A same-sex wedding usually starts with a heartfelt same-sex wedding proposal.

For many gay and lesbian couples, there isn’t a blueprint for how this is done – just like any proposal; it is unique and special to you both. And just like everyone else, once someone says “when is the big day”, the nerves, panic and roller coaster of emotions kicks in. But don’t fear, as this is where your “guardian angels” from the Granny Mouse Country House & Spa team come to the rescue, to work alongside you and your partner, as well as your budget!

The “Mouse House Team“ understands that planning a wedding is hard; from pleasing parents to your future in-laws, making sure the guests are happy, etc. – the list is endless!

Their first priority is YOU! So, once you know your date, they will work alongside you, hold your hand all the way from start to finish, and alleviate as much as possible off both of your plates, so that you can both enjoy the engagement period leading up to your big day!

For the not-so-experienced couples, planning a ceremony for a same-sex wedding is a great time to exercise your creativity and improve on some of the wedding traditions that are out there already. But make sure you create your own ceremony that reflects your personalities and love you share with your promised one. Your ceremony is totally a reflection of you and your fiancé.  Apart from the vows you take, and even those can be made your own.

For the pre-wedding festivities, why not combine your hen or stag party, as you both probably mix in similar social circles, and can be a whole lot more fun too.

Typically, shopping for wedding gowns or suits is done without your life partner-to-be, and then are revealed on the big day. Why not go shopping together to choose that perfect ensemble? It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of planning your wedding, so why not take this trip together.

When walking down the aisle, you can do it in so many creative ways – make an entrance, walk down with both your parents and acknowledge your love for them, walk down the aisle together, as a couple,  or even create two aisles, where you and your partner can be walked down and then meet up.

When you get to the celebratory moment, you don’t have to be seated in a long table facing your guests. Mix it up a bit, get rid of that top table, and set up a round table of which you and your family are part of the celebrations. Or if you are a true romantic, have a table for two, showing you off and allowing you to be the centre of attention.

Quite a few weddings do have a mixture of both guy and gal attendants, also known as best men or maid of honours. They are responsible for arranging the pre-wedding party, as well as speeches for the wedding.

Speeches can also be more fun by having as many, or as few, speeches by members of your wedding party that are more inclined to want to get behind a microphone. As a newly married couple, do a joint speech if you are not shy and enjoy a bit of public banter.

Everything at your wedding can be changed to suit your personality and budget, from the cutting of the cake, tossing of the bouquet, to the first dance. It’s really important to make this day your own. Whatever you choose to do, just make sure you have the best day ever, as it’s all about your happiness and the memories you make with your new spouse and the people who love you both.

For all your nuptial requirements, let our Granny Mouse Team help soothe those nerves, and take the burden off your shoulders. So give them a call today on 033-234 4071.