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4 signs of lgbtq+ Inclusivity to Look For in Your Wedding Suppliers

Updated: Apr 30

How To Tell If A Wedding Supplier is LGBTQ+ Inclusive: A Guide by Rebel Love Directory

Every couple deserves to feel seen, valued, and celebrated. At Rebel Love Directory, we believe that every wedding supplier should share this sentiment. But how can you tell if a supplier truly embraces LGBTQ+ inclusivity? Here are some key indicators to guide you:

1. Representation Matters:

Do you see other LGBTQ+ lovers on their website or socials?

- Why it Matters: Representation goes beyond mere visibility; it signifies acknowledgment and acceptance. When a supplier showcases LGBTQ+ couples in their portfolio or social media feeds, it sends a clear message: "You are welcome here."

2. Words That Welcome:

Are they using inclusive language?

- Why it Matters: Language shapes our perceptions and feelings. Inclusive language shows respect and understanding. When a supplier uses terms like "spouses," "partners," or "couples" instead of exclusively "bride and groom," it demonstrates their commitment to recognising and honouring all love stories.

3. Community Connections:

Do they actively share content from LGBTQ+ creators on their stories, and do they show how they are involved in the community?

- Why it Matters: Being inclusive is not just about words; it's about actions. When a supplier actively engages with LGBTQ+ creators and shares their content, it indicates a genuine effort to support and uplift the community. Furthermore, their involvement in LGBTQ+ events or initiatives showcases a deeper commitment to fostering an inclusive environment.

4. Pronouns:

A Simple Yet Powerful Statement: Do they have their pronouns in their bio/email signature?

- Why it Matters: Sharing one's pronouns is a simple yet impactful way to create a welcoming space. It normalises the practice of not making assumptions about someone's gender identity and shows respect for individuals' self-identifications. When a supplier includes their pronouns in their bio or email signature, it demonstrates an awareness and respect for gender diversity.

Inclusivity is more than a buzzword; it's a commitment to recognising and celebrating the diversity of love. As you embark on your wedding planning journey, let these indicators guide you in choosing suppliers who will honour and cherish your unique love story.

Of course, we cannot promise that just because suppliers have implemented all of the above that they will be 100% LGBTQ+ inclusive, but it's a very good start.

At Rebel Love Directory, we celebrate all love, and we're here to help you find suppliers who do the same. Happy planning! 🌈❤️🌟

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