Halls Of Ivy
Here is the deal...being an LGBT-friendly business requires more than just being open to working with same-sex couples. It’s about being knowledgeable when it comes to language & etiquette. It means marketing yourself in an equality-minded manner in order to be inclusive toward gay, lesbian, transgender and queer couples.
To help educate the industry, we have teamed up with Brittny Drye, editor of Love Inc. Magazine & Jason Mitchell, a wedding planner & author of the wedding planning book Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms to create a workshop series that will guide wedding professionals on the swiftly expanding world of LGBTQ weddings. The three of us were inspired to join forces after we realized that we were being asked far too often, "How do I ensure my business is LGBT inclusive?" The result is what we’ve lovingly dubbed Halls of Ivy.
Because we want to inspire as well as inform, we’ve partnered with Jove Meyer Events to help us bring a beautiful aesthetic to our nationwide workshops. Expect sips and bites, gorgeous decor, fun swag, networking opportunities with other equality-minded professionals and an intense course that will reinvent your business.
It’s time for the heteronormative wedding industry to catch up with the laws of the land and, if you’re reading this, we already know you want to be a part of that evolution. We’ll be debuting our workshop in Brooklyn on September 29th and, shortly after that, on October 26th, we’ll be visiting New Orleans. Click here for tickets.
One afternoon with us and you can proudly post our badge on your site declaring that you’ve been professionally trained in the world of LGBTQ weddings. We hope to see you there!