LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming jeweler spotlight: Emily Chelsea Jewelry
Meticulous design, social responsibility and equality are what drive Philadelphia-based jewelry design house Emily Chelsea Jewelry. This LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming jeweler serves clients stateside and internationally with expert craftsmanship and ethical practices.
How wedding vendors can best support LGBTQ+ clients
The wedding planning process can be stressful for LGBTQ+ clients—we have to deal with the continual process and potential trauma of coming out to our prospective wedding vendors on top of actually planning a wedding. To make it easier on LGBTQ+ clients, here are a few things all wedding vendors should be doing.
One of the biggest mistakes wedding photographers make
Wedding vendors—particularly wedding photographers—have a right to their art and promoting their work to attract future clients. But at what cost to their clients?
LGBTQ+ wedding photography: how to pose your couples
One of the most frequently asked questions when working with LGBTQ+ couples is how to pose them. But before you can learn how to pose LGBTQ+ couples, it’s important to understand why this has created a struggle in the minds of many. Through societal teachings and expectations, we’re given binary roles based on our sex assigned at birth. Men are conditioned to be dominant protectors, and women are to take care of the household and be gentle nurturers. Women are to dream about marrying Prince Charming, fantasize about their dream wedding and a white dress, and men stereotypically, are entirely disinterested in weddings.
How to create inclusive wedding contracts
All too often, wedding pros put a line for the bride’s name and a line for the groom’s name as the clients. But what if there are two brides and no groom? Two grooms and no bride? A person who identifies as a bride and another who doesn’t identify with either term? Two people who just want to get married but aren’t into those labels?
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