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Drag queen at wedding

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wedding2021 Sat 23-May-20 22:18:50

I'm considering having a drag queen sing at my wedding. What would you think if you were at a wedding and a drag queen had been booked to perform? Obviously they'd tone it down a bit with swearing etc.

Honeyroar Sat 23-May-20 22:21:24

From my experience drag queens are either fantastic or mediocre, so get a good one! They’re usually very amusing, but I’d imagine quite difficult to get to tone down! They usually thrive off seeing people squirm.

Porridgeoat Sat 23-May-20 22:23:09

I’m not into live acts. Much rather have a disco

AllTheCakes Sat 23-May-20 22:24:23

Tacky blush

Jane67996 Sat 23-May-20 22:26:05

Please don't do this. If you have to ask, you shouldn't do it.

ShowOfHands Sat 23-May-20 22:27:04

I loathe drag so probably wouldn't enjoy it but it's your wedding and your choice.

Mysterian Sat 23-May-20 22:28:18

I'd be worried because they can be fucking awful, but if they start their act and can sing I'd stick around. Definitely risky though.

CornedBeef451 Sat 23-May-20 22:29:38

Good grief no!

Toilenstripes Sat 23-May-20 22:30:08

Great if you live in Miami. Otherwise I can’t see uncle Cosmo and auntie Leticia being keen.

nocoolnamesleft Sat 23-May-20 22:30:10

As a guest, I would be exquisitely uncomfortable if the entertainment were doing womanface.

chipsandpeas Sat 23-May-20 22:30:37

unless you are a gay male couple and into drag queens then no

Ughmaybenot Sat 23-May-20 22:31:00

I absolutely hate drag, so I would despise this at a wedding.

NatashaRomanov Sat 23-May-20 22:31:20

I'd roll my eyes, and use the performance time to visit the loo.

Pinkarsedfly Sat 23-May-20 22:31:34

I’d be offended and leave the room.

Holothane Sat 23-May-20 22:31:37

Sorry but yuck I can’t think of anything worse.

2020times Sat 23-May-20 22:32:45

Sorry, I wouldn't like it either. Why can't you just have a female singer rather than someone pretending to be a female singer?

SarahAndQuack Sat 23-May-20 22:32:57

Well, it's your wedding.

Presumably you like drag, right? But why do you like it?

For me, a straight couple with no personal interest in drag, hiring a drag queen, could be pretty cringey. And doubly so if this is 'drag' as in 'ho ho, women are so funny, here is a pantomine version'. Some drag is pretty misogynistic and offensive. Think about it like Cards Against Humanity. You may love it when you're with mates and you've all had a glass of wine, but if you're sitting at a polite table trying to make small talk with people you've never met, it'd be excruciating.

If you have a reason to be into drag, I think that's slightly different.

UpperLowercaseSymbolNumber Sat 23-May-20 22:33:07

It’s a no from me.

AnnofPeeves Sat 23-May-20 22:33:28

I think that one day we'll look back at drag queens in the same way as we now view blackface. So that would be a no from me.

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Cismyfatarse Sat 23-May-20 22:34:38

Drag is all about being the centre of attention. Hardly the person you want at YOUR wedding.

Plus they are rarely good and often fairly misogynistic.

Aquamarine1029 Sat 23-May-20 22:35:27

I think most of your guests would be cringing so hard they'd turn inside out. Not the time nor place for a drag queen.

GinWithRosie Sat 23-May-20 22:35:59

I actually don't mind a drag act if it's well done...but at a wedding? No! Time and place OP, and your wedding is neither!! Seriously...don't.

HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 23-May-20 22:36:10

Surely it depends on the rest of the wedding, who you are, who your guests are?

My 2 incredibly flamboyant, gay mates where the whole wedding was camp and OTT - yes.

Upper middle class traditional wedding - not so much.

Ipadipod Sat 23-May-20 22:37:31

If it’s one of those awful ones that just mime instead of singing , then absolutely definitely not, most of the ones I’ve seen have based their comedy on taking the piss out of the audience, normally focusing on one person and I found it excruciating embarrassing.

I think it’s too much of a risk for what should be a lovely day to have it ruined by a drag act.

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