There are 3 main ways that vendors discriminate against LGBTQ+ couples. The first way is in contracts, which can sometimes exclude these individuals by utilising words like “bride” and “groom”. Another way is assuming traditional gender roles. What this means is that, when two men are getting married, for example, neither one is the bride, as they are both men. The third way is by not discussing guest pronouns. Everyone should have the right to feel comfortable and be addressed in the manner that they feel is appropriate.
- Contracts use traditional naming norms. No bride and groom here only client
- Traditional wedding labelling is assumed not taking into account progressive ideals
- Staff needs to be made aware to address guests as what they want to be not what they are at the moment
“There are so many other ways to make sure that your brand and business are inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community.”