Synopses & Reviews
"Get out your gay/lesbian rice and celebrate! Taking you from the wedding announcement to the thank you notes, this is the ultimate guide to same-sex ceremonies."
-Michael Musto, Village Voice
Your wedding team is here! Let GayWeddings.com help you and your partner plan a ceremony that suits your taste and budget without losing your mind in the process. The absolute authority for same-sex unions on the web, K.C. David and his devoted staff of experts are at your side from the proposal to the honeymoon.
- Marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership: protecting your rights and assets together
- Finding gay-friendly venues, caterers, and yes, even clergy
- Tips for notifying friends and family, and which newspapers run same-sex announcements
- Ideas from folks who have already tied the knot
PLUS: A wedding timeline checklist, vow writing exercise, sample menus, budget worksheet and more.
"Planning a same-sex wedding isn't all that different than planning a straight wedding. While some couples may choose a stereotypical biker bash or drag fest, David's emphasis is on traditional ceremonies and receptions, where same-sex cake toppers and greater emphasis on coordinated wedding attire may be the only hints that the marriage might not be recognized in all 50 states. The guide provides the usual checklists and common-sense wedding advice ('never hire a caterer-no matter what-without tasting the food first'). But its most unique-and therefore most useful-aspects deal with the challenges specific to same sex couples, such as hiring an attorney to navigate state laws that deal with partnerships; announcing the engagement to family and friends; finding gay-friendly vendors; and dealing with hesitant guests. David relies heavily on his own experience running a romantic inn in Bucks County, Penn., and marrying his partner, Doc, both for advice and for anecdotes. David has never met a romantic conceit that he didn't like, so readers should be prepared to revel in starry-eyed schmaltz and the kind of flamboyant wisdom that has made entities such as 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' so successful (e.g., in a chapter titled, 'Creating Your Wedding Style,' David writes, 'It's important that you keep in mind that you will be basically creating a set design, almost like those in Broadway productions'). The book also includes sample menus (and the recipes to go with them) and listings for gay-friendly vendors and partnership advocacy organizations. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
An essential step-by-step guide for any couple planning their own same-sex ceremony.
About the Author
K.C. David founded GayWeddings.com in 1998, prior to which he spent ten years as a wedding consultant for both gay and straight couples at the inn he owned in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is proud to be the first openly gay member of the American Bridal Association. He lives with his partner in Bucks County.