5 Trends for a Fabulous Same-Sex Wedding
With September just around the corner and Malta Pride 2019 a few weeks away, we just had to celebrate the glamorous and wonderful same-sex wedding trends that have only been increasing in number and magnetism since legislation (finally) changed!
Whether you think of yourself as a more traditional and understated couple or an enthusiastically vivacious couple, there’s something in this blog for you, wherever your personality falls on the spectrum. The most important aspect of your glorious wedding day is that it represents you as individuals coming together thanks to the forces of pure love and sheer joy.
It has been a long and hard journey to get here, but now that we have made it, there’s no pressure to assimilate into the mainstream market, embrace avant-garde decor and daring attire that push boundaries while maintaining elegant and timeless sophistication, or go for a totally minimalist vibe instead. There are no limits – this is all about you as a couple taking a cherished step forward together; nobody can dictate how you choose to do it.
Unify your… outfits?
Last year’s trend was to celebrate two completely different individuals coming together and this was clearly expressed through their selected outfits for the day. This year, the current trend seems to be for the couple to wear matching outfits to communicate a powerful message of unity. Couples have chosen to be bold with their choices of fabric, colour and accessories, creating outfits that convey their relationship style and identity as a couple. Think champagne-coloured lace, blue velvet and white tuxedos – beautiful components that make for stunning and fashion-forward wedding photographs you can look back on decades from now.
Say Buh-bye to the Bridal Party
Lots of same-sex couples are forgoing the notion of having anything remotely similar to bridesmaids and groomsmen, keeping the ceremony simple and allowing everyone to focus totally on the couple.
Of course, if you and your partner have some supportive and really close people in your life, who you would love to take part in this momentous occasion, then forget what the trends are telling you.
The incredible liberty you have as a same-sex couple is the freedom to abandon traditions that don’t suit your vision of your special day – there are not the same expectations for you to conform that there are on different-sex couples, so don’t worry about people being upset if you decide you don’t need a Best Man/Woman.
Walk Each Other Down the Aisle
This is another example of how same-sex wedding ceremonies are free from the shackles of tradition. You don’t need to be “given away” to your future spouse at the altar. Rather, you might prefer to walk down the aisle to your partner solo, or not at all.
You and your partner are entering the marriage as a unified couple and walking each other down the aisle symbolises that in a clear show of strength and equality within your relationship. This trend is also being picked up by some unconventional different-sex couples who interpret this aspect of the ceremony as being antiquated.
We have all been to a wedding where the bride disappears in a cloud of white tulle and lace, only to reemerge in a brilliant (yet more dance-appropriate) outfit that still turns heads. Same-sex couples have been seen to adopt this trend and make it their own in adorable and memorable ways. The advantage of a mid-reception change of outfit, aside from being an excuse to show off your fantastic taste as you transition from ceremony to party, is a comfort. You are probably going to spend the rest of your time schmoozing your guests, posing for pictures and dancing the night away – comfort is key.
An important thing to consider is, when choosing your more casual outfit, you still look like the star of the show – because you are. You could coordinate with your partner and wear similar outfits in different colours or wear bold accessories that add to the reception’s fun, celebratory atmosphere.
Tradition dictates that the person proposing should provide the bling, be it a gorgeous watch or ring. However, things are changing, and this gesture seems to be sincere only when the marriage has not really been discussed and is a complete surprise to the person being proposed to, which is hardly ever the case with most contemporary couples today. The trend we are observing is for the couple to each purchase some engagement bling for their partner. Nowadays, any couple might appreciate this growing trend, but, momentarily, it’s gaining ground with same-sex couples the most. And why shouldn’t both partners enjoy flaunting their bling to friends and family throughout their engagement?
This trend seems to be one that will spread like wildfire and persist in the long run, and we don’t see any brides or grooms complaining about it!
If you and your loving partner are excited about tying the knot but are feeling a little overwhelmed with keeping up-to-date with current trends, choosing the best vendors to hire, and what exactly needs to be done, just contact the Sarah Young team. We are experts in the industry and our main objective is to provide you with the best possible dream wedding experience that truly represents you as a couple.