Do you have the belief that love has literally no bounds? If so, what about your own private life? Are you ready to get married to your other half, irrespective of whether it is a he or she? If so, you are one of the luckiest individuals in the world. It means that you are able to respect and tolerate a variety of people, not casting them aside due to different viewpoints and other small issues which shouldn’t even be considered issues in the first place.Coming back to same-sex marriages, arranging your own wedding ceremony is going to be much of a big deal. Just remember the same tips given out for conventional marriages and you should be quite set for what is ahead. Nevertheless, make sure you pay a little attention to the following points to avoid unnecessary trouble, whatever the cause may be:
Check Whether You Are Legally Allowed to Get Married
Unfortunately, there are only a few countries in the modern world who see same-sex marriage to be legal and really no different from opposite-sex marriages. Although the legal issues and how this can affect people’s beliefs are an entirely different matter, the point still stands that you will be considered to be legally married only if the law allows such dispensation.
Prepare for Discrimination and Face Off Against It
Discrimination when it comes to same-sex marriage is sadly rampant even in those countries where it has become fully legalized. Some people just don’t view this to be an acceptable way of life, thinking that it ruins the balance and makes it difficult to see how two partners can contribute to each other’s wedded life. Discrimination can rear its ugly head practically anywhere. It is up to you to stand against such viewpoints, no matter how problematic it may get. Just don’t get into major fights.
Your Matrimony Can Be Devoid of Gender Roles
This is really one big plus of same-sex marriages, as gender roles not being properly defined means that any of you two can act in the role of the bride and groom as in a traditional wedding. You can then go on to choose a variety of suitable outfits and customize the whole ceremony in a way that is totally different from the traditionally accepted standards. Just ask a few Byron Bay celebrants to see what can possibly be done.
Watch Out for the Guest List
As we have already discussed the fact that not everyone will approve of your life choices, making the guest list can prove to be trickier than usual. Most of the time, you can expect the guest list to be a little diminished as some people will just decline attending right away. Don’t be discouraged: there will still be ones to cheer for you during the ceremony!