Finding an LGBT Friendly Vendor for Your Wedding

A man putting a ring on another man's finger during their wedding ceremonyAs an LGBT couple, you know how difficult it is to find the perfect team of vendors. Most of the time, you anxiously feel like you have to “come out” again and hope for a positive reaction regarding your LGBT wedding in Michigan.

You cannot just casually let them know that you will be marrying a member of the same gender for it will likely lead to awkwardness. Fortunately, there are several ways to determine whether a vendor will be open to your situation before you even send them an email.

Browse their website’s photo gallery and blog pages

Vendors usually show off a photo portfolio of their past events. If you find a same-sex couple in their gallery, then you are in safe, non-judgmental hands. Who knows, they might have even posted a blog or two about wedding ideas for same-sex couples.

Stalk their social media pages

Some vendors do not update their website portfolio as much as their social media accounts. It would be best to stalk these pages, so you can see whether they have worked with LGBT clients in the past.

If you want to make sure, scroll back to their June 2015 posts and check if they spoke out for same-sex marriage. For instance, they would have posted a celebratory remark after the Supreme Court favored marriage equality.

Analyze their language

The tone that a professional wedding vendor uses on their website reveals a lot about the kind of couple that they want to attract. Visit their “About Us” section and see for yourself if they are talking directly to brides marrying grooms, the other way around or if they use a gender-neutral language.

Planning your wedding is hard enough, but now you also have to face vendors who might not accept you and your bride or groom-to-be. Do not let them dull your sparkle and intensify the stress of planning by avoiding them in the first place.