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Congratulations you are engaged and the time has come to start your wedding planning journey. How do you find wedding suppliers as an LGBTQIA+ couple? Where you know you’ll be in a safe space. Valued for who you are and respected as a couple.

Here are my top tips:

Ask for Recommendations

Reach out to your friends and family in the LGBTQIA+ community. Ask for recommendations for any wedding suppliers they have worked with or know of.

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Wedding Directories

Online directories like the Gay Wedding Directory. Who are specifically designed to help LGBTQIA+ couples find wedding venues and suppliers who are LGBTQIA+ friendly.

Wedding Fairs

Go to wedding fairs that are LGBTQIA+ friendly. This can be an excellent opportunity to meet suppliers. The Quirky Wedding Fayre and His Days Wedding Fairs are a great place to start.

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The Quirky Wedding Fayre

Facebook Groups

Join Facebook LGBTQ+ wedding groups like LGBTQ+ Wedding Ideas, Tips and Discussion. Run by Rainbow Wedding Network and Same Love Same Rights and get recommendations and support form the community.

Suppliers Websites

Research a supplier on their website or social media, see the language that they use. The photos and real weddings they have done. Look for any rainbow flags or LGBTQ+ badges normally found at the bottom of a home page. Make sure that your suppliers have non-discrimination policies in place that protect the LGBTQ+ community.

Testimonials

Check the reviews and testimonials of the suppliers you are interested in. This may give you a better understanding of their approach, professionalism, and experience working with LGBTQ+ couples.

Schedule a Consultation

Meet with suppliers in person or virtually. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for their understanding of your unique needs as an LGBTQ+ couple.

Do make sure you get the right connection with them. If they are inclusive, it doesn’t mean they are the right supplier for you. You need to feel safe and respected as a couple and know that you are in the best hands for your vision for your wedding day.

When you find a supplier who you click with, they will be able to recommend other suppliers to you. Who will have the same values and work ethic as them.

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Hire a Wedding Planner

Get all the hard work done for you and hire an inclusive wedding planner, they can the go and find all the right and safe suppliers for you!

Check out my website to see if I am the right wedding planner for you, I can certainly point you in the right direction of other LGBTQIA+ friendly wedding planners if not.

Thanks for Reading

x Jodie x

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