At The Styled Bride, we believe that a wedding – any wedding – is a beautiful celebration of the love you share with your partner. And the vendors we call upon to help bring your vision to life believe the same thing. With that said, we know that one of the cornerstones of planning your wedding is sourcing inspiration in magazines, on blogs, and on Pinterest. The strongest and most meaningful pieces of inspiration are ones that you can relate to entirely because they help you envision your day.
Overtime, we’ve realized there’s a missing link in the wedding industry – a guide for same-sex couples planning weddings in Philadelphia. And we want to fill that void. So today and next week, we’re sharing our favorite places for you to find facts, source inspiration, and celebrate your union with the ones who mean the most to you. We cannot wait to help you plan your beginning to married life!
Because you’re already planning your wedding, you’re likely already engaged. However, in many cases both partners will propose (usually at separate times). We love that!
Whether you’re a bride or a groom, most couples opt against getting ready together. But, they do coordinate their attire and style.
Don’t be afraid to incorporate religion into your ceremony. Discuss your goals with your officiant because they will be happy to help customize your ceremony and your vows.
Many couples choose to walk down the aisle together. We love that this gesture further promotes unity!
If you’re torn about inviting a guest whom you know doesn’t support your union, you have a few options. Opt against inviting them, invite them with the idea that they may not attend, or talk things through with them and have a friend or family member present who is familiar with the issue.
There are even more facts and answers to etiquette questions in this article from NY Mag!
Love Inc Magazine: Love Inc is one of the newer wedding publications that’s available online through their blog and magazine. We adore their devotion to equality by pledging to publish traditional and same-sex weddings equally.
Equally Wed: This is the most popular blog and website for LGBT weddings! You’ll find planning tips, engagements, real weddings, and a large community of couples.
Well Groomed: Whether you’re searching for style tips, sweet engagements, or stunning weddings, we love this site for grooms-to-be!
Philadelphia Gay News: From spotlights on upcoming wedding events to features focused on real weddings in Philadelphia, this site is a great go-to for localized content.
The Knot: It’s one of our favorite local and national magazines because of the fantastic content that ranges from real weddings to facts you need to know. Plus, they have a section dedicated completely to same sex weddings!
Lover.ly: Source inspiration from Equally Wed, Love Inc, Well Groomed, and a host of other well-known wedding blogs in one spot. It’s just like Pinterest, but all of the images are solely focused on weddings.
There’s much more to our guide, which is why we’ll be back next week with 10 suggestions for venues!