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LGBTQ Wedding Planner Near You

Find a perfect wedding planner for same-sex couples near you. Choose your vendor by location, past experience and customer reviews. Select from the best wedding planners for lesbian and gay weddings alike in your area.

Advice From EVOL.LGBT

How to choose an LGBTQ wedding planner?

Start With Your Style

A worry-free wedding planning process starts with hiring a good wedding planning professional. Be it a tip on your guest list or recommendation of wedding photographers, a good planner will offer a wealth of local wedding industry experience.

Kick off the search by looking for planners at EVOL.LGBT. Browse portfolios, read reviews and save any that stand out to you. Although same-sex marriage is unique, many planners will have experience working with straight couples as well.

Understand the Options

If you know your special date, you’re ready to begin your search of wedding planners for same-sex couples. The same-sex wedding industry has great professionals to choose from.

When considering options think about the vendor’s experience in the wedding industry, their creativity, and wedding packages customization.

Start a Conversation

Once you’ve found a few planners whose look you love, it’s time to learn if your personalities click. Although there are many great people in the LGBTQ wedding industry, finding the right ones will make the experience so much more enjoyable.

Reach out via EVOL.LGBT’s “Request Quote” feature, which walks you through the key pieces of information to share with your select planners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check answers to common questions about choosing our ideal wedding planner for same-sex couples.

How much does a wedding planner cost?

On average, a wedding planner for gay weddings costs $1,800 for a range of service packages. Higher-end estimates are over $4,000 while low ranges with minimal assistance can run several hundred dollars. Some queer weddings planners offer different levels of coordination to match both your budget and desired level of service.

What does a wedding planner do?

Usually a planner for gay weddings has to provide vendor referrals and negotiate contracts; schedule and attend all vendor meetings. Wedding planner creates detailed timelines and floor plans and helps determine and manage your budget, attends site tours and menu tastings.

Is a planner worth it for gay weddings?

The wedding industry is a festive yet complicated one. Having someone with experience pays off for most couples. Experts suggest setting aside 5-10% of your budget for a wedding planner. Doing so goes far beyond convenience – in the end, a planner for lesbian and gay weddings helps couples save money and time while providing peace of mind on their wedding day.

What to ask a wedding planner?

Before you make a decision about hiring a same-sex marriage professional you have to ask them a few questions.

  • Is your wedding date available?
  • What wedding planning services they offer?
  • Can they work with your budget?
  • Can they explain how their wedding vendor-selection process works?
  • Will they coordinate arrival and set-up times with your contracted vendors?
  • What parts, if any, of the planning process are you solely responsible for?

Wedding planning articles

Read some of our wedding planning articles to help in organizing an LGBTQ wedding.