An easy-to-use checklist to help you in planning your same-sex union or marriage
Planning for your perfect wedding or ceremony will often take a lot of time and effort. The experiences, services, and venues will often be similar regardless of how you identify. From the perfect destination to catering for your big day, many moving parts need to be organized and coordinated for the event to take place without any problems.
The Gayther marriage and union checklist has been designed to help you when planning for your big day. The tool features all of the main activities and services that will likely need to be arranged. It also features links to the Gayther directories, home to the listings of many gay-friendly and tailored businesses and services worldwide.
Download a pdf version of the worldwide same-sex unions and marriage checklist
You can either download the pdf version of the checklist or write down the headings to help with your planning. Remember to add or remove entries, customizing the list to your requirements.
The venue where your union or marriage will take place. You may choose to have one venue for the day and another for the evening part of the event. It is important to remember that you will need to arrange for someone to officiate the wedding. The officiant is the individual who is officially licensed by the area or region to perform the legal part of your ceremony
Typically, you will need a catering company to help provide either a buffet or a three-course meal for your guests in the evening part of the union or wedding. You will need to establish the total number of people attending. Any dietary requirements of your guests and ideas for the kinds of food you would like to serve on your big day. If you are serving a three-course meal and have people with special dietary requirements, make sure you create a seating plan that you can share with the caters ahead of the day
SAME-SEX MARRIAGES AND UNIONS WORLDWIDE
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No wedding is complete without a cake for you, your friends and your family to enjoy. You will need to inform the baker of the number of guests attending the union or wedding. Any colour schemes you plan to use and any cake flavours and frostings you may require. The size and number of tiers on the cake will depend on the number of guests attending the wedding
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Traditionally, before the big day, the groom(s) and/or bride(s) will go out with their friends and family to celebrate their pending union or marriage. For the stag or hen events, consider what type of event you want, the number of people that will be attending, and try to invite people ahead of the planned day