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About us

History and ethos

Our History & Ethos

Our original brand, Guides for Brides, launched in 1995 as printed wedding guides to help couples find their wedding suppliers. Weddings have evolved since then, with the introduction of civil weddings, then civil partnerships and same-sex marriage. During that time the internet launched, choice increased and in turn became overwhelming.

Guides for Brides remains at the centre of our brand and our series of websites enables couples to navigate the overload of online information.

Pride Guide Mission

Pride in our mission

Pride Guide is an online resource dedicated to LGBTQ+ weddings and the businesses and suppliers who are loved and trusted in the community. Nothing speaks louder than a recommendation from a friend, and here at GfB we wanted to create an online space where this word of mouth could travel a little further.

Real wedding experiences, testimonials and those delivering truly excellent service to gay and LGBTQ+ couples, in one dedicated site.

From the experts

I couldn't be more excited for the launch of Pride Guide, a website devoted to wedding planning, advice and resources for LGBTQ+ couples getting married! Finally a place where we can feel comfortable and supported in the wedding planning process by vendors who are committed to marriage equality and who are excited to work with us! While a gay wedding is a wedding, having a place to go where all vendors are excited to work with you alleviates the unnecessary stress of worrying if your love will be accepted by a vendor, and lets LGBTQ+ couple focus on the fun and love of wedding planning, not the worry of rejection and hate! Jove Meyer - Creative Director of Jove Meyer Events

Honouring the pride you have in yourself and the love of your life on your wedding day.

Pride Guide is committed to listing only suppliers that have experience in working with LGBTQ+ couples to plan their wedding; so you can be confident that all the suppliers you find through Pride Guide will be dedicated to helping you plan your big day in a way that fills you with pride.

From engagement celebration ideas, to incredible hen and stag parties, to fantastic LGBTQ+ friendly venues; we aim to meet your every wedding planning need and put you in touch with the people to bring your wedding ideas to life.

We expect every supplier listed to agree to the Pride Guide Pledge:

  • Our business believes in equality for all
  • Our team are excited, not just happy, to work with gay couples
  • We are advocates for all love being equal / We are advocates for One Love
  • Our website is visually tailored towards LGBTQ+ couples
Meg Payne

Meg Payne

Researcher
Having been raised in an era of LGBTQ+ equality, Meg has dedicated the past year to bringing Pride Guide to life and ensuring equality for all.
After launching the first same-sex website in 2005, The Pink Guide, Alison has been committed to finding a way to put gay couples in touch with the best suppliers
John Maddaford - Account Manager

John Maddaford

Account Manager
As an account manager for many gay owned, gay run wedding businesses, John has been pivotal in identifying many of the businesses to list on this site.

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