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Gay & Lesbian Weddings – We have all the top tips and ideas for planning your gay or lesbian wedding.

Wedding Planning Tips Every Same-Sex Couple Should Know:gay &r lesbian wedding in Italy

Wedding planning is stressful enough. It gets even more confusing when most of the advice out there revolves around a bride and groom—and you’re both one of the above.

To help you out, we pulled together reality-tested, sanity-saving advice for navigating the same-sex wedding planning waters.

1. Don’t worry about what you “should” do

Instead of worrying about how to make your ceremony line up with (straight) tradition, view it as a chance to throw an event exactly your way, without any of the old-school “must-haves” that don’t mean anything to you personally.

2. Be creative with your wedding party

Who says a woman has to have maids of honor and only guys get to nominate best men? Choose the attendants you want up at the altar with you—whatever sex they are—and name them accordingly. You could have bridesmen, groomsmaids, a man of honor or a best woman, for instance, or give the whole gang a fun name like the “I Do Crew” or “Bridal Brigade.” Or skip the attendants altogether and keep all eyes on you and your partner.

3. Start thinking about your outfit early

If you’re two men planning to wear tuxes or suits, finding what you want is pretty simple. Not so much if you’re a bride who doesn’t want to wear a gown.  If you have the budget, it’s worth looking into having an outfit tailored or custom-made for you, which can take months; otherwise, starting months ahead of time gives you time to find decent deals and styles you’ll be proud to wear down the aisle.

And here’s a smart tip if you and your wife-to-be are both sporting dresses that you’re not showing to each other in advance: Share photos of what you’re going to wear with your wedding planner or a friend. They can steer your partner in the right direction so you and your future bride aren’t clashing in formality, style or color.

 4. Social media could help 

Can’t visualize what your invitations, vows or any other part of your wedding should look like? That’s what Pinterest is for.

5. Put your own stamp on the ceremony

Many traditional wedding ceremonies feature a groom waiting at the altar for his bride to walk toward him down the aisle. So what happens if you’ve got two grooms or two brides? It totally depends on what you and your partner feel comfortable with. Some ideas:

  • Walk down the aisle one right after the other
  • Walk each other down the aisle, perhaps arm in arm or holding hands.
  • Walk in unison down separate aisles leading to the altar.
  • Flip a coin before the ceremony to decide who proceeds down the aisle first.

lesbian-weddings-in Italy6. You can still have your own pre-parties

There’s no reason you have to forego a bash with your best buds just because you’re both bachelors or bachelorettes. So go ahead and plan your own celebration, whether it’s a weekend in Tuscany or a trip to a Umbrian vineyard, and even your own showers if you have different ideas about who should be invited and where they should take place.

7. Be wary of unfriendly vendors

I don’t think a lot of planners and couples realize how many people don’t support marriage equality.  When contacting a vendor for a first time, make it clear from the outset that your partner is of the same sex. That way, any companies that have a problem with it can say so right away and you don’t need to waste any more energy on them.

same sex wedding8. A planner may be worth the cash

Though a wedding planner isn’t in everyone’s budget, a coordinator can help you save time by steering you toward venues and officiants that he knows to be inclusive of same-sex weddings, and can vet vendors for you so you don’t have to do the potentially disappointing dirty work.

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Wedding planner for your wedding in central Italy

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A wedding planner will significantly reduce your stress when it comes to planning for your wedding.

A lot of stress is common while preparing for the wedding and have a tendency to worry about the arrangements, the implementation of your wedding plan and much more. A good wedding planner will certainly help remove stress factor from your wedding plans. Wedding Planner will ease your load while you plan your wedding and ensure that this will be a memorable day in your life.


Weddings in Umbria planner provides many services to help you have a great marriage. We have years of experience in wedding planning and we will help you find the best products for your wedding within your budget.

