As I sit writing this, in March of 2021, we’re sitting around the one year point since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. One year since that very first lockdown hit so unexpectedly, cancelling so many plans, events, visits and yes, weddings. And yet, one year on – although we now know how this works, things are still very up in the air.
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Supporting queer couples’ to have the eco-weddings of their dreams has always been a core part of who I want Emerald and Ebony to be; striving to be inclusive and offer my services to people from all walks of life is so so very important – particularly in an industry so riddled with traditions and social stigma. And yet, I can’t help but feel that I simply haven’t been doing enough. This pride month, that feeling ends.
Hiring a wedding planner doesn’t have to be some luxury item reserved only for the rich and famous. Actually, I’d like to throw myself out there and say that if you can afford to throw a wedding, you can afford to hire a wedding planner.
I was led to write this post in answer to the question on everyone’s lips, “Can I still hire you to plan my wedding if I’m not really all that eco-friendly?” And the answer is quite simple really – of course you can! But let me explain why, and in fact, let me explain how hiring me is even more perfect if being eco-friendly in every day life isn’t something that comes particularly naturally to you.