The inequality we are seeing is rooted in years of systemic racism and lack of education. And we must do better. We’ve put together anti-racism resources to help educate wedding businesses on what they can do to end racial injustice and discrimination in the wedding industry. 

We are committed to supporting and empowering business ownership and leadership among Black wedding pros as well as others who have historically been underrepresented in the wedding industry. 

As we continue discussing ways to commit to this intentional, sustainable change, we also want to use our platform to amplify the voices of Black wedding pros and celebrate their success so they receive the recognition they deserve within our industry. 

This list is not finished and we invite you to share thoughts and ideas on how we can help create this long term change. Please email us at hello@weddingpro.com to let us know other resources we should add so we can continue learning and listening together. 

Before we can make lasting changes within the wedding industry we need to get informed. Here is where we started: 

People to follow 

Florists

Caterers

Cakes

Officiants

DJs/Bands

Venues

Editorial

Educators and Coaches

Bridal Salons

Beauty

Stationery Designers 

Photographers/Videographers

Planners

Rentals

Things to read 

Articles

Books

 

Videos to watch

Webinars

  • How to Take Action and Cultivate Positive Change in the Industry with Bron Hansboro, Jackie Nwobu, Chip Dizárd, Terri Baskin hosted by WeddingPro on Thursday, June 11 1 p.m. EDT–Register Today
  • Race Relations Panel Discussion for Bridal Salon Owners hosted by The White Dress Society on Tuesday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. EDT–Register Today
  • Navigating Diversity, Inclusion & Branding in the New World with Meghan Ely and Hope McGrath on Tuesday, June 9 at 3 p.m. EDT–Register Today
  • Coffee Chat with a Race & Ethnicity Expert with Aleya Harris and Brandon Harris, M.A. on Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. PST–Register Today
  • Healing Wounds & Bridging Gaps: An Honest Conversation About Race & Allyship in the Wedding Industry –Watch the recording
  • Engage! CONNECT: A Conversation on Race Relations in the Wedding & Event Industry moderated by Simon T. Bailey–Watch the recording
  • Protest or Progress? Actions, Reactions and the State of their Black Events Industry–Replay link coming soon!

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