Let Your Pride Shine with These Trans Flag-Inspired Wedding Ideas
We think transgender visibility and beauty should be celebrated every day, but it’s all the more meaningful to truly celebrate your identity on your wedding day.
Create a romantic and joyful atmosphere at your wedding by weaving the transgender pride flag into your décor, or using its soft blue, pink and white colors as your inspiration.
HISTORY OF THE TRANSGENDER PRIDE FLAG
The transgender pride flag was designed in 1999 by Monica Helms, a trans woman. Helms is a U.S. Naval veteran advocate for trans servicemembers. Her flag was first flown in 2000 at the Phoenix Pride Festival and now hangs in the Smithsonian Museum.
Helms’ design features blue and pink stripes at the top and bottom of the flag, with one white stripe in the middle. The light blue and pink, traditionally associated with baby boys and girls, represent people who identify as man or woman regardless of what gender they were assigned at birth. The white stripe in the middle represents people who are transitioning, or who do not identify on the male/female binary.
TRANS PRIDE FLAG-INSPIRED WEDDING IDEAS
The most beautiful part of this flag is the fact that it is intentionally symmetrical—no matter which way it’s hung, it’s right. There’s no right or wrong way to hang the flag, just as there’s no right or wrong way to express gender identity.
So, let’s go shopping! We rounded up some of our favorite ways to use the trans pride flag, or showcase its colors, in your perfect wedding.
Wedding party members always have extra stuff to juggle on the day-of—makeup, change of shoes, you name it. We love this tote from Gay Pride Apparel as a gift for your VIPs for $31.
As a symbol that endures well past the big day, your wedding rings are a perfect place to honor your trans identity. We are swooning over this ring on Etsy in the pride colors for $199.
Keep Guests Cool
We picturing a sea of guests at an outdoor wedding, all keeping cool with a cute trans pride fans. We found these in bulk on Amazon, $39 for 48 fans.
These dramatic earrings are the perfect accessory for your wedding day, made by Pride and Beyond Jewelry for $35.90.
Light it Up
We love that neon lights are making a funky comeback. This sign is perfect for photo ops, near the bar, or even to use for the ceremony! The extra-large size is available for $397 at Neonize and ships for free to the US and Canada. And it doubles as home decor post-wedding!
Stock the Bar
Every drink gets a glow up with these fun trans pride drink umbrella we found on Etsy for $14.99 for a set of 25. Also perfect for hors d'oeuvres or desserts.
Ready for Anything
Be ready for any kind of weather on your wedding day with this amazing, oversized umbrella! Available on Amazon for $29, this will make for a great visual even if the weather is perfect.
Cute Belts for Everyone
These sweet canvas belts from Etsy are so cute for a more relaxed wedding look, and would be so fun for the whole wedding party! You can even mix-and-match flag inspo.
This pretty bracelet is so lovely on its own, but we like the idea of stacking many of them for a more eye-catching look! The adjustable bracelet is available on Etsy for $30.
Feather for Your Fit
This pin on Etsy is slightly larger than other options at just over 2 inches, as we like that it’s a little more noticeable than some of the other options. The gold detailing around really elevates the look nicely for $12.
Roll into your reception or after party with all the necessities in these fun cross body bags from Pegasus Pride for $30. We can see using them for your flower pedal person, or ring bearer for some extra fun during the ceremony, too!
We cannot get over how lovely this triangle ceremony arch is for a backdrop, perfectly decorated with blues, pinks, and whites and designed on a flexible base with high-quality artificial florals. Available on Etsy for $206.
Here’s to You
Toast your new spouse on your wedding, and on every anniversary after, with these stunning Belle and June champagne glasses in blue and pink with a lovely swirled stem. This design come in a set of six for $116.00.
French macarons always make events fancier! A tower of blue and pink macarons are the perfect addition to any dessert table, or boxed up as guest favors. Buy this box of 24 for $55 on Etsy.
Trans Pride Band
How lovely is this gold band, inspired by the colors from the trans flag? Custom made by hand in Seattle by and Arlene for $140.
Encourage guests to kick off their formal shoes and get on the dance floor by setting out these flag flip-flops ($8.50 each) in a cute basket by the DJ. Bonus, they can also double as favors.
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