Register Now For GLBT Wedding Planning Seminar on May 4 in Washington, DC

Two Grooms by Mark DraytonEvery so often an opportunity comes along that you just don't want to miss. For many lesbian brides and gay grooms (like those in California), that includes getting married while it's legally recognized in your home state/district or neighboring jurisdiction.

To help same sex couples navigate the challenging course of planning a wedding in the Washington, D.C Metro area — whether it be a simple civil ceremony or a Big Fat Gay Wedding, Main Event Caterers and Capital Pride are co-sponsoring an evening of libation and eduation on May 4, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Center.

Simply put: it's an opportunity that gay and lesbian couples who are engaged or currently immersed in their wedding planning won't want to miss.

Register now!

For those of you who act quickly enough to book a spot (registration is limited to 40 couples), you'll enjoy an hour of conversation with the panel experts (see below), while you sip champagne and sample passed hors d'oeuvres, courtesy of Chef Thevoz of Main Event Caterers.

Then, yours truly will moderate a panel which consists of experts who will download their best advice to help you understand the importance of a sound foundation as you begin your planning; know what the salient questions are to ask of a caterer or reception venue as you consider your reception or home-based celebration; navigate the legal landscape if you seek a license in DC and are a resident or live in another state; and, design your ceremony.

For those bases not covered in the presenation, our panel of experts will be ready to answer any question you bring to the party.

So, whether you are just beginning or about to begin your planning or whether you are in the homestretch and in need some extra advice, this evening of libation and education will be right up your alley. It's Everything You Need To Know About Planning Your Gay or Lesbian Wedding (But Didn't Know Whom To Ask).

Please join us! Or, for more information, please contact Cheryl Bennett at 703-820-2028.


Registration is required. A fee of $20 per couple (or $10/individual) is requested and will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign to suppor its invaluable efforts toward LGBT equality.

Photo credit: Mark Drayton