Time is ticking away and it’s easy to fall complacently into thinking you’ve got plenty of time to get things done. But often planning a rainbow wedding is similar to interval training, made up of numerous intense sprints, rather than plodding on as in a marathon. The thing about interval training, though, is that it can be immensely draining. Make sure you look after yourself – and each other – as you head inexorably towards that special day you take each other’s hand in marriage.
This month the focus is on:
- Hiring furniture and equipment
- Pre-paying suppliers
- Planning a trip away
Hiring Furniture and Equipment
If you’re planning on having a DIY wedding and need to hire furniture or equipment, now’s the time to search for suppliers and make the bookings you need. You may want a rustic feel – think about hiring or buying hay bales to sit on, or troughs to use as massive eskies full of ice for drinks and so on.
Planning sometimes can be immensely draining. Make sure you look after yourself – and each other – as you head inexorably towards that special day you take each other’s hand in marriage.
– Bronte Price
If it helps you in your budgeting, ask suppliers if you can pay them half of the full amount required early, so that you’re not left with having to pay a lot of money to a lot of suppliers at the last minute. As someone who has co-planned his own LGBTI wedding, it’s been enormously helpful to pre-pay.
Begin planning what straight couples would call a “honeymoon”, if you’re having one. Alternatively, perhaps arrange to go somewhere private without the expense of the traditional straight honeymoon. Whatever you decide to do, make sure your destination (and any stop-overs) are LGBTI-friendly.
Start the process of booking travel and accommodation. Don’t forget travel insurance and check to make sure your passport will be current (and in the correct name). Perhaps coincide it with a major LGBTI festival overseas / interstate. Allow plenty of time to apply for any visas.