On the whole, planning a same-sex wedding is just like planning a heterosexual wedding. But how do you make sure your ceremony and big day stands out from every other wedding? There are quite a few cute little touches you can do to make it stand out from the crowd. Looking for inspiration? Here are some of our best tips.
Forget About Etiquette
Wedding etiquette has been set in stone for centuries. Same-sex weddings are relatively new. So don’t feel that you need to stick to etiquette for your big day. The antiquated ideas that come with wedding etiquette won’t suit your modern wedding. Who needs traditions anyway? Your big day is all about you and your partner. And the best way to celebrate the two of you is to rip up the rule book and do things your own way.
Add The Rainbow To Your Wedding
The rainbow flag is now commonly related to the gay pride movement. Using a rainbow color scheme in your wedding is a great way of showing how proud you and your partner are of the gay pride movement. There are many cute ways that you can incorporate this bright pattern into your wedding day. Think about using a rainbow color scheme for the decor at your wedding reception or getting some bright rainbow wedding rings.
Rethink The Traditional Wedding Cake
Cakes are good, but the three-tiered wedding cake is getting a bit old-fashioned. Many couples are now choosing to mix things up a bit with alternative cakes. Everyone loves cupcakes, so why not create a tiered cupcake display? This is a great way to offer a variety of cake flavors. Do neither your or your fiance have a sweet tooth? Then you can ditch the wedding cake altogether and offer a savory selection of cheeses! No matter what you choose, make sure you get a cute LGBT cake topper to resemble you and your partner!
I think we’re all tired of boring old wedding bands now. So instead, think about some alternative fun entertainment. Book a DJ to get all your guests up dancing. There should be a wide selection of songs so that everyone will hear something they want to dance to! Don’t forget about any kids that will be at the wedding. If you are getting married in the summer and have plenty of space outside, hire a bouncy castle so they can have some fun while the adults are dancing.
Add Some Color To The End Of The Day
Give your wedding a colorful send-off. One cool idea is to get some bright and colorful Chinese lanterns and set them off into the sky at the end of the day. This is an interactive gesture that all the guests can get involved in. Tell people that they can inscribe a small message into the lanterns before they release them!
So if you’re bored of going to the same traditional weddings, use these ideas to add an extra spark to yours.