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LGBTQ-Friendly wedding brands to shop from for your upcoming wedding!
When same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015, people of the LGBTQ community could finally breathe a sigh of relief and wedding vendors everywhere were overcome with joy for them. Finally, love of all shapes and forms could be widely celebrated.
If you are planning a wedding, you may have already identified the local vendors that you want to work with for your wedding, but we’ve rounded up 5 online brands that proudly support the LGBTQ community and would be honored to be a part of your special day! Check them out:
WEDDING RINGS: Hitched
Hitched was founded in 2018 to make wedding band shopping an experience that is enjoyable and accessible to everyone. Initially, the company identified a dire need for an all around better shopping experience for men, and are now on a mission to provide all couples with the convenience, education and affordability they find lacking at traditional jewelry stores. What makes Hitched unique is that they offer a free home try-on so you and your partner can try on rings in the comfort of your home. And if you’re in the Philadelphia, Chicago or Denver area you can pop into one of their showrooms to check out the entire wedding band collection.
Zazzle offers a wide variety of affordable wedding invitation suites created by independent designers. On Zazzle, you can choose from 800+ suites specifically designed for LGBTQ couples! From modern and neutral designs to bold and colorful, you’re sure to find an invitation suite that works for your unique wedding style.
GOWNS: Grace and Ivory
As a bridal brand that celebrates love and marriage in all forms, Grace + Ivory knows that the only thing better than one wedding dress is two wedding dresses. Their customizable and made-to-measure gowns offer so many ways to make your dress truly reflect your personality and tastes, whatever your body shape, ethnicity, or sexuality. Since launching in 2017, they've worked to reflect different realities of love in their photoshoots, on their site, and in their styles. With all of their dresses costing less than $2,500, Grace + Ivory truly is bridal done differently - and you won't want to miss out on this inclusive brand.
SuitShop just gets inclusivity. To start, they were one of the first to make owning a suit accessible and affordable for anyone, but they didn't stop there. They have expanded to 6 colorways, have a wide range of sizes to fit all body types, and now offer a line of women's suits and tuxedos -- made by women, for women. SuitShop has made a continual effort to support couples of all sizes, races, and sexualities throughout their six years in business. This is one inclusive brand that you definitely don't want to overlook while wedding planning.
REGISTRY: Blueprint Registry
Recently acquired by David’s Bridal, Blueprint Registry is a wedding registry platform that allows engaged couples to customize a wedding registry to their exact specifications. With Blueprint, couples can register for the best wedding gifts from a variety of retailers - including top national retailers and boutique and designer brands - all in one place. Through Blueprint, no two registries are the same.
For all other local vendors, check out equallywed.com to see which venues in your area support the LGBTQ community! You can source everything from venues to photographers, florists, and more! We can’t wait to see your beautiful day. Happy planning!