SAME SEX WEDDINGS

I was asked recently if I would be comfortable catering for a same sex wedding.

My answer was obviously a resounding, ‘Yes!’

I have lesbian and trans-gender family members and a number of gay friends, but regardless of this, surely the answer should always be ‘yes’.


If you work in the wedding industry, and are a decent human being, the answer should always be 'yes'.


But, in an ideal world the question shouldn't need to be asked in the first place.

All weddings are a celebration of love, and our job as wedding suppliers is to help a loving couple to celebrate their wedding with their nearest and dearest. Their gender shouldn't be relevant.

Being from Australia, where same sex weddings have only been legalised relatively recently, I still find myself feeling especially honoured when a same sex couple ask me to be a part of their big day.


But why should it feel any more special when two women or two men are getting married than when a man and woman are getting married?


Because it has been such a hard won victory to get to this point and we want to make a big deal about it.


As we should.


But hopefully it won’t be very long before same sex weddings become so commonplace that any special mention is due to their awesome cake or quirky styling, and nothing to do with their gender.

I look forward to the day when a couple doesn’t feel the need to ask if a wedding supplier is comfortable working with a same sex couple.