that straight couples do. For example, Gay or Straight, nowadays we ALL love to go on Facebook or other social media sites to post all about the big wedding day. We disagree about color patterns, budgets, and which vendors to hire. And we all get nervous about walking down the aisle, and argue over which song will be used for the First Dance just as all Married Couples do. As seasoned, experienced and professional Wedding DJs in Los Angeles, we recognize some of the differences that are unavoidable, but we also know that, at the end of the day, hiring a DJ for a LGBT or “Same-sex” wedding celebration is no different than a straight wedding in this regard: The trick to having a great DJ at your event is having someone who sees it as a special day and nothing out of the norm. It’s a wedding and that’s that. The vows may be a little different and you may have two Father/Daughter dances or a Mother/Daughter or Father/Son dance, or some other special highlight that doesn’t always show up in a typical Male-Female “Straight” Wedding. The music and Mc’ing should still be executed professionally just as they would for any event. It’s our job as the DJ to help you plan those announcements, to realize your vision for the perfect music for each portion of the event, and to execute it to perfection.
There are some unique decisions and concerns that same-sex couples may face during their planning, for example, straight couples may worry about the look of their outfits, but it’s not because they’re worried about their gender identity being misunderstood. Some LGBT couples might be concerned that the family members or wedding party members use the correct pronoun when mentioning them in a toast. Those factors are common, but it’s the responsibility of the DJ/MC to make sure those issues are dealt with before the wedding day arrives, and that he or she understands your wishes and executes them. Whether you’re Jewish and you bless the Challah, or you’re Chinese and you change into a ceremonial dress mid-wedding, your DJ should be professional and adaptable, even if he/she has never worked for a wedding that has your particular unique concerns. You want your DJ to understand these points and to incorporate them into the event just as he/she would any event… but not go over overboard and feel manufactured or to make you feel uncomfortable by his/her overly enthusiastic approach to a Gay Wedding, as if it were something so out of the ordinary that the DJ needs to bring special attention to it. Our DJs simply don’t feel that way. We are here to make your moment with your best friend, your partner and your fiance the most special day that it can be. We recognize the historical significance of the recent freedoms and progress gained within the Gay Community, but we never want our clients to feel singled out, or that their DJ is uncomfortable or unfamiliar with Gay wedding celebrations. Long before same sex marriage was “Legal” in any state, we have been called upon to provide music and entertainment for the celebration of same-sex unions. The future is always moving. Lifestyles are changing, families are no longer the stereotypical “TV family”, and weddings will continue to evolve, even beyond what we know them as today. For our Wedding DJ services, little has changed, and we want our customers to know that we are completely open and accepting of our same-sex couples and clients. The DJ’s of Elegant Event Entertainment don’t see people as categories, rather, we see two people sharing a night of love, family, food, drinks, and of course, dancing!! We wish all the best to every happy couple pledging endless love to their soulmates!!