The perfect gender-neutral wedding playlist #Reception Advice#gender#music#nonbinary / genderqueer#playlist Posted Apr 5 2021 Guest post by Jenna Avery Photo by Creatrix Photography Even in 2021, it's hard to find gender-neutral wedding songs, let alone a gender-neutral wedding playlist. The world is so binary, especially in the mainstream media. But you're on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and as such, you want/demand/hope for something that is a bit more unique. As a transhuman, I want to help others find ways to celebrate their love and commitment together, while not feeling awkward as your first dance song plays, singing about a gender that neither you nor your partner identify with! This playlist was built with pronouns, or the lack-there-of, in mind. As such, a significant amount of modern and even past songs are scratched off the list. These songs can be great for your first dance or even a dance with another significant other such as a parental unit! However, as a wedding photographer, I'm also avoiding some popular songs because of their insane overuse at weddings. Sorry Bruno Mars, but today just simply isn't your day. Uhm, if you chose this song, my deepest apologies. I've just been to way more events than you have, I guarantee. But ignore my hypocritical ass, because I love the shit out of "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. Makes me choke up every time. I'm also a massive sucker for "Fools Rush In," by any singer. That is probably my favorite and my skin is covered in goosebumps every time I hear it! It does mention, "men," but I take it in abstract form. I'm sure you'll find something to love on this LGBTQIA+ wedding playlist. These gender-neutral wedding songs are on repeat for me! A modern gender-neutral wedding playlist Arro Verse – Marry Me Norah Jones – Come Away with me Stevie Wonder – For once in my life Keane – Somewhere Only We Know Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You into the Dark Etta James – At Last David Gray – This Years Love Train – Marry Me Sara Bareilles – I Choose You Brett Every – What a Beautiful Day The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun The Beatles – I Will Culture Club – Love is Love Sam Smith – Latch (Acoustic) He is We – Skip to the Good Part Christina Perri – A Thousand Years Queen – Love of My Life Jason Mraz – I'm Yours Audrey Hepburn – Moon River Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply (hello, nostalgia!) Extreme – More Than Words Little Mix – Secret Love Songs, Pt II Miley Cyrus – Obsessed John Legend – All of Me Ella Henderson – Yours Jason Mraz – Love Someone Sam Smith – Latch Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do Adele – Make You Feel My Love Maren Morris – The Bone (loooove this song) Calvin Harris – Feel So Close Calum Scott – You Are the Reason Cat Power – Sea of Love Mariah Carey – Dreamlover Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition Ben Folds – The Luckiest LP – When We're High Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes Labrinth – Sexy MF (dirty but upbeat) There you have it! If you have any gender-neutral romance songs that aren't mentioned here, be sure to add them in the comments! Related Post How to have a more gender-neutral wedding: grides, brooms, and bachelorx parties When my partner and I were planning our wedding last year, we decided right away we wanted to skip the wedding traditions that didn't feel like us. We love the… Read More Guest post written by Jenna Avery Jenna Avery is a trans wedding photographer based in Austin, Texas. After ten years in the industry, she's made it a personal mission to create more resources for the LGBTQIA+ community in an industry built for the cis-hetero normative experience. In her free time, you'll find her cuddled with her dog Potato and cooking yummy allergen-friendly meals! https://creatrixphotography.com PREVIOUS My aggressively atheist non-religious wedding vows and ceremony script NEXT Are virtual weddings legal? Plus a virtual wedding ceremony outline! Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Excellent topic. As a cis-gender female, it's something that I never thought about before. When I'm singing some of my favorite songs, I'll often change "her/she" to "him/he." But it's so much more than that, especially when celebrating your day of love. Thanks for the eye-opener. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.