Congratulations on your engagement! Now it’s time for the wedding planning to begin. You and your partner are likely to have no idea where to begin when it comes to preparing for your special day, but fear not. Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know when planning the perfect gay wedding!
Hiring a wedding planner is normally the first place to start, even for straight couples. However, this is especially useful for gay couples. Here’s why. Sadly despite gay marriage becoming legal across America, there are still people who hold opposing beliefs. A wedding planner with extended experience in planning for both straight and gay wedding will know who to approach and who to avoid. This will be very handy when planning your wedding for you. This is a brilliant time-saver and makes the whole ordeal a lot less stressful as you needn’t deal with people who oppose your matrimony. For this factor alone, along with all the benefits a wedding planner brings, it may be worth investing in one. It is their job to make your day more memorable and to ensure that you have the perfect gay wedding.
Rings are very personal and are therefore something you may wish to source for yourselves. Leave the wedding planner to sort out the after party and go shopping for rings with your other half. There are some gorgeous lesbian wedding rings available nowadays. They’re truly supportive of LGBT equality and some come with a full rainbow of different colors of sapphire. They’re divine. You may, however, opt for something for subtle and plain. This is fine as there are also many options out there that cater for this taste, too. Many straight wedding rings make wonderful gay rings, too. Don’t feel like you must hesitate when buying something that isn’t specifically made for the LGBT community. If you shop around and in the right places, then you are sure to find something that will beautifully signify you and your partners’ union.
Before you start dreaming up your romantic getaway following the ceremony, it’s worth checking where’s best to go. Sadly, not all the countries across the globe are as freeing and accepting as our own. It’s important to enjoy your honeymoon in an environment of cultural acceptance. Don’t worry, many places are quite happy to welcome same-sex couples into their little piece of the world. However, some places won’t give you that legal acceptance or protection, and so it’s best to steer clear of these locations. Hopefully, that way your honeymoon will be able to be as awesome as the wedding day itself!
Ultimately, if you get these basics right, then you should have a wonderful wedding day. A wedding planner is sure to make the whole ordeal less stressful for you, too. Choose your own rings that beautifully reflect your gay matrimony. That way, you will always have something special to remember your wedding day by. Be sure to book a wonderful honeymoon too, and enjoy it in a safe and accepting environment. Good luck and congratulations!
This post was contributed by Alex