Ready to make your wedding business more LGBTQ+ inclusive?
The Equally Wed Pro certification program is an online portal for education and business advancement offered to LGBTQ+ inclusive wedding and event industry professionals who want to learn how to be more inclusive and receive Equally Wed’s seal of recognition as a certified Equally Wed Pro ready to serve the LGBTQ+ community.
5 Ways to Instantly Make Your Wedding Company LGBTQ+ Friendly
Kirsten Palladino, editorial director and cofounder of Equally Wed and Equally Wed Pro, joined forces with Two Bright Lights to create an hour-long free webinar on how to make your wedding business more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy this free educational video as an overview of just some of the important steps to take to show your equality-mindedness in your company. Want more? Two Bright Lights put together an editor spotlight on Kirsten that you can read here.
Why we're different.
What sets Equally Wed Pro and our certification program apart from any other wedding vendor certification program?
Equally Wed Pro boasts the gold standard in educating wedding and event industry professionals in LGBTQ+ inclusive service. Our knowledge comes from almost 10 years of in-depth research and involvement in the field of LGBTQ+ weddings around the globe across all segments of society from education to race to religions to socioeconomic status to zip code. No other certification program offers the breadth of knowledge and insight that Equally Wed does.
When you dive into any pool of knowledge, sometimes you need a refresher. Which is why for as long as the program exists, you’ll have access to added and updated Equally Wed Pro information, updates, certification renewals and more.
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Our company prides itself on providing our partners with friendly, honest and respectful partner care. We’re here for you. Love is love and we love giving it out.
You’re never alone in the Equally Wed Pro certification program. We’re with you along the way to answer questions, encourage you in your business and give you further opportunities to put your education into action.
We’re not about shaming and blaming. We are all at different stages of our lives and our learning but we’re here for one common goal: to make the wedding industry more inclusive. And that starts with us. But you’re not here to get scolded on what you’re currently doing or not doing, just what you can do better in the future. And that’s why we’re here for you, to work together.
Certified Equally Wed Pro professionals will be eligible for discounts on equallywed.com, editorial consideration for features, partnership opportunities with our advertising partners, and promotional consideration on our social media platforms.
Marriage equality is now available to same-sex couples in 26 countries around the world, including the United States. Societal acceptance of LGBTQ+ people is slowly increasing in parts of the globe but in every community, LGBTQ+ people encounter hate and fear. When they’re planning their weddings and other special events, they deserve to do it in a safe environment where their biggest concerns are the ones shared by their straight friends, family and colleagues such as budget; decisions on venue, season and cake flavors; and planning for their future together as a married couple. You’re here because you’re an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. You might even be a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Now is the time to take what we’ve learned from the thousands of LGBTQ+ couples we’ve spoken to in the decade of publishing Equally Wed and apply it to your own business. Nurture your relationships and begin new ones with LGBTQ+ clients as well as straight allies. Watch your business bloom even brighter and bigger as you implement your Equally Wed Pro strategies and take what’s in your heart and put it into visible practice.
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
Equally Wed is such a game changer in the world of same-sex weddings. Equally Wed covers everything an engaged couple planning their wedding should consider from “I will” to “I do” with a modern approach tailored specifically to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. From traveling to safe countries on the honeymoon to dealing with homophobic relatives when making the guest list to breaking out of society’s so-called norms, Equally Wed leaves no stone unturned when it comes to successfully planning and executing that truly special day.
Kirsten Palladino is one of the world’s most notable experts on LGBTQ+ weddings. […] We wholly respect the way that she believes in visibility, acceptance, and equality as we do, but also how she is relentless in fighting for it. Ultimately Kirsten isn’t afraid to stand strong and use her voice, and now with Equally Wed, her voice and unique expertise is readily available to ensure that every LGBTQ+ person has the resources to plan the wedding of their dreams.
Due to the clarity and focus of Equally Wed’s vision I am now very serious about taking my business in a more strategic LGBTQIA+ direction, not solely focusing on “nontraditional” weddings that I’ve always been interested in. The platform is all about fun, heart-warming tales but it has a serious dedication to equality and education. Equally Wed does this by honoring the true stories of the couples who adorn its pages. In this way it shows, rather than tells, that each love story is totally unique and that’s because of the deep respect shown for all people. Equally Wed continues to inspire and inform me and understand how I can best tailor what I offer to those who self-identify as LGBTQIA+.
Carla Ten Eyck
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I thought I knew it all. Was I wrong! We have to grow and evolve with everything else, and having Equally Wed and Kirsten’s book available to learn new things about my own community has helped my approach to using more inclusive language. I highly recommend opening yourself up to learning more about this!
Equally Wed has been such an incredible resource for my business and my life. It is important to me that my work always be inclusive and supportive, and Equally Wed has helped me maintain that level of care and awareness for my LGBTQ clients. It matters to me that clients know when they come to me they will be respected and treated fairly and being included as an Equally Wed vendor comes with a seal of approval that is unlike anything else out there. Being an Equally Wed vendor has brought me numerous, wonderful clients and has given me an incredible, targeted amount of exposure to the LGBTQ community. It is unique and absolutely the best resource out there for anyone who wants to work supportively with the LGBTQ community and become a better human being at the same time.
Pre-register Now for Equally Wed Pro Certification
HOW IT WORKS
For a limited time we are offering early registration for the soon-to-launch Equally Wed Pro certification program.
Register now below and receive a discount on our certification program right when it launches.
Once the certification program launches, you’ll sign up with your unique discount code and from there, you’ll enter our online school portal where you’ll receive access to our curriculum, a combination of educational articles and videos, all produced and designed by Equally Wed Founders Kirsten and Maria Palladino, world-renowned LGBTQ+ wedding experts. After you’ve completed your lessons and studied all the training material, you’ll be eligible to take the exam. Upon passing the test, you’ll be awarded the exclusive Equally Wed Pro certification as a certified Equally Wed Pro equality-minded pro.
Equally Wed Pro now offers one-on-one consultation services to help your business showcase its LGBTQ+ inclusiveness and awareness. We use our 10+ years of integrated experience to translate the world of LGBTQ+ weddings and events for wedding and event professionals.
For a reasonable fee, our team offers:
* two 60-minute phone consultations (one before your assessment and one after)
* a comprehensive review of your website pages with detailed recommendations
* a thorough review of your brand’s social media accounts with detailed recommendations from bios to captions to hashtags
* a 10% discount on our LGBTQ+ inclusisive certification program
* a downloadable guide on making your company more LGBTQ+ inclusive
* discounts on advertising on equallywed.com
Want more? Enroll in Equally Wed Pro’s intensive training in LGBTQ+ inclusivity, an online certification program from the founders of Equally Wed. Sign up to be notified when registration opens spring 2019.
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