LGBTQ Wedding Tips if You're New to this Site


Dressing the Lesbian Bride and Bridegroom


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


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

How Do I Name the Event?


Episcopal Churches to Allow Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

Previously, each Episcopal diocese made their own rules about whether same-sex couples could marry in that diocese's churches. For awhile there weren't very many that allowed it. It's gradually changed and Wednesday the entire Episcopal church approved the inclusion of same-sex marriage ceremonies. The change goes into effect in November.  More

Marriage Equality is Here. Why Isn't My Phone Ringing?


Weddings in a Changing World


Wedding Planning for LGBT Millennials

On March 9 I'll be speaking at the Catersource and Event Solutions Conference in Las Vegas. This is a must-attend event of the year where the catering and events communities come together to learn new ideas and insights. Join me there as I unveil a new presentation for the first time: Wedding Planning with LGBT Millennials. I'm speaking on March 9 at 9:15 AM. Receive $50 off the price of the conference and tradeshow package using code 15EDU.  More