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Topic: Black Women lacking in mainstream wedding industry
Posted By: hma128
Subject: Black Women lacking in mainstream wedding industry
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:28pm
I'm in the middle of planning a wedding and I'm very disappointed in the blatant lack of women of color, particularly black women, in the wedding industry. Even when I was searching for photographers, no one ever show cased black weddings. You really had to dig in their archives to find interracial couples, black couples, visible minorities, etc...

Anybody else who has planned or is planning a wedding feel like this? Where did you find your inspiration for your wedding?




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Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:28pm
Black women don't believe in marriage neither black men.


Posted By: Senior Detective
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:34pm
I can tell you where there is a great black business thread, but since I made a deal with Tatee, I'll pm u later


Posted By: Soratachi
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:36pm
Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

Black women don't believe in marriage neither black men.


Here we go again. Ermm


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:38pm
Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

Black women don't believe in marriage neither black men.
i give you another 10 days tops


Posted By: sunshine321511
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:44pm
I think a large amount of sisters do get married but the wedding is more a helping each other along the way process, where the coordinator is someone from the church, the photographer is a known friend, etc.
 
 


Posted By: hma128
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by Senior Detective Senior Detective wrote:

I can tell you where there is a great black business thread, but since I made a deal with Tatee, I'll pm u later

That would be great!


Posted By: uppitynegroid
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:56pm
Boo send me a pm.  I can connect you with a black photographer, makeup artists, planner, everything.  Try pinterest.com too.


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

Black women don't believe in marriage neither black men.
i give you another 10 days tops





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Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 1:59pm

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  • Posted By: Tbaby
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 2:01pm
    I did the same as SL--had a black wedding planner and married in a black church.  Everyone involved w/ my wedding was black except for the photographer. 


    Do you have to dig deeper to find black businesses? yes, and they are out there.  I wouldn't say there was a severe lack however.


    Posted By: StylingArabella
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 2:06pm
    I think it depends on what area of the country you're in. In the South there is no shortage. You can contact the NBBA (National Black Bride Association) and also look at Blackbridalguide. com. 


    Posted By: hma128
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 2:12pm
    I guess because I'm located in the Pacific Northwest where there aren't as many black people compared to other parts of the US. But even when you look at magazines or popular blogs, I just feel like I'm hitting a wall. I'm in the process of trying to find a makeup artist, and I'm not having any luck. Anyways, thanks for the replies!


    Posted By: herwoman
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 2:21pm
    Everything I do is black don't give up...dig deeper.GL we can help you with ideas.


    Posted By: hma128
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 3:04pm
    I was surprisingly able to find a black Day of Coordinator and my DJ is also black. I'm having trouble finding a black makeup artist, but I might have to go to the makeup counters at the department stores to see if any of those women do freelance makeup for weddings. 


    Posted By: EPITOME
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 5:03pm
    Yes my ls's were just complaining about that. They mentioned a black bridal magazine. I don't remember the name.


    Posted By: Star007
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 5:13pm
    Where on the west coast are you? I follow plenty of black make up artists on IG that do amazing make up!


    Posted By: Star007
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 9:45pm
    Check out vaingloriousbrides on IG.

    Also, make up artist Brittany M on IG @makeupbybrittanym @makeupshayla (they're both in Cali)


    Posted By: ImThatDiva
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 9:57pm
    I have a wedding planner. I do think my planner thought about that in advance or the photography companies who came to show their work thought of it in advance when they bought photos because I remember the pictures they bought for my fiance and me to look through were all a good mix and a few of the photographer(we saw like 9-12 different potentials I can't really remember but out of them like 5 or 6 had a lot of interracial photos). To be honest though, I didn't really pay attention to that. I was more concerned with the quality.


    Posted By: carolina cutie
    Date Posted: Jan 25 2014 at 10:10pm
    I wish I had some useful advice but it looks like some ladies have already offered names of websites, magazines, photographers, MUAs, etc.

    Good luck OP!Thumbs Up


    Posted By: hma128
    Date Posted: Jan 26 2014 at 1:06am
    Originally posted by Star007 Star007 wrote:

    Where on the west coast are you? I follow plenty of black make up artists on IG that do amazing make up!


    I'm in the Seattle area.


    Posted By: hma128
    Date Posted: Jan 26 2014 at 1:09am
    Thanks again for your replies and advice! Very much appreciated!


    Posted By: iluvmihair
    Date Posted: Jan 26 2014 at 4:45am
    I liked this article from Vibrant Brides, except for the first one was: ONLY A BLACK WOMAN
    Wears a burgundy French roll, 3-inch heels and a split up her thigh to work and makes it look professional. Dead
    http://www.vibrantbride.com/content/only-black-woman

    Ugh! It's not letting me make it clickable


    Posted By: jdoriginal
    Date Posted: Jan 26 2014 at 6:13am
    For inspiration check : Munaluchi. Their tag line is " #1 magazine serving women of colour" and they do feature some beautiful weddings weekly. http://munaluchibridal.com/real-weddings/" rel="nofollow - http://munaluchibridal.com/real-weddings/


    Posted By: hma128
    Date Posted: Jan 26 2014 at 9:23pm
    Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


    I just listened to a radio show about the lack of black folk in Seattle

    I guess it is that bad

    It really is. I can walk in some areas and be the only black person. Very disappointing. 



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