Planning 101

A little knowledge about gay wedding planning goes a long way for every engaged couple. So, here it is! Everything you need to know when planning your same-sex wedding. Please note: this section is currently being rebuilt! Please be patient as we update our planning articles!

Planning Your Wedding

  • Honeymoon

    Karen Loudon Photography

    Tips, ideas and considerations when planning a trip to celebrate your recent nuptials.

  • Social Media & Online Tools

    GW Home

    Planning your wedding and sharing memories with all things virtual, online and/or social.

  • Etiquette

    Kristin Chalmers Photography

    Minding your wedding Ps and Qs, especially for those of us who are LGBTQ!

  • Finishing Strong


    Key things to consider for your list in the final weeks of planning of your wedding.

  • Music

    Arielle Doneson Photography

    Choosing the right music and musicians can mean everything when setting the right tone for your ceremony and celebration.

  • People


    From your wedding party to your family, friends, and interested onlookers: being a good host and staging a great event requires thoughtfulness.

  • Flowers

    Sarah Maren Photographers

    Learn more about wedding flowers, bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces and more.

  • Photography

    Succulents by Authentic Eye

    We wrote the book on this. Literally. Here’s what you need to know about capturing love on your Big Day.

  • Attire

    Dawn E Roscoe

    The attire combinations available are limited only by your style, taste…and budget. Here’s what you need to know to look your best.

  • Reception

    Arielle Doneson Photography

    Big reception, small reception. A wedding reception. Learn more here.

  • Ceremony

    The R2 Studio

    Ceremony planning. Can’t get married without it!

  • Invitations

    gay wedding invitations

    Your invitation ensemble choices say a lot about the tone you want to set for your wedding events.

  • Guest List

    Stephen Gosling Photography

    The guest list is a cornerstone of the planning process. Learn more about how to make it work for you…and for your guests.

  • Budget

    Photo by 123rf

    Don’t be surprised when the bill comes due. Thoughtful planning and a realistic budget can help you have the wedding of your dreams without sacrificing your vision.

  • Legal Considerations

    Legal Considerations

    Where can you marry legally? When should you marry? What does it mean for you? Big questions for your Big Day.

  • Getting Started


    Not sure where to start when planning your lesbian or gay wedding? Start here!