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. (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)
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 work to advocate for diversity and want to say thank you and support by donating? Hit the link
BAME & Progressive Wedding Pros
Beautiful Brides Liverpool
Miriam Faith Flowers
Berry and Brie
Gourmet Dinner Lady
The Curated Kitchen
Flava Caribbean (Northampton)
Hair and Make up
Joyce Connor Make Up
Adeola Gboyega Bobbi Brown Pro Make Up Artist
Alison Cameron Make Up
Queensmith Master Jewellers
Laura Adele Jewellery
Anesta Broad Photography
Marni V Photography
Tracy Watson Photography
Beck Bailey Photography
Celebrants, MC and Toastmasters
Engaged and Ready
Simply Andy Sarfo
Morts and More
The Wedding Filmmakers
Curious Me Design
LGBTQ Equality Weddings
*Please do your due diligence and check each supplier is the right supplier for you*