Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable moments of your life, and for same-sex couples, it can represent an important affirmation of love and commitment. After getting legally married, it's time to celebrate!

5 creative ways to celebrate your same-sex marriage

1. Have a destination honeymoon

After the stress and planning of your wedding day, it's important to take some time to relax and enjoy each other's company. What better way to do that than with a destination honeymoon? Whether you prefer a tropical beach or a cozy cabin in the woods, taking a trip together can be a romantic and memorable way to celebrate your love. You can explore new places together and create lasting memories that you will cherish for years to come. You can book your honeymoon through a travel agent or online platforms like Expedia or Airbnb, and find amazing deals on romantic getaways.

2. Host a post-wedding party

If you're looking to celebrate your marriage with friends and family who couldn't make it to the wedding, consider hosting a post-wedding party. This can be a fun and casual way to celebrate your marriage with loved ones and share your joy with those who couldn't be there on the big day. You can choose a fun and quirky theme for your party, like a backyard BBQ, a beach bash, or a wine and cheese tasting. You can also hire a caterer or ask your guests to bring their favorite dishes and drinks to share. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to have fun and celebrate your love with those closest to you.

3. Create a wedding album or scrapbook

Preserve the memories of your special day by creating a wedding album or scrapbook. You can include photos, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia to create a beautiful and personalized keepsake that you can cherish for years to come. You can also enlist the help of a professional photographer or videographer to capture the special moments of your wedding day. 

4. Get matching tattoos

For a more permanent way to celebrate your marriage, consider getting matching tattoos. Whether you choose a simple symbol or a more elaborate design, getting inked together can be a meaningful and lasting way to express your love and commitment. You can choose a design that is personal to you both, like your initials or a symbol that represents your shared interests or values. You can also choose a discreet location for your tattoo, like the inside of your wrist or behind your ear, or go bold and choose a more visible location like your forearm or upper back.

5. Donate to a charity

If you're looking for a way to celebrate your marriage that also gives back to the community, consider donating to a charity that supports LGBTQ+ rights. This can be a meaningful way to honor the struggles and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community and to support the ongoing fight for equality and acceptance. You can choose a charity that is meaningful to you both, like the Human Rights Campaign or GLAAD, and make a donation in honor of your marriage. You can also volunteer your time or resources to support LGBTQ+ causes, like participating in a Pride march or volunteering at a local LGBTQ+ organization.

How to get legally married as a same-sex couple

At Courtly, we make it easy for same-sex couples to get legally married from anywhere in the world. Our platform handles all of the paperwork and provides a virtual ceremony with a licensed US wedding officiant, so you can focus on the joy and significance of your wedding day. With Courtly, you can get married in a simple and stress-free way, and start celebrating your love in a way that most resonates with you and your partner! You can plan your dream wedding, whether it's an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, and then choose from one of the five unique ways to celebrate your same-sex marriage that we've outlined above.

By getting married through Courtly, you can also rest assured that your legal marriage certificate is valid and recognized in the United States, no matter where you are in the world. No citizenship or residency required. Our platform has married hundreds of same-sex couples from all over the world, and we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with planning a same-sex wedding. We are committed to making the process as easy and stress-free as possible, so you can focus on celebrating your love and building a life together.

At Courtly, we believe that every couple deserves to have a meaningful and legally recognized wedding ceremony, no matter where they live or who they love. We are proud to be a part of the movement for LGBTQ+ equality and acceptance, and we are committed to providing high-quality and affordable services to same-sex couples all over the world.

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