Diversity

Yup we like the D word on Nu Bride and enjoy inspiring others to be part of making the industry a more inclusive space for couples.

This page is a place to find out more about diversity in the wedding industry, common challenges faced by business owners and how to make your business more inclusive and representative for wonderful Nu Bride readers and couples who are all too often under-represented.

You’re 35% more likely to be outsold and out-performed by your peers if your business is not diverse *(McKinsey) and consumers are more likely to engage with a product or service if they see themselves represented.

These articles span across several years and should help you better understand some of the challenges and get you fired up to get started and make some initial changes.

The page is updated on a regular basis.

If you are ready to do more work and dig deeper to find out how you can make your business more current, more inclusive, profitable and a representative space for couples without causing offence, getting it wrong or tokenising, you can find more information; on my popular pick my brain sessions perhaps to sense check language, or a one-off campaign,  or casting call,  online diversity courses, in-house workshops and full diversity business reviews and consultancy, over on my business page novareid.com

Don’t want to take up formal training but appreciate the support and work to advocate for diversity and want to say thank you and buy me a coffee instead? Hit the link

Ps. If you’re a nearly-wed – scroll to the bottom for a list of some of our favourite progressive and BAME wedding pros. Also check out Nu Bride’s Little Red Book

Articles

Accessible Weddings

Celebrating minority movements without capitilising

Photographing Dark Skin with Jide Alakija

Refinery 29 the problem with diversity in the wedding industry

BBC News Article- Are weddings too white?

WhatWeSee – Article Leading Change in the Wedding Industry

How to avoid tokenism

How to avoid cultural appropriation in weddings

Intersectionality in weddings

Diversity in the wedding industry

Discussing Sizeism in the wedding industry

Why Championing for Diversity and Inclusion is so hard

4 Ways to improve diversity in your business

Why diversity matters panel discussion

Podcasts

Business Proposal Podcast –  Diversity, Cultural Appropriation and Tokenism (and the Royal Wedding)

Evolve Your Wedding Business –  How Diversity and Inclusion Impact Your Business

Bokeh Podcast – Diversity and How To Photograph For Wedding Blogs

Bridechilla Podcast – Celebrating Diversity with Nu Bride

BAME & Progressive Wedding Pros

Fashion

Rita Colson

Kosibah

Ian Stuart

Charlie Brear

Jason Jennings

Alonuku

Beautiful Brides Liverpool

Flowers

Miriam Faith Flowers

Food

Sainlo Events

Berry and Brie

Favour catering

Miss B’s Caribbean and English catering (Manchester)

Gourmet Dinner Lady

The Curated Kitchen

Flava Caribbean (Northampton)

Gifts

Patchwork

Truly Experiences

Hair and Make up

AVOS Hair

Errol Douglas

Joyce Connor Make Up

Adeola Gboyega Bobbi Brown Pro Make Up Artist

Alison Cameron Make Up

Malkia Roberts

Ana Ospina

Jewellery

Queensmith Master Jewellers

Laura Adele Jewellery

Photography

Anesta Broad Photography

Marni V Photography

Tracy Watson Photography

Jide Alakija

John Nassari

Beck Bailey Photography

Luisa Starling

Celebrants, MC and Toastmasters

Engaged and Ready

Sonal Dave

Zena Birch

Jennifer Patrice

Simply Andy Sarfo

Groomswear

Keye London

Morts and More

Cinematography

The Wedding Filmmakers

Urban Cinematography

Production

Light Motif

Stationery

Ananya Cards

Curious Me Design

Studio Oudizo

Other Resources

LGBTQ Equality Weddings

*Please do your due diligence and check each supplier is the right supplier for you*