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Should I Separate Out Same-Sex Weddings on My Website?

February 16, 2017 by 14stories
erica-hayleyI've seen some questions come up from mainstream (that is, non-LGBT) wedding bloggers and vendors about whether or not they should have a separate section on their blog, image gallery or services for LGBT weddings. This is a great question because now that there is nationwide marriage equality, a wedding truly is a wedding and same-sex couples should not get special treatment, only equal treatment. That said, I do believe that same-sex couples are actively looking to see images of other same-sex couples. They want to be inspired by people like them. They want to feel represented in your business... [read more]
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LGBT Inclusive Tips for a Wedding Show

January 3, 2017 by 14stories
deidre-kitty-kkIt's wedding show season (or as you may call it, "bridal show"). As you prepare to advertise at these shows, remember that attendees might not all be straight couples. There might be some same-sex couples who are perusing the booths looking to book their wedding DJ. It's important to win their trust! Here are some tips to ensure wedding show success: If you have a form that couples fill out at your booth, make sure it is inclusive of same-sex couples. Use terms like "name of couple" instead of "bride's name" and "groom's name". Use imagery of same-sex weddings in their promotional materials, even if it's just one photo... [read more]
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Basic Language Tips to Make Your Business LGBT-Inclusive

November 16, 2016 by 14stories
01-hurricane-sandy-weddingThe U.S. has had legal marriage equality in every state for about a year and a half. Have you been booking many same-sex weddings yet? If not, you might find that the problem is in the wording used in your marketing and in your contracts. When wedding professionals have not yet worked on a same-sex wedding, they might not realize that language and terminology is incredibly important. Simply put, same-sex couples want to feel included, not excluded. For example, if your website references "bride and groom", make a quick edit to instead say "couple." If your website contact form says "br... [read more]