3 Ways to Celebrate Pride with your Partner

It’s June once more, our favourite month at Canada Gay Weddings! Happy LGBTQ+ Pride to all our diverse and beautiful lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer and nonbinary readers, and happy weddings season to all the couples currently planning their wedding.

If you’re planning your wedding, take this month to lets some of the stresses of the nuptials go and focus on the wonder and excitement of you and your partners’ love.

Take Lots of Photos as your local Pride Parade

First and foremost, this month is about celebration, so take to the streets with your soon to be spouse and take looooots of pictures at your local Pride parade. You can use these at your wedding in the guestbook, as decor, or on your wedding website (if you have one). It will showcase all the happiness and pride that comes with your love story.

Fall in Love with Queer Romance

There’s nothing like embracing your romantic side before your own wedding. If you love a good rom-com movie night or a good Bridgerton binge on Netflix, then settle in for some swoon-worthy queer romance films and series.

  • Heartstoppers
  • Love, Simon
  • The Half of It
  • Call Me By Your Name (featuring Timothée Chalemet)

If you’re a reader, here are some queer romance recommendations:

  • The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
  • Red, White and Royal Blue, by Casey McQuinston
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Find LGBTQ+ Friendly Vendors

Same sex couples shouldn’t have to worry any more than hetero couples about where to get married, which DJ or photographer to hire, or which guests to invite. But the truth is, not all wedding vendors are as accepting as they should be. You can find lists of LGBTQ+ friendly vendors in your area online, or you could ask potential vendors if they’ve catered to same sex weddings before. Being a queer couple shouldn’t be something to dance around or avoid when it comes to wedding planning. If a vendor isn’t excited to showcase your wedding, then move on to a place that would be PROUD to feature your union on their website and among their portfolio. Even if it feels small, more and more vendors support the LGBTQ+ community, and soon the entire wedding industry will be more inclusive.

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