We will also help identify the best possible church or place for your wedding. At a weddings in Umbria, will know lot of venues where you can have your wedding at a reasonable price and weddings in Umbria also arrange the best possible attire for the bride and the groom or even for the whole family. Making floral arrangements, arranging for the photographer, videographer and decorations for the wedding is also done by our company. Almost all necessary arrangements needed for the wedding and your reception will be done by our company, and thus, you can relax and prepare for the wedding.IMG_7692

While choosing a wedding planner makes sure that you do the necessary background and ensure that the person whose services you are going to use is a licensed wedding planner. A little research on the wedding available in your town will be useful to select the right person for the job. As wedding involves huge amount of money it is very important for you to find the right wedding or risk losing your money and ruin your dream wedding. Choosing wedding in Umbria as your next wedding planner will have a great personality and one will we work with you as a team with you.

Even if you hire weddings in Umbria as your next wedding planner, we give you the final decision about what is needed and what can be left and before any plan we will have a healthy discussion with you.

Keep in mind that even the best-planned marriage can have some unexpected technical problems and in such situations, the wedding planner like weddings in Umbria will be a great help to your wedding and make it remarkable day for,

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Some Reasons why you should Hire a Wedding Planner

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You’ve been dreaming about your wedding ever since you can remember, and now that you’re engaged, you’re excited to start the planning process.

But planning a wedding isn’t all fun and games – there’s a lot to do to prepare for your big day!

A wedding planner is a professional consultant who will help you with most (or maybe even all) of the tasks involved in planning your wedding.

From vendors, accessories, etiquette and even the smallest of details, this expert has the skills and contacts necessary to make your day come together seamlessly.

Not to mention that hiring a wedding planner will help you enjoy the planning process more by taking stress out of the equation!

Is a wedding planner right for you? If you fit into one of these categories of brides, then the answer might be yes.

At Weddings in Umbria, we are proud to offer an expert wedding planning service and co-ordinator to make your wedding day run smoothly and to help with the difficulties in organising a wedding abroad, at long distance, not least of all, in another language…

Our team with extensive experience in catering, hostessing and organising events, who have organised numerous weddings for foreigners in Umbria and Tuscany.

Caring bi-lingual staff provide an excellent service with attention to detail, ensuring that your wedding will be first class and a very special day that you and your family and guests will always remember.

Expert wedding planner service offer:

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Civil Weddings at Comune (Town Hall)

  • Guidance and advice with documents for civil wedding in town hall Includes booking of Comune and 1 visit to Comune with wedding couple
  • Arranging for interpreter service for declaration of no impediment to marriage (Nulla Osta) at Comune
  • Arranging for interpreter service for civil wedding ceremony at Comune
  • Collection of international wedding certificate after the wedding and posting to wedding couple

Religious Weddings 

  • Liaison with priest, vicar, pastor or service leader
  • Help with arrangement and personalising order of service
  • Guidance with documents for legal religious wedding ceremony and liaison with Comune
  • Arranging the service with the interpreter for the religious ceremony

Caterers and Wedding Cake

  • Liaison with caterers, for table linen, crockery, glassware, cutlery and supplying translated menu choices -Advice for menu choices, wedding cake and table settings
  • Liaison with specialist wedding cake supplier
  • Wedding reception choreography with a choice of locations within the grounds for aperitivo, banquet, wedding cake, musicians…


  • Liason with chosen photographer and video and DVD editing service.
  • Liason after the wedding day to co-ordinate posting of proofs of wedding photos to wedding couple, liasing with photographer over final choice and co-ordinating posting of final photos, CD and/or DVD.

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  • Liaison with florist for bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, table decorations, church decorations, internal and external floral decorations.


Music for wedding Musicians

  • Liason with musicians (Demo posted on request), for:

– Church ceremony – soloist, keyboard, choir, harp, string quartet

– Aperitivo – choir, harp, piano, string quartet

– Wedding banquet – piano, jazz band or trio, Italian traditional or 60’s music

– After dinner dancing – jazz band or trio, Italian traditional music, modern

And many other ideas….


