Inclusive Wedding Alliance

Consider these statistics compiled by the United States Census Bureau & Gallup.


Same-sex household couples living together are married.


Same-sex household couples are interracial, compared to only 18% of opposite-sex households.


One in five, Generation Z identifies as LGBTQIA+. That is all most double that of the Millennial generation.


The District of Columbia has the highest percentage of same-sex couple households of any state.


Same-sex couples have a least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 18% of opposite-sex couples.


Americans support same-sex marriage with a majority supporting nondiscrimination protection for LGBTQIA+ people.

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The Inclusive Wedding Alliance (IWA) - No matter where you are in your inclusive awareness, The Inclusive Wedding Alliance has a place for you, welcome!

The Inclusive Wedding Alliance by visiting the, Join The Alliance webpage.

LGBTQIA2S+ couples planning their wedding or special event, the Inclusive Wedding Alliance is a resource for wedding and experience inclusive professionals certified in "Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices."

The Inclusive Wedding Alliance publishes,
INCLUSIVE; the magazine - September 2023 issue.

INCLUSIVE; the magazine
is A monthly digital publication exclusively for LGBTQIA+ couples navigating the wedding planning process and celebrating life's experiences!


Created and Written by the Founder and President of the Inclusive Wedding Alliance, and Publisher of INCLUSIVE; the magazine, Ric Simmons, the Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices focuses on ten areas of inclusive awareness.

The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices is a FREE download. Request your free digital copy today!  

The wedding and event industry must learn the appropriate language to use when working with LGBTQIA2S+ couples to better understand the history and evolution of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We must reimagine the institution of marriage by understanding and educating ourselves about genders, pronouns, and the importance of being aware of inclusively when working with LGBTQIA2S+ couples. As allies in the wedding and event industry, we must acquire knowledge to support and uphold inclusivity standards that allow us to be aware, authentic, and accountable to LGBTQIA2S+ couples.
Setting standards with consistency, leading by example creating a safe space for LGBTQIA2S+ couples and colleagues.
Is that you; join us!

INCLUSIVE, the magazine

INCLUSIVE, the magazine - Sharing authentic and empowering love stories.

We find identity in the stories we hear and share. We see ourselves in other's stories, we call it identity!

Navigating the wedding planning process and celebrating life's journey can be easier when the journey has been traveled before!
From planning the proposal, to the way your hearts fell in love.
Share the love! Couples, please complete the "Couple's Contact Form."

Couple Contact Form

the magazine is digitally published each month. Released on the fifteenth, INCLUSIVE brings you love stories from couples who have stories to tell and love to share. You'll laugh and cry as you meet couples up close and personal as they share their inspiring love stories.
Couples living authentically today, but it wasn't always that way!

INCLUSIVE, the magazine includes monthly special articles and editorials, with featured weddings and events. Interested in being featured?
Please complete our submission form on the "Let's Connect." page.

The 2023 Inclusive Wedding Index is updated monthly with new & exciting wedding and event professionals. Each listing is linked for direct contact!

INCLUSIVE, the magazine offers advertising opportunities for inclusive products and services.
National with worldwide digital distribution and targeted distribution.
Please request our 2023 Media Planner for complete information

the magazine,
September 2023

Celebrating love stories and life's celebrations!

INCLUSIVE, the magazine - CLICK HERE!

INCLUSIVE, the magazine, FREE subscription.

INCLUSIE, the magazine

July 2023
A Celebration of Drag

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June 2023
The Pride Issue

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May 2023
The Travel Issue

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April 2023
The Love Issue

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March 2023
The Inclusive Issue

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February 2023
The Inaugural Issue

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INCLUSIVE, the magazine
2023 Media Plan

Deadline on the tenth.
Available on the fiftennth.

Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices.
Included in all Alliance Ally levels.

The Inclusive Wedding Alliance believes in establishing standards in inclusive awareness for LGBTQIA+ couples in the wedding & event industry.

The Ten Step program is designed to equipped each Alliance Ally with the needed information and training to conduct a successful inclusive wedding, event or experience.

Alliance Allies are encouraged to virtually participate in "Discussions & Conversions" led by Ric Simmons to discuss a new "step" each time.

Come network and learn with other Alliance Allies!

Visit Ally Information for a schedule.

Inclusive Wedding Alliance
2023 Certification

The Inclusive Wedding Alliance certifies all Alliance Allies once Step #10 has been completed.

2023 Certified in Inclusive Practices

Complete the "Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices," and receive your 2023 Inclusive Practices Certification.

Step #1
Being An Ally

The "Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices."

What begins with a desire for learning inclusive practices, leads Alliance Allies on a ten step program establishing inclusive standards for themselves, and their wedding or event business.

The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices is the "handbook" for the Inclusive Wedding Alliance and our Alliance Allies.

Not an Alliance Ally? Join The Alliance Today and TAKE THE FIRST STEP!

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Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices - Free Download

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