MRSter Speaks is a forum for wedding business professionals to begin a conversation about how wedding industry professionals can learn to become more open and knowledgeable about working with gay and lesbian couples when planning their wedding day. We want all wedding professionals to be knowledgable, confident and excited about this newer market so we welcome businesses to ask questions, learn and discuss working with this newer demographic.

Because of the desire to learn more about gay and lesbian weddings MRSter put together a special forum that we have officially called MRSter Speaks to teach and learn from experts in “modern unions”. Please note that this is not a certified class but merely an opportunity to have open and honest dialogue about the industry, upcoming trends, gay business development and how it affects the economy.

The workshops are 4 hours in length and consist of the following ::

• Why here? Why now? Why not?
• Facts on Marriage Equality
• What does marriage equality mean to our industry
• MRSter Speaks – A short story-telling documentary produced by Life Design Event Planning
• Introduction to The DICE Theory
• How to work with the LGBT community
• Specifics on best business practices for same sex weddings
• Panel for Q + A
• Ways to become involved in your state
• Last Impression – Matt and Rich’s Wedding
• Lots of treats and an overall event experience.
• Humor and a whole lot of personality!

If interested in attending the next MRSter Speaks please sign up to be a MRSter Insider and you’ll receive an announcement of the date and times and be in the know about other rad information in this industry. Currently MRSter Speaks is producing these forums in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. If interested in it coming to your city of business please email with more information.

We are proud to be a partner with the Gay Wedding Institute, which offers the only wedding certification program focusing on the LGBT market, sharing best practices from thousands of LGBT weddings. For more information about these courses please visit :: and tell them MRSter sent you!


:: Other notable quotes from LGBT Friendly Wedding Vendors ::

“Do not miss this event” – Distinctive Event Productions
“Everyone was open + honest and answered even our newby questions! Thanks!” – Cyndi Hardy Photography
“The room was filled with so much love and support and I’m honored to be able to be a part of it.” – Living Energy Events and Productions
”So important and so very necessary!” – Opus Fromus
“Very informative and educational. Helps you get an inside look from the couples point of few” – DeAtley Events + Design
“Education is important. This is a different market that as business professionals we need to be educated and open to.” Anonymous
“I feel uplifted knowing we are so close to marriage equality. It will happen soon!” – Four Seasons Resort
“It was great, informative, moving. Great symposium!”, “Best thing I could do all year not only will this improve my business but myself as well!” – Hotel Valley Ho
“I will use the DICE theory forever!” – JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
“I appreciate the time and effort put into this symposium – extremely beneficial.” – McCormick Ranch Golf
“As a lesbian who’d maybe like to get married someday, it was humbling and exciting to see so much business and community support.” – Kelly T.
“Building new traditions. Catering to all.” – Anonymous