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You probably know that WeddingWire owns GayWeddings.com, and as a corporation, boldly supports the LGBTQ community. WeddingWire even has a 100 score on the Corporate Equality Index. You may also know that if you have an account on WeddingWire.com, you can check the LGBTQ-friendly box in your dashboard and show up (for free!) on GayWeddings.com.  More

Dressing the Lesbian Bride and Bridegroom


What’s the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ?

Note: this post first appeared on the WeddingWire EDU blog More

Using Social Media to Attract More LGBTQ Clients


Special Discount for Friends of GWI

The Gay Wedding Institute is proud to introduce a new partnership with The Bridal Society. The Bridal Society is the nation's leading training company providing certification for current and future wedding planners and hospitality professionals. The Bridal Society offers a live, two day training program that is appropriate for people with varying levels of expertise in the wedding industry.  More

The LGBT Wedding Survey Results are In


Wedding Guests Who Are Not Supportive


Form at a Wedding Show Booth

This question comes in from Chris Evans: I'm helping a promoter work on their show registration and we have come down to the issue of what to call the participants. Can you please comment for all in the American Wedding Professionals group on this? Obviously, bride and groom don't always apply when filling in a pre-registration form. But person #1 and person #2 seems impersonal and possibly offensive to a traditional bride and groom. What's your suggestion on how to handle this so as to not offend?   More

Married & Engaged Couples' Survey

Three years ago, the Gay Wedding Institute partnered on a survey of 900+ married and engaged same-sex couples. That incredibly revealing data has been the bedrock of the trainings we've provided since then. We were able to learn which traditions were being followed by LGBTQ couples, how they were finding wedding vendors, and their hiring priorities.   More

A Shower for a Gay Groom

I love getting questions from readers. Jody in Ft Lauderdale sent me the following question this week: I want to throw a surprise bridal shower for my co-worker Paul who is getting married in April is there a politically correct name for throwing a bridal shower for a groom?...it's a gay wedding.... Please let me know!   More