8 Ways to Infuse Pride in Your Wedding

8 Ways to Infuse Pride in Your Wedding

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Marriage is about love, not gender, and we’re here to celebrate all love! Whether you’re looking to add subtle or extravagant elements to represent the LGBTQ+ community in your wedding, this Pride month we have eight ways to infuse pride in your wedding that will make you fall in love all over again!

1. Fun Twist on Gendered Wedding Traditions

What better way to show your love than to make your own traditions! Wedding traditions and activities tend to be super gendered, so this is a nice nod to inclusivity. 

  • Wear an expressive dress instead of white 
  • Wear a colorful suit if that’s more your style
  • Address invites inclusively 
  • Have both partners walk down the aisle together 
  • Forgo the gendered wedding party 
  • Don’t force opposite sex-pairings
  • Have flowers for everyone in the wedding party
  • The bouquet and garter toss can be for anyone or opt-out of doing it at all
Brides walking down aisle
Photo courtesy of Captured by Martina, Featured in Whimsical & Modern Iridescence at The Lane

2. Rainbow Subtleties

The rainbow has historically represented the LGBTQ+ community. Here are some classic ways to include the rainbow subtly into your wedding:

  • Rainbows painted on the sides or bottoms of your shoes
  • Rainbow cufflinks
  • Rainbow boutonnieres and bouquets
  • Rainbow cake and desserts
  • Rainbow cocktails
  • Rainbow favors
  • Rainbow socks and bowties
  • Rainbow flower arch and ceiling installments 
  • Rainbow smoke bombs 

3. Love Light-Up Signs

There’s something so precious about a light-up sign that says, "Love!" It glows with romance. With the struggles that many LGBTQ+ people face, this is a sweet touch to show that love conquers all. Despite it all, you’re being your authentic self and marrying your person! Place light-up signs behind the sweetheart table or over the dessert bar to give them the attention they deserve.

Love Love Love Sign
Photo courtesy of Captured by Martina, Featured in Pride at the Pannikin Building

4. Color Palettes 

If you want to be more intentional with your color palette, choose from these stunning color combos:

  • Bright Rainbow: For a bold cheerful aesthetic.
  • Pastel Rainbow: For a subtler elegant look.
  • Glowy Iridescence: A fun whimsical theme.
  • Purple: To Showcase power and solidarity.
  • Pink & Blue: To celebrate the trans community.

Don’t limit yourself to these color palettes, there are so many parts of the LGBTQ+ community that have flags and colors that represent them, so choose colors that speak to you and your partner. 

Rainbow Menu
Photo courtesy of Captured by Martina, Featured in Pride at the Pannikin Building

5. Eclectic Mismatched Furniture & Tablescapes

Flip tradition with furniture and tablescapes that don’t match perfectly. The idea that weddings are meant to look a specific way is antiquated. Show your personality by picking textured chairs in different colors that match your color palette. Pick colored glassware and alternate colors throughout tables. Some tables can have florals in one color, while others can have florals in other colors. Play around with shapes and heights. Just have fun!

6. Inspirational Vows & Stationery 

Quotes are a lovely way to celebrate your identities and love. Your guests can connect with your experience through language. Consider including quotes that touch you into your vows, stationery, and signs. 

Grooms Holding Vows
Photo courtesy of Angel Sheree Photography, Featured in Dreamy LGBTQ+ Wedding Inspiration

7. Makeup

Makeup has always been a very constricted and gendered norm, but it’s for everyone! It’s a beautiful art form of self-expression. You can go for a bold and colorful shadow and lip or a neutral base. Add cute hearts and sparkles and really do whatever makes you feel like yourself. Let your true self shine! A complimentary makeup look with your partner would be the most iconic!

8. Including Pronouns as Décor & Accessories

We’re so used to seeing Mr. and Mrs. in all things wedding, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get to have this moment with your pronouns. Including pronouns in:

  • Signs
  • Stationery
  • Chairs
  • Jean or leather jackets
  • Shoes 
  • Bracelets
  • Pins

Love is love. Wishing all couples love and prosperity!


Hero photo courtesy of Captured by Martina, Featured in Pride at the Pannikin Building

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