When choosing your wedding vendors, you want to be sure you really ‘connect’ with them and that you’re all on the same page when it comes to the role they will be playing on your big day. This is particularly important for same-sex couples who will likely enjoy a better experience in the lead up to and on the special day, by carefully selecting wedding vendors that are genuinely passionate and supportive of your relationship.
Do your research
Before contacting your potential dream team of suppliers, do your research and read reviews (Google reviews and Facebook reviews are a great place to start). No vendor can describe the service you can expect to receive better than their former clients.
Check their website
A quick scan of their home page, and the real weddings they have featured on their website will give you an indication of how enthusiastic they are about same-sex weddings. The wording of their website will also be a good indicator of whether they have you in mind as their ideal client. For example, are they talking to brides only, to brides and grooms or couples in general?
Practically every supplier in the wedding industry has a social media presence. Following the recent campaign in Australia for marriage equality, equality friendly vendors will likely be proudly displaying their support on their social media pages.
Needless to say if you spot rainbows and wedding images showcasing same-sex couples, you can rest assured they will be delighted to receive your enquiry!
A question to ask your potential wedding vendors:
What experience do you have working with same-sex couples?
While any experience working with same-sex couples is appreciated and reinforces the vendors support of marriage equality, many vendors simply haven’t had the opportunity to work with same-sex couples.
Having done your research, and carefully selected who you would like to contact, simply engaging in conversation with the right people, you will quickly realise how excited they are about potentially being a part of your special day.
Ms Zebra Says: Thank goodness Australia finally said YES! These are such great tips to ensure the vendor’s you’re approaching (and obviously love) are on the same page – and are just as excited as you to see you finally say ‘I do’!
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