Same sex marriage celebration has been officially legislated under Australian law. So there is no need for further delaying the planning of your celebration!
You have been waiting a very long time for this to happen and in normal circumstances it can take between ten to twelve months to plan with a ceremony and reception hosted over a five hour period. By starting now and working with Sue you may be able to shorten that time frame.
The River Deck under the direction of Sue Baxby is non discriminatory venue with the ability to hold your complete celebration from the marriage ceremony to the wedding reception and all the additional requirements to conduct a successful and memorable day entertaining your families and guests.
The River Deck has the knowledge and experience to make your wedding fantastic and a stand out.
Options for Same Sex Marriage Celebrations
To speed up your celebrations you may wish to delete some of the below elements. Best you discuss this with Sue your wedding coordinator.
Much of the planning of a same sex ceremony and reception is similar to that of a heterosexual wedding, there are slight differences to consider for an amazing day of both your dreams.
♥ Choose an experienced LGBT friendly coordinator and venue such as River Deck, who can share their insider knowledge and experience with you. They can help you provide a list of LGBT friendly venues and services for guests from out-of-town. After all, Noosa is a magnificent location to celebrate a commitment of love, that is as welcoming as it is beautiful.
♥ Have clear instructions on ceremony and reception seating, and provide a service or celebration program so guests know what to expect.
♥ Plan a special date to discuss whether you want to walk down the aisle together, separately, and if you’d like anyone to accompany you, as this can be one of the most intimate and emotional aspects of your day.
♥ Keep the bridal party roles that fit your needs and friends, and eliminate those that aren’t relevant to you. Remember there are no longer hard and fast rules, and its often seen as refreshing when these typical gender roles are shaken up.
♥ Be inspired by the many available LGBT ceremonies and vow scripts on the internet. But always be sure to check with your civil celebrant or wedding co-ordinator for ideas and requirements.
♥ Don’t let other’s expectations dictate your choice of dress. Choose your outfits based on what you feel most comfortable in, or have always dreamed of wearing.
The Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony is a celebration of your love and commitment to be joined together as life partners. Best choose a friendly LGBT official who can conduct the wedding ceremony.
This will be one of the most meaningful moments in your life and your ceremony needs to be reflective of you and your partner’s ideas, aspirations and core values.
This type of ceremony is very similar to a traditional wedding ceremony in structure with some minor adjustments to language.
The Wedding Reception
♥ Entertaining wedding guests between ceremony and reception is a way of ensuring your guests are occupied and not waiting around whilst the wedding party and their families are having photos taken.
♥ Develop a wedding theme that is uniquely you. Dive deep asking yourselves questions to create a bank of key words, phrases, images and ideas that define you as a couple.
♥ Wedding packages covering menus and beverages do save money. Review the River Deck packages of the many options and costings so you can enjoy your wedding day without any surprises.
♥ Wedding cake ideas and options could incorporate traditional and non-traditional alternatives.
♥ Traditionally the wedding speeches and toasts take place after the celebratory meal and before the first dance. Whether you stick to this age old routine or change it and even disperse the speeches throughout the evening is entirely up to you.
♥ The River Deck have a listing of professionals who can be of assistance to make your wedding day a special, amazing and memorable occasion.
You have been waiting a very long time for this to happen and in normal circumstances it can take between ten to twelve months to plan with a wedding ceremony and reception hosted over a five hour period. By starting now and working with Sue you may be able to shorten that time frame.
Same sex marriage celebration has been official legislated under Australian law. So there is no need for further delaying the planning of your celebration!