The original wedding planner for gays and lesbians is updated, and more fun and informative than ever! The latest in wedding etiquette, witty anecdotes and unexpected historical trivia, make this an indispensable and truly entertaining resource for same-sex couples who want to plan an unforgettable and perfectly orchestrated wedding. It leads you through topics from the philosophical to the practical, and answers the tough questions such as: Why bother having a wedding, especially where it's not legal? Now that you "can" get legally married, "should" you? Breaking the news to your family The latest trends in gay engagement rings How to place same-sex wedding announcements in newspapers Should you make your wedding attendants dress in matching outfits? Tips on cutting down that enormous guest list How to scoff at tradition and make your celebration your own What to do with that silly piece of tissue paper in an invitation What to carry down the aisle if you don't feel comfortable carrying a bouquet You've been living in sin for ten years; is it appropriate to register for gifts? Making the Internet your wedding resource friend The first of its kind back when same-sex marriage was still a novelty, this complete guide is indispensable for any couple thinking about tying the knot! About the authors: Tess Ayers, a former television producer, is married to Jane Anderson, her partner of 27 years. Paul Brown is a public school teacher in Southern California. Tess Ayers is happily married to Jane Anderson, her partner of fifteen years. Paul Brown has worked in theater and television and has coordinated numerous weddings and events.