Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re not a bigot and your florist shouldn’t be one too. We’ve all heard the news stories with the mean spirited florist who refuses to serve the LGBT community due to their “religious beliefs” and thankfully, we’ve all heard how the courts rule against them.
But why waste time, energy and money with “Christian” florists who won’t call a newly engaged gay or lesbian couple back? I would not want to encounter or deal with these jokers, especially when you are planning something as wonderful as your wedding. Don’t give these fools a single dollar if they don’t respect you or your partner.
Before you begin your search for gay-friendly wedding florists, consider these tips:
- Start your search early. You may not realize this, but florists can be booked up to a year in advance, so begin your search for a florist as soon as you can. Remember that this is a specialty service and some florists spend an entire week preparing for a single wedding. As you contact various florists, the first question that you should ask is whether or not they are available the date of your wedding.
- Be prepared. Before meeting with any florists, prepare some ideas. Create a collection of photos of floral arrangements, bouquets, and decorations that you like. You could also include a photo of your wedding dress. Do not forget to include examples of the color palette that you will be working with for decorations.
- Set a budget. You should also have a general idea of how much you want to spend on gay wedding flowers. In fact, the florist will likely ask about your budget during your first meeting. Florist needs to understand how much room they have to work with. A professional florist should be able to work with just about any budget, as long as the finances are outlined clearly and early.
Choosing the right floral arrangements and flowers is a major part of planning any wedding. The flowers will appear in the majority of your wedding photos and will be used to decorate your reception. Take the time to compare gay and lesbian-friendly wedding florists before coming to a final decision.
Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life. Mention Pridezillas when contacting the vendors below for potential and occasional discounts or offers for your same-sex wedding.