Blog Category - Inclusive Weddings


Jennifer Cram asserts her right to be identified as the author of this blog and of each individual blog posts. 

 

Getting Married When You Have a Disability

Categories: Inclusive Weddings   |  Wedding Legals   |
(19/08/2021) 
There is no disability or disease that will prevent you getting married in Australia...  More


Yes! You CAN have a gender-neutral, stereotype-free, wedding ceremony 

Categories: |  Inclusive Wedding   |    Wedding Ceremony  |
(20/04/2021) 
The Marriage Act permits couples to have a totally gender-neutral marriage ceremony. Regardless of how much pressure others may apply to try to make you confirm to gender stereotypes, you are legally entitled to ignore them. ... More ...


Including Your Brothers and Best Mates in Your Wedding Ceremony

Categories: | Inclusive Wedding   |    Wedding Ceremony  |
(04/04/2021) 
There are so many ways to include all of your best mates and brothers in your ceremony, even if you want to keep your wedding party small ... More ...


Jennifer Cram, The Inclusive Celebrant: My Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Categories: |  Celebrant | Inclusive Weddings |
(09/01/2020)
As a secular humanist whose calling, commitment, and passion is creating and performing fun, relaxed, inclusive ceremonies, I believe with my whole heart that all people are worthy and should be equally valued and treated with equal respect. Neither diversity nor inclusion is optional ...  More ...


Celebrate Your Grandmas in Your Wedding Ceremony

Categories: | Inclusive Weddings | Wedding Ceremony |
(15/11/2020)
There are so many ways to include your grandmothers in your ceremony.  More ...


Celebrate Your Fathers in Your Wedding Ceremony

Categories: | Inclusive Weddings | Wedding Ceremony |
(19/08/2020)
There are so many ways to include both fathers in your ceremony.. ... More ...


In 2020 Children Need to be Invited to Your Wedding

Categories: | Inclusive Weddings | Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Planning |
(12/07/2020)
There are good reasons why it is particularly important in 2020, a year where their lives have been
disrupted, for children to experience wedding ceremonies  ... More ...


Celebrate Your Mothers in Your Wedding Ceremony

Categories: Wedding Ceremony | Inclusive Weddings |
(10/05/2020)
There are so many ways to include both mothers in your ceremony. ...  More ...


Your Wedding Party - Busting the Myths 

Categories: |Inclusive Weddings Wedding Ceremony |
(13/01/2020)
Four myths about wedding parties persist, despite it being the 21st century, despite society more inclusive, and despite three quarters of wedding ceremonies in Australia being civil ceremonies where ceremony content is all about personal choice and ensuring that your wedding reflects who you are as a couple. ... More ...


Acknowledgement of Country

Categories:  Inclusive Weddings | Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Rituals |
(26/07/2019)
Starting your wedding or other ceremony with an Acknowledgement of Country sends a powerful message of respect and inclusion... More ...


Ageist Judgmental Celebrants Make Me VERY Cross

Categories: Celebrant | Inclusive Wedding | Wedding Ceremony |
(05/05/2019)
A rant about celebrant advertising that is judgemental of clients and ageist about other celebrants ...    More ...


Getting married when you don’t identify with a gender

Categories:  Inclusive Wedding | Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Legals |
(23/05/2019)
Gender is now immaterial when getting married in Australia. When marrying you do not have to use gendered terminology or adhere to gendered role ...    More ...


Has Marriage Equality Changed Weddings? – My Predictions Revisited

Categories: Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Planning | Inclusive Wedding |
(25/01/2019)
A year ago, I predicted that Marriage Equality would change all weddings in Australia, as more and more heterosexual couples, previously constrained by a wedding playbook that includes outmoded traditions and embedded roles defined by gender, experience the individual, meaningful, expressions of an equal relationship in the weddings of same-sex couples  - and that every wedding, gay or straight, would be the better for it.  So how accurate was I?   More ...


How to have a Gracious Wedding

Categories: Wedding Planning | Inclusive Wedding |
(22/11/2018)
Most couples today host their own weddings. Here are 35 ways to make sure that everyone feels welcome, appreciated, and both physically and emotionally comfortable.  ...    More ...

You, Your Wedding, and Trans-Gender and Non-Binary Inclusivity

Categories: Wedding Planning | Inclusive Wedding |
(27/10/2018)
If you’re a Cis-gender couple planning your own wedding, issues of gender identity may not be front and centre in the process. However there are good reasons why they should be. Here are some tips on how to make sure your wedding is a comfortable and inclusive experience for everyone who attends, regardless of their gender identity.    More ...


How Marriage Equality Will Change Wedding Ceremonies (17/01/2018)

Categories: Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Planning | Inclusive Wedding |
This is my prediction – wedding ceremonies will change, but it won’t be a case of  the wedding industry merely accommodating same-sex couples. Rather same sex couples will influence, by example, all civil wedding ceremonies in Australia, and all weddings will be the better for it.
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Same Sex Ceremonies - Negotiating the Gendered Nature of Ceremony Traditions (09/01/2018)

Categories: Inclusive Weddings | Wedding Traditions |
Rather than assign roles, assign various customs .... More ...

Multicultural Fusion Weddings (08/01/2018)

Categories: Inclusive Weddings | Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Rituals | Wedding Traditions | Wedding Planning |
If you are an intercultural couple, how do you navigate your ceremony?  It is not uncommon to have two ceremonies.  But there is a third option - a fusion wedding ceremony that incorporates the traditions of what are important to you both ... .... More ...