  • Liaison with hairdresser for bride including trial.
  • Liaison with hairdresser regarding arrangements for bridesmaids, mothers or other guests on the wedding day


  • Liaison with beautician for make-up and beauty treatments for bride including trial


  • Favours (Bomboniere) Liaison with suppliers of hand-made favours
  • Organising collection of favours on wedding day and transport


  • Liason with professional magician who will produce a stage show and also pass amongst the tables during dinner, demonstrating his skills and involving guests


  • Liase and organise a fireworks show or sky lanterns

Vintage Cars

  • Arranging special wedding cars – modern or classic

Airport transfer arrangements

  • Arranging taxi transfer from airports – minibus or private car

General transfer arrangements

  • Arranging transfer for guests to and from Comune if required
  • Arranging for people-carrier or minibus to shuttle extra guests between the various agriturismi and La Preghiera on the wedding day if required

Additional accommodation

  • Wedding Planners will liase for additional accommodation for guests, suppliers, interpreting, guidance with documents, assisting on the wedding day…

Special requirements

  • will be considered and best endeavours to fulfil them will be taken

Visits to Town Hall, pastor, priest and suppliers.

Arrangements in the absence of the bride and groom.

When a preliminary visit to the venue by the bride and groom is not possible, we will undertake to make all these arrangements following their wishes.

General Advice

  • Regarding places to visit, shopping, dining out, and anything we can do to help the wedding party to make their stay truly memorable and special

Wedding planning charged according to number and type of services required, prices on application.

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Wedding menu and catering Ideas

With prosecco and soft drinks
accompanied by hand carved prosciutto
warm tigelle or piadine – bread
and crostoni – toasts
followed by…

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Atipasto Gran Buffet
attended by serving staff, to include

Cheese table
Assorted cheeses, about 10 different varieties
with speciality sauces chutneys and confitures
and accompanied by speciality wine tastings

Umbrian corner
A selection of crostini
paté of chicken
tomato and herbs
truffle, olives & mushrooms and others
Speciality mini bruschette of Colonnata sliced lard
Tuscan beans and porcini mushrooms
And other typical Umbrian dishes

Traditional corner
Table of traditional cold meats
Tuscan salami
Milanese salami
Ffennel salami
Matured sausages from Norcia

Salad island
Table of assorted fresh salads
Rrice salad
Barley and red pepper salad
Ccaprese cheese salad
Mini mozzarella and cherry tomato
Seafood salad
Champignon and rocket
Fennel and grapefruit
Mixed vegetable
Chicken breast with truffle and cherry sauce
Sliced beef with parmesan shavings
Tuna salad and others

Warm bites to include olives stuffed with sausage, fried vegetables in batter, deep fried mushrooms

After this copious standing antipasto, the first courses and the second courses will be served to the guests seated at their tables……

For the first courses – Choice of two or three
Which will be served from platters as a bis or tris

Lasagnette of vegetables
Agnolotti with black truffle
Tagliatelle with rich meat sauce
Gnochetti with porcini mushrooms
Rravioli with sage and butter
Risotto with creamy porcini mushrooms
Followed by……

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Main Course – Choice of two
which will be served together from platters

Tagliatta of beef with funghi porcini sauce
Tagliatta of beef with Sangrantino wine sauce
Tagliatta of beef with rocket and parmigiano cheese
Rabbit in porchetta – bonned, rolled, with aromatic herbs
Fillet of pork with aromatic herbs
Roast guinea fowl
Accompanied by rosemary roast potatoes, vegetables
vegetables mousses

Buffet of desserts

sliced and decorated
Panna Cotta with fruits of the forest
Assorted buffet
Sorbet machine & Chocolate fountain
Wedding cake


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Prosecco with welcome aperitif and speeches
Chardonnay white
Chianti Sangiovese red
Moscato with dessert
Water still and sparkling
Coffee and liqueur