The following are important things you should keep in mind when preparing for a gay marriage. Dos and dont’s are important. This way you will ensure that you will have the best gay wedding ever.
- Ditch the etiquette books:
Pre-organised ideas of what proper behavior are do not match the modern wedding. Set your own rules with your partner but keep in mind that the wedding should be a celebration of the two of you and a totally unique experience so think outside the box.
- Don’t mess with rental stores:
Rental formal wear stores do not deliver high fashion or the latest styles and trends. That suit cannot be customized to fit properly your specific body type.
- Buy yourself a suit that you will wear again:
Don’t go all anxious with your spouse when selecting a suit. You each have your own unique style and that can be reflected in your wedding day wardrobe selection. So better get a good one and us.
- Who gets the opportunity to wear a wedding band?
Both of you can wear a wedding band, one of you, or not one or the other. It’s an individual choice that shouldn’t be constrained to one individual just on the grounds that somebody proposed first. On the off chance that you need to make a visual revelation of your adoration, then by all methods wear a flawlessly dazzling wedding band and additionally your accomplice extra focuses on the off chance that they coordinate and are recorded!
- Who the hell pays?
Custom manages that the lady’s family pays for the wedding. Be that as it may, imagine a scenario where there are two ladies. Then again no lady of the hour by any stretch of the imagination?! On the off chance that both of you are close with your individual families, then keep a cumbersome circumstance from the earliest starting point by consenting to part the bill down the middle. On the off chance that this isn’t sensible however your families still need to contribute, then recommend each gives a money gift and you and your accomplice cover the rest. By the day’s end it’s 2015-custom is out the window!e it again in the future.
Pick a venue that reflects your personalities, whether it is your favorite restaurant or a hotel or just a park.
- Don’t leave your guests wondering what to do all weekend in the city:
Organize a day out for your guests, especially for those that came from other destinations. You can arrange for them to go to a show, concert, to the zoo, a museum or anywhere that you think will please them.
- Arrange a formal sit down dinner with round tables of eight and seating assignments:
Remember, this is the most important event of your life. Also have interactive stations with food pass from your guests. This way your guests will be able to mix, mingle and eat throughout the evening and more importantly, you will get more one on one time with your loved ones and guests as well.
- Stocking the bar with just the typical spirits like vodka, gin and whiskey is so ordinary:
Shake up the night and add some custom cocktails inspired by your wedding day or have a bar featuring a specialty liquor like Absinthe, Pimms or St. Germaine. Bartenders can be hired for your Big Day to stir in some sophistication at the bar as well.
- The gay wedding band vs. the DJ:
Don’t hire that tired old wedding band that only knows the classic ballads. Do have a DJ that is versatile enough to entertain your aunt and your friend who hits the clubs four times a week. The music should evolve as the evening progresses. After all, who doesn’t love a remix or mash-up?
- Floral centerpieces and votive candles on every table sound good:
Think floral centerpieces and unique decor on the tables making your big day unique. Color, variety and size are all up to you. Flowers are the perfect way to customize your gay wedding day. Think creatively and represent your taste and personality as a couple through your wedding day. If you need something more affordable, go for some super silky looking balloons!
PJ Weir was employed at the Gay Exchange for over a decade and was a regular contributor to the blog. He is a gay activist and an advocate for same sex marriage. PJ is proud of his aboriginal descent and has remained in a long term relationship with his partner Darren.
PJ left work in late 2014 as his mother fell ill. He has moved to Queensland where he has become her full time carer.
Unfortunately the iconic Gay Exchange, Sydney’s first all gay adult store closed down in June of 2017 as the building was taken over by the State Transit Authority to build the new rail.