Queer Athletes Stand out at The Olympics, How to Make Your Wedding Stand Out

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Queer Athletes Stand out at The Olympics, How to Make Your Wedding Stand Out

While LGBTQ+ recognition doesn’t happen often, a record number of Rio Olympic athletes identify as LGB this year.   Never before have there been so many out athletes. According to thinkprogress.org, “In 2008, 12 LGBT athletes participated in Beijing. In London in 2012, that number rose to 22. Now, in Rio, there are 43.

And that number is expected to grow even higher in the future.” Before these numbers were growing, many athletes were staying closeted in fear of loosing sponsorships. Now, companies are embracing these beloved athletes for their strength and endurance outside of their athletics and in the hardships they face on a daily basis. And while these athletes are taking their stand on the pedestals, its time for you to make yourself standout at your wedding with these unique and fun wedding ideas:

  1. Have lots of people coming from out of town? Write them either a welcome note, or a thanks for coming message on a postcard from the town that your wedding is being held in.
  2. Looking for a little extra love in your invitations? Send them to Loveville, Maryland first. Here, they have developed special wedding postmarks that add a little extra love to each invitation.Call 301-475-5243 for details.
  3. Make sure to use a nice coat hanger when hanging your dress or suit. If everyone is going to take photos of it, you better make sure hat it looks nice.
  4. If you know mom, or dad, is a big crier why not place personalized handkerchiefs for them on their seats for when they start crying their signature “tears of joy and happiness” tears.
  5. Through your entire life have your parents always been supportive? Did they take a while to adjust? If so, take a few moments and write a letter to your mom and dad telling them how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you, and for all the acceptance they have granted you with. If they weren’t very supportive but another family member or friend was, this same idea still applies. For an extra touch, have it waiting for them at their seat during the ceremony.
  6. Read your vows to candlelight. When your guests arrive at the wedding have candles waiting in all their seats to be lit when you two go to say your vows. When it comes time for the vows, have a close family friend, who you trust to go around and light the candle at the end of the row and let them “pass the flame.”
  7. Pick a special ceremony start time like 11:13, the date he asked you out, or 12:27, the date you had your first kiss or any other important times in your life such as when one of you proposed, ect.
  8. Have guests sign a tablecloth or guest book platter to be used at special dinners in the future in lieu of a guestbook.

If you are in total love with any of these ideas, give Rev. Pam a call at 1-773-307-2128. Your Wedding Day, Your way at Pine Manor Weddings. Its time for you to come out, stand out, and plan one of the most memorable days of your life.


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