A Bicycle Built for Two is running a series of sponsored posts featuring some of our favorite vendors, who are ready to help you with all your planning needs!
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Pridezillas, a website designed especially for same-sex couples as we search for the very best photographers, planners, caterers, musicians, officiants, and the like! Rather than leaving us to wonder whether a particular vendor will be supportive of our love, Pridezillas offers a searchable database of vendors who are as excited about same-sex weddings as we are. (Think of it as an even bigger version of A Bicycle Built for Two’s own vendor directory for all your wedding planning needs!)
Pridezillas’ founder, Maryann, is a great friend and ally to the LGBTQ community. Recently, we talked to her about the site’s many features– and the friendship that inspired her to start Pridezillas in the first place!
Use Pridezillas’ homepage to search for vendors in your area.
How does Pridezillas work?
Pridezillas is a directory of gay-friendly wedding vendors in all 50 states– and a few other countries! We have over 1,000 wedding vendors listed with us, and on every listing page you can read the vendor’s statement of why they personally support same-sex weddings. With our gay-friendly wedding vendors, you know you are welcome, you are wanted, and you are celebrated! Plus, some of our vendors provide special offers exclusive to Pridezillas same-sex couples such as 10% off services, free engagement photo shoots, and more.
Here’s a selection of vendors that pop up for Providence, Rhode Island, one of my personal favorite cities!
What other services does Pridezillas offer?
If you can’t find a vendor on our site, we provide free outreach to wedding photographers, wedding DJs, wedding planners, ministers, and others to help you find the right vendors for your wedding. We grow our list of gay-friendly wedding vendors daily, and our goal is to build the best LGBT wedding resource of welcoming experts eager to work with same-sex couples who are planning one of the most memorable days of their lives. We keep pricing low for vendors to sign up in order to create the best, largest list for same-sex couples– and 10% of our proceeds go to the Human Rights Campaign!
This is one of Pridezilla’s vendor pages for a Texas-based photographer who’s featuring a great promotional offer for new clients!
What inspired you to start Pridezillas?
I created Pridezillas in 2013 because my best friend of over fifteen years is a gay man. He stood up in my wedding, and I plan to stand up in his one day. Pridezillas was started because I never want him to face discrimination when he plans his wedding. No one should be afraid to come out to a wedding vendor for fear of being turned away. That is unacceptable to me. We have found hundreds of wedding vendors across the world that want to voice their support for the LGBT community and for same-sex couples to marry without prejudice.
Maryann looking gorgeous on her wedding day!
Tell us more about you and James!
James is my inspiration for Pridezillas.com. He’s always been able to make me laugh until I’m crying and peeing in my pants. He opened my eyes to the realities, struggles, ups and downs and sometimes heartbreak that comes with being gay… I still remember the night he came out to me and another one of our close friends. It was no secret to me but I still admire him for how much courage that must have taken. His nervousness was visible, but I think once we showed no surprise he was relieved. Nothing was going to change our friendship–if anything his strength to trust in us made it that much more special. I’m grateful for him and his impact on my life.
Maryann and James on Maryann’s wedding day!
Follow Pridezillas on Twitter and check out Pridezilla’s Facebook page for some of their recent vendor discounts from photographers, planners, and more.
We’d like to thank Maryann for sharing her story and her images– and for her sponsorship of A Bicycle Built for Two!
If you’re a photographer, planner, or other wedding vendor interested in being featured in a sponsored post, drop us a line! We’d love to talk to you.