Marriage or Civil Partnership – Which is Right for You?

On the 29th of March, 2014, the landscape of marriages in the UK changed forever. The legalisation of same-sex unions saw the number of civil partnerships drop tremendously; 2014 saw a 70% decrease in overall civil partnerships formed when compared with just a year prior. There’s good reason for this, as the two are not…

Who Gives Away Whom? A Guide to Gay Wedding Etiquette

A same-sex wedding is going to come with some situations unique to the format. You’ll find yourself facing questions like: who gives away the bride when there is no bride? Does one of you stand and wait for the other at the altar, or do you both procene down it at similar times? How and…

10 Quirky Ideas to Make Your Queer Wedding Stand Out

No matter how many times we watch well-meaning men utterly misjudge what their fiancé’s want on Don’t tell the Bride, by the end of the programme the women always seem to be over the moon, regardless of what their now-husbands have put them through. This could be down to them just being happy they’re married…

Majesty, Music, and Make-up: The Sheffield Pride 2017 Experience

Even several hundred metres away from Endcliffe Park, this year’s location for Sheffield’s annual Pride Festival, the electricity in the air is palpable. Music can be heard blasting through the streets, rainbows flags are draped over shoulders and, for once this summer, the sun is shining. Or, at least, it’s not currently raining. People are…

The differences between marriage and civil partnership

As soon as same sex marriage became legal in the UK, the number of civil partnerships dropped drastically. In 2014, there was a 70% drop in the number of civil partnerships formed, compared to 2013. Marriage became the new big thing. It’s not just a different word for the same effect though – marriages and…

How to deal with family members not wanting to attend

What to do when you gain unexpected declines to your invitations.  You have picked the venue and you have already sent out your invitations for your big day. However, you start to notice that members of your family who are available are choosing not to come. This could be just an unfortunate coincidence that cannot…

Should you invite unsupportive family members?

That age old dilemma of who to invite to your wedding with an added twist.  It is crunch time and you and your Fiancé have finally got the venue and a date for your big day. So, now for one of the hardest bits of wedding planning- who to invite. For many heterosexual couples this…