More same-*** couple inclusive
I find this website so helpful with budgeting and timelines! However, I wish there was a feature that would allow the userface to cater towards the genders of the couple. When signing up, I entered information stating that my role is the bride and my fiance's role is the bride but all language and features on the website are still geared toward straight couples. For example, I find it difficult to use the budget feature which assumes bridal attire and groom attire.
I just want to add that the reason I am sticking with the Knot, despite it's limited website functionality/customization (super annoying) is because of your clear celebration of all couples and all brides! Love your magazine! One improvement-ask your beauty services folks to use something other than skinny white cis-women in the advertisements.
C Martinez commented
I appreciate knowing what vendors are LGBT friendly (that's huge), but the site overall just needs to be looked over. Why can't I put two brides as an option on the day-of wedding planner?
When doing the timeline, it autofills who will be involved in each step. That's fine, except for the fact that I continually have to change groom because I am marrying another woman. Is there a way to turn off heteronormative autofills and click a button that says, hey, there are two brides and no grooms?
Meredith Conley commented
Please add an option besides "Bride," "Groom," and "Other." For lesbian and gay weddings, we may not both identify as "Brides" or "Grooms." A respectful term is "spouse." When members of the LGBT community are discriminated against, we sometimes say we are being "Othered," to show how different we are from the heterosexual community. Calling us "Other," has very negative connotations. Please as "Spouse" as a category. Thank you!
Hello, I really hope that the knot will not purposely remove LGBT+ supportive language from its page due to pressure from bigoted "objectors." If so, I will have to stop using the site, and I know that I'm not alone in that conviction.
Under account settings I indicated that there are 2 brides (no groom) but when I fill out the checklist and the timeline, it references a bride & groom. I really do appreciate the representation and options on your site for same-*** couples. Just wanted you to have this feedback on file because I'm sure your Product Managers aren't busy enough ;)
So I'm a butch lesbian and I'm getting married to my very femme fiance, and while there are lots of dress options in the bridal section, there are absolutely no options for suits. It would be amazing to see inclusion, and not just binary male/female division. Yves St. Laurent killed it with Le Smoking, and brides should have the option to do the same.
Pretty much everything here is assumed that you're a straight couple. Having an option that lets your filter more into a M+M or F+F to help with showing more results that would be tailored towards the appropriate wedding type.
Also, having options of filtering through vendors that are LGBT friendly would be a big help.
The other thing I would think would be a great option is on the budget planner is the option to add things (food, alcohol, photobooths etc.) I think being able to add Extras would help a lot of people with utilizing this tool better.
I love how the Knot makes known they support same-*** couples! I am utilizing the checklist and budgeter and noticing that the times identified in those tools are for hetero couples. I think it would be a great idea to be able to customize your profile for what kinds of outfits you and your fiance will be wearing so that can be reflected in the tools. This will truly make the Knot more friendly for LGBTQ+ couples getting married!
You obviously take in quite a lot of information about the couples who sign up for your website. However, you have maintained that this website is for a traditional Male/Female couple. It does not adjust the checklist or anything else if the couple is Male/Male nor does your advertising sent to our email since we get a lot of stuff targeting a bride. If you really want to be the website that is inclusive, you need to make it more dynamic and a better job to include Male/Male and Female/Female couples.
Lacie Warren commented
A friend of mine was recently engaged to her girl friend, and they are over the moon excited to plan their dream wedding. They were looking at a venue that is listed on your site, and featured as a rural/rustic venue (McBrayer Ranch in Powder Springs GA). Unfortunately, they were humiliated by the owner, and refused service or even a site visit for being a same-*** couple. My friend is devastated and her confidence has taken a hit. Something that was once so exciting for her is now embarrassing and difficult. I would really really appreciate any links, or even a new article, anything that would feature vendors and venues that are Gay and Same-*** friendly, or even owned and operated by couples that identify in the community in or around Atlanta Georgia area. We adore your site and I love the feature video on your homepage, it is so inclusive of love and that is all I want for my friend. Thank you so much.
My suggestion would be concerning the knot's promotion of LGBTQ+ values for June. I found it to be problematic for my wedding pages, since I am a conscientious objector to such a promotion.
Let me just say that yes, we absolutely must treat every person with dignity and courtesy, regardless of their orientation, feelings, state in life, etc. The personal dignity and happiness of each unique individual is, however, best honored and safeguarded by the traditional teaching on marriage, and this is both a philosophically probative and religiously binding conviction. LGBTQ+ agendas do not stop at asking that such individuals be treated with respect and helped to find true happiness, but includes the condoning of actions that are proved to result in hurt and unhappiness for these individuals in the long run.
Because of this conscientious objection, I moved my wedding website over to a different service since the month of June so that my wedding pages are politically neutral in decor. I would like to ask the knot to consider maintaining politically neutral decor during June for the sake of best honoring both the dignity of all their users and the religious freedom of all their users.
Jennifer Benker commented
Please create same *** options for weddings etc. Everything seems to be worded or catered to grooms and brides vs same *** wording options.
I'm working on my Wedding Timeline on The Knot's website right now, but my fiancee and I are both woman and I want to change to groom icon to bride, but I can't. Can you all fix this ASAP? I love your website, but this option should be available for customization.