Upcoming Events

LGBT & Engaged? Mother of the bride or groom? In the wedding party?

Please join us for

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

Come get answers to all your questions about planning your wedding and your marriage. And have some cake!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Ainsworth Park

111 East 18th Street, NYC

Marriage Equality

Ticket price: $38 per couple. That’s $1 for each state that has yet to approve same-sex marriage.

If your fiancé(e) can’t attend with you, bring a friend, sister, neighbor ….

Click here to purchase your ticket.

$16 of your ticket price will be a tax-deductible donation to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. The ACLU LGBT Project is defending a gay couple that got turned away by a Colorado bakery. Read about it here.


3:00 pm    Registration and drinks

3:15 pm     “Did you know that your wedding is a preview of your marriage?” A conversation with New York Times columnist Steven Petrow. Come get answers to all your questions about your big day and life ever after.

4:00 pm   “The skinny on your wedding cake.” A panel discussion with NYC’s finest wedding bakers, moderated by Bernadette Coveney Smith

4:30 pm   Cake tasting

5:00 pm   Raffle winners announced

Steven Petrow is a national expert on LGBT etiquette. He writes a column for The New York Times every other Tuesday and is the co-author of the book “The New Gay Wedding: A Practical Primer for Brides & Grooms, Their Families and Guests.”

Bernadette Coveney Smith is a leading authority on same-sex wedding planning and is the owner of 14 Stories.

 For questions, or to request media passes, email AllianceAfterIDo@gmail.com

 This event has been planned with engaged, LGBT couples in mind, but as with all our events, it is open to everyone!

Brought to you by After ‘I Do’ and made possible by:


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