Want to plan an epic non-binary wedding?
Well, here’s how to do it!
We’ll discuss the challenges and solutions to help you create your gender-fluid dream day.
Let’s get started!
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How to Plan a Non-binary Wedding and Its Challenges
When someone mentions the word “wedding,” many people think of a bride and groom walking down the aisle.
Well, I think that’s a very subjective way of thinking, considering that the world isn’t just made up of straight cisgender people.
However, in this article, I will share with you some tips to plan a non-binary wedding and how to tackle its challenges.
Let me remind you of something you already know. If you don’t fit in the male-female binary, you may face some obstacles when planning your wedding.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not trying to scare you, and I certainly don’t think that it’s right.
It’s just the harsh, depressing reality of today’s world. We’re making great progress in changing it, but we still have a long fight ahead of us.
So, if you belong to the nonbinary, gender-queer, gender-fluid, agender community you need to think outside the box to be able to break from stereotypes and organize a marriage of your choice.
Non-specific Gender Terminology for Nonbinary Wedding
The first thing to do when planning a nonbinary wedding is to chose gender nonspecific words.
It’s a bit easy to use these words in most cases.
For instance, instead of using “Husband” or “wife,” you can use spouse. Also, you could use “spouse-to-be” or “betrothed” for fiance and fiancee.
Again, “bride” and “groom” are two terms people find challenging to swap.
However, you can discuss with whoever is planning your wedding and the officiants so that you can come up with terms to use throughout your non-binary wedding.
Furthermore, instead of using “You may kiss the bride,” you can simply use, “you may now kiss,” or “and now, seal your commitment with a kiss.”
Using the appropriate nonspecific gender terminology may be challenging.
But it makes your entire non-binary wedding beautiful and more personal to you.
Choose Wedding Attire
Choosing non-binary wedding attire is perhaps the easiest part of planning your day!
Repeat these words- “It’s my wedding, I’ll wear whatever I want!”
Whether that’s a dress, a soft butch suit, a tux with tails, or jeans and a t-shirt, you and your betrothed alone decide what attire is right for you.
Whichever way you decide to dress for your wedding, there’s always a perfect attire for you.
But you may face unique challenges if you want to locate particular formal wear.
Even though designers advertise that they have unisex or gender-neutral clothing, they often end up offering either masculine or feminine style attire.
However, if your designers can think outside the binary box, they will come up with the perfect middle ground for your non-binary wedding.
Finding the right vendors
One of the greatest challenges of planning a non-binary wedding is finding vendors who ally with the LGBTQ+ community.
While some states have laws prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ+ couples, others don’t,
Even in places where it’s against the law, do you really want someone who isn’t passionate about giving you the best day possible planning any aspect of your wedding?
From cake bakers to LGBTQ-friendly wedding photographers right down to the florist, choose people with a genuine interest in making your day special.
Unless, of course, you want to use your big day as a chance to take a stand. That’s fine, if you do!
If not, though, you’re better off asking friends and family to recommend vendors that are happy to contribute to a non-binary wedding.
When planning a non-binary wedding, always anticipate the challenges and pressure.
But know that the wedding belongs to you and your spouse. So, don’t try to please anybody other than yourselves.
Discuss with your partner how you want the wedding to be, the attire to wear, and every additional detail. With this, you will have an exceptional non-binary wedding ceremony you fantasize about.
Lastly, you don’t need to rush anything. Otherwise, you will end up making mistakes.
Carry out extensive research, vet your vendors, and give yourself enough time to plan your attire and every little detail.