GayWeddings.com is proud to introduce its groundbreaking new series, Expert Advice, featuring a hand-picked team of experts who will provide our readership with engaging, timely, and knowledgeable information about gay and lesbian weddings, legal marriage, etiquette, and more.
While our primary audience is the engaged same sex couple, their loved ones, and those vendors who wish to serve them, we are also inclusive of all couples who seek support in planning their unions.
Advice By Topic
Gay Manners -- A to Z guidance. Steven Petrow's etiquette essentials for same sex weddings.
Legally Yours -- Everything you need to know about tying the knot from a legal perspective.
Destination: Taste -- A globetrotter's expert advice and tasteful tips on gay honeymoon and destination wedding planning.
Plan It, Toussaint -- A wedding guide for same-sex couples. How-to, why-to, when-to and what-to!
Psychology of Same Sex Weddings -- Reflections on the rituals of same sex weddings and the challenges and implications of getting there.
Same-Sex Wedding Style -- Tips and advice on choosing the right wedding outfit, no matter your style or the event, and looking great as a couple.
dapperQ's Guide to Wedding Fashion -- Transgressing traditions and breaking ground to help every lesbian bride and gay groom wear it well while exchanging vows.
The Ring Leader -- Everything you need to know about selecting engagement rings and wedding bands, without having to ask.
Meet The Experts
|Jon Paul Buchmeyer, contributor to Bon Appetit and Conde Nast Traveler, voice of ABCityblog.com, and award-winning author of the hilarious memoir, Alphabet City: My So Called Sitcom Life.|
|David Toussaint, author of Gay and Lesbian Weddings and Toussaint!, and national columnist for EDGE, the largest GLBT online magazine in the U.S.|
|Steven Petrow, former President of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and the author of 6 books, including The Essential Book of Gay Manners & Etiquette.|
|Custom designer Karen Patwa believes that the “wedding suit” is just as viable and stylish an option as the “wedding dress”. As head designer of her clothing company, Dangerous Mathematicians, Karen has been custom-designing wedding attire for both gay and straight couples since 2006.|
|Ellen Fischer has been working closely with individuals and families throughout the greater Philadelphia region for more than 20 years. Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degree from the Temple University. Ellen serves on a number of leadership committees and is a member of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP).|
|Kathryn Hamm, M.S.W, is an entrepreneur, educator, and gay and lesbian wedding pioneer.|
|Heather McCabe former Georgetown Law Professor and Principal at of McCabe Russell, a progressive family law firm, which specializes in legal issues affecting GLBT families.|
|Susan Herr, aka dapperQ, delights in the space where her kin feel confident in who they are and how they walk through the world.|
|Rony Tennenbaum has brought his unique vision to the bridal jewelry industry, providing services to same sex couples for well over a decade. With 25 years experience designing and creating engagement and wedding bands, Rony specializes in helping same sex couples translate their sentiments into custom rings to symbolize a lifetime together of love, honor and respect.|