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Weddings require a lot of preparation and sometimes same-sex weddings require a bit more. There are some things you will want to take into consideration that you hadn’t thought of before. At the end, all the hard work will pay off! But before you start all your planning, take a look at these great tips…
4. Wedding Planner
If it’s within your budget, you may consider hiring a wedding planner. That will help make the process of finding same-sex-friendly professionals and navigating your options easier. It will also help save you time.
5. What To Wear
When it comes to what to wear for your same-sex wedding, there are no rules. Whether you are on the hunt for two wedding dresses or none, the most important thing is for you to feel comfortable and beautiful on your big day. Some couples like to coordinate their attire even if they don’t see the other’s before the wedding. This could mean coordinating ties, dress styles, color schemes or lengths. Like all couples, you will want to start shopping early. This is especially true for woman who opt out of wearing a dress because sometimes the perfect outfit can be hard to find in stores. If you aren’t seeing anything you love, consider getting your ensemble custom-made or tailored. As for your bridal party if you choose to have one, it is entirely up to you whether you prefer deciding on a wedding dress code or letting your guests choose their attire with no theme.
6. Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
When it comes to the bachelor/bachelorette parties, have your fun! Many same-sex couples choose to have separate parties. If you and your partner have different ideas of who to invite and where to go, your parties can take place on the same evening and potentially even merge toward the end of the evening. You can travel to great bachelor/bachelorette party destinations or keep it local at your favorite bars.
7. When In the Year to Plan Your Wedding
There are several factors that may help determine when in the year to have your wedding. Your guest count, wedding location and your budget play huge roles in this decision. While off-season venues tend to save a lot of money, it can also make it more difficult for all of your guests to attend. Depending on your location, some venues may require you to book far in advance so if you plan to do a destination wedding, you have to choose your spot early! Of course, there is also the option of planning your wedding around your favorite season. Depending on your priorities and what you want from your wedding, you will want to pick the timing strategically.
More Wedding day tips will be here next week on Lets Go Big Tunes blog page