Tuesday, July 26, 2011

NY Media Wants to Rush Gay Couples into Marriage

by DJ Kenny Casanova, Albany, NY.(518-506-3305).

Finally, law makers have created "marriage equality" in New York state. This means a whole new demographic will enter the market in the wedding industry. However, people in the media seem to be waiting for a gay mob of brightly dressed stereotypical homosexual couples to break down the doors at David's Bridal in Colonie.

Now that New York passed the ground-breaking law that allows members of the same sex to get married, it seems that every day, news writers and broadcasters alike continue to ask the same question. "Why are there not hundreds of people taking advantage of this new opportunity?"

Think about it. THE LAW JUST PASSED! You can't plan a good wedding in a few weeks! There are many timely things to think about that you can not just run over:

MEANING: There are many many different things you have to look at when having a decent wedding. I am sure that members of the gay community do not want to rush their big day, just because they can, and certainly not just to get on News Channel 9 for thirty seconds. The whole reason most same-sex couples want to get married is because the idea is that marriage is supposed to mean something. It is a special day and one that often involves loved ones. In order to make all this happen, a lot of planning has to go down.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKING: It usually takes couples six to twelve months at the very least to plan a wedding. Whenever you book a DJ, most of the decent ones are booked a year ahead. We are already booking up next summer, and this one isn't even half gone. If someone calls right now, I do not have any Saturday time slots available at all until November.

VENUE BOOKING: Even more so, banquet halls and catering services are currently dealing with full plates. Most of their desired dates were long since grabbed up. Most people, from experience want to get married on a Saturday in the summer. If the couple, gay or not, really wants to get married at Franklin's in Troy, NY, Franklin's only has 8 couples they can accomodate for the July and August months.

INVITING GUESTS: Finally, your guests need advance notice. Most people really need at least three to six months notice in advance, especially in the busy summer months when people have their vaction times carefully planned out. My wife and I planned our wedding about a year out, and we still had a few close friends who really really wanted to be there for us but they could not show, due to conflicts in schedules! (Chris you are still a bastard!)

DEMOGRAPHIC CONCERNS: As different as the media may think gay people are, they have the same concerns about their special day as anyone else would. I believe that gay people who care about being married will also care about how their weddings come off, just the same as anyone else would. (If members of our gay community who were excited to finally get married because they legally could and willing to rush through it, they already would have done so with a quick drive to Vermont.)

Therefore Mister Media, you can not, I repeat can NOT, plan your special day in a few weeks. Calm down already. You are ridiculous! You got your midnight wedding 12:01am stories on the day that the law went into effect. I think story producers are drewling for something that isn't going to happen in droves. We have only had eleven couples in the area get hitched in same sex weddings since the law passed.

I know it would have made for better TV if a thousand homosexuals in drag came out screaming to say, "I do," but it didn't work that way, and won't.

For more information on gay-friendly same sex wedding professionals to do service at your wedding, drop us a line 518-506-3305.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wedding Flip Flops Idea

Have you ever dressed up to go to your friends wedding and realize that despite the fact that you look great, you know that your feet are going to kill you within a few hours? You are really not alone. This happens to us all. Fear not. If your bride and groom have stood up and done their homework, it is possible that sore toes will not be in your future.

Here is a modern idea some of you may not have seen yet. Rather than have your guests walk about and dance in uncomfortable shoes, why not provide a basket of cheap, but nice wedding flip flops? USually the biggest offender to "Wedding Feet Syndrom" is the dancing and that takes place when the lights go out anyhow, for the most part.

Think about it. Many women, imparticular, struggle with a balance of comfort for their feet and wearing the right shoes to go with their dresses. No matter how much you spend, most high heel shoes cannot hold any woman up for a full 4 hours or more, without some discomfort.

As a bride planning your wedding, it is important to note that you really cannot expect the majority of your guests to make the comfortable decisions in their footwear for your night. They are trying to look their best for you. Getting together the perfect ensemble almost never translated into comfortable footwear.

-Designer stores like Old Navy carry a variety of colors for around $2 a pair.
-Some local dollar stores even stock some decent flip flops and sandals.
-Try and make your flip flops available to your guests in your wedding colors.
-You can make your flip flopss look pretty in a stylish basket with vibrant ribbons holding pairs together.
-Keep your flip flop basket conveniently right near the dance floor.

For more ideas cheack out Albany Wedding DJ Kenny Casanova

Monday, July 11, 2011

Same Sex Weddings: Finding a Non-traditional or Theme Wedding Officiant for your Ceremony...

A Review on a New Local Non-Traditional Wedding Ceremony Officiant

Are you about to plan your wedding and have some great ideas for something a little bit different? If so, you may notice that some wedding officiants do not offer services for certain types of weddings that do not follow tradition. Same-sex weddings and theme weddings are ones that do not always go along with certain theologies that most traditional wedding reverends/ministers hold. And also, many judges may just be too plain-jane for what you are looking for. So what can you do? Fear not. Check this guy out...


I recently married DJ Maria in a full-fledged pirate theme wedding. We wanted something different, because we didn't want out wedding to blend into the memories of all of our customers. So we brought in a fully licensed and practicing Wedding Reverend, Todd Bovair to do our ceremony in complete pirate character.

He did a great job with the voice and customized ceremony script to our request. Words do not really do what "The Rev" offers to the Capital District, now that he is in the area for theme weddings and non-traditional ceremonies. Here is a video clip to give you an idea of what he can do for you. He starts at the minute mark of 6:10 in.

I give him ten stars out of ten stars, and never do that unless the wedding professional is perfect!!! You can book Todd for your wedding ceremony at at 518-283-8250.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top 100 Modern First Dance Wedding Song List - NEW TRACKS! 1990-CURRENT

Getting married soon? If you're looking for first dance modern track ideas for your wedding, look no further. I know you may have spent days surfing through lists loaded with Dionne Warwick, Peter Frampton and a whole google of artists with sweet mullets who are no longer relevant in today's pop culture. I just updated my own playlists for my web site and this list is all new stuff!

I am a DJ. Most of my brides are younger and demand stuff they know. (Duh!) While there are some great classics out there to choose from, this list I compiled concentrates on late 90s up until today; the slow jams that today's bride and groom likely grew up with and listen to. Here is my list:


Adele - Make you feel my Love
Alanis Morissette - Head Over Feet
Alicia Keys - Fallin’
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
All 4 One - I Swear
Ashlee Simpson - Pieces Of Me
Avril Lavigne - I'm With You
Ben Folds - The Luckiest
Corrs - All The Love In The World
Counting Crows - Accidentally In Love
Dave Matthews Band - You and Me
Delta Goodrem - Out Of The Blue
Dido - Thank You
Dixie Chicks - Cowboy Take Me Away
IZ Isreal Kamakawiwo╩╗ole - Somewhere over The Rainbow
Jack Johnson -Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson - Better Together
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
Jason Derulo - Watcha Say
Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait Lucky
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jennifer Lopez – Baby I Love You


There are 100 songs in this custom list, this is only a sampling of it. Click the above link to go to my web site, www.TheDJservice.com to see the entire thing. Enjoy!

-DJ Kenny Casanova

Friday, July 1, 2011

Kick off your 4th with a Beer Pong Tourney Sat Night

As part of the weekend festivities, Villa Valenit Pub on Pawling Ave in Troy, NY is having a beer pong tournament that will run every Saturday night in July at 9pm. Dj-JD will be playing the tunes and there are $100 in prizes! Call 518-326-9500 for more information.

I DJ here every weekend, so I can verify it will be a great time!