Book Review: The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings 0

Tips for Planning Your Special Day

 With most states still prohibiting traditional, legally-recognized marriages for same sex couples, you might think that a private, “unofficial” ceremony is the only option left. But you’d be wrong.

In The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings, K.C. David and the experts at GayWeddings.com take you through all of the many aspects of planning a full-blown event, complete with attendants, flowers and even registering for your wedding gifts.

This unique book provides a detailed comparison of the various legal forms of same-sex marriages such as civil unions and domestic partnerships while explaining the steps you need to take to protect your rights and assets as a formal couple.

You’ll also find tips for locating gay-friendly vendors, such as florists, caterers and clergy as well as newspapers that run same-sex announcements. Learn the best ways to notify friends and family of your wedding and use the vow-writing exercises to craft your own unique service.

“No matter what anyone says, we all do have the right to believe in the dream that we can have a life partner, a marriage and even kids if we with all of that said… let’s plan a wedding!”choose to have them,” says David. “So, with all of that said… let’s plan a wedding!”

And plan you will.

The book walks you through the process step-by-step from the engagement to the honeymoon. Learn about everything from legal planning issues to seating arrangements, including:

  • How to choose the perfect location from a wide selection of gay-friendly venues
  • How to create your own “wedding style” to make your ceremony truly yours
  • Sample menus that will please even the most finicky eaters
  • A budget worksheet to make sure you’ve got money left for the honeymoon
  • Tips for notifying friends and how to deal with hesitant guests

Guest lists, invitations, dress or tux? It’s all in this invaluable book. Complete with music ideas, traditional wedding customs and traditions as well as a handy wedding checklist and a nice collection of resources and recipes, The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings is a must for any same-sex couple wanting to make their wedding a day to remember.

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