Getting married to your significant other is a dream come true. That dream is even more spectacular to those that it just became a reality to: same sex couples. Despite the legality no longer being an issue, some same sex couples are still finding it difficult to tie the knot. Dr. Tinsley Ariana Taylor Keefe has seen the best and worst in people as a wedding officiant in Oklahoma City, including the stigma behind same sex marriages and the result of that stigma. This is why she is constantly nudging same sex couples in the right direction – the direction that will lead them to their dreams.
The first key is to find the best place to get married; the place you want to get married. The biggest cliché is a church, and despite their love choices, some same sex couples are still brave in their religion. The biggest thing to remember is while some churches will not allow same sex marriages despite the law change, other churches will. Find those churches, and the only issue might be distance. If your heart is set on a church wedding, be prepared to travel. Tinsley Keefe finds a bright side, knowing from her experience as a wedding officiant in Oklahoma that churches are common and frequent. If you do have to travel for a church wedding, it probably will not be far.
Even if your dream wedding does not involve a church, the stigma can still find you. Whether you want to sample a cake shop that happens to be homophobic or your own family is giving you trouble, there is always a solution. Tinsley Ariana Taylor Keefe has seen both homemade wedding cakes and beautifully, professionally crafted wedding cakes at same sex weddings as a wedding officiant in OKC. Do not stress over something that can be worked around! This is your wedding, and you should enjoy everything about it from the pre-wedding fun to the post-wedding memories. This leads to the final status of any family members that disagree with same sex marriages . . . $@#& them!
If you still invite them to your wedding, then ignore them. If they behave themselves, then reward them by showing your appreciation of their newfound maturity. If you do not invite them, then do not worry about them. When it comes down to it, the people that truly love you and deserve your attention are the people that will stick by you through everything – including your sexuality. The biggest thing to remember when planning a same sex wedding Dr. Tinsley Keefe reminds, is your significant other. Remember the person you are marrying and let them help you through it. As a wedding officiant in Oklahoma, Dr. Tinsley Keefe has seen pre-wedding depression at its strongest. Those are the ones that forget their reason for living – their future – is standing next to them. Never forget that and you will not only survive your same sex wedding, but you will enjoy it.