Special from Queerly Wed: Asking Your Family for Help

Posted by Azure on December 2nd, 2009
Special to OneWed by Stacy Jacobs of Queerly Wed.
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Same-sex couples face a lot of roadblocks when it comes to getting married. One of the largest ones includes our very own families. Your family may be Gung-Ho about your upcoming nuptials, but they can still act gun shy when it comes down to helping you plan for the big day.

This may be because some of the traditional family roles (such as the bride's parents pays for the wedding) aren’t as relevant. What do you do exactly about these traditions? Some of them will obviously need to be modified. It's your wedding, and there is no reason why you can't pick and choose those traditions for your ceremony and reception. You and your partner have the option to revise the traditions, or come up with your own!

Parents and other relatives who traditionally play a role in most weddings may not know if, and what type of role they can still play in your wedding. It's your job to speak up, let them know that you do need their help and they can still be a key part of your wedding planning.

Have you talked to your family about helping with planning?
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