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Same Sex Wedding Planning

Same Sex Wedding Planning

If you are searching for an enchanting wedding venue to plan all the magic into your unique same sex wedding, look no further than Crystal Ballroom at Veranda. This is not a task to take lightly or a road to travel alone. Build your team of professional planners, designers and wedding vendors that understand customs, rituals and what makes a ceremony and celebration unique. When you host your wedding at Crystal Ballroom, you will work with a professional design team and build a custom event from imagination. Gain inspiration from all the right places. Get cozy with your partner and enjoy these tips for same sex wedding planning.

Same Sex Wedding Planning Begins with a Vision

Same sex wedding planning is similar to traditional weddings in all the obvious ways, but it should be unique in all the ways your relationship is unlike any other. Unlike a traditional wedding where the bride might win on most ideas, more equality and less give might exist in yours. This is because traditional weddings are thought of as the bride’s day. One of you might be willing to hand over most decisions to the other, but this day belongs to both of you.

Every wedding begins with a vision. You and your partner will likely have different ideas about your wedding day. It is important to share those ideas with each other and find compromise to make it an unforgettable day with equal magic for both of you. One partner might dream of crystals and elegance, while the other envisions rustic elements. Find common ground and combine your theme. Beyond the overall tone and theme of the event, you might have different ideas about the thematic elements and colors. Will you have the rainbow wedding or will you incorporate pride in a subtle way? Will you both wear a tux or walk the runway in elegant bridal gowns? Whether your wedding attire matches or contrasts, it should compliment each other. It is important to share ideas for colors and theme, and blend those ideas into one solid vision. Find inspiration for same sex wedding planning at Crystal Ballroom at Veranda, a fully designed wedding venue.

Same Sex Wedding Planning

Creating Your Budget

Your wedding planning adventure will begin with a budget. Knowing how much you have to spend is essential to spending. The wedding venue, catering, entertainment and every element of your magical day will all come down to the wedding budget. While the wedding budget might make many decisions about the wedding day, it should not control the dream or create sacrifice. Wedding budgets come in different shapes and sizes. Many couples are paying for their own weddings. Even when family chips in to share the cost, weddings can become expensive. The average cost of a wedding in the United States is just over $30,000. Many of us do not have pockets that deep. A smaller budget should not mean less, and when you host your wedding at an all-inclusive wedding venue it is doesn’t. Crystal Ballroom can show you how to make your budget work for you and plan a luxurious wedding in the process.

Same Sex Wedding Planning with the Wedding Party

Same sex wedding planning involves a wedding party, just as a traditional wedding. It is okay if your ceremony takes a different shape. Traditionally, the wedding party consists of the maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen, ushers, parents of the bride and parents of the groom. Children are not always included in weddings, but when they are, it is common to have flower girls, page boys and a ring bearer. Your wedding does not have to follow any predesigned blueprints. You can have bridesmaids or groomsmen on both sides. It is important to define your wedding party early. Select supportive friends and family that will help you through the journey of same sex wedding planning. There is only room for supporters in your group.

Same Sex Wedding Planning

Delegate Responsibilities

Most of us hang onto the control of planning all the details. It is okay to delegate certain responsibilities to your wedding planning party. Create your plan and make all the important decisions about your wedding day, but give some smaller tasks to your friends and family. Your wedding party is there to help you run errands and complete small tasks. That is part of the job they signed up for when they agreed to be in the wedding party. Many couples get caught up in wedding planning and forget why they have a wedding party. Never forget their involvement in the process and delegate some wedding planning responsibilities to others. This will alleviate a lot of the stress involved with smaller tasks and give you room to focus on the much larger matters at hand.

The Venue for Same Sex Wedding Planning

There are probably a hundred wedding venues close to fantasy, but only one will be able to deliver the magic from your imagination. You have daydreamed about this day and probably have an idea about how every moment should be. You may have envisioned the stringed quartet, a luxurious ceremony space with crystal chandeliers and an abundance of flowers on every perfectly decorated table. While the daydream is solid, you need a wedding venue that can create it. The location is important. Wedding venues provide enchanting spaces, but make sure it is located where it matters. The location should be significant and meaningful to you and your partner. While most venues have limited services and designs or just the empty space, Crystal Ballroom at Veranda is an all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team and almost unlimited décor options to give your dream possibilities. Professional wedding designers can provide a level of service beyond a wedding venue to actually create the space and stage your wedding day. Crystal Ballroom provides additional staff services, such as banquet staff, bar services, food managers and day of event coordination services. Crystal Ballroom has specialists dedicated to same sex wedding planning to create the flawless event of your imagination.

Same Sex Wedding Planning

Wedding Team for Same Sex Wedding Planning

Your wedding team will be essential to same sex wedding planning and creating the dream you envision. Crystal Ballroom at Veranda can help you build your entire wedding team in one place. Discover the finest in the industry on the preferred vendor list and make connections that will save you time and money throughout the process. Finding vendors that can provide unique services and support for same sex wedding planning can be challenging. When you plan with Crystal Ballroom, you will have access to officiants, wedding cake designers, caterers, photographers, DJs, florists, hair and makeup artists and all the talent to create a wedding from fantasy. The collaboration between vendors and Crystal Ballroom makes same sex wedding planning effortless.

Same Sex Wedding Planning

Wedding Attire

Your wedding attire has no rules to cap your creativity. Your wedding attire is an opportunity to infuse your personality and theme into your wedding day. Selecting your attire is one of the most important steps to planning your wedding. Allocate enough time prior to the event to find the perfect attire for your special day. Think about whether you will be matching your partner or creating a unique look. Discuss your attire with your partner and make sure you have a shared vision during the same sex wedding planning process. Some couples choose to implement the rainbow into a bouquet or socks.


Your wedding invitations should be unique and carry the theme selected for your wedding day. Make sure you design and order your invitations about five to six months prior to your wedding. You should send out invitations about two months prior to your wedding day with a RSVP deadline of three weeks prior to the event. Include any pertinent information regarding dress code and whether children are welcome.

Same Sex Wedding Planning

Same Sex Wedding Planning Celebrations

Same sex wedding planning has a lot more to celebrate than just the event you are planning. This is a moment to celebrate your love, those that support your love and the legal rights that have liberated it. Once everything is planned, it is time to celebrate. You and your partner will attend many important functions, such as rehearsal dinner, mock table setting and the bachelorette or bachelor party. Have fun and enjoy the celebrations along the way. Crystal Ballroom at Veranda is here to help you plan.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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