Top Trends for Same-Sex Weddings
In celebration of the Supreme Courts recent decision on the issue of Same-Sex Marriage, Planterra’s compiled a set of top trends for same sex weddings!
Now, we aren’t about to tell you to get completely cliché with your wedding and have your accent colors be pink and purple, your music to only be songs by Melissa Etheridge or that you should have men in speedo’s serving champagne. However, if you want some tasteful nods to the LGBTQ community within your celebration these are great ideas for your big day!
I personally love the classics; “At Last” by Etta James , “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac/Eva Cassidy or some of the others on our list of great wedding songs are always elegant and crowd pleasing. If you want some options with more of a message, these will get the job done and are still beautiful songs.
Sam Smith is currently stealing gay hearts all around America…and I assume abroad. His song Latch is a beautiful first dance song that will have every person at your wedding tearing up!
Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps Me Warm” is currently a hit amongst people of all backgrounds. Her original version is a perfect tempo for a first dance and is even prettier done acoustically.
Your wedding should be a reflection of your story and your love. What better way to creatively express that than with your wedding cake? If you want a classic and simple wedding cake, then maybe you’d rather just have the inside show a little pride! Re-think the traditional cake design with some of these options.
Cake toppers from Etsy.
Going to your first same-sex wedding and don’t know what gift to get? It’s 2015, so it’s likely that the lucky couple will be registered at a handful of their favorite stores. For those of you planning the wedding that are nervous about registering with a store, stick to bigger brand names like Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware. Here are also some local vendors with great gift options:
Leon and Lulu in Clawson
Rust Belt Market in Ferndale
Shinola in Detroit will have great groom gift options
Schakolad in Birmingham
Planterra Conservatory’s retail shop also has great gift ideas for newlyweds
This “We’ll Shoulder Any Storm Card” is also a great addition to a registry gift and they come in other Civil War same-sex marriage styles as well.
Have Fun With It
The most important part about getting married is to have a great time. The last thing you want to do is over-think the same-sex aspect of your wedding. This is a celebration of love and should be treated as just that! Here are some other fun ideas to consider incorporating:
Should We Have A Wedding Party?
Yes! If you want your closest friends and family standing up with you on one of the biggest days of your life, then you should! When it comes to picking best men, maids of honor or the wedding party, don’t subscribe to anything other than who you want there with you. To tie the theme together, combine suit/dress combinations with coordinating colors to give your wedding ceremony a balanced and lovely look.
More Same-Sex Wedding Etiquette
Wondering how to come down the aisle? Try creating a seating chart with two aisles. This way the couple can walk at the same time. Make sure that the photographer is prepared to capture the moment from double the angles!
Cover Image by Rowell Photography