I'm bisexual and a same-sex bride-to-be. How have other LGBT's found business providers treat them? I'm also nervous about viewing venues with dozens of straight couples, am I being silly?
Why should you be treated may differently to straight couples. Your getting married like the rest of us. Don't be nervous xx hope you find your perfect venue
Completely agree with Demi. Love is love....have you have a wonderful time planning x
If people at the venues treat you differently then that is not the venue for you. Stand proud and don't apologise for who you are.
If they treat you in a bad way then that isn't the place for you at all. I think you will be surprised how this is a non issue now.
No congratulations and you have a right to be soo happy . My son is gay and hopes to get married one day i will be there with a huge smile on my face . I think its fantastic x
Congratulations to you! No need to be nervous about finding your perfect venue, as you deserve to be happiness just like everyone - no matter what sexuality they are. That would be fantastic!
I've been to a few wedding fares and at everyone one of them there was at least one same-sex couples looking around and no-one made an issue of it.
Have fun planning x
We're not a same sex couple but I certainly wouldn't be bothered in the slightest to have a same sex couple look at the same venue at the same time everyone is entitled to get married no matter the sexual orientation, enjoy the experience and if someone dosnt treat you right take your well earned cash else where
I've worked in hospitality for years and no one bats an eyelid at same sex couples viewing a venue, in my experience.
Dawn Ballard-White, any advice?
Im in a same sex couple and we have just booked our wedding! Everyone has been very accommodating! And made everything around 2 brides good luck on your big day!
It's become so common now that I don't think any venues or suppliers will be surprised. I really hope they're not anyway :) I guess perhaps be prepared just in case because you never know what people are like and some people are particularly cruel individuals. Hope you have a lovely day though :)
It's 2018, is this a new thing?! No. Same sex marriage is such a common thing nowadays and I am sure you will be welcomed by venues, vendors etc just like every other couple regardless of gender, etc. Don't worry about it, the amount of positive attention that the LGBT community get this shouldn't be on your mind. They won't treat you any differently, don't go in expecting them too in a positive or negative way! - HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING.
Many congratulations to you both, you should not have to worry what anyone thinks....... this is about you and your bride to be, I don’t think we have visited any venues that would judge. Anyone with a view otherwise needs to come into reality......personally I would say they are ignorant. X
As a wedding venue planner I can honestly say that if you are treated differently then that is not the venue for you! I just love showing couples around our venue and helping them plan their perfect day regardless of your sexuality. You should enjoy your wedding planning as much as the day itself.
Warm wishes for a Special day !
Enjoy planning & go for places & people that make you feel comfy xxxx
Congratulations to you both.
We are MF couple of an older age. Have experienced this and been asked if I'm the bride/grooms mother.
Upset me at first but in the end laughed as they were the one's who looked stupid.
I agree with others, definitely wrong venue for you.
I'm sure you will find somewhere that is not judgemental.
Have a fantastic wedding 💖
Don’t be nervous, it’s legal these days and if vendors are unhappy about it, I’m sure they changed businesses when the laws changed! I am also marring a woman and we had absolutely no problems with anyone! Just relax and enjoy planning your wedding!
If they treat you badly tell them to stick it! These days there is not as much prejudice thankfully. Have a fantastic day ️
We are a same sex couple and can’t fault any of our suppliers or the venue.
We are a same sex couple and we are getting married in June and we have had no problem with any vendors and our venue have been brilliant, enjoy planning ur special day xx
I am also a bride of 2 brides and everyone has been brilliant with us! No problems at all. If you were to have any problem, i personally wouldn’t go to them. Best day of your life, don’t want that hanging over you
From a different angle to everyone else, when we were looking around venues we were the only couple looking. It was just us and the wedding coordinator. Just so you know. Might make you feel s bit more confident.
You.are who.you are. Don't be afraid of that.
View venues and let them know. If they don't like it then THEY have a problem not you.
I.imagine you are not the only same sex couple using their venue.
We are a same sex couple our venue was amazing they didn’t treat us any differently than a straight couple, and they said ours was one of the best weddings they had had there in ages, go to a gay wedding fare before booking anything, all exhibitors are gay friendly we had loads of venues and everything to choose from we loved it all , congratulations to you both on your upcoming wedding too xx
We are a same sex couple and we’ve had no problems at all so far, if anybody doesn’t agree that’s their own problem! Good luck with everything and congratulations 😊 xx
Hi my cousin married her girlfriend last year and everyon treated her the same, no difference it’s normal to see gay marriage it’s not any different
We've just booked our wedding and our venue have been amazing as have the registry office. I know how you feel though, everybody just assumes I have a groom and so many things are aimed at Mr and Mrs it's a little deflating. As long as your family and friends are there to support you I wouldn't worry to much on people your never going to see again. Enjoy your planning!!! X
We went to a wedding fayre at our venue yesterday- we're not same sex - there were two ladies there planning their wedding who were being wooed and engaged by the vendors & venue in exactly the same way as everyone else was. I didn't see any judgement from anyone. I'd reiterate what everyone else is saying; if you get a sniff of prejudice, it speaks volumes about the venue.......keep looking and go with what makes you happy & where you know you're getting that 5* treatment you're entitled to on your wedding day xx