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Inclusive Language In The Wedding Industry

"Language shapes how we think."


It's 2019 and the english language is finally using terms to acknowledge those who don't fit the binary. It's high time that the wedding industry makes sure it's not alienating those folks as well. If you were to google wedding decorations or look up wedding vendors, you'll notice quite a bit only offer "Groom", Bride " or "Bridal party " in their products or contracts. As we know, folks have pronouns other than she/her and he/him and so our wedding language should be more inclusive.

I loved putting this post together for you because it features Dehaven Weddings ’s Wedding Inclusive Title Hanging Chair Signs from Dean Dehaven. I wanted to feature this particular product because I’ve seen it posted about on social media and was curious to learn more.

I did a brief question and answer session with them, and it was so fun to read through their answers. I think you’ll enjoy it, too! Here we go!





Business name: Dehaven Weddings

Owner name: Dean Dehaven

Website: dehavenweddings.etsy.com

Email: dehavenweddings@gmail.com


Q: What is name of the product?

A:Wedding Inclusive Title Hanging Chair Signs

Q: Who is this product ideal for

A: This product is ideal for engaged couples that do not fit the gender binary, who would like to have inclusive decorations at their wedding.

Q: What is the price range of this product?

A: The price is $21.75 for a pair of signs that the buyer chooses to their needs. Custom colors can always be discussed in a message!

Q: What are five words you’d use to describe this product?

A: Inclusive, Classy, Non-gendered, Romantic, and Ceremony Decorations

Q: What is unique about this product?

A: As far as I’ve seen, the wedding industry is very much gender focused in their products. I wanted to make sure that if I identified that way, I would have something to make my wedding special.

Q: Can you order this product online?

A: Yes, at my store dehavenweddings.etsy.com

Q: What is the product made out of?

A: The 4x6 wooden sign is made from pine with black vinyl lettering and a jute rope hanger.

Q: What makes you passionate about this product, in general?

A: I have a lot of friends and people that I know who don’t fit the gender binary, and I got to thinking about how their weddings would look. Worried they wouldn’t have decorations to suit their needs, I did my research to find out how I could make standard decorations every wedding would have into inclusive ones.

Q: Would you say this product is popular? Is it difficult to keep in stock?

A:This sign is very new but throughout my shop down to the very first product I released, I have always made sure that everyone, regardless of gender expression or identity, could shop at my store.

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