Looking for tips on how to throw a gender-neutral wedding?
You’ll definitively want to check out our overview below.
We’ll touch on everything from the ceremony to the reception!
Plus, if you’re attending a gender-neutral wedding, we even have some tips on choosing great cards!
How To Throw A Gender-Neutral Wedding
In today’s world, a lot has changed about wedding ceremonies.
You should not be restricted by the guidelines of heteronormativity when throwing your wedding.
After all, it is your wedding and you can make it exactly the way you want it.
Here are some tips for throwing a gender-neutral wedding.
1. Gender-neutral Wedding Party Titles
Words like “bride and groom” or “Mr. and Mrs.” are all gender-centric, so they’re the first thing that has to go.
You might want to try something new.
There are several rules for correctly addressing and titling people and, for example, using a husband’s name first to address married couples before the wife’s name, or using Mrs. to address a married woman.
Most of these rules are archaic, and attempting to follow them can be time-consuming because you wouldn’t want to get it wrong.
However, you do not have to go through this stress when throwing a gender-neutral wedding.
You can decide to spice things up and put anything you want on the invitations!
2. Gender-neutral Bridal Party Names:
Names such as bride, groom, groomsmen or bridesmaids are also highly gender-specific, and you might want to try something different.
For someone who is androgynous, calling them “the bride” or “the groom” may not be appropriate.
What are you to do? I highly doubt you want to be called the “broom,” right?
Again, just go with your own names to refer to yourselves.
For the rest of your party, simply call them that, your wedding party.
Or, refer to them as “our best people.” After all, that’s what they are!
3. Gender-neutral Wedding Pronouncement:
The standard way wedding pronouncements are done either with the “husband and wife,” “Mr. and Mrs.,” “man and wife,” and so on.
For a gender-neutral wedding, you can decide to try something different.
Instead of, “I now pronounce you husband and wife,” you can try something more intriguing like, “I now pronounce you joined in marriage.”
4. Gender-neutral Wedding Vocabulary:
The vocabulary used in a wedding ceremony script also matters.
Traditionally, most scripts are usually filled with “Mr. and Mrs.” or “husband and wife.”
You do not need this if you want to throw a gender-neutral wedding.
Traditionally, after pronouncements have been made, you will both be referred to as Mr. and Mrs., this is not needed for a gender-neutral wedding.
Rather than saying welcome Mr. and Mrs., you can ask your DJ to say welcome the happy couple, and then the DJ should call out your first names.
5. Gender-neutral Wedding Cards
So here you have it. Follow these tips, and your gender-neutral wedding will be a blast.
Remember that it’s your day and you want everything to be perfect.
You will want all the love and support you can get and effective planning with the use of these tips will help you achieve your goal of a memorable gender-neutral wedding.
Remember, this is just an overview on planning a gender-neutral wedding to get you started.
We’ll be diving into each of these tips in more detail soon.