It is no secret that transgenders want and deserve the happiness that marriage can bring. Dr. Tinsley Ariana Taylor Keefe could not support transgender weddings more as a wedding officiant with Lifelong Wedding Ceremonies in Oklahoma City, but she also points out the importance of planning ahead to avoid possible messes. In any wedding, there is always the possibility of things going wrong. Transgenders have to plan very far ahead in order to achieve their dream wedding without any setbacks along the way.
The most common issue Dr. Tinsley Keefe has witnessed at transgender weddings in her time as a wedding officiant in OKC is the standard birth certificate issue. Whether you are M2F or F2M, if you do not change your name and receive your new birth certificate in time, it can cause legal problems. The easiest way to avoid this problem is to legally change your name as soon as possible. Before you even set a wedding date, consider getting this process over with.
Another standard problem during any wedding preparation – not just transgenders – is fitting into your dress. Experiencing this situation numerous times as a wedding officiant in Oklahoma, Tinsley Keefe notes that transgenders have to worry about fitting into both a dress and a tux. If you are taking hormone pills or other medications, your body can change in a short amount of time (for a wedding). If you buy your dress or tux six months in advance and you are on medication, chances are your dress/tux will not fit right when the wedding comes around.
Dr. Tinsley Keefe has noticed one thing above all others while working with Lifelong Wedding Ceremonies, and it has to do with family. The biggest thing that can create a problem at a transgender wedding is if any part of either family does not know you are transgender. It sucks because it is really not their business and it is unnerving to make the confession in the first place, but it is also something you should not be ashamed to admit. It might not be their business, but if you tell them now then you prevent the possible drama later. They cannot discover the secret if it is no longer a secret.
The biggest thing that Dr. Tinsley Ariana Taylor Keefe wants to make known is that your wedding preparation should be fun. Whether you are transgender or your partner is transgender, you both deserve happiness. Wedding preparations should comprise of smiles, laughter, and growing together as a couple. Never let another person – even if it is family – ruin your big day. If you spend time preparing for your wedding and tying up all loose ends, then you are sure to have a smooth experience. Even better, you are sure to have a memorable experience.