When planning a gay wedding, you might be wondering how to show your pride on your special day. The good news is, there are many things you can do to represent the LGBTQ+ community in style, so check out these top 10 ideas.
- Hand out rainbow confetti
As guests arrive at your chosen venue, have someone give them a little packet of rainbow confetti to throw over you once the ceremony has been complete. This is a fun way to get the rainbow theme into your wedding and brighten those all-important wedding snaps.
- Cut into a rainbow cake
Gay Pride is all about the rainbow. So instead of opting for a traditional wedding cake, how about cutting into rainbow slices? Each layer could represent a colour of the Gay Pride flag and be covered in a delicious white icing so that the inside is a beautiful surprise.
- Add some bright colours to your bouquet
Why not walk down the aisle with a rainbow coloured bouquet? Don’t worry about trying to find every single colour associated with Pride. Simply arranging three or four Pride shades such as red, yellow and purple roses will work wonders.
- Wear a rainbow pin
If you want to include the rainbow in your wedding more subtly, then attaching a rainbow pin to your suit or dress is a clever and sophisticated way to go about this.
- Engrave your wedding rings
Another way to show your pride in a low-key yet poignant way is to have a special inscription on your weddings rings. Perhaps something like ‘Mr and Mr’ or ‘Mrs and Mrs’ would look nice engraved onto the inside of each wedding band.
- Leave the wedding venue in rainbow flag
Once you’ve said, ‘I do’, it could be nice to wrap a rainbow flag around both of you as you leave the venue. You might also want to do this for your first dance or some of your professional photographs.
- Choose a purple colour scheme
Purple is one of the main colours on the LGBT Pride flag and is closely associated with the LGBTQ+ community. Therefore, you could opt for a purple colour scheme. Ideas include purple flower displays, purple bridesmaid dresses and purple shoes/trainers with a suit which will certainly stand out.
- Create a Pride photo booth
Add a touch of colour to your big day by creating an exciting photo booth for your guests to enjoy. Provide a whole array of props such as big lips, rainbow sunglasses, moustaches and such and perhaps have photos taken against a rainbow flag backdrop.
- Use glitter on your invites
If you love everything to be extravagant and over the top, rainbow glitter is a great way to brighten up your invites and save-the-date cards.
- Create DIY wedding favours
Wedding favours are an important part of any wedding. One of the best things to do for a gay wedding is to place Pride coloured sweets into a retro jar and tie it with some bright ribbon. You could then print multiple labels with slogans such as ‘love is love.’
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