Beautiful LGBTQIA+ Wedding Ideas
Post By: Blue Nile
Chapel of the Flowers loves seeing couples celebrate their way in a way that feels special to them. For LGBTQIA+ couples, this could mean adapting existing wedding traditions or creating their own. We believe that every couple should make their own traditions that speak to them. We spoke to Blue Nile, the world’s leading online retailer of diamond engagement rings, to share our best ideas for beautiful LGBTQIA+ weddings.
LGBTQIA+ Wedding Ideas
At Chapel of the Flowers, we have seen many wedding traditions getting a modern LGBTQ+ twist. Here are a few of our favorites:
Wear what you love! If you envision yourself in a wedding dress, wear a wedding dress; if you prefer a tuxedo, sport a dapper tuxedo. Can’t decide? We have seen tuxedos with veil-inspired capes and trains.
Have a “Best Maid” or a “Man of Honor”— mixed-gender wedding parties have been a big wedding trend in the past decade. The LGBTQ+ community started this wedding trend, and now hetero couples are using this trend.
A traditional processional during a ceremony is when everyone turns around and watches the bride walk down the aisle. Today, same-sex and hetero couples are doing whatever feels best. Whether walking down together hand-in-hand or having each person walk down the aisle, do what makes sense to you.
Wedding Details & Personal Touches
Couples should first create a list to determine their “needs” and “wants” for their special day. “Needs” are non-negotiable items, and “wants” are things that would be nice to have. Every couple makes sacrifices while planning their wedding. Whether it is a day they are getting married or wedding décor options, making a list will help couples decide what is realistic for their budget.
Once you have this list, it will be easier to customize those personal touches that show off their personality and love for each other.
We have so many wonderful LGBTQ+ couples that get married at our Chapel. We love seeing how each couple brings their own style and personality to their wedding day!
About Chapel of the Flowers
Since 1960, the award-winning Chapel of the Flowers has been planning unforgettable ceremonies and receptions for couples from around the world in Las Vegas. The iconic chapel is one of the largest free-standing chapels on the Strip, with all-inclusive packages, five on-site wedding locations, and a talented wedding staff dedicated to planning and performing weddings.