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The Essential Guide to Gay & Lesbian Weddingsby Tess Ayers
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The original wedding planner for gay and lesbian couples—as fun and inspiring as ever in an updated third edition!
Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “...why?”
This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Tess Ayers and Paul Brown explain how to get the planning out of the way so you can enjoy your special day! Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as:
• Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?)
• Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.)
• The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.)
• And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!)
If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings is for you!
The original wedding planner for gays and lesbians—now updated in light of recent legalizations of gay marriage—and as useful, witty and inspiring as ever
Fraught with logistical and social pitfalls, wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. Traditional wedding advice doesn’t address the particular issues facing same-sex spouses-to-be. With notable foresight, Tess Ayers and Paul Brown published the first edition of this book in 1994, when legal same-sex marriage was only a dream. Today, as same-sex marriage continues its state-by-state march to legality, this updated edition is more relevant and helpful than ever.
Bursting with real-life anecdotes and surprising history, this user-friendly guide covers how to share the news, structure a ceremony, and throw a great party—and tackles tough questions from “Why get married at all?” to “Which band should we book?” For any couple seeking an unforgettable wedding, this is the indispensable handbook.
About the Author
Tess Ayers, a former television producer, is married to Jane Anderson, her partner of 29 years.Paul Brown previously worked in the theater, where he coordinated many special events. He is a public school teacher in Southern California.
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