I am committed to providing an inclusive and accessible service for
all of my couples and their guests.
In a perfect world I shouldn't need to say this, and you shouldn't need to ask. But it is important that you know for sure that
your love is safe with me.
As a cis bisexual woman married to a cis-het man,
I have some experience of the assumptions people can make about sexual orientation.
I won't make assumptions about your gender and sexuality.
I will ask for your pronouns and ensure they are used correctly.
I will be guided by you as to how you identify and whether you say your relationship is straight, gay, queer, lesbian, same sex / gender or other sex / gender.
If there are any adaptations I need to make to account for disability, neurodivergence, or medical needs, please always let me know.
This might include things such as:
- adapting the planning process to be entirely verbal if the idea of sitting and writing answers doesn't work for your brain;
- having seats available for you during the ceremony (although I recommend this anyway as it is a lot more comfortable!);
- allocating seating and planning the arrival and exit of any guests with mobility needs;
- planning for use of hearing aids or a BSL interpreter;
- rehearsing in or visiting the ceremony space
in advance to help manage anxiety;
or anything else relevant to you and your guests.
This is also covered in my ceremony planning questionnaire,
I have adopted the Core Values set out by LGBTQ Equality Weddings, both in my business in my life. You can read these here:
- To strive not to assume a person’s gender identity, sex characteristics, or sexual orientation based on their appearance or otherwise;
- To strive not to assume a person’s race(s), culture(s), or religion(s)/faith(s) based on their appearance or otherwise;
- To respect and follow a person's instruction as to how they’d like to be addressed, including gender and disability pronouns;
- To strive to create accessible environments for disabled clients by meeting individual access requirements;
- To share insight and knowledge with others, where possible, and where appropriate;
- To endeavour to encourage the representation of all groups/communities when contributing to styled shoots, especially underrepresented groups/communities;
- To strive to continue to educate ourselves on equality generally;
- To be kind and supportive to our colleagues and peers if unintentional mistakes are made in relation to inclusive language;
- To act with honesty and integrity at all times; and
- To help build a community who are united in making the wedding industry, and the world, a more inclusive place.
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