EDITORIAL: A Gay Wedding Show

By, Jesse Perrin La Vancher

You’ve marched, you’ve protested, you’ve fundraised for the right to wedded bliss. Now it's your time to celebrate.

We’ve come a long way in our fight for equality, because everyone deserves to have the wedding they've always dreamed of.

When you and your partner talk about what your wedding will look like, the conversation probably ends with more questions than answers. How many LGBTQ couples find themselves with similar questions as to how to create their perfect day?

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Q Virginia has partnered with Richmond Weddings to host Engaged, Virginia's first statewide LGBTQ Wedding Show on April 17th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Engaged is a resource to help all those in Virginia's LGBTQ community plan that perfect day. We've gathered a talented cadre of wedding industry experts to share their professional advice and insight into aspects of the big day that may seem daunting. We've got you covered in all aspects of everything wedding-related—from where to stage the ceremony and what to wear while gliding down the aisle to the benefits of bringing on a wedding planner for assistance and how to begin planning your lives together as a legally married couple.

By reaching out to the businesses found at Engaged, rest assured that you and your partner will be embraced by business owners who are not only sensitive to but are wholeheartedly enthusiastic about meeting your LGBTQ-specific needs.

Plan a fabulous wedding with your spouse and make that day and the rest of your life together the stuff that dreams are made of.

Best wishes on your Big Day and beyond!

Jesse Perrin La Vancher is the Creative Director & Managing Editor of Q Virginia.