What better way to end Pride Month than by sharing our Top Pride Wedding Trends You Won’t Want to Miss on your big day.
Declaring your love to one another in front of all of your friends and family is the ultimate proof that love always wins!
While some people may consider Pride weddings to be non-traditional, we beg to differ.
We have chosen to use the colours of the rainbow to represent the overarching LGBTQ+ community. However, you can replace the colours of the rainbow with the colour that best reflects your identity and style. After all it is your wedding day so celebrate your LGBTQ+ pride in a personal way.
- Rainbow Cake
When it comes to the wedding cake, show your pride by combining wedding tradition with the Pride rainbow.
A rainbow layered cake is a fun, subtle way to celebrate your LGBTQ+ pride. Ask your cake designer to create a matching multi-coloured exterior. Or embrace the element of surprise with a white fondant outer layer, while the inner layers represent the colours of the rainbow.
Make sure you discuss flavours beforehand because certain flavours might not mix well with the food colouring. For example, if you have your heart set on a chocolate cake, the lighter colours might not show up. However, a plain ol’ vanilla sponge isn’t your only option, consider a lemon cake for your summer wedding, or coconut or pecan for the wintertime.
2. Coordination ties/ pocket squares
Are you having a large wedding party? Why not coordinate everyone’s ties, pocket squares, dresses or shoes to form a rainbow when they’re up at the altar. Give the first groomsmen or bridesmaid something red, the second something orange and so on. When they all stand together in photos they will form the colours of the rainbow.
3. Rainbow/ Violet bouquet
The violet flower and colour have symbolized lesbianism and bisexuality among women since the 600s B.C. so why not consider adding a bouquet of violets to your big day. Or go all out and include a rainbow bouquet.
4. Combined bachelor/bachelorette Party
While straight couples usually don’t spend their bachelor and bachelorette party together, you can show some pride by sharing your bachelor/bachelorette party with your future spouse!
5. Wedding Party
It’s an old wedding tradition to have bridesmaids on the bride’s side and groomsmen on the groom’s side. However, it’s not always easy to balance the numbers between guys and girls. Why not have a mixed gender group of friends and family? Or, show pride by the make up your bridal party of the people who matter most in your life regardless of sex.
6. Rainbow veil
The wedding veil dates back to ancient times when people “wrapped brides from head to toe to represent the delivery of a modest and untouched maiden.”
How about showing pride by replacing your traditional white veil with a beautiful rainbow, like this one from Crown and Glory.
7. Bouquet Toss
Wedding tradition calls for the brides to toss her bouquet for all the unmarried ladies, but… what if there are two brides? TWO BOUQUET TOSSES.
Why can only single ladies catch the bouquet? Show your pride and encourage all of your unmarried guests to participate.
Looking for an alternative way to throw your bouquet? How about tying rainbow coloured ribbons on your bouquet and have guests hold the other end of one ribbon. The last ribbon uncut is who will receive the bouquet.
8. Wedding Favours
If you’ve been wondering whether wedding favours are still a common part of a wedding, the simple answer is yes. … However, couples are now more interested in giving their guests something meaningful that’ll remind them of the experience they had at the wedding, or else something edible they can enjoy right away. So why not tie the pride experience into your wedding favours.
- Gay Pride Wedding Personalised Candle
- Gay Pride Wedding Thank You Gift Tags
- Mini Champagne/ Drink Bottles
- Personalised Shot Glasses
- Personalised Love Always Wins Candles
- Customised Pride Gift Bags.
Looking for some inspiration for your LQBTQ+ favours check out Carrolls.ie
9. Send Off
Show LGBTQ+ at your wedding all the way to your send-off.
Ask your guests to wave the pride flag or throw rainbow-colored flower petals/sprinkles at you and your spouse as you both leave.
‘Take a bag and sprinkle them with love as they leave’
We hope this blog will help you figure out how you can show pride at your wedding with these Top Pride Wedding Trends you won’t want to miss.
If you are thinking of a destination wedding in Ireland please don’t hesitate to send us an email. We will be more than happy to help you plan and design your dream wedding.
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To see our Pinterest board with more ideas, click here
Crown and Glory veil, click here
Carroll’s gifts, click here