How To Throw Parties For Homosexual Marriages
So your friends are getting hitched and you need to know how to throw parties for homosexual marriages? Don’t stress, throwing a wedding party for a homosexual couple is just like throwing a wedding party for a heterosexual couple. Think about the individuals’ personalities, and use the below tips to learn everything you need to know about throwing parties for homosexual marriages.
- Pick a venue. Depending on the time of year, and your area’s climate, you could choose an inside or outside setting. If the couple is laid back and enjoys going to the beach, you could host an informal beach party. If the couple enjoys fine dining at a local Italian restaurant, call the owner to see if she would consider hosting and catering the event. Think about places where the couple enjoys spending time together.
- Plan a theme. Think about color schemes, decorations and themes that you’d like to incorporate into the party planning. Think about the couple’s interests, the place they met, their favorite sports team, et cetera. If the couple loves wine, you could plan a wine tasting wedding party at a vineyard. Make grape inspired invitations and use a purple and red color scheme. If they’re huge Red Sox fans, plan a Fenway party. Ask guests to wear hats and t-shirts and serve popcorn, peanuts and beer.
- Make a guest list. Make sure to include the couples’ friends, family, and co-workers. Think carefully about who should be invited. If great aunt Millie does not support the couple and doesn’t believe in homosexual marriage, don’t invite her! There’s nothing worse then having a unsupportive person at the celebration.
- Send invitations. Make, or buy, personalized invitations and make sure to specify what guests should wear and bring. If special outfits are necessary, make sure to specify that in your invitation. If the couple requested that donations to a charity be made in lieu of gifts, make sure to let the guests know.
- Plan the menu. Food and drink are a very important part of the party planning process. If you’re making food, make a detailed list of all the items you’ll need well in advance. Shop the week before the party, and keep a friend on call to pick up last minute items. If you’re having the wedding party catered, make sure that you include food that is appealing to the couple and their guests.
- Think outside of the cake box. If the couple likes cake, buy one. If they could pass, try a different dessert option. Pie, cupcakes, and individual desserts have becoming increasingly popular at weddings and wedding parties. Individually decorated and wrapped cookies can serve as favors and dessert at the same time.
Most of all, make sure that the couple feels special at their wedding party. Poorly planned wedding parties for homosexual couples can cause stress and anxiety for the couple. Make sure that the party is a collection of the couples best friends and biggest supporters. With a little luck and a lot of proper party planning, you’ll soon be an expert at throwing parties for homosexual marriages.