Your Same-Sex Wedding Etiquette Questions—Answered
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Since there aren't traditional bride-groom roles in a same-sex wedding, how do we decide whose parents pay for what?
We want to avoid working with people who will make us feel uncomfortable. What's a good way to make sure vendors are okay doing a gay wedding?
I have extended family who have made it clear they won't attend our wedding, but my mom insists all family must be invited regardless. Do I have to invite unsupportive family just because my parents say so?
We're having a same-sex ceremony and are having trouble deciding on the processional order since there's no bride. Thoughts?
For a wedding with two brides, what do we call the men standing up for us?
We're planning a small civil ceremony in another state. How can we make our wedding feel like the "real" thing for both us and our guests, even if we're already married?
How do you decide who takes whose last name?
Is there a way to incorporate religion into the ceremony, even if some rituals (and faiths) require traditional gender roles?
Bride, groom, husband, wife—marriage terms are all pretty gendered. What can we do if we align somewhere off of the gender binary?
What should my partner and I wear?
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