It’s all about the details! The details are what make your LGBTQ+ wedding stand out. Be inspired by the things you love to do together, your values as a couple, the movies you like to watch and the songs you sing. Let your favorite painting inspire your wedding color story. Your love story is unique and your details should be as well. Here are some of my favorite LGBTQ+ wedding details, and I hope they inspire you to think deeply on how to create your own!

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1 / Detailed Welcome Bags

Beautiful curated welcome bags for your out of town guests filled with local goodies is such an amazing treat. It shows your guests that you are really thinking about them and want them to enjoy your city and wedding weekend.

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2 / Colorful Attire

Show your personality! Who says a wedding has to always be black tie? I loved how the color and pattern of this tie matched the entire wedding color story. How fun is that?

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3 / A Fluffy Ring Bearer

Okay, so who doesn’t think this doggy is the most adorable thing ever! Include your four-legged family member on the wedding day—if your venue permits. Just make sure you have someone to take care of them in case they get really excited with all the guests.

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4 /  Fun Lounge Dinner Seating

Who says your guests have to sit at tables? I loved creating this reception seating that matched the personality of my couple. Guests were happy to socialize and eat with friends, without feeling so formal. And it looked stunning.

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5 / Fun Photo Cutout

This was a twist on having a photo booth, having a custom illustrated photo cutout was a hit with guests. After guests took photos they were encouraged to take one and place it in the guest book with a message to the couple.

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6 / We All Love Ice Cream

I love a good surprise. The caterer tray passed one of my bride’s favorite ice cream sandwiches during dessert. And it was a total surprise for her. These are the details that make your guests go, “Awwwwwww!”

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7 / Giving Back

Tying your personal values into your wedding day is the coolest thing! So instead of wedding favors, this couple decided to make a donation to two of their favorite nonprofit organizations. It also gave the guests the opportunity to learn about these two amazing organizations as well.

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8 / Stepping Down the Aisle Sexy + Cool

Add your style, every step of the way! How sexy are these shoes? And I have to admit, they look amazing styled for photos too. It’s all about the details.

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9 / Cats + Star Wars Cake Topper

Love cats and Star Wars? There’s a cake for that! This was the most creative cake topper ever. These are the details that will make your guests smile and post on Instagram for sure. #socute

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10 / Surprise Musical Ceremony Exit

Add some pizzazz to your ceremony exit. Don’t tell anyone (except your wedding planner!) and watch how your guests will react! This was one of the best exits to produce because I totally love surprises!

About the author

Chanda Daniels is the owner and creative director of A Monique Affair, a preferred Equally Wed vendor.

Photography credits: Patrick Quezada Fine Art Photographer (1); Studio XIII Photography (2-5), Vivan Chen Photography (photos 6-7), Lisa Stone Photography (8), Hagerty Photography (9), Megan Moura (10)