47 Wedding Ideas for Gay and Lesbian Couples

From cake toppers to ceremony ideas, here are 47 ways to make your own traditions and plan a wedding that embraces your uniqueness.

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For same-sex couples, it can be stressful trying to model your wedding day off traditional ceremonies. Simply finding things can be tough: LGBT-friendly vendors, same-sex cake toppers, same-sex gift sets. The list goes on.

Planning the Ceremony

People Standing on Beach in the Shape of a Heart

Surrounded With Love

If you don't want to have traditional bride and groom sides, make a heart or a circle with wedding guests.

Photo by: Marc Millman

Marc Millman

Many same-sex couples are redefining wedding ceremonies and tailoring traditions to suit them. From walking each other down the aisle to planning outfits for bridesmaids and brides-men or groomsmen and grooms-women, here are some ideas for the ceremony.

23 Ceremony Ideas for Same-Sex Couples

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Finding a Cake Topper

Collage of Painted Groom and Bride Peg People

Peg People Cake Toppers

These hand-painted wooden pegs from Lovebirds Goods offer personalized and intricate details from white lace patterns to tiny boutonnieres.

Photo by: Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark

A quick trip to a big box store usually isn't fruitful for same-sex cake toppers. Check out online stores for DIYers making handmade and custom-designed toppers. Here are 10 of our favorites.

10 Cake Toppers for Same-Sex Couples

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Gifts for Same-Sex Couples

White Mugs With Gold Script That Says I'm His Mr.

Romantic Mug Set

There are Mr. and Mrs. sets for just about anything in big box stores but it can be hard to find sets for same-sex couples. You can find custom, handmade mug sets from online makers like Ink Letter Love.

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Crystal Bolin

If you get invited to a same-sex wedding, finding a gift or even a card can be tough. There are so many online shops offering custom-made gifts for gay and lesbian couples. Here are some of our favorites, from matching pillowcases to first Christmas ornaments.

14 Adorable Wedding Gifts

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Always remember: It's your day. There are no rules and expectations. Only love.

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