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Love is Love: The Same-Sex Wedding Planning Guide

Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasToday marks the second year since same-sex marriage has been legally recognized across the United States.  With same-sex ceremonies on the rise, the demand for diverse and unique weddings has continued to gain momentum. Here are some same-sex wedding planning tips to help make your LGBTQ wedding experience as fabulous as you are!

The Engagement

When it comes to a heterosexual relationship, it’s often presumed that the man will propose to the woman, but what about same-sex couples?

Gay Wedding Photo Ideas | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasWhile some lesbian and gay couples are popping the question on one knee, others are doing things a bit differently. Most same-sex couples tend to plan it out together. Photo via: theknot.com

Expert wedding tip: Make a day-date, and go ring shopping together; this way you both get what you like.  

Lesbian Wedding Engagement | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasIf you are more traditional and like the romantic notion of getting down on one knee, but don’t know if you’re the one that should be asking or receive the proposal. Ask yourself “Do you see yourself asking the big question or answering it?” Here are some great same-sex wedding proposal ideas. Photo credit: Angie Capri

Fling Before the Ring

Now that you are engaged to your partner, it’s time to have a bachelor/ bachelorette party.

Lesbian Bachelorette Party Ideas | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasMany same-sex couples find that they share all the same friends. Why not combine your parties, and have one big ‘shindig’?! Enjoy the day with all your friends, and your #1 best friend; no need to split up — the more the merrier! Photo Credit: One and Only Paris Photography

The Rings

Think outside the box, and get the style that you love! Here are some things to think about when picking out your wedding rings:

Matching Wedding Rings for LGBTQ Wedding | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasMatching bands: show how you two are truly soulmates!

Mix and Match Gay and Lesbian wedding rings and bands | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasSame materials, different designs: show your love & unity, but still incorporate your unique style

LGBTQ Wedding Rings and Bands | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasLGBTQ wedding rings/bands: show your pride by incorporating LGBT colors into your jewelry. See more ideas at Equalli.com for the ultimate guide to same-sex wedding rings.

The Wedding Day

There is no right or wrong wedding theme, be who you are — it’s your special day! Here are some ways to give your wedding day a subtle splash of pride:

His and His Groom Cake Topper | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasGive your cake a personalized flare with these same-sex wedding cake toppers. Photo via: Etsy

Stylish Gay-friendly Wedding Decor | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasDazzle your guests with stylish LGBT-inspired wedding decor. Photo via: Style Me Pretty

Rainbow Guest Book for Gay Wedding | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasHave a unique “pride-style” guest sign-in table. Photo via: All Day Chic

Same-Sex Ceremony

Traditional ceremonies typically tend to play to gender roles, making it a bit difficult for a same-sex couples to figure out how to walk down the aisle.

First Look at Lesbian Wedding | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasThe “First Look”:  Seeing each other before the wedding will allow you to walk down the aisle together. Who better to walk down the aisle with you? Photo credit: Kelly Prizel

Proud Parents of Gay Couple | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasMom & Dad: If your parents are “in the picture”, and support you no matter what — make sure that have both of them walk you down the aisle. Photo via: Luminaire Images

Best Friend Giving Away Bride/Groom at LGBT Wedding | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasClose Relations: Sometimes (no matter who you are), parents just don’t agree with your marriage, or may not be in your life. Many heterosexual, and same-sex couples are selecting their closest friends or family members to escort them down the aisle. This is a great alternative for those that wish to have their “special moment” down the wedding aisle. Photo credit: Kristeen Marie

Mixed Gender Wedding Parties  | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasThe Wedding Party: A common trend seen in same-sex ceremonies is a mixed-gender wedding party. This makes for a great photo opportunity with all your friends, you no longer have to leave anyone out because of their gender. Photo credit: Megan Burges Photography

 

Wedding Photos

One of the most important parts of your wedding day is capturing those special moments. Always make sure you communicate with your photographer; let them know what makes you feel comfortable and what you envision for your wedding photos. Get inspired by these great same-sex wedding photos.

LGBTQ Wedding Photo Ideas you will want to steel | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasPhoto credit: Marc Millman Photography

Cute Lesbian Wedding Photo Ideas | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasPhoto credit: Michele Beckwith

Gay weddings at Chapel of the Flowers | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding Ideas

Sunset Wedding Photo with Lesbian Brides | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasPhoto credit: Ideal Imaging

Gay Wedding Photo Ideas | Same-Sex Wedding in Las Vegas | LGBTQ Wedding IdeasPhoto credit: David Wittig

Get more inspiration on Pinterest!

Marry who you love, and pick a gay-friendly wedding venue. Chapel of the Flowers welcomes the LGBTQ weddings, and offers a variety of commitment, vow renewal, and wedding packages that can be customized to fit your personal needs. Contact our wedding planners today to book your same-sex wedding in Las Vegas!

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Award-winning Chapel of the Flowers has provided traditional, intimate and elegant Las Vegas weddings on the world-famous Strip for nearly 60 years. It is a full-service wedding venue, with three elegant wedding chapels as well as a beautiful outdoor gazebo and glass garden. Its cobblestone-accented grounds and lush landscaping create a variety of options to capture that picture-perfect moment. The chapel’s professional wedding planners work with couples on a daily basis from one-year out to day-of planning.
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