Disabled couples are getting married every day. However, there is very little information available on the things you may need to consider. Author of Wedding Planning for Spoonies, Meara Bartlett, is here today with some advice when it comes to finding your venue.
The venue is one of the most important aspects of the wedding. The venue starts off your planning as everything else revolves around where the day will take place. You should book it as soon as can after you get engaged, as some venues are booked years in advance for the most popular dates. I’m going to break it down by needs for what to keep in mind for a venue if you or any of your guests are disabled.
Do keep your guests in mind of all abilities, distances, and budgets. Don’t put yourself last.
If you have mobility problems or extra things you consider, don’t rush yourself. Allow more time in your wedding planning schedule to find a wedding venue. This article is intended to inspire you, not restrict you. None of this is fully comprehensive. Toss out ideas and keep what you like! Have fun, and we’ll see you at the end of the aisle.
Requirements you may want to consider:
Easily accessible bathrooms Plenty of individual toilets Wheelchair access Smooth terrain Ample parking Enough seating with extra space if needed
Nicole and Brandon are both huge music fans so they wanted to incorporate music into as many details of their wedding as possible. From the invitations which were record and cassette tape designs, to the flowers made from sheet music and even the centrepiece which were all instruments. The favours were guitar picks, magnets, buttons and stickers and were set up like a merch table and the music that played throughout and the reception was a combination of guest requests (which they asked on the RSVP cards) and their own favourites.
Lindsey and Laura’s had an ‘out of this world movie night’ theme for their May 2019 wedding, They combined Lindsey’s love of space and astronomy with Laura’s love of media and the movies and came up with something truly unique. Each table was named after a film, they had a space themed cake and everything décor wise was homemade.
Have you ever seen a fashion shoot in an elevator? We certainly haven’t and although this session, which was sent to us by florist and designer Valen Ibarra of BLUMENHAUS, isn’t strictly bridal, we have a funny feeling you’re going to like it just as much as we do.
Valen told is all about it, “The whole concept came to me in a dream. In the dream I was in an elevator surrounded by flowers, I woke up at 3am messaged my friend Karina, who is a photographer, and started planning.”
Vika and Tyler’s inspiration for their June 2020 wedding was ‘home’. The split their photos between a tropical rainforest greenhouse, to represent Tyler’s hometown of Cairns, Australia, and the old town of Coburg, Germany for Vika’s hometown. They wanted to bring their worlds together for their day.
Due to COVID restrictions, Tyler’s friends and family were unable to join them from Australia, so they ended up having their own party for the couple down under and joined in throughout the day over FaceTime. “It almost become two parallel parties on two continents,” Vika told us, “which is pretty cool when you think about it!”