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Showing Up for Your Gay Friends as Their Wedding Officiant

With same-sex marriages now legal in the States, many LGBTQ couples are looking to officially formalize their union with a wedding celebration. While a visit to the local courthouse may be the quickest and easiest way to get it done, people from all walks of life dream of saying “I do” to their love in […]

Simple Tips for LGBTQ Couples Looking To Tie the Knot

Getting engaged can be the start of an exciting adventure. While marriage has long been an important ritual, gay and lesbian couples were denied the right to marry in the United States until recent years. Therefore, plenty of LGBTQ couples feel a bit lost when it comes to the best way to discuss a same-sex […]

Simple Ideas for Your Same-Sex Wedding

Tying the knot can be a milestone event. After getting engaged, you and your partner will set out to plan your wedding. While this can seem straightforward enough, plenty of same-sex couples run into challenges. Many marital traditions are centered around heterosexual couples, which can make planning a bit more difficult for same-sex pairings. Luckily, […]

Songs LGBTQ+ Couples Are Using in Their Weddings

Shakespeare once wrote that “music is the food of love.” It can be hard to deny this. Throughout history, songs have been written about every aspect of romance. There are tunes geared toward young lovers, passionate affairs, unrequited pining, lost romances, new flames, and pretty much any scenario that can arise between humans falling into […]

First Steps for Wedding Planning

Getting engaged to your partner can be a very exciting moment in your life. While you may be overtaken by positive feelings, there is a long road to travel before you’re finally ready to walk down the aisle. Planning a wedding can bring about some interesting challenges. You and your partner are going to want […]

LGBTQ Indians: Marriage Equality, Civil Rights, and New Complexities

India’s Supreme Court took a major leap forward for the nation on September 6, striking down a 167-year-old law that banned same-sex love. After this key victory, activists turn their sights toward other civil rights causes. Alongside key issues like improved access to health care and ending violence against their communities, the right to marry […]

A Quick Guide to LGBTQ Pre-Wedding Parties

Since many wedding-related customs evolved around heterosexual pairings, LGBTQ couples may decide to forgo some while retooling others to fit their lives and values. One of these is the prenuptial last hurrah that usually takes place a day or two before the wedding itself. No matter what you call this kind of party, transforming a […]

Same-Sex Wedding Trends to Consider

Weddings are nothing new. People have been getting married for most of recorded history. Still, same-sex unions were not legalized in the United States until far more recently. Even though the decision to legalize same-sex unions happened only a short while ago, couples have been flocking to their respective altars in droves since the announcement. […]

Prideful Wedding Cake Ideas

As you and your beloved are planning your wedding day, it’s easy to find yourself fussing over every detail. That’s perfectly natural, since the entire affair from start to finish is under your control. One major point of personalization is your wedding cake, and you have an endless variety of options in styling and flavors. […]

Consider a Botanical Garden Wedding

Chances are, you and your same-gender partner have needed to “think outside the box,” taking unique approaches to blaze your own trails and craft the kind of life you desire. You’re probably doing the same thing when it comes to your wedding, making it a reflection of your individual personalities as well as your love […]