Forget about traditions.
This is the first thing that your coordinator as well as your professional gay wedding photographer will tell you. Try to go out of your way to understand how things like this work. The point in all of this is that there is no one way of getting things to work when it all comes down to it. Although it is quite true that weddings in general are actually steeped deep in tradition, you can forgo all of these when you are trying to get ready for a same sex wedding.
They don’t really all work the same way. You can be as creative and as imaginative as you would like to be. You don’t have to confine yourself in all of the strictures of the usual wedding traditions unless you think it is the type of thing that actually makes sense when it all comes down to it. You can make your own traditions. Keep in mind of the fact that weddings should really be more of about you and your partner and the kind of relationship that you would like to share out to your friends, family, and the rest of the world. Hire a great professional gay wedding photographer while you are at it, too. You want your wedding photos to be one for the books and this is something that only a real professional with experience will be able to pull off at the end of the day.
Surround yourself with the right people.
You want to lessen the stress of prepping for the wedding as much as possible. This can turn out to be a little too much for you at times and you need to get things handled accordingly when it all comes down to it. You have to understand that something like this can really be challenging and if you would like to make sure that you get to cruise through it, you need the right people with you and around you during the main event and perhaps even before it. You want people to be there for you and to support you every step of the way, not judge you or anything like that. Try to steer clear of any negativity as this can really take a toll on you and this can really mess up your focus for the wedding prep work.
Not all of the vendors that you will meet up with will be willing enough to cater to you and to all of your needs for the wedding. This is not OK but then again, that’s just how things work. You can’t let something like this mess you up.
What to wear.
Plan out what you, your partner, and the rest of your wedding entourage are supposed to wear. Make sure that you decide on it and give everyone the memo at the end of the day as well. This way, everyone is in line and there aren’t any embarrassing fashion hiccups somewhere along the way.