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Add Pride to Your Wedding Day with These Simple Tricks

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The rainbow has been a symbol in the LGBTQ+ community since 1978. Couples have used the symbol as a way to express their pride to friends and family. There are many ways to include the rainbow in your special day! Whether it’s the traditional rainbow or a variation based on your identity, we gathered some inspiration on ways you can add pride to your wedding day.

Flowers

Add Pride to your Wedding Flowers | Heart in Hand Portraits | as seen on TodaysBride.com

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Whether it’s in a bouquet, boutonniere, ceremony arch, or centerpieces, flowers are an easy way to incorporate the rainbow into your wedding. You can find roses that have been dyed, or you can create an arrangement using flowers that naturally bloom in classic red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. These colors can be as bold or as subtle as you’d like. If you don’t want the rainbow to clash with your wedding attire, try wrapping your bouquet or boutonniere with a rainbow ribbon instead.

Accessories

Accessories reflect your personality and flair. This makes them an obvious choice to add some pride. Here are some of our favorite ways:

  • Add some rainbow cufflinks to your sleeves
  • Throw on your favorite pair of rainbow socks
  • Paint the soles of your shoes
  • Choose ties and veils in your chosen color(s)

Any of these accessories will work perfectly if you are looking for a more subtle rainbow touch to your wedding.

Drinks

Rainbow Pride Glassware | as seen on TodaysBride.com

Have you thought about offering a signature cocktail at your wedding reception? If so, make your wedding drink as pride-filled as your relationship! You can work with a bartender to create a perfect concoction that not only looks like a beautiful rainbow but tastes just as magical. This can also be done with signature mocktails for dry weddings. Bonus points if you serve your beverage of choice in rainbow glassware!

Wedding Party Attire

Do you have at least six members in your wedding party? If so, assign each of them a rainbow color! Each wedding party member can incorporate these colors in their:

  • Bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Socks
  • Hair Accessories
  • Ties
  • Full outfits (dresses, suits, shirts… the sky’s the limit!)

Looking for the perfect wedding party attire? Check out our list of Bridal Shops and Men’s Formalwear vendors!

Add Pride to your Wedding Cake

Rainbow Pride Layered Cake | as seen on TodaysBride.com

If you believe your pride should be as sweet as your love, a rainbow layered cake is the perfect solution. This option works best for couples that don’t want to deviate from their wedding aesthetic but still want to show off their pride because this rainbow doesn’t get revealed until it’s time for dessert. You get to still have that picture-perfect wedding cake that has been living on your Pinterest board while also celebrating your LGBTQ+ pride.

Makeup

Makeup is a daily way to express yourself. That expression should shine even more on your wedding day. Have a makeup artist create a magical rainbow on your lids or even just adding a subtle rainbow eyeliner to a classic smokey-eye.

Bring the fun down to your fingertips as well; a rainbow manicure is the perfect finishing touch. You and your partner could even have matching rainbow nails.


Adding pride to your wedding can be large or small, subtle or bold. It could simply be how you and your significant other celebrate your love or what being able to freely celebrate that love means to you both. Either way, adding a touch of pride can be the perfect way to celebrate your love.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Wedding Reception location, we have compiled a list of Local LGBTQ-Friendly Venues. Find your dream venue today! 

 

 

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