Dear Same-Sex and LGBTQIA+ Couples,
we See you.
We celebrate you
and we'd love to work with you.
Love is love. Humans are humans. We've been planning weddings for same-sex couples long before 2016 when marriage was legal for all humans, and we couldn't be happier about the 2022 Respect for Marriage Act. It'd be tasteless to say that your identity, gender, or ethnicity doesn't matter, because it does. We want to celebrate all that makes you, you. We understand that the wedding industry is rooted in heterosexual traditions, but we are committed to making your wedding planning experience inclusive and custom based on what traditions you'd like to incorporate, what you do not, and what you'd like to make your own tradition. So we've implemented a few changes in our business to make sure you feel like YPB is a safe space for you:
We share our own team's pronouns, and we ask for yours.
We want to make sure we start off on the right foot and set the tone for a great relationship.
We aim to use gender-neutral terms in all of our resources.
Rather than defaulting to bride or groom, we first write Partner 1 and Partner 2 until you share your preferred title. We have shifted to "wedding party" as opposed to assuming there are bridesmaids, and then groomsmen.
We recognize the roots of our name, so we more commonly refer to ourselves as YPB rather than Your Perfect Bridesmaid.
This name was conceived in the earliest years of our business (way back in 2008), and we recognize that it traditionally caters toward "the bride" being the main person in the planning process. But we'd like to believe that the planning process should involve both partners. Our services are not exclusive toward the bride - our services are catered toward couples, however you identify.
We aim to pair you with vendors who share the same values as you.
We've worked with hundreds of amazing vendors, and we believe there is a vendor for every couple, and vice versa. We aim to understand what you value when it comes to your wedding, and pair you with vendors who will take that and run with it. If you wish to ditch any traditions we'll do our best to recommend vendors who love to go against the grain and help add to your vision.
Have questions or concerns?
We are always looking to improve and grow as a business and as humans and we'd love to hear your feedback on how we can make this space inclusive to all. Email us and let us know your feedback.
Now let's talk about your vision.
We'd love to schedule a consultation to talk about your wedding vision and what level of assistance you'd like in the planning process. Give us a call or send us an email!